Google Pixel 3 XL: Plans | Pricing | Specs

The Google Pixel 3 XL combines Google's very specific AI focus with a raft of claimed optimisations around its camera.

Early Verdict

Google's Pixel 3XL looks to continue Google's journey into providing information-centric phones that sell themselves on software optimisation more than specific hardware features.

The good

  • Android Pie with Pixel 3 XL exclusive features
  • High-end camera
  • Wireless charging
  • Water resistant

The bad

  • No storage expansion
  • No headphone jack
  • Still only a single-lens camera

Google Pixel 3 XL at a glance

When does the Google Pixel 3 XL come out? Launching 9 October 2018, available in Australia from 1 November 2018
What’s new about the Google Pixel 3 XL? Android Pie, camera optimisations, wireless charging
How much will the Google Pixel 3 XL cost? $1349 (64GB)/$1499(128GB)

Google continues its journey into what it sees as a "pure" Google phone, but is that enough to wow consumers against the rest of the 2018 premium phone pack?

Every phone manufacturer has its flagship phone for the year, and Google's no different. It is also the home of the Android operating system.

The Google Pixel 3 XL launched alongside the Pixel 3, and Google's pitch for its Pixel phones hasn't changed all that much. It's a phone for the Google faithful, with a strong accent on Google services and the software optimisations that its search smarts can bring to bear.

Design

  • Choice of three colours
  • Glass back for wireless charging
  • No headphone jack

Camera

  • Single-lens camera only
  • Software smarts are key

Performance

  • Snapdragon 845 processor
  • Android Pie onboard

Battery life

  • 3430mAh battery
  • Wireless charging comes to Pixel

Early Verdict

  • Google's new phone is impressive, but it has serious competition.

Pricing and availability

Google Pixel 3 XL

Google's newest big flagship

The Google Pixel 3 XL combines a clean Android interface with the smarts of Google in a handset clearly designed for Android lovers.

Promoted
  • The Google Pixel 3 XL is available outright through Google starting at $1,349
  • You can also purchase the Pixel 3 XL on contract through Telstra, Vodafone or Optus.

The Google Pixel 3 XL will be available in Australia from 1 November, with pricing at $1349 for a 64GB model and $1499 with 128GB of storage.

You'll also be able to purchase the Google Pixel 3 XL on contract through Telstra, Optus or Vodafone.

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OS Android 9
Display size (inches) 6.3
Display resolution (pixels) 1440x2960
Pixels per inch (PPI) 523
Processor Snapdragon 845
Height (mm) 158
Width (mm) 76.7
Depth (mm) 7.9
Weight (g) 184
Battery size (mAh) 3,430
Wireless charging Qi
Internal storage 64GB
128GB
MicroSD expansion N/A
Fingerprint scanner Yes
RAM 4GB
Water resistance IP68
Rear camera (1) resolution 12.2
Rear camera (1) aperture f/1.8
Rear camera (2) resolution
Rear camera (2) aperture
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 8
Front camera (1) aperture f/2.2
Front camera (2) resolution 8
Front camera (2) aperture f/1.8
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 16
NFC support Yes
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Updated October 19th, 2018
Name Product Processor type Display size Display resolution Internal storage Provider in CTA
Snapdragon 835
6
2880 x 1440
64GB
128GB
Snapdragon 821
5
1920 x 1080
32GB
128GB
Snapdragon 835
5
1920 x 1080
64GB
128GB
Snapdragon 821
5.5
2560 x 1440
32GB
128GB
Snapdragon 845
5.5
2160 x 1080
64GB
128GB
Snapdragon 845
6.3
1440x2960
64GB
128GB

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