Four interesting features of the new Google Pixel 3 XL
Google recently added two new phones in their arsenal of smartphones – Pixel 3 and 3 XL, both being the successors to the Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL, respectively. After much speculation and months of sneak peeks, the search giant has launched the phones on October 9, 2018.
With their refreshed and evolved technical specifications, the smartphones have plenty of features to offer. Here are some interesting features that you will love in the new Google Pixel 3 XL:
- Wireless charging: Contrary to its predecessors, both Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL now come with the ability of wireless charging. Google released “the Pixel Stand”, its own 18-watt wireless charger. Phone developers claim that 15 minutes of charging can make the phone last for seven hours.One of the interesting features about the wireless charger is that you can access the Google assistant the moment you keep the phone on the “the Pixel Stand.” Your phone can do more than just getting charged on the stand, as it can turn into a digital photo frame, showing your favorite photos. Apart from prompting you about your routine, it can also play music and display music and cover art on the display.
- Louder speakers: Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL now come with dual front-facing speakers with approximately 40 percent louder and richer sound as compared to its predecessors. What’s more exciting is that the phones come with six months of free YouTube music.
- Miscellaneous features: The third iteration of Pixel phones now come with features that can help you on a daily basis. They contain Gmail’s Smart Compose feature, which suggests phrases and words based on the context of the email, which can help you draft an email efficiently.It also includes “Digital Wellbeing”, introduced with the launch of Android Pie, Google’s latest OS (operating system). The feature lets you see the amount of time you are spending on your phone, thereby letting you set different time limits on specific apps. You can also turn on the “Do Not Disturb” mode simply by flipping over your phone.
- Call screening made easy: It can be annoying to attend unnecessary calls, only to realize that they are from telemarketers. Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL take the pain of answering these calls for you. You can tap the “screen call” button and the phone will ask (via text) who is calling and why. The conversation will be transcribed in real time. You can reply via text, answer the call, call back later, or even report the number as spam.
The 64 GB variant of 3 XL is priced at around $899, whereas you might have to pay around $999 for the 128 GB variant. Google Pixel 3 XL was launched with Pixel 3 on October 9, 2018, and will be available in stores from October 18, 2018.