Google Pixel 3 XL

Google Pixel 3 XL

Google Pixel 3 XL The Pixel 3 XL is Google's latest flagship smartphone. It promises to bring everything we have come to expect with the Pixel brand, including a clean build of Android, fast performance, quality camera and some cool software tricks that only Google can come up with.

This year's launch has been mired in controversy. While the Pixel devices are no strangers to controversy, the Pixel 3 XL got its fair share even before the device was launched. Much of it had to do with the design of the phone, which, admittedly, isn't Google's finest work.

Apart from that, we don't see a lot to complain about. On paper, the Pixel 3 XL comes across as a proper flagship smartphone. There are a few things that bother us, such as the 4GB memory and storage options that max out at 128GB, but we will have to wait and see if those present any issues later.

Overall, though, we are looking forward to diving into this phone. Pixel phones are always exciting, as they are a lot more than just hardware specifications, and Google is big on using software to work smarter, not harder. But, it's 2018, and you need both good software and hardware if you need to stand out. And considering the price Google charges for these things, we hope the Pixel 3 XL blows us away on both fronts.

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Specifications
General
OS Google Android
OS Version 9
Camera features
Rear camera effective pixels (Primary) 12 megapixels
Rear camera aperture (Primary) 1.8
Front camera effective pixels 8 megapixels
Camera file formats JPEG, DNG
Camera focus mechanism Dual Pixel autofocus
Camera digital zoom Yes
Camera white balance Yes
Camera exposure compensation Yes
Camera geotagging Yes
Camera HDR Yes
Camera image stabilization Optical
Video camera lighting Yes
Video camera image stabilization Yes
Video camera recording format 4K/30p, 1080/120p/60p/30p, 720/240p/60p/30p
Display
LCD size 6.3
LCD dots 2960 x 1440
LCD DPI 523
Display type OLED HDR
Display touch screen type Capacitive touchscreen
Display protection Yes (Gorilla Glass 5)
LCD Contrast Ratio 100000:1
Connectivity
Built in memory 64/128GB
External memory card support No
Ports USB-C
Wi-Fi Yes (802.11ac)
Bluetooth Yes (5.0)
NFC Yes (Yes)
GPS Yes
Physical
Speaker Yes
Microphone Yes
Headphone jack No
Battery type Li-ion battery
Battery stand-by time 336 hrs
Battery talk time 18 hrs
Battery user replaceable No
Weight 184 g (6.49 oz)
Dimensions 77 x 158 x 8 mm (3.03 x 6.22 x 0.31)
Available colors Just Black, Clearly White, Not Pink


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Google Pixel 3 XL Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 5