Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL: how big are they and how do they compare to the previous models?

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL: how big are they and how do they compare to the previous models?
With the official reveal of the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL less than a month away, there's pretty much no surprises left in store about Google's latest flagship phones. We've already seen the Pixel 3 XL in a series of completely revealing hands-on photos, not to mention the unboxing video, and though the smaller model hasn't been "enjoying" quite as high of a popularity as its bigger brother, we've managed to glean quite a bit of info about it as well.

As is usual with new smartphone releases, we've seen some CAD drawings of both the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, so we've got a pretty good idea as to how big they will be. Our information seems to be in line with claims from other reliable sources, such as notorious tipster @OnLeaks. The only question that's left is how big will be the screen of the Google Pixel 3 XL, but we'll get to this as well.

The Google Pixel 3 will have almost the same footprint as the Pixel 2, though it will bump screen size from 5 inches up to 5.4 inches. Of course, the display will be taller as well, with a likely aspect ratio of 18:9.

Will the Google Pixel 3 XL really have a 6.7" screen?

The Google Pixel 3 XL is heavily rumored to retain the dimensions of its predecessor, though there's conflicting information about its display. If the Google Pixel 3 XL is the same size as the Pixel 2 XL (give or take a millimeter or a fraction thereof), this puts its display at about 6.4 inches (not accounting for the rounded corners). However, more recent reports claim that the Pixel 3 XL will sport a massive 6.7-inch display, which would make its footprint noticeably bigger than that of its predecessor.

Would you rather if the Pixel 3 XL were slightly smaller, or is it all about that bigger screen? Tell us in the comments below!

Disclaimer: The dimensions used in this material are based on preliminary information about the respective device(s). As such, they may not be fully representative of the device(s) final size.




1. Papa_Ji

Posts: 856; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Bad looking Poco phone with a better camera and smaller battery and no 3.5mm jack.

4. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Pixel 3 better support no notch for Daydream. If it does, then I am on board.

2. Junito

Posts: 145; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

We just about everything, indeed. We just don't know how overpriced they're going to be.

3. Fred3

Posts: 561; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

I'm getting the Pixel 3 cause of the size and no notch. There's not too many small phones anymore and the Galaxy S9 is the exact same size as my Pixel XL

11. yonith

Posts: 228; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Sad that the 3 and the iPhone XS are the 2 smallest new phones.

5. yalokiy

Posts: 1049; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

3 XL has about 6.3" screen, as most other notched phones with similar dimensions. I like the simple pixel 3, but only because it's shorter than 146 mm. Wouldn't mind if it had teardrop notch instead and no front facing stereo speakers.

6. dnomadic

Posts: 424; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Interesting. Head on it doesn't look as bad as some other leaks... Not beautiful, but not as ugly. I may hold on to my Note 9 and wait for the Pixel 3 XL, I was considering toying with the Iphone XS max but this looks a little more interesting than some of the other photos.

7. OneLove123

Posts: 1189; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Man, I was going to get the pixel 3 but the top bezel is too big.

9. Fred3

Posts: 561; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

It reminds me of a mini Pixel 2XL

8. surethom

Posts: 1718; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

More interested in the Google Smart Display than the pixels this year.

10. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

I guess if someone were interested in a compact Android phone, the smaller Pixel 3 is one of the only options coming out. Im keeping my eye on it. I think the 3 XL is more of the same, just another phablet in a crowded market. I think there's better deals if you want a larger phone.

12. partylikeaninjastar

Posts: 26; Member since: Jun 11, 2014

It's the only non-budget option. I wish LG would go back to have a mid sized phone (G series) and large size phone (V series). Now every LG flagship is getting bigger and bigger it doesn't make sense they they have both the G and V series.

13. power21

Posts: 80; Member since: Jul 15, 2015

they should of just kept the top bezel. who the hell is making these phones for Google?

14. zackh121556

Posts: 133; Member since: Feb 01, 2012

wait....we are talking about size now? it hasn't been a huge subject the past few years.....hmmmmm

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