Hello! This is a review of Google Pixel 3 XL, and today we will tell everything about it. I’ll say right away: the 3rd generation Pixel is good for everyone … except for the cutout in the screen. But not all at once … If Google is not deceiving anyone and phones leaked for a reason, then you and I will see Pixel 3 without a notch, and a large Pixel 3 XL. Two versions produced by HTC. Beautiful and cool little one, and such a strange XL … But if suddenly it turns out to be fiction, i.e. Google deceived us, then, on the other hand, I will have the hands of one of the few prototypes. In my opinion, this is even more interesting! So where do we start? Ergonomics and materials. The phone is made of metal and glass, i.e. metal frame, front and back made of glass. Moreover, it is glossy on top, and below matte. Very pleasant to the touch. Perfect hands-on experience. In general, the phone is well built and looks cool, especially from the back. In front, of course, is so-so … But what gives the glass? First, the phone is now easier to break, and secondly, as mentioned earlier – wireless charging. It works like this. Plus, fast charging is supported. And at the presentation of Google will show their own wireless charging Pixel Stand, it is interesting to see it. Let’s clarify right away: everything I say is not accurate. Something can change in any case. Further. Stereo speakers are the same, NFC and everything that was in the second Pixel also exists here. Buttons are also all in place. The power button in the white version is green. Besides, it is no longer ribbed, now it is harder to grope it. There is Active Edge, the function starts the Assistant, nothing can be reassigned. In total there will be four colors for both models: black, white, pale green and pink. I do not know the exact names of the last two versions. By the way, a video was released in Japan, according to which you might think that Google teaser of a frameless version of Pixel. I do not believe it, to be honest. Most likely, just Active Edge ads. But I will be glad if this happens. In addition, 3 XL remained in the same size, it is the same as 2 XL, but the screen has become larger and the controls and scanner are slightly shifted. If we put 3 XL in the case from the second version, then everything will immediately become clear. The scanner has become faster, but not noticeably, it is inferior in speed to all the new Xiaomi, Huawei, OnePlus and so on. But in general – pretty quickly and no complaints. Plus, there is a pleasant vibration when pressed. They put an analog of Taptic Engine here and this is incredibly cool. Best of the best. In the front where’s the notch in addition to the front camera, there is another one, I suspect that it is needed for a quick Face Unlock. But there is no information about this in the settings. There is a normal unlock in the face via Smart Lock, but the two cameras here are clearly for another feature. Apparently, Google will talk about the function only on the presentation. The next innovation, which causes delight – this is a new wallpaper that tied with the screen Always-On. Now I will explain how it works, wait. First, the wallpaper. There’re a lot of new things in the “Living Universe” section, everything is very cool. There are a lot of different variants – any of them will cause a delight. But there is one more thing! When you press the button, the following happens: the wallpaper is darkened and then disappears. The idea is cool. If this is a 3D city, then it remains in the shadows (and, by the way, it also gets dark), the mountains are the same. But this one is my favorite: a traveler who puts out the lantern. Well, you see, it is very nice! Hardware. Both smartphones are powered by Snapdragon 845, 4 GB of RAM plus 64 built-in memory. Probably, there will be 128 and 256 GB versions, although I’m not sure about it. Like as always you can’t insert a MicroSD card in the Pixel. Plus, the SIM-card tray is only one, two SIM-cards can not be inserted here either, but you can bind a virtual SIM-card like an iPhone. But only in the USA and some European countries And the most interesting – the SIM card tray is now located below. Screen. The matrix was significantly improved in comparison with Pixel 2 and especially 2 XL. Now it is pleasant to look at such a screen – natural colors, no green corners, you can choose various modes in the settings: “bright”, “natural colors”, “saturated”, or “automatic”. Its resolution is 2960 x 1440 points, which means the ratio is 18.5 to 9. The diagonal is 6.3 inches, and not 6.7, as many have written. And if you compare it with the iPhone Xs Max, you can see that it is as small as the iPhone 6.5 inches. The funny thing is that in the settings you can not hide the notch. Well, maybe in future firmware we will be given such an opportunity … or maybe not. The function would not be superfluous. 3 XL works on Android 9th version, there is nothing new in the system except for wallpaper and a new camera application. It is now the same as on iOS, it’s convenient to flip through and use. The camera is still alone at the back, no dual optical zoom. Although, the approximation in the application is done well. Rear 12.2-megapixel sensor, 8 megapixel front. So what I want to say? The king is dead, long live to the new King! Pixel 3 XL is once again the best among all, the best in photo opportunities and somewhere at the top among videos. The pictures on the main camera are just wonderful, and I would say amazing. Contrast, naturally, HDR + technology works incredibly. Yes, the difference with 2 XL is actually small, but it is. In the complex scenes of the 3rd generation Pixel copes perfectly, plus, the pictures are taken at lightning speed. The same with the portrait mode – it’s just great. I do not know how else to praise, this is the best camera for a photo among all the phones for today. But I don’t say the same about video capabilities: yes, there is a good stabilization, but still, there is no 60 fps for 4K resolution, only 30. And there is no normal Slow-Mo – a maximum of 240 fps. Completely forgot about the kit, and this is important, there are a lot of things. In addition to the charger and cable Type-C-Type-C, which have not changed, there is still an adapter for Jack 3.5, an adapter for USB-A. Google stickers were also laid this time, there is a clip for SIM extraction, and the most important thing is wired headphones. They are connected via Type-C, in general, they sound very, very cool. I would say – generally superb and extremely loud. Better than EarPods and AirPods, moreover, these are not plugs, it’s a earbuds, a music control panel is also present. On the one hand, it’s cool, on the other – it’s an atavism, it had to be done 5 years ago, and now we need something wireless. But thanks anyway. And one more fun fact. After we connected the phone to Wi-Fi – Google remotely blocked it, and removed even the Recovery section. Now it’s a dummy. What does this mean? The phone is real. What is left to say? In general, there is nothing more, the update is not particularly “large”, but they fixed a lot of things: vibro, sound was improved (yes, the sound here is also above all praise), the matrix, the camera was improved. Of the minuses: the battery has become a little less, from 3500 mAh to 3430 mAh, but, in general, it holds as 2XL, enough until the evening. It works up to 5 hours of the screen. It remains for us to find out the price. We’ll have to wait on October 9th. I think that there will be something in the region of 700-800 dollars for a small and large version. The phone will not be sold in Russia, I’m absolutely sure of that, but it will be possible to take it in Europe. What is the result? How to evaluate this new product? Objective, it turned out to be a great smartphone. Yes, this terrible ugly notch spoils everything, but if you close your eyes on it, then it will be one of the best flagships of 2018 with the best photo opportunities. That’s it. Do not forget to subscribe to the channel, put likes, if you want some more leaks … with exclusive videos …. click on LIKE button and subscribe to the Rozetked channel!