A recently-released unboxing video provides us with a way to compare the Pixel 3 XL to its predecessor from a form factor perspective.
Recent Pixel 2 XL Stories
Like an Apple user might, I briefly tried to solve my Pixel 2 XL problems by spending more money. And then I came to my senses.
Some of Google's hardware is on sale via the Google Store, and the prices match the lowest we've seen yet for this generation of devices.
I've had to replace my Google Pixel 2 XL twice because of USB-C issues. Here's a video that demonstrates the problem.
Despite my best efforts to time this for my return from Sweden, my second replacement Pixel 2 XL arrived on the day we flew home.
I had my Google Pixel 2 XL replaced under warranty in April. Now I'm having its replacement replaced too.
I'm trying to solve my Pixel audio issues the way an Apple user would. By throwing even more money at it.
My replacement Google Pixel 2 XL arrived yesterday, and I've spent much of the intervening time configuring and testing it.
Five months ago, I paid $1000 for a Google Pixel 2 XL, and I've been living with its various issues ever since.
To counter the lower cost of the superior Samsung Galaxy S9+, Google has dropped the price of its Pixel 2 XL by $200.
The Samsung Galaxy S9+ has a truly excellent camera, but it falls short of the picture quality provided by the Google Pixel 2 XL.
Google is trying to establish its hardware credibility in order to more effectively compete against Apple. Suffice to say that it has failed miserably.