It isn’t very nice for the marketing team at Google to find out that they’re device has been leaked and reviewed on the internet two months prior to its official launch, is it? After a series of unboxing and leaks, the first review from a Russian website has dropped, revealing some new insights from the latest unannounced flagship from Google.
The Russian website has basically spilled the beans on Google’s next-gen flagship and it seems that the marketing team at Google would be more than embarrassed to reveal the device on October the 4th. The review gave us some massive insights into what Google had been planning for the past 10 months and how well the Pixel 3 XL stack up in comparison to its rivals.
Some of the most notable changes that we learnt from the review was the fact that Google has decided to ditch the traditional mechanical buttons on the Pixel 3 XL, similar to HTC’s U12 Plus. In addition to that the Pixel 3 XL bakes Google’s Tango AR project into the Google Pixel 3 XL’s camera app that allows it to construct buildings in real-time as well as some face unlocking IR sensors to push the face unlock authentication even further.
Regarding the camera performance, in typical Google fashion, images taken by the Google Pixel 3 XL turned out to be very neutral, trying to retain as much detail the device possibly could. In addition to that, when compared to the Note 9 and Huawei P20 Pro, the Google Pixel 3 XL images seems to be a bit bland in the color reproduction department.
Video Quality also seems to be off for now based on the review. According to the editor at the Russian publication, the Pixel 3 XL lacks 4K 60FPS video recording and limits the framerate to 30FPS when recording in 4K.
Since we don’t want to spill out everything we’d highly recommend you to read the original and highly-detailed review over at Mobile Review’s website, Google does a decent job at translating Russian.