Google Pixel 3 XL vs Google Pixel 2 XL: 5 Things That Will Be Different

Google Pixel 3 XL 5 New Features

The Pixel 2 XL was a great phone.  It was definitely one of my top phones for 2017/2018.  It is lightning fast, has good speakers, the software is brilliant, the cameras are awesome and the screen isn’t as bad as everyone says it is.

That already sounds like a nearly perfect phone but what will be different in the Google Pixel 3 XL.  This is my list of 5 features will be new in the Pixel 3 XL.

  1. Wireless Charging: It’s in basically every easily accessible flagship phone from Samsung Galaxy phones to iPhones and everything in between.  It’s been a feature missing from all previous Pixel Phones. 2018 Pixel 3 XL will mark the coming of wireless charging.  Why? Because it’s in too many other phones to not be taken seriously if it ended up not being in the Pixel 3 XL.  
  2. The Display Notch: The notch that’s in the iPhone X and lots of other phones in 2018 like the OnePlus 6 and the LG G7 ThinQ will almost definitely be in the new 2018 Pixel phone.  Why? Two reasons really.  One reason is because I feel like Google likes to take some design queues from Apple.  Secondly it seems to be a trend like I said earlier of other phones doing the same thing.  Plus the notch is being built into Android P which will be running on Pixel 3 XL. I do think the notch on the Pixel phone will be smaller than iPhones X’s if that’s any consolation. 
  3. Display Size:  The Pixel 2 XL had a screen size of 6-inches.  I think with the notch in the display of the Pixel 3 XL you’ll end up seeing a display size of 6.1 or 6.2 inches.  Now that isn’t a huge difference from last year.  But I also think the body of the phone won’t be any bigger.  Meaning more screen real estate for watching YouTube, movies and games. 
  4. IP68:  The Pixel 2 XL is IP67 dust and water resistant.  Which means it can safely be submerged under water at 3 feet for 30 minutes.  IP68 which will almost definitely be in the Pixel 3 XL will allow for 5 feet of water for 30 minutes. 
  5. Better Display: The display on the Pixel 2 XL definitely wasn’t the best but it also wasn’t the worst.  Day to day usage versus some other phones displays and you won’t really notice many differences unless you’re really trying hard to look.  I do think since the display was such a news worthy topic in 2017 for the Pixel 2 XL in a negative way I suspect that Google will do everything in their power to put out a display that’s game time ready with saturated colors, good viewing angles (less blue tint) and just overall better clarity. 

 

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