Pixel 3 XL vs. iPhone XS Max vs. Note 9 vs. LG V40: Specs showdown

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For lovers of large-screen phones, the game is on. Google lifted the lid off the new 5.5-inch Pixel 3 and 6.3-inch Pixel 3 XL on Tuesday, tossing the 3 XL into the mix of supersize phones ripe for holiday competition. The talent here runs deep, with the Pixel XL boasting camera prowess and raw internal power to rival the iPhone XS MaxGalaxy Note 9 and LG V40 ThinQ

The LG V40, which is available to preorder now, in particular can wag its three rear cameras at the Pixel 3 XL’s single rear lens. It’s worth noting, however, that the Pixel 3 XL takes a cue from LG by adding a second 8-megapixel, front-facing, wide-angle lens good for selfie shots with multiple people.

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

The Pixel 3 XL has two front-facing cameras and a 6.3-inch notched screen.

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Google’s Pixel phone series is a lynchpin in the software giant’s strategy of putting Google’s services in more people’s hands. Although Google still relies on hardware partners worldwide to propagate the Android platform, issuing its own phone gives Google the ability to control a high watermark experience from head to toe.

Meanwhile, these high-priced phones, which inch close to or v9bet have already leaped into $1,000 territory, are feeling pressure from cheaper-but-good phones from OnePlus, Motorola and Nokia. So far we’ve reviewed every phone in this lineup except for the Pixel 3 XL (that’s ongoing now), so we have to hold off final judgment until our testing is done. For now, here’s how the specs line up. Scroll to the end for a full specs comparison chart.

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