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Google Pixel 3 / Google Pixel 3 XL

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 reviews of Google Pixel 3 / 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. Comments about the size and screen are overall positive. The design and performance also get good opinions. Comments are divided on the GPS navigation, while many are critical about the connectivity and battery.

camera, performance, design, screen, size

price, battery, connectivity

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

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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 : Lynn La (cnet.com)

Pixel 3 review: The best Android phone of 2018

 

The Pixel 3's camera already makes it a standout -- but useful Google software elevates the phone even more.

The Pixel 3 takes brilliant photos, even in super low-light, with its single rear lens and it can capture wider selfie photos. It's water resistant, has wireless charging and it can screen unwanted calls.

The phone doesn't have expandable memory or a headphone jack. The shot-to-shot camera delay can be sluggish in certain modes.

The Pixel 3's truly exceptional cameras and AI-powered call screening give it an edge on the other great phones in 2018's crowded winners' circle.

Nov, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

Google Pixel 3

 

The Google Pixel 3 is the best small Android phone you can buy with the latest specs, impressive camera capabilities, and genuinely innovative AI features.

Compact. Fast performance. Beautiful OLED screen. Sharp front and rear camera with impressive low-light, zoom, and bokeh capabilities. Useful Google Assistant functionality. Highly optimized software with guaranteed updates.

No headphone jack or memory card slot.

The Google Pixel 3 has fast performance, excellent camera capabilities, and useful AI functionality that goes beyond what we're seeing in other Android flagships. It's $100 less than the larger Pixel 3 XL, doesn't have the distracting screen notch, and...

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 : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Google Pixel 3 Review: Picture greatness

 

It's a testament to just how high expectations are for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL that, even after months of the Google phones leaking, interest in them remains high. Now, the pair of Android 9 Pie handsets are finally headed to shelves, promising the...

Camera technology leads the pack ; Elegant, tactile glass & metal design ; Wireless charging is a welcome addition ; OLED screens look great

Pixel 3 XL notch is divisive ; More expensive than last year's Google phones ; Still no headphone jack

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Jason Bouwmeester (techaeris.com)

Google Pixel 3 review: Great things come in small(er) packages

 

Our Google Pixel 3 review takes a look at the smaller of Google's new flagship devices and finds that great things can still come in small(er) packages.

Outstanding camera, especially Night Sight ; Feels like a solid, well built smartphone ; Crisp, bright display ; Great performance ; Gesture navigation is quick once you get used to it ; Monthly security updates ; Unlimited online photo storage for two...

No microSD card slot ; Average/boring design (that works) ; Very occasional performance hiccup ; Included headphones uncomfortable and mediocre ; Top speaker isn't as loud as bottom ; Like other flagships, pricey ; No headphone jack

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Corey Gaskin (phonearena.com)

Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL Review

 

By this time of the year, we have a pretty good idea what to expect with top-of-the-line Android hardware, so does Google's smartest smartphones yet achieve supremacy through software?

The Google Android experience ; Superb camera ; Buttery-smooth performance ; Innovative features like call screening and duplex

Not the fanciest design possible ; Video recording could be better ; Verizon-exclusive

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Jason Bouwmeester (techaeris.com)

Google Pixel 3 preview: So far so good for Google's smaller Android smartphone...

 

We've only had one of Google's newest devices for a few days so this is our Google Pixel 3 preview, covering our initial impressions, with a full review coming soon.

Oct, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2915
Wireless charging:Y

Camera

Auto focus:Y
Front camera aperture number:1.8
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Image Stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:240
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
Video stabilizer:Y

Design

Color name:Clearly White / Just Black / Not Pink
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Bar
Housing material:Aluminium
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Product color:Black / Pink / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:18:9
Contrast ratio (typical):100000:1
Display Diagonal:5.5
Display number of colors:16.78 million colors
Display Resolution:1080 x 2160
Display Type:OLED
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:443
Screen shape:Flat
Touchscreen:Y

Ergonomics

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

Multimedia

FM radio:N
Speakers:Stereo

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N
Barometer:Y
BeiDou:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y

Networking

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

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Audio (3.5mm), USB Type-C
Headset included:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Graphics adapter:Adreno 630
Quick charge:Y
Video call:Y
Virtual Reality (VR) ready: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

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.311
Height:5.73
Weight:5.22
Width:2.69