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Google Pixel 3 XL

from  $899+

    Google Pixel 3 XL

    from  $899+
    from  $899+
    Pixel 3 and 3 XL Review: Worth upgrading, but with a caveat

    Pixel 3 and 3 XL Review: Worth upgrading, but with a caveat

    Posted   10.15.18
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    89 Engadget Score
    An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
    89

    An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

    How we score

    The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

    Engadget Review

    The Pixel 3 XL would be a superb big-screen phone if its notch weren’t so polarizing. If you don’t like the fact that this notch is bigger than rival phones and don’t want to use the software fix to mask it, the Pixel 3 XL isn’t for you. But if you can live with those caveats, the Pixel 3 XL is a long-lasting, powerful flagship with a brilliant display, capable cameras and the best of Google’s software smarts.

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    Pros
    • Powerful cameras
    • Premium build
    • Capable performance
    • Clever Assistant features
    • Long-lasting battery
    Cons
    • Polarizing notch
    • Some software not yet ready

    Reviews

    88
     
    Average Critic Score
    Critic Reviews 6
    85
     
    Average User Score
    User Reviews 39
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    Specs

    Key Specs

    Type
    Smartphone
    Operating system
    Android
    Screen size
    6.3in
    Internal memory
    64GB
    Camera
    Yes

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    89 Engadget Score
    An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
    89

    An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

    How we score

    The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

    Scores

    Engadget

    89
     

    User Reviews

    80
    Trey
    I'm coming from a Pixel 2 and TL;DR, it's not worth the "upgrade" unless you're...read more
    100
    Bill
    What I like most is that it has all native apps, not a layer on top of the...read more
    90
    Dan
    Overall I have been very pleased with my XL 3. I moved to is from the original...read more
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