First Google Pixel 3 XL teardown reveals a... Samsung display

Surprise, surprise, the Google Pixel 3 XL is actually made by Samsung this time around, reveals the phone's first teardown. The Pixel 2 XL's LG OLED screen was plagued with problems, and Google apparently decided to diversify display suppliers. The first screen tests reveal that the panel is well-calibrated, and with one of the lowest reflections out there, boding well for sunlight visibility. It is also HDR-certified, meaning that you will be able to watch whatever your expensive Netflix subscription throws at it as its creators intended.

What else interesting can we glimpse from gutting the Google Pixel 3 XL? Well, it is very hard to repair anything cracked here, be it the display or the body, as you'd have to do plenty of disassembly to get to the display... or the cracked rear. That is why iFixit gave the phone a repairability score of just 4 out of 10.

The single-camera is with an upgraded Sony IMX363 sensor, which should mean better photo performance than the one in the Pixel 2, together with the new camera algorithms. A new haptic motor for much more detailed vibrations round up the novelties you can find inside the Pixel 3 XL, but the hard-to-repair nature means that screen replacements won't come cheap.

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Pixel 3 XL
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3430 mAh



1. nikhil23

Posts: 499; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

That explains why there are no display issues this time and it's the best display of this year according to displaymate

2. Hollowmost

Posts: 425; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

I know why displaymate gave them A+ of screen rating

7. SaRPeR

Posts: 151; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Because it has the best display on a smartphone?

9. alaw.14

Posts: 427; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Actually it has one of the best displays in the world. Note 9 and iphone xs has the same rating. Nevertheless, they are all samsung panels.

12. Pcworld1976

Posts: 184; Member since: Sep 18, 2018

10. Pcworld1976

Posts: 184; Member since: Sep 18, 2018

Nop, the best screen have the XZ3, the crapmoleds hace washed and sawtooth. You can watch it in person or inversusYouTube Crapmoled Samsung are garbage

3. Sakeem

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Seeing and using the Pixel 3 in VZW, you can tell the screen was a huge improvement over last year's device.

6. Pcworld1976

Posts: 184; Member since: Sep 18, 2018

Todas las pantallas que salen en pantalla falsa están hechas por xamfung . Money money

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