Pixel 3 XL review appears for the first time- pricing, features, camera samples


Yesterday, we made a post regarding massive Pixel 3 XL leaks, thinking that we’ve got all about the smartphone. But, Oh boy we were wrong about it.

Pixel 3 XL wallpaper

These leaks for the Google Pixel 3 XL has no end to them. Besides that, a Russian website published a comprehensive review of the handset. The review includes the design, unboxing, features and camera capabilities. Above all, we’ve got details about the future Google products and pricing.

The unit under the review is a pre-production unit. The chassis is a bit rough around the edges and some features are in a phase of development. Besides that, the Camera app on this unit was on the latest version of the Google application.

Pixel 3 XL the clear white

The review starts with the unboxing and shows instruction for managing the handset outside Google’s office. That further confirms that the handset belongs to someone working in the developer’s team. Then, we’ve got to see the design, the build, the poppy colors and the quality of the handset.

Pixel 3 XL Box

Being, a pre-production unit, the handset has visible gaps around the sides. Besides that, this is the final design of the Google Pixel 3XL that we will see in the future.

Pixel 3 XL vs Note 9 vs Huawei P20 Pro back


The author has further put the smartphone next to the other major brand smartphones. That show’s that how the size of the smartphone stacks up against the other competitors. The Google Pixel 3XL sits right next to the Huawei P20 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy Note9 in the images below. The image confirms that the rumored 6.7-inch screen seems to be somewhat inaccurate. But, we are sure, that the panel seems to be larger than 6.4-inches display.


Then we’ve got to see some of the screenshots from the software of the settings menus. The software doesn’t reveal new features, but we’ve got a lot of confirmation over here. The Active Edge settings are still present and can be used to trigger the Google Assistant. The screenshots also confirm that the base model will ship with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Now, in the world of 6/8Gigs of RAM, we don’t know that why the model even exist? There is no of the facial recognition and begs the question, what’s the reason for the sensors hiding beneath the notch. The arrangement can be just for a regular dual camera setup on the front of the handset.


Now, the main highlight is the camera section of the Google Pixel 3 XL. The screenshots confirm that we’ve got a 12MP camera on the rear and an 8MP camera on the front. But, the primary camera can record 4K video only at 30fps. That can be a software implementation for the pre-production unit. The handset supports the H.265/HEVC codec for recording videos.

The site even publishes a series of photo samples taken with the Pixel 3 XL, P20 Pro, and the Galaxy Note9. The colors are punchy and vibrant, and that goes to the Google’s software optimization, HDR+ mode and big sensor on Pixels. The Google Pixel handsets are known for their class-leading performance.

Pixel 3 XL • P20 Pro • Galaxy Note9

The writer claims to say that, the OLED display used in the Google Pixel 3 XL is decent when comparing it to the iPhone X. The only issue he claims is the outdoor visibility, especially compared to the Galaxy Note9’s display.

Pixel 3 XL vs Note 9

The publisher of this post says nothing about the performance or the battery backup of the handset. Now, that points to the fact that the author is reviewing a pre-production unit. The writer sums that the handset can comfortably go through a day without charging. So, despite the smaller 3,430 mAh battery, you can do all of your daily tasks.

For pricing, the Google 3 XL will have a price tag of around $ 750. Besides that, the smaller variant will go for $650. Despite being 100$ less, the smaller variant will include the $150 Pixel buds.

So, are not these leaks exciting? Kindly share your thoughts in the comments section below.