It's been almost a year and a half since the Google Pixel 3 landed. But despite a newer model being released late last year, the 3 is still a solid handset that you can now get for under $800 from Telstra and Optus.
The history of smartphone improvement has largely relied on companies cramming faster or more powerful components into the now ubiquitous glass slabs we carry around. But the Pixel 3 is something else. Instead of focusing on things like a brighter screen, tons of RAM, or multiple rear cameras, almost all of the Pixel 3's advantages come from a software-first mindset. This results in a smarter, more intuitive experience that feels very different from the hardware-driven approaches employed by many of Google’s competitors. And while this isn’t Google’s first attempt at something like this, this third Pixel (we evaluated both it and the Pixel 3 XL) is the device that really pulls all of Google’s efforts together and makes it feel special.
We have a review of the Pixel 3 for you to peruse right here, as well as a reminder of the key specs:
- 5.4-inch POLED display
- Android 10 OS
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 CPU
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB/128GB storage
- 12.2MP dual rear camera, 8MP dual front camera
- 2,915 mAh battery with Qi wireless charging
- 145.6 x 68.2 x 7.9mm
While the Pixel 3 launched with Android 9, it was one of the blessed first devices to get Android 10 thanks to be a Google phone.
As for the plans, Telstra is has discounted the Pixel 3 to $792 across a 24-month contract, which is a saving of $16.95 a month. Optus is even cheaper, discounting the device to $756 across a 24-month plan, which is a saving of $18.45 a month.
Here's a table with all the 24-month plans from both providers:
On a 36-month plan that's a saving $12.30 per month on Optus or $11.30 per month on Telstra.
And here's a table with all the 36-month plans from both providers:
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