Google Pixel 3 XL

8.5/10 AVG.
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8.5/10
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The Google Pixel 3 XL currently has an Informr score of 8.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 25 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.5 GHz
Screen Size
6.3"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Deccan Chronicle

The Pixel 3 XL is one of the most unique flagship smartphones with a superb user experience and a solid camera. If you have the means, go ahead and pocket one of these.

- Amritanshu Mukherjee, Deccan Chronicle
Daily Express

There's no question that the Pixel 3 and 3 XL are first-class smartphones. These Google-powered devices are fast, feature-packed and offer the ultimate experience for those who want pure Android power. If photography is your passion you'll also struggle to find a phone that can take pictures better...

- Joseph Carey and David Snelling, Daily Express
The Inquirer

The Pixel 3 XL is all about: smart tech neatly presented. It's a fabulous showcase for what Android really should be like and it feels like a smartphone that's genuinely smart.

- Roland Moore-Colyer, The Inquirer
Firstpost

The Pixel 3 XL stands tall in terms of innovation, but it's also a reminder of how “synthetic” mobile photography is expected to become if other manufacturers follow suit. While the photographs it clicks are pleasing to the eye, I believe the photographs are just shy of looking too fake, something t...

- Sheldon Pinto, Firstpost
Android Headlines

If you want a no-nonsense phone that just works, this is what you buy. It truly has become the iPhone of Android, and will likely appeal most to users who aren’t interested in lots of options, tweaking the interface, or making the phone feel like a one-of-a-kind device that no-one else has.

- Nick Sutrich, Android Headlines


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Unknown released the Google Pixel 3 XL on October 18, 2018.


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Unknown backs up the Google Pixel 3 XL with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
6.3"

The Google Pixel 3 XL's screen size is 6.3 inches with 1440 x 2960 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.5 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 Octa core 2.5 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64/128 GB

Internal memory is 64/128 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
3430mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3430 mAh battery.

Google Pixel 3 XL Specs

Overview
Release date October 18, 2018
Regions available USA, Canada, UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, 1xRTT, EV-DO, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

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Processor Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 Octa core 2.5 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 64/128 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3430 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 14 days
Physical Characteristics
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Clearly White, Just Black, Not Pink
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.7 x 7.6 x 0.8 cm (6.2 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 184 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels
Pixel density 523 pixels
Size 6.3 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Corning Gorilla Glass 5, HDR support
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX, aptX HD
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Main camera aperture f/1.8, Dual camera feature (8 MP 2nd camera, f/2.2)
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio Unknown
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, PDF
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Unknown
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments

3 years of OS and security updates

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Critic Reviews


Deccan Chronicle

The love story of software and hardware

from Deccan Chronicle

The Pixel 3 XL is one of the most unique flagship smartphones with a superb user experience and a solid camera. If you have the means, go ahead and pocket one of these.

Read full review

The Pixel 3 XL is one of the most unique flagship smartphones with a superb user experience and a solid camera. If you have the means, go ahead and pocket one of these.

Read full review

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Daily Express

Google flagship shines if you overlook its ugly problem

from Daily Express

There's no question that the Pixel 3 and 3 XL are first-class smartphones. These Google-powered devices are fast, feature-packed and offer the ultimate experience for those who want pure Android power. If photography is your passion you'll also struggle to find a phone that can take pictures better than a Pixel.

Read full review

There's no question that the Pixel 3 and 3 XL are first-class smartphones. These Google-powered devices are fast, feature-packed and offer the ultimate experience for those who want pure Android power. If photography is your passion you'll also struggle to find a phone that can take pictures better than a Pixel.

Read full review

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The Inquirer

Flagship is the best large-screen pure Android phone around

from The Inquirer

The Pixel 3 XL is all about: smart tech neatly presented. It's a fabulous showcase for what Android really should be like and it feels like a smartphone that's genuinely smart.

Read full review

The Pixel 3 XL is all about: smart tech neatly presented. It's a fabulous showcase for what Android really should be like and it feels like a smartphone that's genuinely smart.

