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Google Pixel 3 XL

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews of Google Pixel 3 XL. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the screen and design. The performance and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the battery and size. There are some mixed comments about the usability.

camera, price, performance, design, screen

size, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Google Pixel 3 XL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 : 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 : 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 : Jack Holt (techaeris.com)

Google Pixel 3 XL review: Two months in...

 

I've spent my time with the larger Pixel 3 XL. From its notch to its performance, how does it hold up still after two months?

The camera is the best single lens camera on a smartphone ; Timely updates ; Google's flavor of Android Pie is polished and simple with no added frivolous feartures ; Night Sight is amazing. Simply amazing.

Some may not be a fan of the large notch ; 4GB of RAM instead of the standard 6GB of RAM is an interesting choice ; Forcing people to use the new gesture system may rub some the wrong way.

Two months in and I have to say the third generation Pixel devices are nothing short of amazing. Following some software growing pains, the flagship has come into its own. With the countless holiday deals going on (currently at least $150USD off the...

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Corey Gaskin (phonearena.com)

Google Pixel 3 XL vs LG V40 ThinQ

 

Running the same silicon with two more gigs of RAM and a three-camera setup, the V40 ThinQ looks like a very formidable contender to the Pixel 3 XL. But are the V40's strengths only spec-deep? We put the two head to head to settle the score.

Nov, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Mark Spoonauer (tomsguide.com)

Pixel 3 XL Review: The New Camera Phone King Has Arrived

 

Among big-screen phones, the Pixel 3 XL is the one to beat when it comes to camera performance and AI. The iPhone XS has a nicer design and more pure performance through its A12 Bionic chip. And the Note 9 has the Pixel 3 XL beat for productivity with...

Best-in-class camera ; Amazing Screen Call feature ; Swift everyday performance ; Android Pie makes life easier ; Improved OLED screen

Display dimmer than other flagships ; Battery life could be better

The Pixel 3 XL delivers the best camera on a phone, an immersive 6.3-inch OLED screen and the handiest AI features yet.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Brad Linder (liliputing.com)

Google Pixel 3 Lite may come in two sizes (Pixel 3 Lite XL leaked)

 

Google may be planning to launch a cheaper Pixel 3 smartphone called the Pixel 3 Lite, and we've already seen of the phone . But it looks like the Pixel 3 Lite may not be the only new Pixel on the way.

There’s no word no word on whether you’ll be able to find models with more storage, how much the phones will cost, or when they’ll be available. I’m also curious to find out whether the Snapdragon 670 chip is powerful enough to handle all of the...

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Brad Linder (liliputing.com)

Google launches Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL for $799 and up

 

Google's new smartphones are up for pre-order today. The features a 5.5 inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and a starting price of $799, while the has a 6.3 inch display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio, a notch, and an $899 starting price.

Here’s a run-down of some of the differences between the two phones:

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 resolution (numeric):8
Geotagging:Y
Image Stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:240
Night mode:Y
Rear camera aperture number:1.8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12.2
Rear camera type:Single camera
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p,2160p
Zoom capability:Y

Design

Color name:Clearly White / Just Black
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Bar
Housing material:Aluminium
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Product color:Black / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:18.5:9
Contrast ratio (typical):100000:1
Display Diagonal:6.3
Display number of colors:16.78 million colors
Display Resolution:1440 x 2960
Display Type:OLED
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

Multimedia

FM radio:N
Speakers:Stereo

Navigation

Barometer:Y
BeiDou: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
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

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.311
Height:6.22
Weight:6.49
Width:3.02