With The Pixel 3 XL, Google Fixed Pixel 2 XL’s Biggest Problem: Review

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Pixel 3 XL: It has a display that rivals the best OLED smartphone screens.Credit: Google

</div> </div> <p>Need a good reason to get a Google Pixel 3 XL? Read on.</p> <p>[<em>This is a very brief review focused on the display.</em>]</p> <p>With the new <a href="https://store.google.com/config/pixel_3" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" data-ga-track="ExternalLink:https://store.google.com/config/pixel_3">6.3-inch Pixel ($899),</a> Google got the OLED display right. This time ditching the Pixel 2 XL’s muted colors and blue tint. That makes for an almost perfect phone.</p> <p><strong>The&nbsp;original sin</strong></p> <p>I had the Pixel 2 XL from day one.&nbsp;Many (if not all) of the initial Pixel 2 XLs were marred by an inferior OLED display, courtesy of supplier LG Display. I had two Pixel 2 XLs with awful screens, i.e., muted colors and&nbsp;excessive&nbsp;blue shift (aka, a blue tint) especially when viewed from an angle.</p> <p> </p> <p>Finally, on my third try, I got a Pixel 2 XL with a great screen replete with vibrant* colors. But that came months after the Pixel 2 XL’s release on late builds of the phone.</p> <p><strong>Fixed</strong></p> <p>Thankfully Google fixed that problem once and for all with the Pixel 3 XL’s Samsung-supplied display. No more hit-or-miss on builds. No more muted colors or blue shift. Buy a Pixel 3 XL and you get a great display. Period. Rivaling the quality you get on a Samsung Galaxy 9 or Note 9.</p>

<p><strong>Another fix: Android on Pixel keeps getting better</strong></p> <p>Until Google’s Pixel phones (I’ve used all three generations), Android didn’t have the fit and finish of the iPhone/iOS. But Android married with the Pixel 3 XL is so fluid and fast that the experience is as good as my iPhone XS Max — and that’s saying a lot.</p> <p>Combine that with a top-notch design/materials and another great Pixel camera (especially in low light) and you have a worthwhile upgrade from the Pixel 2 XL.</p> <p>—-</p> <p><span>*The display itself was better, irrespective of Google software tweaks such as the</span><span>&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.androidcentral.com/how-change-color-profile-googles-pixel-2-and-pixel-2-xl" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" data-ga-track="ExternalLink:https://www.androidcentral.com/how-change-color-profile-googles-pixel-2-and-pixel-2-xl">&quot;saturated&quot; switch</a><span>&nbsp;in the advanced settings.&nbsp;</span></p>” readability=”43.003397508494″>

Pixel 3 XL: It has a display that rivals the best OLED smartphone screens.Credit: Google

Need a good reason to get a Google Pixel 3 XL? Read on.

[This is a very brief review focused on the display.]

With the new 6.3-inch Pixel ($899), Google got the OLED display right. This time ditching the Pixel 2 XL’s muted colors and blue tint. That makes for an almost perfect phone.

The original sin

I had the Pixel 2 XL from day one. Many (if not all) of the initial Pixel 2 XLs were marred by an inferior OLED display, courtesy of supplier LG Display. I had two Pixel 2 XLs with awful screens, i.e., muted colors and excessive blue shift (aka, a blue tint) especially when viewed from an angle.

Finally, on my third try, I got a Pixel 2 XL with a great screen replete with vibrant* colors. But that came months after the Pixel 2 XL’s release on late builds of the phone.

Fixed

Thankfully Google fixed that problem once and for all with the Pixel 3 XL’s Samsung-supplied display. No more hit-or-miss on builds. No more muted colors or blue shift. Buy a Pixel 3 XL and you get a great display. Period. Rivaling the quality you get on a Samsung Galaxy 9 or Note 9.

Another fix: Android on Pixel keeps getting better

Until Google’s Pixel phones (I’ve used all three generations), Android didn’t have the fit and finish of the iPhone/iOS. But Android married with the Pixel 3 XL is so fluid and fast that the experience is as good as my iPhone XS Max — and that’s saying a lot.

Combine that with a top-notch design/materials and another great Pixel camera (especially in low light) and you have a worthwhile upgrade from the Pixel 2 XL.

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*The display itself was better, irrespective of Google software tweaks such as the “saturated” switch in the advanced settings. 

Source : https://www.forbes.com/sites/brookecrothers/2018/11/10/with-the-pixel-3-xl-google-fixed-pixel-2-xls-biggest-problem-review/