This unlocked Google Pixel 3 XL deal is pretty much unmissable

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This unlocked Google Pixel 3 XL deal is pretty much unmissable
Even by Google's notoriously low standards, it's safe to say that the Pixel 3 XL hasn't been very popular, drawing ridicule for, well, its decidedly ridiculous notch and putting off plenty of Android purists on tight budgets with its arguably excessive starting price.

While the jumbo-sized 6.3-inch handset is naturally no longer available directly from its manufacturer in the US following an October 2018 commercial debut, several third-party retailers have yet to run out of inventory, offering massive discounts to finally pull that off.

B&H Photo Video, for instance, is selling a single black color option for an undoubtedly limited time only at an incredibly low $299.99 price. This is down from an original MSRP of $899.99 for an unlocked device with full (4G LTE) support for all major US wireless service providers and 64 gigs of internal storage space.

Obviously, the Google Pixel 3 XL hasn't commanded its full retail price in a long time, which however doesn't mean this killer new deal isn't special. In fact, as far as we can tell, the Snapdragon 845 powerhouse has never been cheaper, at least in brand-new, unused, unopened, and undamaged condition, with a full 1-year US warranty included.

Granted, that outdated chipset is not fast enough to take on 2020's flagships, let alone the latest high-enders out there, especially when paired with a middling 4GB RAM count. But at $299.99, middling specifications should be good enough for stock Android fans unbothered by this bad boy's ghastly screen cutout.

It pretty much goes without saying that the aforementioned SoC is still considerably better than the Snapdragon 670 processor found under the hood of the Pixel 3a and 3a XL, and most likely, the Snapdragon 765 powering the 5G-enabled Pixel 4a and Pixel 5 too.

Running Android 11 on the software side of things, the Pixel 3 XL is also guaranteed to receive a timely Android 12 update later this year while rocking an impressive (by $300 standards) 12MP single rear-facing camera and a sharp P-OLED display with a resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels. 

In many ways, the likes of the Motorola One 5G Ace and Samsung Galaxy A51 have nothing on this 2018-released high-end model, arguably justifying a purchase more than ever before in the tumultuous existence of the XL-sized Google Pixel 3.

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Pixel 3 XL

PhoneArena Score:

9.0

User Score:

8.0
  • Display 6.3 inches 2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3430 mAh
  • OS Android 11

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