Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL by Google are smart smartphones. Pixels have always been well-rounded devices, perhaps the best cameras on a smartphone that have returned to the company's brilliant work on computational photography. However, in their third generation they, too, do not fly away.
The design of Google Pixel 3 (and I will use this to mean both Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL through an article) is one of the aspects of the phone that caused the most controversy. Many of our readers and friends on Twitter were unhappy and called the design “boring,” “not premium,” and even “lame.”
Unlike everything that is stated in the specification, design is a subjective thing (with the camera, I think, where you can prefer a more saturated photo over the other with true colors or vice versa). There are some absolutely great devices, such as the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, but mostly design is a personal choice and a matter of individual taste.
Pixel 3 continues with Pixel DNA with an unassuming two-color design.
Of course, the most controversial aspect of the design of the larger Pixel 3 XL was the cutout – the largest cutout on the smartphone. It's like a bath in your office – huge and intrusive. However, most of us end up ultimately customizing it, as we do for cuts, of all shapes and sizes on all other phones. Cutouts are an abomination of design, with which we must live, not celebrate. This, too, will pass, hopes. Or you can choose a smaller Pixel 3, which is also my choice, because I am a big fan of small phones.
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In contrast, Pixel 3 is the most beautiful smartphone from Google. The transition to a full glass back with a soft matte finish looks great and very confident in your hand. Of course, there is Gorilla Glass 5 on the back, and fingerprints are not a big problem. Round aluminum rails replace blocked edges and provide a more pleasant grip.
Pixel 3 is designed for anyone who prefers understated design.
Although most of the changes are quite subtle, Pixel 3 is much more like a modern product. Colored buttons on white and pink versions – a nice touch.
Pixel 3 may be small for a few, but I quite like it organically. There is a sense of comfort and class in this, and Google clearly did not hide the temptation to inflate it. Pixel 3 is designed for anyone who prefers understated design, like this old writer.