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Google offers payment plans, so you can pay as little as $33.29 per month for the Pixel 3 or $37.46 per month for the Pixel 3 XL.

That's why we've put the two phones head-to-head, comparing their design, display, specs, camera, battery and price, so you can see exactly what a difference a year makes. The 6.3-inch Pixel 3 XL is now available only in 64GB at the Google Store, priced at $899 or 24 monthly payments of $37.46.

Specifications wise, it's exactly as we expected given the numerous leaks we've had surface over the previous months.

There's an octa-core Snapdragon 845 chipset in the Google Pixel 3 XL, paired with 4GB of RAM. The Pixel 3 has a 2,915mAh battery, while the XL's is 3,430mAh; both support wireless charging. The power button also doubles as a fingerprint sensor. Colors are Clearly White, Just Black, and Not Pink. The front and rear of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are protected by Gorilla Glass 5.

Dimensions and weights also differ, though only slightly, with the Pixel 3 XL coming in at 158 x 76.7 x 7.9mm and 184g, while the Pixel 2 XL is 157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9mm and 175g.

It will be offered in dark blue colour and features a touchscreen with a possible aspect ratio of 3:2.

Pricing for the Pixel 3 phone starts at $799 and the Pixel 3 XL starts at $899, significantly cheaper than Apple's high-end iPhones, which start at $999 and $1,099 for the Xs and Xs Max, respectively.

Although Google did not make any announcements about it on-stage, there's a new Chromecast.

The Pixel Slate starts at $599 for an Intel Celeron Processor, 4 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of storage. Storage also tops out at the same amount, namely 128GB.

The Hub - launched today amid the official unveiling of Google's Pixel 3 and 3XL smartphones - is a semi-moveable dashboard with a screen that will communicate with smart home products from its Nest subsidiary as well as its music and TV services from YouTube and the central Google digital assistant. It runs Chrome OS on a device with a 12.3-inch display.

Verizon Wireless will remain the exclusive carrier for Google's new Pixels, which were unveiled at a media event in NY today. At the top of both screens reside dual front-facing cameras, redesigned to help take super-wide selfies that are just as clear and crisp as any photo taken on the Pixel 3. When you point your camera at the information you want to remember or don't feel like typing in-like a URL or QR code on a flyer or an email on a business card-Google Lens suggests what to do next, like calling a number, going to the website, or creating a new contact.

In terms of power, it appears the Pixel Slate is outgunned, at least in terms of the base model. During a call, the stationary camera will track you, slowly panning and zooming to keep you in frame as you walk around your living room or kitchen, chopping vegetables or digging in the sofa for the lost remote.

Once again Verizon is the "exclusive" carrier for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in the U.S. That's, of course, a bit of a misnomer because that exclusivity only reaches as far as buying from a carrier goes. The phones also come with new USB-C earbuds that can access Google Assistant and read your notifications aloud, and support wireless charging via a sold-separatley dock called Pixel Stand.

If a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL is on your shopping list, here's where you can go buy one - whether you want to head to a carrier or do it your own way and buy unlocked. Both lenses are 8MP, but there's an f/2.2 wide-angle one and an f/1.8 telephoto, making it more versatile and helping you fit more in shots. I never bottomed out as the keys popped right back up as soon as I pressed them.

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