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Google Pixel 3 Vs Google Pixel 4

Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3 Starting from £133.00
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Google Pixel 4
Google Pixel 4 Starting from £261.99
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Customer reviews

Google Pixel 3 Google Pixel 4
Average
4
(125)
4.2
(44)
Value for money 2.7/5
2.9/5

Design

Google Pixel 3 Google Pixel 4
Width 68.2 mm 68.8 mm
Height 145.6 mm 147.1 mm
Thickness 7.9 mm 8.2 mm
Volume 78.45 cm³ 82.99 cm³

Screen

Google Pixel 3 Google Pixel 4
Resolution 1080 x 2160 px 1080 x 2220 px
Density 443 ppi 444 ppi
Size 5.5 inches 5.7 inches

Battery

Google Pixel 3 Google Pixel 4
Battery capacity 2915 mAh* 2800 mAh*
Removable battery No No
Wireless charging Yes Yes
Fast charging Yes Yes
Ultra power saving mode Yes Yes

*Refurbished devices sold on Back Market offer at least 85% of this maximum power

Performances

Google Pixel 3 Google Pixel 4
Maximum storage 128 GB 128 GB
CPU frequency 2.8 GHz 2.84 GHz
Number of processor cores 8 8
External memory slot No No
RAM capacity 4 GB 6 GB
5G support No Yes
LTE support Yes Yes

Camera

Google Pixel 3 Google Pixel 4
Front camera resolution 8 MP 8 MP
Main camera resolution 12 MP 16 MP
Multi lens Yes Yes
Optical zoom No Yes
Flash Yes Yes
Optical stabilization Yes Yes
Slow motion video Yes Yes
Main camera video resolution 2160 px 2160 px

Audio

Google Pixel 3 Google Pixel 4
Stereo speakers Yes Yes
3.5mm jack socket No No
Radio No No
Number of microphones 2 2

Google Pixel 3 vs Google Pixel 4 Comparison

Which is better, the Pixel 3 or 4? Well, to be honest, it’s kinda complicated

Should you buy the Pixel 3 or Pixel 4? This may seem like an easy question, since the Pixel 4 is the successor to the Pixel 3 and should probably be better in every single way. But, unfortunately, it isn’t that simple. When designing the Pixel 4, Google really went big, but it also sacrificed many features that gave the Pixel 3 a unique appeal and cult following.

Pixel 3 vs Pixel 4: missing features, a radar chip, and other fun quirks

One of the features that was scrapped: the Pixel 3’s front-facing speaker array. This makes the Pixel 3 really great for mobile gaming and watching videos, and many users were sad that Google chose to scrap this feature when designing the Pixel 4. Another disappointment: the Pixel 3 has two selfie cameras: one is a really wide focal length which allows for wide-angle group selfies. The Pixel 4 doesn’t have this fun feature, either. Google also gave the Pixel 4 a smaller battery to make room for the fancy radar that’s featured in the large “forehead” of the device. The radar chip enables you to skip songs without touching the device—you can simply swipe your hand above the phone to skip a song. And although this may not sound very practical—many called this feature a “gimmick”—it is cool, and also enables the phone to work with face recognition software to unlock the device (similar to Apple’s Face ID). The Pixel 3, meanwhile, uses a fingerprint scanner located on the rear of the device for authentication. The Pixel 4 also has a 90hz refresh screen, which makes the phone feel a lot faster and more fluid during use. It also features an extra camera on the rear of the device which allows you to use different focal lengths when taking a photo.

Pixel 3 vs Pixel 4: two very different Pixels

As you can see, when comparing the Pixel 4 vs Pixel 3, you’re choosing between two very different phones. And even though the Pixel 4 has a slightly better processor and camera performance thanks to the fact that it’s a year newer, it isn’t quite that simple in choosing between these two devices. Nonetheless, if we had to make a choice, we’d still choose the Pixel 4, despite it being a rather controversial device in the Pixel series. The radar chip and higher refresh 90hz screen may sound gimmicky to some users, but we think they’re pretty cool additions.

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