Google Pixel 3 XL plays HDR video in 1440p at 60fps

Google Pixel 3 XL plays HDR video in 1440p at 60fps
There are a few things you'll find on the Google Pixel 3 XL that you won't see on the Pixel 3, Pixel 2 or the Pixel 2 XL. Besides the notch, of course. One is 1440p HDR video playback at 60 frames per second. You won't find this on the Pixel 3 or Pixel 2 because both sport a 1080p screen, and it is not offered on last year's Pixel 2 XL. All of these phones max out HDR playback at 1080p60fps.

You might recall that last year Google removed 1440p HDR video playback from the YouTube app as there were complaints about dropped frames. This year, the Alphabet unit brought back 1440p HDR video playback on handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ and the Galaxy Note 9.

A Redditor shared an HDR video that those toting the aforementioned Samsung models and the Pixel 3 XL can view in 1440p. Even if you don't own a phone that plays HDR video at 1440p, you're sure to enjoy the quality of the clip. You can find that video by tapping on this link.

source: Reddit via AndroidPolice

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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. ahmadkun

Posts: 670; Member since: May 02, 2016

Uh .. such a great hardware and software.. specially the camera and other things like screen call .. but ( THE DESIGN IS A NO NO NO ) .. like you take Bugatti's engine and put it in Toyota Cressida 80

2. master-mkk

Posts: 214; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

let's be honest a Bugatti w16 in a Toyota Cressida 80 would be sick af

7. xocomaox

Posts: 202; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

Completely true statement.

3. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Pixel 3 also doesn't seem to be the camera king this year. Most people have been voting for the iPhone Xs, and recently, the Mate 20 Pro.

8. perry1234

Posts: 654; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

I would be a bit skeptical about Mate 20 Pro since all the positives are only based on initial impressions


Posts: 654; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Most of not all 1440p-screened phones released in the last year can display 1440p HDR video at 60fps. I think even the LG V30 does that.

5. ursamajor

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 20, 2018

Galaxy S9 Exynos 9810 can play HDR 3840x2160 @60fps. Very stable.

6. Pcworld1976

Posts: 184; Member since: Sep 18, 2018

XZ3 have 2k HDR real un youtube PĂ­xel 3xl and Samsung s9 use Crapmoled pentile 2k HDR = 1080 p hdr

9. Pcworld1976

Posts: 184; Member since: Sep 18, 2018

the XZ3 since it came out

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