With the Pixel 3 XL, Google is finally catching up to modern smartphone design, but even so, its final design will still prove to be polarizing with fans. To get a clear understanding about the dynamic, you just have to compare it to the Pixel 2 XL.
Google adopted the notch with the Pixel 3 XL and cranked it up to the max. In its defense, it houses two cameras, but it is quite an eye sore. However, Google did throw in a key feature fans have been asking for—wireless charging. This is possible through the new glass back, though Google added a two tone finish to keep the Pixel staple alive.
Though only one year-old, the Pixel 2 XL looks quite outdated already. Its big bezels aren’t the norm for flagship devices even though they house dual-stereo speakers, and its overall design leaves a lot to be desired, specifically the coating that hides the premium feel of the aluminum body.
Specs wise, the changes are less radical between the Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 3 XL. You can check out the side-by-side spec comparison and see what else Google changed with its biggest flagship.
|Google - Pixel 3 XL||Google - Pixel 2 XL|
|Display Size||6.3-inch, 1440 x 2960 pixel display (522 ppi)||6-inch, 1440 x 2880 pixel display (537 ppi)|
|Display Type||QHD+ flexible OLED||QHD+ pOLED|
|Operating System||Android 9.0 (at launch)||Android 8.0 (at launch)|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835|
|Main Camera (Back)||12MP||12.2MP|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||8MP||8MP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0 + LE||Bluetooth 5.0 LE|
|Height||6.2 inches (15.75 cm)||6.2 inches (15.75 cm)|
|Width||3 inches (76.2 mm)||3 inches (76.2 mm)|
|Depth||0.3 inches (7.6 mm)||0.3 inches (7.6 mm)|
|Weight||184 g (6.49 oz)||6.2 oz (176 g)|
|Colors||Black, Pink, White||Black, Blue, White|
|Supported Audio Formats||N/A||N/A|
|Supported Video Formats||N/A||N/A|
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