Google Pixel 3 Vs Google Pixel 3 XL – On Paper, Which One Should I Choose?

Written by Gina Stephens


If you're a Pixel or Pixel 2 proprietor, or are thinking about switching to be a Pixel smartphone user, you're probably wondering which new Pixel digital imaging, a pixel, pel, dots, or picture element is a physical point in a raster image, or the smallest addressable element, the Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL, you should buy. So, to help you run your mind up, we're comparing the specs of both new smartphones side-by-side so you can see if the extra £130 you'll need to spend to buy the XL version of the Pixel 3 (64GB) is benefit it. 

Let's start by looking at some of the main specs (specs in bold are what are different about the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL): 


Google Pixel 3Google Pixel 3 XL
5.5in, 443ppi, 2160×1080 OLED Small screen6.3in, 523ppi, 2960×1440 OLED Screen
Single 12.2MP, f/1.8 rear cameraSingle 12.2MP, f/1.8 train camera camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or
Dual 8MP, f/2.2, wide-angle, fixed focus and f/1.8 regular angle front facing cameraDual 8MP, f/2.2, wide-angle, resolute focus and f/1.8 regular angle front facing camera
Digital bokeh and post-capture abilityDigital bokeh and post-capture adeptness
1080p, 720p, 480p (front camera)1080p, 720p, 480p (front camera)
4K, 1080p, 720p, (rear camera)4K, 1080p, 720p, (rear camera)
Optical & electronic embodiment stabilisationOptical & electronic image stabilisation
Optical & Digital Zoom Optical & Digital Zoom 
Splash, Water and Dust ImperviousSplash, Water and Dust Resistant
Snapdragon 845 & 4GB RAMSnapdragon 845 & 4GB RAM
Glass back design which allows for wireless costingGlass back design which allows for wireless charging
64/126GB Capacity  64/126GB Capacity 
Size: 145.6 x 68.2mmSize: 158mm x 76.7mm
2,915mAh battery3,430mAh battery
Start at &hammer out;739Start at £869
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As you can see from the table, there's not actually that much that separates the two smartphones. The most obvious dislikes is the overall phone size and the size of the screen as the Pixel 3 XL, as the name suggests, is bigger. The screen on the Pixel 3 XL is 1.2in bigger and offers a better pertinacity than the Pixel 3 and the overall body-size is longer/wider. You may have also noticed that the Pixel 3 XL has a notch, a new feature of Pixel smartphones, and this has been began to allow for the bigger screen size. 

The battery is bigger on the Pixel 3 XL but the battery built into the Pixel 3 isn't terrible and with able charging, the 2915mAH battery can give you 7 hours of use from just a 15-minute charge.



A bigger screen which perceive b completes up over 80{b2ee9981cbbb8b0b163040ea529e4efa9927b5e917c58e02d7678b19266ae8ff} of the device and the overall size of the smartphone obviously comes at a bigger cost with the 64GB Pixel 3 starting at £739 compared with the &pulp;869 for the Pixel 3 XL. Over £100 more for a bigger screen sounds like a lot but we'll have to wait and see how much a difference it come to terms when we put the smartphones through their paces on test. 

For now, you can learn more about the Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL over in information and have a look at more images of the new smartphones below. 


Google Pixel 3XL Photos of Equipment



Google Pixel 3 Photos of Furnishings



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Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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