Google Pixel 3 XL details leaked in a first impressions by a Russian website

It should not be a surprise that we’re seeing a comprehensive full review of the Pixel 3 XL more than a month before it’s potential release. That’s because Google’s latest has been creeping up in many places and in many people’s hands in the last few weeks. However, let it be known that this review comes from one of our comrades in Russia – Eldar Murtazin. It’s a prototype but one of the final ones and hence will be helpful in ascertaining design and build quality.

Also read: Google Pixel 3 leaks: features, specifications, price, launch date, and more [updated on 22/08/18]

Google Pixel 3 XL: Everything is out in the open

It’s common knowledge that Google will opt for a notch on the Pixel 3 XL and a very ugly one at that. If there is any solace in it, you’ll be allowed to hide it. Quickly giving an overview in design, the Pixel 3 XL has a huge display and it is just a tad bit shorter than the Galaxy Note 9. To be precise, it’s an OLED screen with QHD resolution spanning 6.2-inches. There’s a front firing speaker at the bottom and we hate to break it to you, no SD card, no 3.5mm jack.

The review unit is White and has a SIM tray at the bottom. It has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The reviewer points out that the Pixel 3 XL has edge squeeze functions, albeit a lot less utilitarian than the HTC U12+. The Pixel 3 XL comes with a fast charger and support for wireless charging although we’re not told how fast it exactly is. The review unit is loaded with Android Pie.

Coming to the camera part, the source doesn’t delve much on specifications but there are a lot of image samples he has taken. There’s also a comparison with the Galaxy Note 9 and the Huawei P20 Pro. The review unit has a single lens at the back with HDR mode remaining always on. There’s no optical zoom so it relies on digital zoom. 4K video is supported at 30fps and there’s a couple of recordings at the source link below.

The battery size is nothing too great to look forward to as it is 3,430mAh, similar to last year. If you want a summary of the review, Murtazin doesn’t look too impressed and calls the Pixel 3 XL the same device as the previous generation.

On an ending note, he shares the info that Google is actually working on seven devices, two of them will be the Pixels. There’s one particular device with a flexible screen as well that is believed to be launching in 2020. Google will be bundling in the Pixel Buds with the XL version while the same can’t be said with certainty for the Pixel 3. 

There are a lot more details about the device at the source link. It’s a long piece and you can visit it and read the full thing below.


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