Pixel 3 xl 128gb: An Honest Review

Pixel 3 xl 128gb: An Honest Review

Written by Kenneth Sawyer, In Gadgets, Published On
September 19, 2023

For once, larger is not preferable. The Google Pixel 3 XL is the company’s latest and greatest smartphone, but in a larger 6.3-inch phablet form. It has all the makings of a superb phone, including a crisp Quad HD OLED display, cutting-edge hardware, capable cameras, and innovative AI-powered features. However, the Pixel 3, which doesn’t have a notch in its screen and is far more comfortable to handle, is cheaper at $899.99 for the 64GB model and $999.99 for the 128GB model. If you’re not absolutely set on having a huge screen, the regular Pixel 3 is a better choice than the XL

Pixel 3 xl 128gb Specification

Display 6.30-inch (1440×2960)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Front Camera 8MP + 8MP
Rear Camera 12.2MP
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 3430mAh
OS Android 9.0
Storage 128GB


  1. Extra-Large, High-Definition Screen
  2. Clear program with a surprising number of cutting-edge options.
  3. Powerful audio and a slick user interface.
  4. Superior camera


  1. Ungainly bulk and slick motions
  2. Cracking is commonplace on the back window.
  3. The display doesn’t get bright enough.
  4. The notch and chin take up a lot of frontal real estate.

Cost and obtainableability

Pixel 3 xl 128gb Review

Canada, France, Germany, Japan, India, Ireland, Italy, Singapore, Spain, and Taiwan were among the several countries to release the Google Pixel 3 XL after its initial sale on October 18 in the United States and November 1 in the United Kingdom and Australia. Launch pricing for the 64GB version of the Google Pixel 3 XL was $899 (£869, AU$1,349) without a SIM card, with the 128GB model costing $999 (£949, AU$1,499). Pixel 3 XL prices originally increased by $50, £70, or AU$50 from the Google Pixel 2 XL but are now substantially lower thanks to discounts and promotions. This makes it more affordable than the iPhone XS Max by $250, £230, or AU$450.


Pixel 3 xl 128gb screen

See our evaluation of the Pixel 3 for specifics on its hardware and software performance. The Pixel 3 XL is identical in every way to the Pixel 3. Here, we’ll go through the key differences between the two mobile devices and explain why they’re significant. The Pixel 3 and 3 XL differ mostly in physical dimensions. The Pixel 3 XL weighs 6.5 ounces and measures 6.2 by 3.0 by 0.3 inches (HWD), making it smaller than the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (6.4 by 3.0 by 0.4 inches, 8.1 ounces) and the same size as the Apple iPhone XS Max (6.2 by 3.0 by 0.3 inches, 7.3 ounces).

Even though I know lots of folks who prefer compact phones, I find that this one is just a tad too wide for my liking. Despite the narrow bezel, it’s still tough to pull down the notification shade with your thumb, and the same goes for reaching across the screen.


Pixel 3 xl 128gb design

The Google Pixel 3 XL is an improvement over last year’s Pixel 2 XL, but it doesn’t break new ground in smartphone design like the recently released Huawei View 20. The glass and metal back have been discarded in favor of a more modern two-tone glass design. Shiny glass covers the top 20%, while the remaining 80% is finished in textured matte glass.

By using the same Corning Gorilla Glass 5 that shields the display on the back, the phone’s soft-touch glass back provides a more natural transition between the two materials. The only metal component is the aluminum frame holding the front and back panes of glass together. The advantages of the glass construction are twofold.

To begin, glass smartphones are better at transmitting LTE signals than their aluminum-backed counterparts. In 2019, this will be crucial as phone manufacturers and carriers compete to boast about their faster 5G speeds. Second, Google’s hardware ecosystem once again supports wireless charging, which has been absent since the plastic Nexus 6.

Time in Battery

The battery of the Pixel 3 XL is 3430 mAh and can be quickly recharged using USB-Power Delivery. Our tests showed that the phone’s battery life was below par. On a daily basis, we could obtain about four to five hours of screen time and roughly eighteen to twenty hours of total usage before needing a recharge. We think the enormous screen is draining the battery. The Pixel 3 XL is a great phone, but it has one of the market’s slowest “fast charging” options.

Compared to other fast charging methods, especially the DASH charging on OnePlus phones, the 18W USB-PD charger that comes in the box feels like it’s moving at a snail’s pace. Only 25% is charged after only half an hour of charging. If you charge it for an hour, you’ll get roughly 45 percent back. The only thing slower than the charging speed is Apple’s own 5W charger included with iPhones. With the Pixel 3 XL, you’re stuck with its slow charging speed; however, with the iPhone, you can get quicker charging by purchasing more powerful chargers, at which point the charging speed is faster than on the Pixel 3 XL.


Pixel 3 xl 128gb cammera

The Pixel 3 XL’s features and design are a hodgepodge. It’s a stunning demonstration of Google’s expertise in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and computational photography. Google’s finest moments include the introduction of features like Call Screen, Duplex, Super Res Zoom, Top Shot, and the soon-to-be-released Night Sight. These features are years ahead of what the rest of the industry is offering, and Google is finally releasing them. It’s tough to suggest the Pixel 3 XL to anyone in general without a long list of restrictions. While the Pixel 3 XL is a decent smartphone in general, there are better options available for the same price and cheaper alternatives that can accomplish the vast majority of its tasks.

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