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Compared to the iPhone XR, the Pixel 3 may have a tough time competing. Pixel 3 doesn’t have any type of 3D facial recognition, while the iPhone XR includes Apple’s TrueDepth camera system and Face ID. The iPhone XR’s display is larger and has thinner bezels, and comes in a greater variety of colors for more personalization options. Apple’s A12 Bionic chip also utterly crushes the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 inside the Pixel 3.
Google isn’t very good at hardware sales. Last year’s Pixel 2 models sold less than 4-million units. Apple sells more than that every week.
There is an inherent trade-off between price and demand, and there are plenty of compelling Android alternatives with comparable hardware at much lower price points. That’s why Google adopting a premium pricing strategy is so bizarre.
Google is stuck between a rock and a hard spot. If it sold Pixels for less money, they wouldn’t have hardware to compete with Apple or Samsung.