We're only a few months out from the launch of the Pixel 4.
But if you're not too keen on dropping fat stacks on the latest flagship, we have some good news. Google currently has the Pixel 3 going at a pretty hefty discount.
One of the nicknames that my parents bestowed upon me during childhood was 'Super Spiller'. The other was 'Possum'. I've never been able to shake either moniker. My penchant for dropping shit has carried over into adulthood, and has resulted in a myriad of cracked and waterlogged phones over the years. Yeah, I even dropped an iPhone 4 in a toilet once. Okay, twice. When it comes to handsets I'm a walking stress test - a fact that was reinforced when I recently took a Google Pixel 3 XL on an 18km hike in the Blue Mountains.
While the upgrades to the Pixel 3 were relatively incremental from the 2 (think of it as an iPhone 'S' year) it's still a damn good phone. We were certainly impressed by it.
When it comes to specs the 3 comes with a 5.5-inch display, Snapdragon 845 CPU, 4GB RAM, a 2,915mAh battery and either 64GB or 128GB storage.
It also has a 12.2MP dual rear camera and 8MP dual front camera that we've enjoyed using immensely.
Originally retailing for $1,199, you can now scoop up the 64GB Pixel 3 for $849 from Google directly. if you're looking for more storage you can also pick up the 128GB model for $999 (it was originally $1,349). As an FYI it's just the Simply White models that are on sale.
And if you're looking for something even cheaper, you can't go past the recently released Pixel 3a which has literally changed the entire phone landscapes with its $649 price tag and mammoth specs. We waxed rhapsodic ally about it here:
The Google Pixel 3 was a contentious handset when it launched last year. A good phone to be sure, but the price was a touch high for incremental upgrades to what the Pixel 2 was already packing. But Google wasn't done. Last month it came in hot with its lite version of the device. Not only are the specs ridiculously similar to its bigger siblings, so is the camera. Oh and the battery is better. In one fell swoop Google fucked the mid-range phone market. In fact, it may have even fucked the high range one. It redefined what consumers should expect for $650 and thus threw the phone landscape into glorious chaos. And I for one worship it.