• Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL: FAQs

    By Samantha Watson , October 11, 2018 - Leave a comment

    Well, hasn’t October been quite the month for smartphone enthusiasts?!

    We’ve hardly had the time to catch our breath, but after the success of the Google Pixel 2, queries have been flooding in about Google’s latest additions to the Pixel family.

    As such, we’ve endeavoured to answer some of your most pressing questions.

     

    #1: When is Google Pixel 3 Released?

    We’re sure you were all watching, however Google’s latest Pixel family was officially announced worldwide on the 9th of October.

    Leading on from this and going by previous dates, we’re expecting an official release date of early November – enough time for you to get well and truly excited!

     

    #2: Where Can I Buy Google Pixel 3?

    Good news; the Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL are both available to pre-order from Clove!

    As always, we’ve managed to get our hands on the Pixel 3 and 3 XL in both 64GB and 128GB memory variants and in the full colour selection; Just Black, Clearly White and Not Pink.

    We offer same day worldwide shipping so you can be assured that you’ll be one of the first people to get your hands on the new device.

     

    #3: How Much Is Google Pixel 3?

    The cost of your new Google Pixel depends entirely on which variant and memory option you think best suits you.

    The Google Pixel 3 in all three colour options (Just Black, Clearly White, Not Pink) start at £679.19 ex-VAT for the 64GB variant and £887.50 for the 128GB variant.

    If the 3 XL is more to your liking, then the 64GB variant begins at £795.83 ex-VAT and similarly the 128GB at £887.50 ex-VAT.

     

    #4: Does Google Pixel 3 Have Wireless Charging?

    As a Pixel first, the Google Pixel 3 range now comes with full support for wireless charging. Hoorah!

    This will be a welcome update for many and Google have been keen to push their new Pixel Stand Wireless Charger. That said, if you’re looking for a more basic option then the Pixel 3’s will be compatible with most Qi pads.

     

    #5: Does Google Pixel 3 Have A Notch?

    It’s a debate we’ve had and we’re sure it’s a debate you’ve had.

    You can see the pros and cons, but much to the dismay of many, the Google Pixel 3 XL does come with a small notch at the top of the display.

    This houses the front speakers and selfie camera and – Google argue – allows for a better body to screen ratio.

    If you’re notch a fan, then fortunately the standard Google Pixel 3 model has done rid with the notch, instead housing slightly bigger bezels.

     

    #6: Does Google Pixel 3 Have A Headphone Jack?

    So, the Google Pixel 3 range does not come with the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack – but don’t be too alarmed!

    For the first time, Google now include their own pair of USB-C headphones in the box, so you don’t have to splash out for a replacement.

    Don’t want to get rid of your current 3.5mm headphones? Problem solved. Also within your Pixel 3 box, you’ll find a USB-C to 3.5mm headphone adapter, allowing you to listen to your music as comfortably as you wish.

     

    #7: Is Google Pixel 3 Waterproof?

    As with many flagship devices before it, both the Pixel 3 and 3 XL come with a top-of-the-class IP68 rating.

    An IP code refers to the protection that an object provides against external objects. The first number, in this case 6, describes the level of protection against solids such as dirt.

    The second number – 8 – refers to protection against moisture. This 8 awarded means a device is ‘protected from immersion in water with a depth of more than 1 meter’.

    Whilst we wouldn’t advise taking your Pixel 3 for a swim, this is the highest rating that can be awarded to a smartphone device.

     

    #8: Does Google Pixel 3 Have Dual SIM?

    Much like the Google Pixel 2 family before it, the Google Pixel 3 does not come with Dual SIM capabilities.

    Hopefully this won’t be too much of a problem for many, however may be an omission that Google will seek to rectify in the future.

     

    Samantha Watson

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