Google launched the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL smartphones in India in October last year. At the time of launch, Google priced the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant of the Pixel 3 at INR 71,000, and 4GB RAM + 128GB storage variant at INR 80,000. The Pixel 3 XL was priced at INR 83,000 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant, and INR 92,000 for the 4GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. Well, the prices of both smartphones have dropped. And it’s not just a marginal price cut, but a big one. Here is the new pricing of both smartphones.
Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL New Pricing
Let’s start with the Pixel 3. The 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant of the device is now available for INR 52,499 on Flipkart and INR 58,999 on Amazon. Whereas, the 4GB RAM + 128GB storage variant is now available to purchase for INR 58,999 on Flipkart, and INR 59,990 on Amazon.
Coming to the Pixel 3 XL, the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant now costs INR 54,999 on Flipkart and INR 55,475 on Amazon. The second variant, the one with 4GB RAM + 128GB storage costs INR 65,999 on Flipkart, and INR 79,000 on Amazon.
As you can see, the base variant of the Pixel 3 is now cheaper by INR 18,501, whereas, the top-end variant is now cheaper by INR 21,001. As for the Pixel 3 XL, its base variant is now cheaper by INR 28,001, and the top-end variant is now cheaper by INR 26,001. That being said, Google hasn’t confirmed if this a permanent price cut or a temporary one.
Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Seem Overpriced Even After the Price Cut
The prices of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have dropped significantly. And, if you’ve been eyeing the two devices, I think now is the best time to buy them. That being said, even with the price cut, the Pixel 3, as well as the Pixel 3 XL, seem overpriced for the hardware they offer. There are better options available in the market.
Take the OnePlus 7 Pro for example, it costs less than the Pixel 3 and still offers a better display, faster processor, more RAM capacity, more storage capacity, larger battery, faster charging, and better connectivity options. Yes, the camera might not be as good, but it isn’t too far from the Google Pixel 3. Moreover, Asus is going to launch the Zenfone 6 in India soon, and if its specs are anything to go by, it has better hardware than the Pixel 3.
Unless you are a die-hard Pixel fan, I don’t think you should buy the Pixel 3 or the Pixel 3 XL at the current price point.