Google Pixel 3 XL gets compared to the Pixel 2 XL in new hands-on video

The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL won't be officially announced before October 9, and yet we've seen both handsets in a multitude of leaked images and in some videos. As of today, we can take yet another clear look at the Pixel 3 XL, thanks to a new hands-on video posted on YouTube by Russian outlet Rozetked.

As you can see above, the new video - in Russian - shows a white Google Pixel 3 XL that, at times, is compared to a black Pixel 2 XL. This allows us to conclude that the two phones are nearly identical in size - just as previously assumed. Of course, the Pixel 3 XL has a larger display (allegedly measuring around 6.4 inches) and a prominent notch, but, other than that, its design isn't changed much.   

While almost all other smartphone makers are using dual (or even triple) main cameras on their flagship handsets, Google is sticking to a single rear camera setup for the Pixel 3 XL. If we take into consideration the superb photo and video capabilities of last year's Pixel 2 XL, this shouldn't be a problem at all. 

We still don't know when the Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3 will be available to buy, but it's likely that Google plans to accept pre-orders shortly after October 9, or maybe even on that day. Both new smartphones will unsurprisingly run Android 9 Pie out of the box. Are you considering buying any of them?

source: Rozetked (YouTube)

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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 64GB
  • Battery 3430 mAh
Pixel 2 XL
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 128GB
  • Battery 3520 mAh



1. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Maybe the smaller Pixel 3 is worth a shot. Pixel 3 XL with that horrible notch? Not a chance.

2. RevolutionA

Posts: 529; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Better buy an iPhone Xs than being regretted about buying a huge notch for lifetime

3. cmdacos

Posts: 4386; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

One unibrow is as bad as the other.

6. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

The notch is horrible, but there is no denying that the Pixel's camera is superb. According to many reviewers the Pixel 2 still to this day beats every phone out there including the iPhone Xs and the Max. Both phones are great and I don't think anyone would regret buying anyone of them.

13. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

For lifetime? I'm pretty sure people change their phone at least twice a lifetime. I mean coming from an iFan I can understand the confusion, having to buy the same phone every year must make you think that you have to commit for a lifetime. I assure you that is not the case outside of the garden.

14. partylikeaninjastar

Posts: 26; Member since: Jun 11, 2014

But the iPhone runs iOS, not Android. Not worth it.

4. Jason2k13

Posts: 1478; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Did google just looked at the iPhone notch and say “that notch looks horrible, let’s make ours look even worst”.

5. dnomadic

Posts: 449; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Still not buying the leaks.... Why no software tour in all these live leaks, no camera comparisons, nothing.... This is slthe ultimate troll job and it is going to push me back in to the arms of the girl o never loved.....iPhone Xs (excess) Max

7. akistz

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 26, 2018

The notch on pixel 3xl is very distracting. Let’s hope for the camera to work it’s magic once again

8. gamehead unregistered

Google can keep that phone

9. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

As usual russain the first reviewer get latest flagship!

12. mootu

Posts: 1541; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Yup!, be so proud that they are reviewing stolen (engineer sample) handsets bought on the black market.

16. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Really! First time knows a bout that and I’m wondering from where they got those latest phones that not even yet release.

10. dnomadic

Posts: 449; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I keep looking at the Max but I am going to hold out until next week... Not like the Max is selling like past iPhones, so it will be available no need to jump yet.

11. rsiders

Posts: 2037; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I like it deep. I like it wide. The notch that is. The camera will be a beast but still doesn't make up for more unique setups like LG'S wide angle lens. Plus once you throw the Google camera mod on any other phone it's not that much difference from a Pixel phone anyway.

15. partylikeaninjastar

Posts: 26; Member since: Jun 11, 2014

If this phone had a wide angle camera, then I would buy it without hesitation. People don't realize how useful a wide camera is until they have one.

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