Google Pixel 4 Vs Google Pixel 3: What's Different?

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Google has just announced its new suite of products, including the upcoming Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. But for some of us filled with new phone release fatigue, looking at the specs differences between the models will be a major factor in determining whether it's worth the upgrade.

We took a look at the differences to figure out if the Pixel 4's features are all that different.

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At first glance, design between the older model and the Pixel 4 is quite similar aside from limited edition colour as well as a huge camera bump changes on the rear. To compare the specs, we put the Pixel 4 and 3 side-by-side and there weren't too many major differences.

The Pixel 3 had a slightly larger battery with 2915 mAh compared to the standard Pixel 4's 2800 mAh. Camera-wise, the Pixel 4 is a decent upgrade featuring an extra lens with 16-megapixels over the 3's single 12.2-megapixel offering. The Pixel 4's processor, Snapdragon 855, is an improvement on the 3's Snapdragon 845 with a 6GB RAM upgrade but the storage options remain the same.

We left out the Pixel 4 XL, which has essentially the same specs as its smaller sibling just with some slight upgrades, including a larger display and battery size.

Specs comparison

Pixel 4 Pixel 3
OS Android 10 Android 10 (after updating)
Dimensions 147.1 x 68.8 x 8.2 mm 145.6 x 68.2 x 7.9 mm
Weight 162g 143g
CPU Snapdragon 855 (2.84 GHz, 64-bit Octa-core) Snapdragon 845, Qualcomm SDM845 (4x2.8 GHz + 4x1.7 GHz)
RAM 6GB 4GB
Storage 64 (all models) or 128 GB (Just Black or Clearly White models only) 64 or 128 GB
Display 5.7-inch OLED 1080p+ with 90Hz refresh rate 5.5-inch P-OLED Display
Battery 2800 mAh 2915 mAh
Camera Rear: 16MP (f/2.4, OIS, EIS), 12.2MP (f/1.7, OIS, EIS) Front: 8MP (f/2.0) Rear: 12.2MP dual-pixel (f/1.8, OIS, EIS), Front: 8MP (f/2.2, 2x NIR cameras)
Colours Just Black, Clearly White, Oh So Orange Just Black, Clearly White, Not Pink

Pricing

Interestingly, the Pixel 4 is being sold for a cheaper price than the Pixel 3 on release, which sold for $1199. The Pixel 4 will be available from 24 October from $1049 while the XL starts from $1279. If the Pixel 3 will do you just fine, you can grab it on Amazon now for just $750.

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