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Comparing The Reviews Of Google Pixel 3 And Pixel 3 XL

Google's latest release might be the reason you break your current smartphone The Reviews Of Google Pixel 3 And Pixel 3 XL

Halloween is just around the corner and looks who decided to show up Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL: The renowned tech giant made announcements regarding Google's latest offerings i.e. Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones, just the past week. Both of these smartphones run on the Android Pie which is the newest update of the Android operating system (OS).

As the name suggests, this is the third revision in the Pixel series and we have to admit that Google surely has come a long way. If you want to refresh your memory with what Pixel’s second edition was all about then, I suggest you pay a visit to the review of Google Pixel 2 XL and get acquainted.

Before moving on to the comparison part, let's have a look at the specifications that are common in Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Specification

These are the common specifications that both Pixels 3 series phones have, this includes featuring a similar snapdragon camera and sporting the Pixel visual core. Now, the features that differentiate Pixel 3 with Pixel 3 XL are the physical aspects of these smartphones. Such as screen size/ratio, device dimensions, weight, and battery life, the exact details regarding these differences are mentioned below.

Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL Feature

Let's start with breaking down each specification and find out what Google is offering with its newest Android phones.

Screens: Look and Feel

With its new batch of Pixel smartphones, Google is providing the best of the advanced technology that is currently available.  One thing that is clearly noticeable is the size of the mobile devices, the 5-inch screen of Pixel 2 has been upgraded to the 5.5-inch screen of Pixel 3 while the Google Pixel 3 XL flaunts an impressive 6.3-inch OLED screen.

Another thing that just can't be ignored is the notch situation as it is a feature that is being adopted by smartphones today. Although the quality of the HDR screen resolution is amazingly clear and vivid, still the notch area has ample scope for improvement. The best way to describe this notch situation is that sync is missing with respect to the whole appearance of the phone.

If you think that Pixel 3 and 3 XL face the same issue of muddy looking screen resolution that was encountered in Pixel 2 XL then let us assure you that's not the case. In fact, we would describe the screen upgrade as one of the best improvements in the Pixel series so far.

Comparison: There isn't a prominent difference in the screen quality of Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL except for the obvious screen resolution and size variations.

Cameras: Most Raved About

Every single person has been talking about how amazingly good the cameras of both of these new Pixel phones are so we should investigate what actually makes them stand out. Below are the new camera features that have been included in Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3:

Camera Specs


With the Pixel 3 smartphones, Google decided not to make changes to the original camera specifications but rather add new camera features to make the user experience more pleasing in an aesthetic way. For example, Photo Booth is a feature that takes pictures when everybody is smiling and with the Playground feature that adds AR characters, stickers and other augmented reality elements in your frame.

Some of the other interesting camera features that took the cake are Motion Auto Focus, Super Res Zoom, Group Selfies, and RAW, where the user has the option to save computational RAW files directly in the main camera application.

Comparison: To be honest, the Pixel 3 and 3 XL smartphones are hands down some of the best smartphone cameras that also offer optical and electronic stabilization with wide angle lenses.

Hardware: Getting Deeper Look

For the past two years, a majority of people have been complaining about how overpriced the Pixel phones are. And this time, Google has finally come forward and shut down those comments by introducing a smartphone that is worth its price tag.  

In the Pixel 3 series, the screen of the smartphones are curved and one can say that the seams between the aluminum and glass rails are neat. It wouldn't be fair to claim that Google's Pixel has reached the level of mobile devices that are being delivered by brands like Apple and Samsung. But it wouldn't be wrong to say that Google has finally found its place as a flagship device that will bring tough competition to the smartphone market.


One not-so-major that is being faced with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones is that the backside of these devices is easily scratched. Currently, there are three color variants that are available for Pixel 3 phones, which are Clearly White, Not Pink, and Just Black. I have to admit, these names are a great combination of basics and a little bit of fun with a small 'G' logo on the back.

Comparison: Both Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have Gorilla Glass 5 screen panels that are stated as scratch resistant by Google itself, but the only thing that I feel can be changed is the scratchable backend of the device.

Pros and Cons

Now that each and every major aspect of Google’s newly launched smartphones has been covered, it's time we hop on to the final verdict of this review on Pixel 3 and 3 XL.

Final Verdict

With Pixel 3 Series, we can conclude that Google has genuinely made an effort to build a smartphone that delivers the experience that was promised to users earlier. Overall, this Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL review states that these Android smartphones that are worth their price and it seems like it's a new beginning for Google.

If you are interested in getting your hands on Google's latest Pixel smartphones then mark the date October 18, 2018, the starting price of Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are $799 and $899 respectively.

Where to Buy: Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

Google Store - From $799 or $33.29/mo for 24 months [Pixel 3]

Verizon Wireless - From $929.99 or $38.74/mo for 24 months [Pixel 3 XL]


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