Google Pixel is a well known high-end Android smartphone series by Google, Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 2 are the most recent models in the series, and they have got enough fame. However, now Google is aiming for the number one smartphone manufacturer position, it is only possible if the next pixel smartphones, i.e., Google Pixel 3 XL and Pixel shine high in the market.
If we talk about the recently launched Pixel 2 XL, we liked the looks. However, the innovation is missing. Virtually there are no fingerprints, and it is not as slippery as other glass smartphones. Inside the metal, and above it has a rough plastic coating. In hand, it feels nice, all edges are chamfered, feels thin and not heavy. The fingerprint scanner works fast, but the screen turns slightly slower compared to 5T.
The volume rocker is below the power button, which is located high on the top and it’s not very convenient. And it’s not very comfortable to reach for it. Plus the button is clutching and does not strongly protrude, and it is difficult to detect by touch. There is water protection according to the IP67 standard.
Going by our review, we strongly hope that Google Pixel 3 XL should get design chances over present generation pixel device. Looking at the other competition for Pixel smartphone, the LG V30 + smartphone’s screen was better calibrated. On Pixel 2XL in the “Natural” mode is too dim image and obviously lacks saturation.
The “Bright” mode is a bit short of the color coverage. Another down point about the Pixel 2 and Xl models, the display at an angle the white color start to turn blue, but in practice, and this is not so critical. However, compared to 5T and iPhone X, it’s clear that it goes to blue at an angle. If Google improves the display technology and adds the flavor of innovation technology, the next Pixel 3 smartphones will be ahead of every smartphone.
For the sound quality, Google has just done a fine job with Pixel 2 XL. There is a thriving location of the speakers in front, offers loud sound without distortion at maximum volume. In comparison with HTC U11 +, it is a little quieter and a little worse on the details.
The high ones are slightly muted, but overall the sound is high. The sound in headphones, with a complete 3.5mm adapter, the sound in headphones for 2 XL is a volume by volume (divisions 2), but u11 + sounds a little louder with its adapter, it also transfers the details slightly, but the difference is small with 2 XL. But, yes, the overall speaker is very loud.
We wish Google should actively work on improving the sound quality of Pixel 3 XL because at the moment Pixel 2 is behind the iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S8.
Considering the price of Google Pixel 2 XL, we expect little more, maybe 6GB RAM and Infinity display could make it even better, and worth.
If you are ready to pay little extra than the price of 2 XL, then you will have options like iPhone 8 and S8. So, to overcome the competition the next Google Pixel 3 XL should be stuffed with 6GB RAM, Snapdragon 845, dual-camera at rear panel and interesting display specs, else, we would see nothing more than what we witnessed for Pixel 2 launch.