Watch Eminem's performance inside and outside the Empire State Building, filmed by the Pixel 3

Monday morning, we told you that Google arranged to sponsor this whole week of  Jimmy Kimmel Live! And part of the product placement involved using the Pixel 3 to capture Eminem performing his song Venom from the movie of the same name. On Saturday, the rapper sang the song inside and outside the Empire State Building as a pulsating light show could be seen by curious bystanders watching from the sidewalk below. Monday night, the video was played on Kimmel's late night show on ABC.

The Pixel line uses one rear sensor on back and Google's processing to outperform many phones with a dual camera setup. Besides the Eminem video, there have already been seven magazine covers shot using the Pixel 3. But perhaps the most difficult task achieved by the handset was to get famed celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz (she's the one who has snapped many iconic covers for Rolling Stone) to swap her Apple iPhone for the Pixel 3.

So what's the verdict? Did the Pixel 3 do a good job replacing the expensive professional equipment usually employed to record an Eminem video? Well, you can't really answer that unless you've seen the clip. If you did not stay up late to watch Jimmy Kimmel Live!, you can still watch the performance by tapping on the video at the top of this article.

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Pixel 3 XL
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3430 mAh
Pixel 3
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2915 mAh



1. waqarz

Posts: 41; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

Pixel 3 is the beast......

2. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Only 720p60? Meh, they'll need to upload 4k60 version. (or 1080p60, since 4k60 isn't there as reviews said)

3. BigVanVader

Posts: 52; Member since: Jan 01, 2016

Eminem? Boring

6. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

You rather listen to 6ix9ine mumbling?

4. hellhr

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 25, 2016

It doesnt look very good. Any middle ranger can film video like this, with post production. This proves nothing...

5. shiv179

Posts: 192; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

The video compression does seem to remove some detail

7. cocoy

Posts: 464; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

I'm not a fan of this kind of song or music. I don't even call it music, sorry for those who like this kind of song but it's my opinion. I think I am entitled to it. Peace.

8. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

I don't think that was all with the pixel 3 only. But if it was then damn. They did a good job.

9. peace247 unregistered

much better than the fruit phone.

10. Xxtoxicskittlexx

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 11, 2018

Nice. $799 phone but $20,000 video rig.

11. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

I feel bad for him. He probably hung his hat up ready to be an adult, but his manager pushed him to come out and act like a middle aged man-child. Song’s generic compared to his older stuff.

12. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Eminem is the GOAT

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