Google Pixel 3 XL Specification and Unboxing –
- For USA Buyers : This Smartphone is compatible/will work with any GSM Networks such as AT&T, T-Mobile. For exact 2G GSM, 3G, 4G/LTE compatibility, please check with your network provider in advance prior to your purchase. This phone WILL NOT WORK with any CDMA Networks such as VERIZON, SPRINT, US CELLULAR.
- Network Compatibility : 2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 and/or 3G UMTS/HSPA+/HSDPA 850(B5) / 900(B8) / 1700|2100(B4) / 1900(B2) / 2100(B1) and/or 4G LTE 600(B71) / 700(B12) / 700c(B13) / 700(B17) / 700(B28) / 700(B29) / 800(B20) / 850(B5) / 850(B18) / 850(B19) / 850(B26) / 1700|2100(B4) / 1700/2100(B66) / 900(B8) / 1500(B32) / 1800(B3) / 1900(B2) / 1900(B25) / 2100(B1) / 2300(B30) / 2600(B7) | TD-LTE : 1900(B39) / 2300(B40) / 2500(B41) / 2600(B38) / 3500(B42) / 5200(B46).
- 6.3″ fullscreen display, QHD+ OLED at 523ppi, 18.5:9, Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
- 128GB storage | 4GB LPDDR4x RAM Memory.
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 2.5 Ghz + 1.6 Ghz, 64-Bit Octa-Core, Adreno 630, Pixel Visual Core, Titan M security module | Rear camera : 12.2MP dual-pixel, 1.4 μm, Autofocus + dual pixel phase detection | Dual front cameras : 8MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras.
Google Pixel 3 XL Pros and Cons –
The highest-specked Android to come out of Google as of its market entry, the Google Pixel 3 XL upgrades a lot of the plain Pixel 3’s specs and consequently finds itself alongside some of the most-advanced phablets of its time. That being said, it still lacks a microSD card slot and is limited to a 128GB (or 64GB, depending on the variant) native memory, whereas a few tantamount models boast 256GB or 512GB internal storage caps.
Another thing some tech-savvy users might find questionable is the fact that it settles for only 4GB of RAM (LPDDR4x), knowing that 6GB or premium-class 8GB-RAM smartphones were starting to take over the flagship Android market as of this Phonerated review of the Pixel 3 XL’s pros and cons. It’s not all that disappointing hardware-wise though, since it is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 chip, which is a split-octa-core processor clocked at 2.5GHz + 1.6GHz . This XL model also comes with a bit more battery power than its little brother, at 3430mAh.
Its biggest pro versus the 5.5-inch Pixel 3 is its up-sized 6.3-inch OLED display, which boasts an expansive 18.5:9 aspect ratio, a flagship-class 2960 x 1440 Quad HD resolution, and a VR-worthy 523ppi pixel density count. Speaking of VR, it joins our list of VR-ready smartphones by offering VR content — mainly through Google’s self-branded Daydream View headset. Its screen also comes with an impact-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 5 as well as support for HDR content.
As for imaging, it touts similar cameras as the Pixel 3. Perched at the back is a 12.2-megapixel dual-pixel 4K-video-capable primary cam with 1.4-micron pixels, spectral and flickers sensors, and dual-pixel phase-detection auto-focus. Up front, it boasts twin 8-megapixel selfie cameras 📷, one being a 97-degree wide-angle cam and the other a standard-angle f/1.8-aperture lens.
Its other pros and cons include LTE Cat 16 connectivity of up to 1Gbps �, IP68 rugged certification (for dust- and waterproofing)📷, and soft-touch Gorilla Glass 5 backing married to its aluminum frame. It is one of the first Androids to run on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box and it is offered in Clearly White, Just Black, and Not Pink.
All said, Google pitches a fairly-ambitious 2018 phablet with the Pixel 3 XL, which seems to be tailored to multimedia junkies and mobile photographers.
Top And Satisfying Comments on Google Pixel 3 XL smartphone –
** JOHN ( Amazon Customer ) **
” After weeks of use, I can say that when it comes down to everyday use, the Google pixel 3 xl is now my favorite. When on a trip with a group of friends, we were all using the camera of my Pixel over any of their phones. We had an iPhone X max & a note 9 doing other phones but the camera on the pixel 3XL was something else.
Google assistant integration is a lot another in this phone but i still hate that notch on the front screen and the battery needs to have a small power bank handy if ur spending the whole day out.
I was lucky enough to be able to try both flagship phones very recently, and here are my thoughts:
Both phones have a great design, the Note 9 might have an advantage of having those signature curved edges, the S pen,and the headphone jack but Pixel XL3 still feels more premium (slightly heavier may be?) in hand. The notch however takes off some of the beauty & therefore I prefer the Note 9 in this area.
Don’t get me wrong, the Note 9 has a great camera, one that got almost all my friends & family jealous…until I tried the Pixel’s camera!! The front facing camera of the note 9 takes heavily modified selfies that are fun for a little while then you get annoyed seeing yourself looking like a cartoon version! the Pixel front cam takes a great sharp image, and it is nice that you can zoom in & out while taking the selfie. Especially with the night sight mode, that at first, looking at it while taking the pic, you wont even like it, but once you snap the shot, the software does its magic & you see the best selfie night pic I have ever seen on a phone(and I had so many good ones!) I focused more on the front cam because I like selfies but the back camera is a photographing marvel! the Note 9 is sort of on close level though for the back camera, at least for the occasional, not so professional, photographer such as myself. But all in all Pixel 3 XL does a better job in this area, hands down.
I use my phone a lot, work, social networking & playing games ( PUBG & FIFA anyone?!) so if the battery can last a day with me, it should do the same with you as well! I did feel that the note 9 battery lasted slightly longer though & Samsung gives you a couple of options for battery saving that are not that invasive & still let you use the phone while saving some juice, so Note 9 wins the battery.
FINALLY a phone that feels different! In a very good way! it took me some time( just a day or two ) to adjust to the different way of accessing the app tray or getting to my last used apps, but it was worth it! The Pixel 3 XL feels like an upgraded version of Android, thanks to the new android pie. Everything feels smoother, the camera options, the home screen folders, even how you adjust the smallest things like the volume & widgets size! to squeeze the phone & get the google assistant, which is actually useful by the way! The software on the Pixel 3 XL is definitely cleaner & feels nicer & much newer ( probably cos it is :D) than the Note 9 so Pixel easily wins that one.
The Pixel 3 XL is an awesome phone that I like slightly more than the Note 9. If you had Samsung for a while & got bored of upgrading to the newer version & not feeling that much of a difference, then definitely get the Pixel 3 XL. If you never had a Samsung, then go to a store & try both first, you can’t go wrong with either! Unless you like selfies then get the Pixel 3 XL, or you really hate that notch, then get the Note 9! Let me know your thoughts in the comments! “