Earlier this week, Google unveiled the Pixel 3a series during I/O 2019. The Pixel 3 series failed to sell in numbers that Google had hoped for and the mid-range Pixel 3a series is its another shot at success. How does Google’s mid-range Pixel 3a series compare to Apple’s ‘budget’ iPhone, the iPhone XR? Find out in this comparison.
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With flagship smartphone sales peaking and the Pixel 3 series failing to sell in decent numbers, Google has unveiled its new mid-range Pixel 3a series of smartphones with a notably cheaper price tag. The company hopes that the lower price tag will help the Pixel 3a do better than the Pixel 3 series in terms of sales.
Google’s developer conference, I/O, kicked off today. The company didn’t have as much to announce as it did last year, but there were certainly some noteworthy moments. That includes a pair of new smartphones, a shuffle of its smart home efforts, and more.
Google has been launching new Pixel smartphones for quite some time on a yearly basis, and while the third-generation arrived late last year, it doesn’t look like a lot of iPhone customers are being swayed by what Google’s hardware division is releasing.
Google introduced Night Sight with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL late last year, which is a breakout feature for the smartphone lineup.
The VP of Product Marketing at Google has shared a new ad for the Pixel 3 on Twitter which compares its Night Sight mode to the iPhone XS. The difference in photos taken from both devices is massive, with the Pixel 3 obviously taking a usable pic thanks to the use of Night Sight mode.
DxOMark was pretty happy with the iPhone XS Max’s primary rear cameras when it initially tested the device last year (along with the iPhone XR’s single camera!), but it turns out the phone’s front-facing camera is only Top 5 worthy.
The world of phone imaging is settling somewhat in late 2018, with such immense processing power available in today’s chipsets that camera software can process multiple images almost in real time. Typically, many shots will be taken for a single photo and then these will be combined using ‘computational photography’. Throw in the ready availability of telephoto and wide angle lenses, with software again managing any parallax issues from having multiple cameras side by side, and we’ve never been able to take such high-quality images on our smartphones.
Here I take the top three contenders, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Apple iPhone Xs Max and Google Pixel 3, and push them to the limits in terms of subject matter, lighting, and zoom.
Google’s flagship smartphone, the Pixel 3 XL, has started hitting the retail stores in the United States. It compares directly to Apple’s iPhone XS Max which is the Cupertino company’s best iPhone around. So, how do the two devices perform in a speed test comparison which primarily involves loading a bunch of apps?
With the launch of the original Pixel smartphone, Google planted a flag in the ground and told the world it was going to have a smartphone with a ridiculously good camera in it. And so far, the company’s claim to fame is holding true.