And it so happens that each has a brand new flagship out this season. Its translucence lets the Pixel 3's natural beauty shine through one of three cool colors - blue, purple, and white.
Google has been the frontrunner in this respect for a while now.
The South Korean company isn't shy about throwing shade at its rivals and, we have to say, in this instance the social media game has been pretty strong. Each phone comes in a 64GB model. A 64GB Xs Max will set you back a whopping £1,099, rising to £1,449 with 512GB. The Pixel 3 only offers an optional 128GB of storage. From a spec point of view, yes.
And it seemed that most people were happy to give credit where credit is due. The company didn't talk about Android Pie while presenting the Pixel, and it didn't use the word while telling the world that its newest Chrome OS tablet will support millions of apps. There are many things that determine the speed of a phone. Slow-motion action is adjusted using buttons 1/4 and 1/8 instead of 120fps and 240fps - assuming you're using a Pixel 2 or 3.
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A Google Home Hub smart display that functions like a touchscreen-equipped version of the Google Home smart speaker was also announced at the event. The Pixel 3 costs $799 and its 5.5-inch display is 5% larger than its predecessor. That's something the Pixel 3's display does not do. If the notch on your new Pixel 3 is starting to bug you, fear not. It'll then provide you a transcript of what's being said in real-time. This notch is the reason why it faced a lot of criticism post-release. Yes, that's another huge difference between the two phones. There are many cases on the market for the Pixel 3 that are so thin, you'll forget you have a case!
You may be left wondering: What's different from last year's model?
For the third year in a row, the cameras on this year's Pixel phones are again, best in class.
To begin with, the Pixel 3 happens to be the more affordable of the Pixel 3 duo, just as the iPhone XS is among the two iPhone offerings. There's a new wide-angle selfie lens on the front for group shots, but unlike other phones in the price range, the Pixel has not added a second back-facing camera. Both front cameras also record 1080p video. Of course, you will need to purchase and activate the phone on a device payment plan. This is very frustrating and could be a deal breaker for some.