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Google Pixel 3 XL

We have collected and analysed 72 expert reviews and 3 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 86/100 and users rate it 87/100. The average review date is Nov 3, 2018. We have compared these reviews to 2681071 reviews from other Mobile Phones & Smartphones. The alaScore™ for this product is 98/100 = Excellent. Last update: Mar 21, 2019.

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Expert review by : Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Google Pixel 3 XL review: A great camera | Trusted Reviews

 

Google Pixel 3 XL price, features, release date and review: The camera is fantastic, but does the notch let it down? Now with added Night Sight

Fantastic, colourful display ; The best camera on any phone ; Slick version of Android ; Much-improved design over the Pixel 2 XL

Scratches easily ; Some software bugs with the notch ; Battery life not as good as similarly sized rivals

A stunning camera makes this one of the smartphones to beat in 2018.

Feb, 2019

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Tell us about your experiences with the Pixel 3 and 3 XL!

 

You have the latest Google handset and opinions about it. We've got a place for you to share them.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Pixel 3 and 3 XL review: Google’s hardware takes a backseat to software

 

The Pixel 3 XL would be a superb big-screen phone if its notch weren't so polarizing. If you don't like the fact that this notch is bigger than rival phones and don't want to use the software fix to mask it, the Pixel 3 XL isn't for you. But if you can...

Brilliant display ; Powerful cameras ; Premium build ; Capable performance ; Clever Assistant features ; Cheaper than the competition

Not all software ready at launch

With the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, it doesn't feel like Google has made great leaps on hardware, nor is it making as big a splash as it did with last year's cameras. But it's definitely built a solid foundation for its software to shine on.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : David Nield (t3.com)

Google Pixel 3 XL review: Google's latest flagship excels at photos and software

 

Is this the best Android phone money can buy? We're about to tell you

Google aces the camera again ; Screen is big and beautiful ; Pixel Android and speedy updates

Did you notice that notch? ; Battery life is unspectacular ; No in-screen fingerprint reader

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Michael Simon (pcworld.com)

Google Pixel 3 XL review: Winning the game by rewriting the rules

 

Whether the Google Pixel 3 XL is the best Android phone is up for debate, but it's the most advanced Pixel ever, and that's what matters.

Incredibly fast and responsive. ; AI calling features are simply mind-blowing. ; The camera takes incredible pics even with lackluster hardware. ; Display is fantastic and a massive improvement over the 2 XL.

The notch is distracting and the design is bland. ; Camera could be even better with a dual lens. ; Battery life is just OK.

You need to ask yourself three questions before deciding to spend $899 or $999 on a the Pixel 3 XL:

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Dieter Bohn (theverge.com)

Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL review: the best camera gets a better phone

 

Taking it up a notch

Radically improved screen ; Loud, clear front-facing speakers ; Excellent camera and wide angle selfie cam

Doofy notch ; Easily scratched rear finish ; Limited availability from US carriers and internationally

But if you want the best Android experience and the best camera you can get on a phone today, the Pixel 3 is it.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Google Pixel 3 XL review

 

Incremental advances towards Android dreams

Android as Google intended ; Natural-looking camera processing ; Fab selfies

Giganto-notch is distracting ; Camera beaten by rivals in some situations

It’s not a dramatic revolution but the latest Pixel is still one of the best Androids, and a great Android 9 showcase

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Matt Swider (techradar.com)

Google Pixel 3 XL review

 

The best camera, but the biggest notch

Best camera phone we’ve tested ; Problem-free 6.3-inch OLED display ; Solid battery life vs smaller Pixel 3

The notch cut out is hard to ignore ; Not one-hand friendly as Pixel 3 ; More expensive, like all 2018 phones

The Google Pixel 3 XL is the best big-screened camera phone you can buy today, one that’s able to capture stunning photos that your friends won’t believe came from a smartphone. You’ll have to be okay with its prominent notch cut out at the top of the...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Florian Schmitt (notebookcheck.net)

Google Pixel 3 XL Smartphone Review

 

Giant Pixel. Now in its third generation of Pixel smartphones, Google wants to tempt potential buyers away from its competitors with exclusive software features. However, affordable prices are a thing of the past as the Pixel 3 XL costs up to $999....

sturdy and stable case ; good cameras ; numerous LTE bands ; exclusive software features ; plenty of accessories ; colour accurate display ; no throttling under sustained load ; impressive speakers ; decent battery life

no face unlock ; some modern video features are missing ; expensive ; large notch ; mediocre call quality for a flagship ; inaccurate GPS

If you do not like notches, you can stop reading now. The Google Pixel 3 XL has a huge notch, which is already a step behind some of its competitors that have less obtrusive notches, in-screen fingerprint sensors and even a slide-out front-facing...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Google Pixel 3 XL review: Ghost in the machine

 

The Pixel 3 XL will sate your hunger for a clean and modern smartphone experience with solid hardware, exceptional software and little fat to speak of.

Incredible photography ; Slick software

Kinda boring hardware ; Less battery life than the competition

Oct, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3430
Standby time (2G):471
Wireless Charging:Y

Call management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera aperture number:1.8
Front camera flash:N
Front camera resolution (numeric):8 / 9
Front camera type:Dual camera
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:240
Multi-shot:Y
Night mode:Y
Rear camera aperture number:1.8
Rear camera field of view (FOV) angle:76
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera pixel size:1.4
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12.2
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second front camera resolution (numeric):8 / 9
Video capture resolution (max):3840 x 2160
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p,2160p
Zoom capability:Y

Design

Colour name:Clearly White / Just Black / Pink
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
Housing material:Aluminium
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Product colour:Black / Pink / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:18.5:9
Contrast ratio (typical):100000:1
Display diagonal:16
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display number of colours:16.78 million colors
Display Resolution:1440 x 2960
Display Type:OLED
Gorilla Glass version:Gorilla Glass 5 / Gorilla Glass 6
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:523
Screen shape:Flat
Touchscreen:Y

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Magnetic sensor:Y
Pressure sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y
Text prediction system:Y

Multimedia

FM radio:N
Speakers:STEREO

Navigation

Barometer:Y
BeiDou:Y
Galileo:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS
3G:Y
3G standards:CDMA,HSDPA,HSPA+,UMTS,WCDMA
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 5.0 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSim + eSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB Type-C
Headset included:Y
Interface adapters included:USB Type-C - 3.5mm
Quick start guide:Y
SIM card ejector pin:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 630
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock,Calculator,Calendar,Events reminder,Notes,To-do list
Personalization:Icons,Menu,Shortcuts
Quick Charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Processor Cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.5
Processor Model:845

Software

Operating system installed:Android 9.0
Platform:Android

Storage

Compatible memory cards:Not supported
Internal storage capacity:128 / 64
RAM capacity:4
RAM Type:LPPDDR4X
USB mass storage:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.9
Height :158
Weight:184
Width:76.7