Google Pixel 3 XL

8.4/10 AVG.
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8.4/10
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The Google Pixel 3 XL currently has an Informr score of 8.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 14 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...


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
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 experie...

- Henry Burrell, Tech Advisor
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.

- Javed Anwer, India Today
IT Pro

The Pixel 3 XL is one of the best phones around, with a spectacular camera and some great software under the hood. Unfortunately, it doesn't do enough to justify its high asking price - especially not in the face of such stiff competition from other brands.

- Alan Martin, IT Pro
Canadian Reviewer

The Pixel 3 XL as a device is an outstanding achievement in terms of performance, display technology as well as the industry's best computational camera. This makes the Pixel 3 XL currently the best Android smartphone in the market right now and a definite contender for 2018's phone of the year.

- Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla, Canadian Reviewer


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Common Questions


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


The Google Pixel 3 XL price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Google Pixel 3 XL prices from around the web here on The Informr.


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
More
Additional comments

3 years of OS and security updates

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Critic Reviews


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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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.

Read full review

Less

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.

Read full review

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IT Pro

Tech’s worst kept secret is a super handset

from IT Pro

The Pixel 3 XL is one of the best phones around, with a spectacular camera and some great software under the hood. Unfortunately, it doesn't do enough to justify its high asking price - especially not in the face of such stiff competition from other brands.

Read full review

The Pixel 3 XL is one of the best phones around, with a spectacular camera and some great software under the hood. Unfortunately, it doesn't do enough to justify its high asking price - especially not in the face of such stiff competition from other brands.

Read full review

Less

Canadian Reviewer

A cohesive, purposeful and effective culmination of Google's best software

from Canadian Reviewer

The Pixel 3 XL as a device is an outstanding achievement in terms of performance, display technology as well as the industry's best computational camera. This makes the Pixel 3 XL currently the best Android smartphone in the market right now and a definite contender for 2018's phone of the year.

Read full review

The Pixel 3 XL as a device is an outstanding achievement in terms of performance, display technology as well as the industry's best computational camera. This makes the Pixel 3 XL currently the best Android smartphone in the market right now and a definite contender for 2018's phone of the year.

Read full review

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Expert Reviews

Brilliant, but Google is treading water

from Expert Reviews

It probably shouldn’t surprise you to discover that the Google Pixel 3 XL is a great phone. It’s a wonderful thing to use, has a fabulous camera and looks utterly gorgeous. It’s the quickest, slickest phone I’ve ever used and is without a serious flaw.

Read full review

It probably shouldn’t surprise you to discover that the Google Pixel 3 XL is a great phone. It’s a wonderful thing to use, has a fabulous camera and looks utterly gorgeous. It’s the quickest, slickest phone I’ve ever used and is without a serious flaw.

Read full review

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Digital Trends

Mediocre battery and a big notch slight Google's otherwise perfect Pixel phone

from Digital Trends

The Google Pixel 3 XL won’t wow with its looks, but show off the camera and its A.I. capabilities, and you’ll see jaws drop. It has one of the best cameras in a smartphone, and hands down the best software experience on an Android phone.

Read full review

The Google Pixel 3 XL won’t wow with its looks, but show off the camera and its A.I. capabilities, and you’ll see jaws drop. It has one of the best cameras in a smartphone, and hands down the best software experience on an Android phone.

Read full review

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Stuff

Incremental advances towards Android dreams

from Stuff

The Google Pixel 3 XL’s biggest departure from last year’s model is the feel of the software. And, well, you’ll get that with the 2 XL anyway. However, we also get a better screen, all-glass design and a great new selfie array, also to blame for that whacking great big notch in the display.

Read full review

The Google Pixel 3 XL’s biggest departure from last year’s model is the feel of the software. And, well, you’ll get that with the 2 XL anyway. However, we also get a better screen, all-glass design and a great new selfie array, also to blame for that whacking great big notch in the display.

Read full review

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The Inquirer

A decent flagship phone

from The Inquirer

Thanks to all the leaks, which to Google's credit it acknowledged in its presentation, the Pixel 3 XL gave us no surprises. But it's shaping up to be a decent flagship phone that will present Android in its best guise; with a price tag of £869, it needs to do that.

Read full review

Thanks to all the leaks, which to Google's credit it acknowledged in its presentation, the Pixel 3 XL gave us no surprises. But it's shaping up to be a decent flagship phone that will present Android in its best guise; with a price tag of £869, it needs to do that.

Read full review

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What Hi-Fi

Google's answer to the iPhone XS Max

Those prices make the Pixel 3 XL quite a lot more expensive than the Pixel 2 was at launch, but by offering an edge-to-edge screen nearly as big as that of the iPhone XS Max and a little bit sharper - and for a fair whack less money - it’s going to have plenty of prospective buyers.

Read full review

Those prices make the Pixel 3 XL quite a lot more expensive than the Pixel 2 was at launch, but by offering an edge-to-edge screen nearly as big as that of the iPhone XS Max and a little bit sharper - and for a fair whack less money - it’s going to have plenty of prospective buyers.

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