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Google Pixel 3 XL

Google Pixel 3 XL

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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
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

10
Crystal
***LEMON*** This phone is nothing but problems. Can not believe how much money...read more
20
shawn
My recommendation is to stay away from Google phones! I do admit that the...read more
90
Rhythm
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
88
Average Critic Score
 
90
The Verge
If you want the best Android experience and the best camera you can get on a phone today, the Pixel 3 is it.
 
80
Stuff
It’s not a dramatic revolution but the latest Pixel is still one of the best Androids, and a great Android 9 showcase.
 
90
Android Authority
The Google Pixel 3 takes what's good about the iPhone and applies it to Android. Whether you think that's a good or a bad thing, the Pixel 3 needs to be experienced to be fully understood. It is one of the best Android phones you can buy right now and quite possibly has the best camera available.
 
90
DroidLife
The Pixel 3 XL is a fantastic overall device, just like the regular Pixel 3 is. It has an incredible camera, really-really good display, solid battery life, the best Android experience (in my opinion), improved external speakers, and a unique design. If you can get over the notch and like bigger phones, then yep, this is a phone you would be happy with.
 
90
PC World
The Pixel 3 XL doesn't have the best specs, the best design, or the best price. But it has a stellar user experience you can't get in any other Android phone.
 
90
Tom's Guide
The Pixel 3 XL delivers the best camera on a phone, an immersive 6.3-inch OLED screen and the handiest AI features yet.

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