Google Pixel 3 XL vs. Pixel 2 XL: Early design comparison

Google Pixel 3 XL vs. Pixel 2 XL: Early design comparison
Thanks to a huge leak from earlier today, we can now take a good look at Google's upcoming Pixel 3 XL smartphone, which is expected to be announced in the last quarter of the year (likely in October).

Similar to previous leaks featuring the unreleased phone, the new one shows a Google Pixel 3 XL that has a pretty big notch at the top of its display. However, overall, the upcoming handset doesn't seem to be too different from its predecessor - the Google Pixel 2 XL (released in October 2017).

According to a report from June, the Google Pixel 3 XL measures 158 x 76.6 x 7.9 mm. If that's true, the new phone is almost unnoticeably taller than the Pixel 2 XL (157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm). With that in mind, we took the liberty of placing a couple of fresh Pixel 3 XL photos next to official images of the Pixel 2 XL.

As you can see below, the notch is the only major design change that the Pixel 3 XL appears to be bringing. But the handset's UI will, most probably, have an option allowing users to hide its notch - when that's enabled, the new Pixel should really look a lot like its predecessor.

Based on these preliminary images, what do you think of the Google Pixel 3 XL?

P.S.: Our comparison is not exactly to scale, but should provide a general idea of what the next-gen Google Pixel XL looks like next to the Pixel 2 XL.

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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
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 128 GB
  • Battery 3520 mAh

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13 Comments

1. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 618; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

i wasn't completely against notches in the beginning but this atrocity... SHALL NOT PASS!

11. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Apple haters will come around eventually and say "Mmmmmm that's notch too bad....mmmmm" Lollzzzzzzzzz. Just give some time to those Android fanboy hypocrites to come out from their dens and embrace the Pixel 3 xl and hate the iPhone X Plus once again.

12. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 618; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

i dislike Apple products for my own reasons but the notch on this is unacceptable.

2. Nunazty

Posts: 30; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

Notch my life.

3. JustinPrime

Posts: 12; Member since: Aug 20, 2018

Gotta love the image of someone taking a photo with a smart phone in the pixel 3 xl

4. LEEDAQ

Posts: 193; Member since: Aug 07, 2018

Don't even go there

5. ijuanp03

Posts: 655; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I don't care about the notch but what I do care is Google making the regular Pixel 3 as big as the Pixel 2 XL! Now, I don't see any other compact phone alternative to the iPhone X and Galaxy S9 (or Huawei P20)! Everything is huge!

6. rsiders

Posts: 2009; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Huh? Where did you get Google making the regular Pixel 3 as big as the Pixel 2XL out of this article?

7. rsiders

Posts: 2009; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Turn it up a notch baby.

8. yalokiy

Posts: 1103; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

With black bars it will look just like Pixel 2XL.

9. BullaBoss

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

PhoneArena please fix your website it's painful. The UI is missing on the article sreen and it's driving me nuts. I'm using Safari on iPhone. The interface is fine on the other screens.

10. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

It's notch nice at all...!

13. monoke

Posts: 1197; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Notch and no headphone jack = no buy.

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