Where the affordable Nexus phones were made with tech enthusiasts in mind, the advent of the Pixel and Pixel XL in 2016 saw Google develop a handset aimed at the average consumer combining the power of stock Android with premium design and a higher price tag. In 2017 the search giant took another step forward with the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, and despite the larger model somewhat tainted by display issues, the camera experience is still one of the best around.
This brings us to 2018’s Pixel 3 XL which features three cameras and a controversial notched display. The Pixel 3 XL doesn’t sport any old notch either, it has to be the most significant notch seen on a smartphone (so far), and it’s imminently noticeable. The Pixel 3 XL also gets a price bump to $900 which means it’s edging towards Galaxy Note 9 territory. We’ve spent a couple of weeks with Google’s new big-screened phone, so join us after the break for our review of the Pixel 3 XL.