Pixel 2 XL vs Pixel 3

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Those upgrading from a Google Pixel 2 XL to a Pixel 3 will experience an overall boost in performance due to the newer processor, and while the display size shrinks, the Pixel 3 display does pick up HDR support. The Pixel 3 has a 5.5-inch FHD+ OLED display, is powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor with 4GB of RAM, and has up to 128GB of internal storage. Otherwise, the Pixel 3 features a 2915 mAh battery, and soft-touch glass back, with a 12.2MP dual-pixel rear camera setup, and dual-front camera setup with 8MP wide-angle and 8MP normal cameras.

Price Comparison

Pixel 2 XL vs Pixel 3 Pricing

The Pixel 2 XL fetches a higher starting price at $66 compared to the Pixel 3, which starts at $66.

Specs Comparison

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Size

Size Pixel 2 XL Pixel 3
Width 77 mm 3.0 inches 68 mm 2.7 inches
Height 158 mm 6.2 inches 146 mm 5.7 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 175 g 6.2 ounces 148 g 5.2 ounces

Camera

Camera Pixel 2 XL Pixel 3
Primary 12.2 MP 12.2 MP
Resolution 4032x3024 4032x3024

Screen

Display Pixel 2 XL Pixel 3
Resolution 1440x2880 1080x2160
Screen Size 152 mm 6.0 in 139 mm 5.5 in
Pixels Per Inch 537 ppi 439 ppi

Battery

Battery Pixel 2 XL Pixel 3
Capacity 3450 mAh 2915 mAh
USB USB-C USB-C

Processing

Processor Pixel 2 XL Pixel 3
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845 (Napali)

Color Choices

Pixel 2 XL

Available in 3 colors:

  • Black
  • Black & White
  • Blue

Which Pixel 2 XL color should you buy?

Pixel 3

Available in 3 colors:

  • Black
  • Pink
  • White

Which color Pixel 3 is the most popular?

Pixel 2 XL vs Pixel 3 Colors

The Pixel 2 XL introduces two new colors not found in the Pixel 3 color palette: White and Pink. Both the Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 3 share one color: Black. However, the Pixel 2 XL does away with Black & White and Blue, previously seen on the Pixel 3.

Storage Options

Pixel 2 XL

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB

Which Pixel 2 XL storage should I buy?

Pixel 3

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB

Which storage Pixel 3 is the most popular?

Pixel 2 XL vs Pixel 3 Storage

Both the Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 3 share two storage options: 64GB and 128GB.

Reviews

Pixel 2 XL

57 reviews 4.9 stars

Pixel 3

81 reviews 4.8 stars

Pixel 2 XL vs Pixel 3 Reviews

The Pixel 2 XL scores higher with users earning 4.9 of 5.0 stars compared to the Pixel 3 with 4.8 stars.

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