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Google Pixel 3 XL: the biggest of all to conquer it all

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Today we have with us the best of the best among flagships, and it goes by the name of Google Pixel 3 XL.

It seems like an annual event with Google’s smartphone, and this year we also get to see its smaller sibling – Pixel 3 as per below:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD P-OLED capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio or ~443 ppi density
  • Fullview display
  • Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminium frame
  • Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • IP68 certified - dust and water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm) chipset, Octa-core (4x2.5 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.6 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) processor, Adreno 630 graphics and 4GB RAM
  • 12.2MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture, 28mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, OIS and dual pixel PDAF
  • Dual 8MP selfie camera with f/1.8 aperture, 28mm (wide) and PDAF + 8MP with f/2.2 aperture, 19mm (ultrawide), no AF and Auto-HDR
  • 64GB/128GB internal storage with no expansion slot
  • Android Pie 9.0
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 2915 mAh battery with Fast battery charging and Qi wireless charging
  • 4G LTE
  • October 18th 2018 release date
  • 799 USD for 64GB storage & 899 USD for 128GB storage

Google Pixel 3 has everything you want and need from a flagship smartphone. The only huge barrier, for now, is its hefty price.

With that in mind, surely the Pixel 3 XL is bigger and better at every step of the way? Let’s drill down further and find out all about it:

  • 6.3-inch Quad HD P-OLED capacitive touchscreen with 1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio or ~523 ppi density
  • Full view display
  • Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminium frame
  • Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • IP68 certified - dust and water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm) chipset, Octa-core (4x2.5 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.6 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) processor, Adreno 630 graphics and 4GB RAM
  • 12.2MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture, 28mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, OIS, dual pixel PDAF, Dual-LED flash, Auto-HDR and panorama
  • Dual 8MP selfie camera with f/1.8 aperture, 28mm (wide) and PDAF + 8MP with f/2.2 aperture, 19mm (ultrawide), no AF and Auto-HDR
  • 64GB/128GB internal storage with no expansion slot
  • Android Pie 9.0
  • Non-removable Li-Po 3430 mAh battery with Fast battery charging and Qi wireless charging
  • 4G LTE
  • November 2018 expected release date
  • 899 USD for 64GB storage & 999 USD for 128GB storage

But as you can see from the above, the three major advantages that the Pixel 3 XL has is on its larger 6.3-inch size. Secondly is on its Quad HD resolution which makes for an enjoyable screen.

Thirdly, the higher rated 3430 mAh battery ensures that you now have enough juice to last for a day or two.

The rest of it are similar as its smaller sibling. We have the exquisite body with great look and feel to it. Great protection in the form of Gorilla Glass 5 and IP68 certification.

Then there’s the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 845 chipset paired with a very powerful Kryo octa-core processor, great graphics and 4GB RAM. Now you might ask why there’s only 4GB of RAM available here, that’s because the Pixel 3 XL is running on a plain vanilla 9.0 Android Pie operating system – the latest and greatest OS yet from them.

For camera lovers, get ahead of everyone with the excellent 12.2MP primary camera and dual 8MP-8MP selfie camera combination. It seems like almost everyone is praising the camera quality brought by Google.

Just like its predecessor, having no bloatware makes for great user experience. You are in control of everything, no unnecessary baggage.

Conclusion:

Google Pixel 3 XL ups the ante with a larger 6.3-inch screen with an even bolder Quad HD resolution. The bigger battery size ensures that you have the necessary power to tame this beast of a smartphone.

Google Pixel 3 XL is expected to be released in November 2018 for an estimated price tag of 899USD  for the 64GB storage variant and 999USD for the 128GB storage variant. You get to choose three colors, namely Clearly White, Just Black and Not Pink.

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