Google Pixel 3: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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Quick Verdict

Google's in-house flagship phone, the Pixel 3, is shaping up to be a remarkable phone, or at least that's what Google hopes will happen.

The good

  • Android Pie optimisations
  • AI-led camera
  • Wireless charging
  • Water resistant

The bad

  • No microSD expansion
  • No headphone jack
  • Single-lens camera
  • Battery capacity isn't huge

Google Pixel 3 at a glance

When does the Google Pixel 3 come out? Launching 9 October 2018, available in Australia from 1 November 2018
What’s new about the Google Pixel 3? Android Pie, camera optimisations, wireless charging
How much will the Google Pixel 3 cost? $1199 (64GB) $1349 (128GB)

Google's Pixel 3 family of handsets features Google's vision of what a pure Android should look like in 2018.

After months of leaks, the Google Pixel 3 was officially unveiled at its Made by Google event on 10 October 2018. Here's everything you need to know about the new handset.


  • Three colour choices
  • Glass back for wireless charging.


  • Single-lens camera only


  • Snapdragon 845 processor
  • Active Edge support

Battery life

  • Smaller battery than most premium flagships
  • Wireless charging

Early Verdict

  • Google has a stiff fight on its hands against other premium flagships

Pricing and availability

Google Pixel 3

Google's newest flagship

The Google Pixel 3 provides the best of Android and Google's own vision of a premium smartphone that's uniquely Google-centric.

  • The Google Pixel 3 is available outright through Google's online store starting at $1,199
  • Telstra, Optus and Vodafone all offer the Pixel 3 on contract, too

Google has announced its local pricing for the Google Pixel 3. It will sell outright in Australia for $1,199 with 64GB of onboard storage or $1,349 for a 128GB model.

The Pixel 3 will also be available on contract through Telstra, Optus and Vodafone.

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OS Android 9
Display size (inches) 5.5
Display resolution (pixels) 2160 x 1080
Pixels per inch (PPI) 440
Processor Snapdragon 845
Height (mm) 145.6
Width (mm) 68.2
Depth (mm) 7.9
Weight (g) 148
Battery size (mAh) 2,915
Wireless charging Qi
Internal storage 64GB
MicroSD expansion N/A
Fingerprint scanner Yes
Water resistance IP68
Rear camera (1) resolution 12.2
Rear camera (1) aperture f/1.8
Rear camera (2) resolution
Rear camera (2) aperture
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 8
Front camera (1) aperture f/2.2
Front camera (2) resolution 8
Front camera (2) aperture f/1.8
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 16
NFC support Yes
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Updated December 12th, 2018
Name Product Processor type Display size Display resolution Internal storage Provider in CTA
Snapdragon 835
2880 x 1440
Snapdragon 821
1920 x 1080
Snapdragon 835
1920 x 1080
Snapdragon 821
2560 x 1440
Snapdragon 845
2160 x 1080
Snapdragon 845

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Alex Kidman

Alex Kidman is a multi-award-winning consumer technology journalist and the Tech & Telco Editor at He's been writing about consumer technology topics for more than two decades, and enjoys breaking down complex topics into their component parts. He has written for just about every major Australian technology publication, and is a former editor of Gizmodo Australia, PC Mag Australia, and

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