Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL review: the best camera gets a better phone

Google Pixel 3 XL

Google Pixel 3 XL


Release Date: Nov 01, 2018 (Expected)
 Rs. 83,000/-   




Key Specs


Android v9.0 (Pie)
  • Performance
  • Display
  • Camera
  • Battery
  • Supports Indian bands
  • VoLTE
  • 64 GB, Non Expandable
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Gorilla Glass 5
  • Waterproof, IPX8
  • No FM Radio
  • Wireless Charging


GOOGLE PIXEL 3 XL DETAILS

Buy For
  • Sharp display
  • Superior configuration
  • Quick charging
Beware of
  • Non-expandable memory
Verdict
The Google Pixel 3 XL has everything to be a flagship smartphone and being from one of the highly rated brands across the world, reliability in the performance is guaranteed. It has been nicely designed to satisfy users in almost every aspect. Its performance is superior, the display is flawless, storage is decent and the presence of features like quick charging cannot stop you from admiring it. The only lacking point is the non-expendable storage.
A premium smartphone
Display and Design

The Google Pixel 3 XL comes with a large 6.3-inch OLED display that offers a resolution of 1,440 x 2,960 pixels and a pixel density of 522 PPI. There is a screen protector as well to prevent minor scratches to the display. The smartphone is nicely designed with an aluminum body and is offered in black, red and white color variants. It is IPX8 certified, which makes it water-resistant as well as dustproof. A fingerprint sensor is there for the convenience of unlocking the device with a single finger touch.

OS and Configuration

The Google Pixel 3 XL runs the latest Android v9.0 (Pie) that offers a smoother and smarter interface to the user than ever. Under the skin, the smartphone features two Kryo 385 quad-core processors (2.5GHz and 1.6GHz) sitting prominently on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Chipset, which is built on the 64-bit architecture. The presence of a massive 4GB RAM is capable enough to handle extreme situations of multitasking. This powerful hardware setup and Adreno 630 GPU easily manages your high-end gaming needs.

Storage and Camera

For photography and videography needs, the smartphone has a 12.2MP rear camera. Moreover, a dual setup of 8MP + 8MP  lenses is present at the front. Both the cameras are nicely backed by the standard camera features to deliver good results in photography as well as while shooting videos. For storage, it houses a 64GB internal storage which is non-expandable. But, one can easily use a USB OTG to use it as an external memory.

Battery and Connectivity

The smartphone is backed by a massive 3,430mAh Li-ion battery enabled with quick charge technology that further improves the battery life. Moreover, it supports wireless charging as well. On the connectivity ground, it features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, NFC and USB Type-C.


GOOGLE PIXEL 3 XL SPECIFICATIONS

General
Launch DateNovember 1, 2018 (Expected)
BrandGoogle
ModelPixel 3 XL
Operating SystemAndroid v9.0 (Pie)
SIM Slot(s)Single SIM, GSM
SIM SizeSIM1: Nano
Network4G: Available (supports Indian bands)
3G: Available, 2G: Available
Fingerprint Sensor
yes
Quick Charging
yes
Design
Height158 mm 
Width76.7 mm
Thickness7.9 mm
Very Good 
Weight184 grams
Poor 
ColoursJust Black, Not Pink , Clearly White
Waterproof
yes Water resistant, IPX8
RuggednessDust proof
Display
Very Good 
Screen Size
6.3 inches (16 cm)
Screen Resolution
1440 x 2960 pixels
Aspect Ratio18.5:9
Pixel Density
522 ppi
Best in Class 
Display Type
OLED
Screen Protection
Corning Gorilla Glass v5
Touch Screenyes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)
83.49 %
Performance
Excellent 
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 845
Processor
Octa core (2.5 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 385 + 1.6 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 385)
Very Good 
Architecture
64 bit
Graphics
Adreno 630
RAM
4 GB
Excellent 
Storage
Best in Class 
Internal Memory
64 GB
Best in Class 
Expandable Memory
no No
User Available StorageUp to 52.9 GB
Camera
Excellent 
MAIN CAMERA
Resolution12.2 MP Primary Camera
Very Good 
SensorCMOS image sensor
Autofocusyes Phase Detection autofocus, Dual Pixel autofocus
Physical ApertureF1.8
Optical Image Stabilisationyes
Flashyes Dual LED Flash
Image Resolution4032 x 3024 Pixels
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting ModesContinuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera FeaturesDigital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Video Recording3840x2160 @ 30 fps, 1920x1080 @ 60 fps, 1280x720 @ 240 fps
FRONT CAMERA
Resolution8 MP + 8 MP Dual Front Cameras
Very Good 
Autofocusyes
Physical ApertureF2.2
Video Recording1920x1080 @ 30 fps, 1280x720 @ 30 fps
Battery
Very Good 
Capacity
3430 mAh
TypeLi-ion
User Replaceable
no No
Wireless Charging
yes
Quick Charging
yes Fast
Network & Connectivity
SIM SizeSIM1: Nano
Network Support
4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
VoLTE
yes
SIM 1
4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39) / 3500(band 42) 
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 1900(band 25) / 850(band 26) / 700(band 29) / 2300(band 30)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz 
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
SAR Value
Head: 1.31 W/kg, Body: 0.99 W/kg
Wi-Fiyes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO
Wi-Fi Features
Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth
yes v5.0
GPS
yes with A-GPS, Glonass
NFC
yes
USB ConnectivityMass storage device, USB charging
USB Type-C
yes (Doesn`t support micro-USB)
Multimedia
FM Radio
no No
Loudspeakeryes
Audio JackUSB Type-C
Special Features
Fingerprint Sensor
yes
Fingerprint Sensor PositionRear
Other Sensors
Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyroscope

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