Last updated on December 24th, 2018
Today, Google announced its most gorgeous and eye-catching smartphone named Google Pixel 3 XL in Australia as well as the United States and other regions. It’s a new biggest monster of Google and also a bigger brother of regular Pixel 3. The smartphone comes with a Stock Version of Android 9.0 Pie with no adjustments – exactly as Google planned.
The Google Pixel 3 XL is also backed by super-smooth hardware, biggest and bright screen and quality-oriented cameras. The handset also has a decent foundation to build upon – but it’ll have to hone its all-around offering if it’s going to beat other monsters such as Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Apple iPhone XS and Huawei’s excellent smartphone “P20 Pro”.
In our Google Pixel 3 XL review in Australia below, you’ll find what we’ve gathered and what it dishes out for its audience. Let’s get it on.
Google Pixel 3 XL Release Date and Price
The official Google Pixel 3 XL release date in Australia and other countries is October 9 – it’s a date Google itself revealed in a teaser a couple of months back.
Google has also revealed that users worldwide will also be able to pre-order Google Pixel 3 XL immediately after a launch event on October 9.
Moving on to the United Kingdom, in 2016 and 2017, Google Pixel series has initially released as a carrier-exclusive and there’s no word yet on whether Google will pursue the same tactic in 2018.
The smartphone will indeed be priced 15% higher over smaller version and it’s most likely that a new and higher maximum storage option of 256GB will be launched which will go for a whopping AU$1600 or more.
Google Pixel 3 XL Specs
Google Pixel 3 XL boasts so many impressive features including 6.3-inches P-OLED screen, Android Pie 9.0 OS, Snapdragon 845 Chipset and 3430mAh battery. Other Google Pixel 3 XL specifications in Australia are as follow.
- Dimensions: 158 x 76.6 x 7.9 mm
- Build: Front Glass, Aluminum Body, and Partial Glass Back
- IP67 Certified (Dust/Water Resistant)
- Display Size: 6.3-inches P-OLED 16M Colors
- Display Resolution: 1080 x 2280 Pixels (19:9 ratio) (81.9% screen-to-body ratio)
- Multitouch: Yes
- Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
- CPU: Octa-core
- GPU: Adreno 630
- RAM: 6GB
- ROM: 64GB/128GB (Non-Expandable)
- Rear Camera: 12.2MP f/1.8
- Front Camera: 8MP + 8MP f/2.2
- Video: [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected]
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual Band
- Sensors: Gyro, Accelerometer, Compass, Proximity, Barometer, and Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
- Battery: 3430mAh Non-removable (Fast Charging, Wireless Charging)
- Colors: Just Black, Black & White
Elegant Design and Great Notch
The most important change Google has done with Pixel 3 XL is its design. The handset houses a larger screen with a maximum size of 6.3-inches P-OLED-based Technology alongside resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels with thinner screen edges. The screen offers users an unparalleled visual experience as it’s crisp and bright even under bright sunlight. The Notch of Pixel 3 XL is strikingly large and wide as well. The Notch houses stereo speakers but there is also a double FaceTime sensor (8MP + 8MP). There is also a visible bezel and Chin under the screen. It’s available in 2 different colors – Just Black and Black & White.
The Google Pixel 3 XL is actually an elder brother of Pixel 3 but it’s more power-packed – housing an Aluminum and Glass Body and it’s a flagship smartphone which comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. It’s IP67 certified device, making it water-resistant and dust proof.
Camera and Battery
All other brands are nowadays launching smartphones with dual rear cameras such as Nokia 7.1 and even now triple camera configuration. But Google Pixel 3 XL is an exception. The handset comes loaded with a single but solid 12.2MP rear camera whereas dual 8MP + 8MP FaceTime sensors are holding their position on the front.
The rear camera supports numerous shooting modes like High Dynamic Range Mode and Continuous Shooting Mode. Moreover, you’ll find an ISO control and a dual LED Flash for capturing detailed images in a low-light condition.
The FaceTime sensor, on the other hand, has an aperture of f/2.2 which promises better selfies and video calling with your nearest and dearest.
Moving on a battery section, it’s equipped with a non-removable Li-Po 3430mAh battery – offering an excellent back-up. A moderate user with light use and mixed activities such as watching videos, surfing the Internet or playing games with easily go through a whole day.
The good news is, it’s being supported by a wireless charging. The device has Glass housing so that one can also charge it via Qi standard. Put your Pixel 3 XL on a wireless charging pad to juice up back in a phone. Though one can also charge via a USB Port. Fast charging is available as well, making
Performance and Storage
The brain behind Google Pixel 3 XL is an Octa-core Snapdragon 845 Processor and a whopping 6GB of RAM which is coupled with Adreno 630 GPU for immersive graphics. The device is extraordinarily smooth and you won’t notice even a single and small hiccup while working on several apps at once or playing graphics-intensive games.
Storage-wise, Google Pixel 3 XL comes in 2 different storage tiers – 64GB and 128GB to accommodate your files and data with less hassle. Be noted, one wouldn’t be allowed to expand it’s onboard any further as it lacks microSD slot. However, a higher version with 128GB can be considered enough for storing loads and loads of data.
OS and Extras
As far as Google Pixel 3 XL’s software factor is concerned, it runs on latest Android Pie 9.0 operating system. Hence you’ll get a new interface and a lot latest features.
Connectivity options Google Pixel 3 XL is coming with are 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, USB Type C Port, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC and GPS. A plethora of sensors of Pixel 3 XL includes Proximity, Compass, Barometer, Gyro, Accelerometer and Fingerprint scanner (rear-mounted).