moto G7google pixel 3agoogle pixel 3/XL
releasedmarch 2019may 2019nov 2018
price$200 (amazon)
feb 2020
$325 (amazon)$259/$280
(amazon renewed)
feb 2020
chipset (snapdragon)632670845
CPUocta-core (4x1.8 GHz Kryo 250 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 250 Silver)octa-core (2x2.0 GHz 360 Gold & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)octa-core (4x2.5 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.6 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPUadreno 506adreno 615adreno 630
dimensions6.18 x 2.96 x 0.31 in5.96 x 2.76 x 0.32 in5.73 x 2.69 x 0.31 in/6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 in
weight6.07 oz5.19 oz5.22 oz/
6.49 oz
display size6.2 inches5.6 inches5.5 inches/
6.3 inches
resolution1080 x 2270 pixels1080 x 2220 pixels1080 x 2160 pixels/1440 x 2960 pixels
memory64GB 4GB RAM64GB 4GB RAM64GB 4GB RAM
rear camera12 MP f/1.8 PDAF, 5 MP f/2.2 28mm depth sensor12.2 MP f/1.8 28mm dual pixel OIS12.2 MP f/1.8 28mm dual pixel OIS
front camera5 MP8 MP f/2.0 24mm8 MP f/1.8 28mm PDAF, 8 MP f/2.2 19mm
battery3000 mAh Li-Ion3000 mAh Li-Po2915 mAh/
3430 mAh Li-Po

i didn't really have a chance to play with the pixel 3 before i wiped the data and reset it to factory default. but before i did that, i took some comparison photos using my different phones to see which was came out on top. the pixel 3 photo was sharper and brighter. the iphone 5s - which up until tonight i thought took the best photos - seemed hazy. the oneplus one was grainy and dark. once the pixel 3 XL arrives, i'll definitely do more comparison photos, but in the meantime i like what i've seen with the google photo camera. the phone specs itself is not that impressive, and there's things to gripe about (like not having expanded storage, which seems to be common with all google phones), but i'm really getting it because it has the best camera on an android phone.

i received an e-mail from DNCL_techzone later in the evening to let me know they accepted my return request. unfortunately because they're a third party amazon vendor, i have to pay for the return shipping. i took a closer look at the fine print, and they said they reserved the right to charge a 20% restocking fee if you simply return the phone because you made a mistake ordering it. i hoping because i ordered the replacement pixel 3 XL with them as well, they will be lenient and simply issue a full refund.