Read full review

Less

Firstpost

Yet another stunning camera, yet another boring design

from Firstpost

The Pixel 3 XL stands tall in terms of innovation, but it's also a reminder of how “synthetic” mobile photography is expected to become if other manufacturers follow suit. While the photographs it clicks are pleasing to the eye, I believe the photographs are just shy of looking too fake, some...More

The Pixel 3 XL stands tall in terms of innovation, but it's also a reminder of how “synthetic” mobile photography is expected to become if other manufacturers follow suit. While the photographs it clicks are pleasing to the eye, I believe the photographs are just shy of looking too fake, something that I hope does not happen in the coming years.

Read full review

Less

Android Headlines

Style over substance

from Android Headlines

If you want a no-nonsense phone that just works, this is what you buy. It truly has become the iPhone of Android, and will likely appeal most to users who aren’t interested in lots of options, tweaking the interface, or making the phone feel like a one-of-a-kind device that no-one else has.

Read full review

If you want a no-nonsense phone that just works, this is what you buy. It truly has become the iPhone of Android, and will likely appeal most to users who aren’t interested in lots of options, tweaking the interface, or making the phone feel like a one-of-a-kind device that no-one else has.

Read full review

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Tom's Guide

The new camera phone king has arrived

from Tom's Guide

Among big-screen phones, the Pixel 3 XL could be the one to beat when it comes to camera performance and AI. For those serious about photography, the Pixel 3 XL looks like it will be an excellent big-screen value. Stay tuned for our rated review update.

Read full review

Among big-screen phones, the Pixel 3 XL could be the one to beat when it comes to camera performance and AI. For those serious about photography, the Pixel 3 XL looks like it will be an excellent big-screen value. Stay tuned for our rated review update.

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Beebom

Simply The Best

from Beebom

The Pixel 3 XL is clearly the leader in the smartphone photography game, and even outperforms the ultra-expensive iPhone XS Max. As evident from the shots, the other two devices in the competition are well behind the Pixel 3. Notably, the Pixel 3 has no ‘Pro mode’ but I can confidently say t...More

The Pixel 3 XL is clearly the leader in the smartphone photography game, and even outperforms the ultra-expensive iPhone XS Max. As evident from the shots, the other two devices in the competition are well behind the Pixel 3. Notably, the Pixel 3 has no ‘Pro mode’ but I can confidently say that’s not needed at all for this phone. This is not to say that the other devices are bad at taking pictures, but the Pixel 3 XL is clearly better and by a lot.

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Beebom

Excelling in every sense

from Beebom

Google Pixel 3 XL is the true competitor for the iPhone XS with its jaw-dropping photography, attractive design, and the pure Android experience with no bloatware. While its processing capabilities come as an added benefit, the 4GB RAM does not feel sufficient while there is no superfast charging...More

Google Pixel 3 XL is the true competitor for the iPhone XS with its jaw-dropping photography, attractive design, and the pure Android experience with no bloatware. While its processing capabilities come as an added benefit, the 4GB RAM does not feel sufficient while there is no superfast charging technology like Dash Charge. But the brilliance of the camera and its beautiful screen can easily blind you from seeing those flaws and accepting the Pixel 3 XL as the best Android smartphone.

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Tech Advisor

The best Android phone you can buy with the best camera on a phone

from Tech Advisor

The Pixel 3 XL is the best Android phone you can buy today. The display is outstanding, the design is finally premium and the camera is the best ever on a smartphone. It is on the expensive side, but all phones of this quality are and when a Google phone is this good, it’s the optimum way to experience Android.

Read full review

The Pixel 3 XL is the best Android phone you can buy today. The display is outstanding, the design is finally premium and the camera is the best ever on a smartphone. It is on the expensive side, but all phones of this quality are and when a Google phone is this good, it’s the optimum way to experience Android.

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India Today

Best Android phone, best phone camera

from India Today

If you want a phone with the best camera, get the Pixel 3 XL. If you want a phone that will get the latest Android updates, and will get the clean Google's Android, get the Pixel 3 XL. If you want the best Android phone, get the Pixel 3 XL, or the Pixel 3 that costs less at price of Rs 71,000.

Read full review

If you want a phone with the best camera, get the Pixel 3 XL. If you want a phone that will get the latest Android updates, and will get the clean Google's Android, get the Pixel 3 XL. If you want the best Android phone, get the Pixel 3 XL, or the Pixel 3 that costs less at price of Rs 71,000.

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