Pixel 3 XL – Not All Bad News


In the midst of all of the negative news on the Pixel 3 XL, I just wanted to say that it isn’t all negative in my experience. I’ve duplicated Paul’s issue of the camera app killing media but not every time. Also, some Chrome pages sites will auto-refresh after I’ve been in and out of other apps and back to Chrome again and that is part of the memory management issue. But other than that, it has not had any other issue that seems to be all over the news.

My primary reason for ditching the Note 9 for the Pixel 3 XL is the camera and it has not disappointed…at all…

The selfie camera is much improved and for sure, way better than the Note 9.

And of course, the rear camera is amazing…

Comments (6)

6 responses to “Pixel 3 XL – Not All Bad News”

  1. tahj

    I admit that the camera photo is beautiful, but unfortunately for me it's the only positive point but it's just an opinion, each one has it's own opinion about this phone


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  2. Paul Thurrott

    No one ever said the camera was bad. :) Obviously, the Pixel cameras are amazing, always have been.

  3. Johannes

    Wow, the images are amazing indeed! Perhaps time to upgrade from my iPhone 6s. I don't really want to switch from iOS though.... I hope the camera in the XS is up to somewhat the same level. Thanks for sharing!

  4. ggolcher

    I got a Pixel 3 in December, literally the day the December update arrived that fixed a ton of the issues (it was a happy coincidence). Personally, I have not had any problems with it whatsoever.

    Yes, I wish it was the same width of my Nexus 5x it was replacing, and that the back is not a slippery mess, but the phone functioning day-in, day-out for me has been fine. Maybe it's worth trying it out again for y'all.

  5. Dorian

    I bought the Pixel 3 XL and this is the best phone I ever had. I almost did not buy this phone because it was so expensive, but got it really cheap 2 weeks ago. My son also has the Pixel 3 XL and showed me side by side with the Pixel 2 XL, because he bought that last year. The sound from the speakers are better than 2 XL. It's louder and clearer. He told me there were problems with the Pixel 3 XL, but he cannot get the problem to come out.

    I love your photos. They are so clear and sharp. My brother in law says the Pixel 3 XL is as good as his Canon Professional camera. That's good for my business. I have not played with nightshot yet. I tried the selfie mode and can't believe the zoom out function. How come it took so long for someone to invent.

  6. Tony Barrett

    Sure, the Pixel 3XL has had some software issues (don't they all!), and the notch is just an eyesore, but it's actually an amazing handset. A friend at work has one, and it's very, very impressive. The camera is just phenomenal for a smart phone - there's nothing else that really get's close.