Pixel 2 vs Pixel 3

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Upgrading from a Google Pixel 2 to a Pixel 3 means improvements in several key areas. To begin, the overall performance was boosted by going from the Snapdragon 835 to Snapdragon 845 processor. And, while the overall look and size of the device remained similar, the display did grow by 0.5-inches on the Pixel 3. The Pixel 3 display is 5.5-inches and arrived with HDR support and with an aspect ratio of 18:9. The Pixel 3 also saw a bump in the battery size, got a new soft-touch back, a new dual 8MP front-facing camera setup, and some new features, such as Top Shot, Motion Auto-Focus, and Group Selfie Cam, for the rear-camera.

Price Comparison

Pixel 2 vs Pixel 3 Pricing

The Pixel 2 fetches a higher starting price at $61 compared to the Pixel 3, which starts at $61.

Specs Comparison



Size Pixel 2 Pixel 3
Width 70 mm 2.7 inches 68 mm 2.7 inches
Height 146 mm 5.7 inches 146 mm 5.7 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 143 g 5.0 ounces 148 g 5.2 ounces


Camera Pixel 2 Pixel 3
Primary 12.2 MP 12.2 MP
Resolution 4032x3024 4032x3024


Display Pixel 2 Pixel 3
Resolution 1080x1920 1080x2160
Screen Size 127 mm 5.0 in 139 mm 5.5 in
Pixels Per Inch 441 ppi 439 ppi


Battery Pixel 2 Pixel 3
Capacity 2700 mAh 2915 mAh


Processor Pixel 2 Pixel 3
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845 (Napali)

Color Choices

Pixel 2

Available in 3 colors:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • White

Which Pixel 2 color should you buy?

Pixel 3

Available in 3 colors:

  • Black
  • Pink
  • White

Which color Pixel 3 is the most popular?

Pixel 2 vs Pixel 3 Colors

The Pixel 2 introduces one new color not found in the Pixel 3 color palette: Pink. Both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 share two colors: Black and White. However, the Pixel 2 does away with Blue, previously seen on the Pixel 3.

Storage Options

Pixel 2

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB

Which Pixel 2 storage should I buy?

Pixel 3

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB

Which storage Pixel 3 is the most popular?

Pixel 2 vs Pixel 3 Storage

Both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 share two storage options: 64GB and 128GB.


Pixel 2

No reviews at this time

Pixel 3

81 reviews 4.8 stars

Pixel 2 vs Pixel 3 Reviews

Users rate the Pixel 3 at 4.8 of 5.0 stars. Reviews for Pixel 2 are not currently available.

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