Google Pixel 3 XL 128GB

Nishant

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Yeah, i did :geek:

Camera was the top most priority and since my current smartphone is the OG Pixel XL and so much used to it's amazing camera it was tough to go with a non Google device. I ordered it from Flipkart when the pre-orders opened and opted for exchange. The ETA shown was November 1st. I was quite sure this would be delayed but surprisingly it has been shipped today and should be delivered tomorrow. Will post a brief review here once I get it. Already aware of the bugs which are mostly software ones and should be fixed in an upcoming update.

I know hardly anyone would be interested in this device but in case someone is, shoot the questions here.
 

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So this was delivered yesterday. Here's what I think:

The build quality is kinda downgrade if you ask me. I am a fan of metal body build and do not care about wireless charging. So this glass build scares me a bit. It is also a tad heavier than OG Pixel XL. I've slapped in a film type screen protector this time from a brand called Scratchgard instead of TGSP since Intelliarmor wants $12 as shipping charges for $14 TGSP and there are no other decent ones available here yet. The case I am using is Spigen Tough Armor.

Display is absolutely stunning. Notch doesn't bother me much and I may disable it if Google implements disabling of the notch in such a way that the status bar icon stays there.

Cameras (both front and rear) are just awesome. The wide angle front camera helps a lot if you want to fit in more people in your selfies. The camera app still doesn't have Night Sight just yet. Have not played around with it much.

I just missed the stereo speaker from my Nexus 6P and the speaker on this one is quite loud. As reported by many P3XL users, if you play anything with higher volume you can literally feel it's vibration on the back of the device. The speakers are not balanced which is understandable due to the different sized speaker grills. I have no other reported issues with the speaker i.e. crackling noises, buzzing/clicking sounds etc.

The OS is fluid enough and since I have not used the phone extensively just yet, I am yet to see the widely reported RAM management issues. Right now it's smooth, fluid with zero lag. Surprisingly, the OS is on September patch which is kinda downgrade from my OG Pixel XL which was running the October patch. Don't know why they didn't push the September patch. My guess is they're concentrating more on fixing the bugs.

Battery life seems to decent too. Charged it fully around 10 hours ago. 2 hours of Screen on time with 60% left.

Yet to check the audio from USB-C to 3.5mm dongle but since it comes with the upgraded dongle it should be fine I guess. I do miss the 3.5mm jack though. Also planning to get the Apple USB-C to 3.5mm dongle as a backup since it is reported to work fine with Pixel devices and is quite cheap @ $9.

Will post some pics later today or maybe tomorrow.
 
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