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Virgin Media
Pixel 3 XL
Google Pixel 3 XL: 128GB
Black
  • Term 12 months
  • Data 2GB
  • Minutes 1500
£9
per month
ยฃ949
upfront cost
Carphone Warehouse

Carphone Warehouse

Virgin Media
Pixel 3 XL
Google Pixel 3 XL: 64GB
Black
  • Term 12 months
  • Data 4GB
  • Minutes 2500
£12
per month
ยฃ849
upfront cost
Carphone Warehouse

Carphone Warehouse

EE
Pixel 3 XL
Google Pixel 3 XL: 64GB
Black
  • Term 12 months
  • Data 0.25GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£13
per month
ยฃ839
upfront cost
Carphone Warehouse

Carphone Warehouse

EE
Pixel 3 XL
Google Pixel 3 XL: 128GB
Black
  • Term 12 months
  • Data 0.25GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£13
per month
ยฃ939
upfront cost
Carphone Warehouse

Carphone Warehouse

O2
Pixel 3 XL
Google Pixel 3 XL: 128GB
Black
  • Term 12 months
  • Data 1GB
  • Minutes 1000
£14
per month
ยฃ919
upfront cost
Carphone Warehouse

Carphone Warehouse

O2
Pixel 3 XL
Google Pixel 3 XL: 64GB
Black
  • Term 12 months
  • Data 1GB
  • Minutes 1000
£14
per month
ยฃ819
upfront cost
Carphone Warehouse

Carphone Warehouse

O2
Pixel 3 XL
Google Pixel 3 XL: 128GB
Black
  • Term 12 months
  • Data 1GB
  • Minutes 1000
£14
per month
ยฃ919
upfront cost
Carphone Warehouse

Carphone Warehouse

O2
Pixel 3 XL
Google Pixel 3 XL: 64GB
Black
  • Term 12 months
  • Data 1GB
  • Minutes 1000
£14
per month
ยฃ819
upfront cost
Carphone Warehouse

Carphone Warehouse

O2
Pixel 3 XL
Google Pixel 3 XL: 64GB
Black
  • Term 12 months
  • Data 0.5GB
  • Minutes 500
£14
per month
ยฃ844
upfront cost
Carphone Warehouse

Carphone Warehouse

EE
Pixel 3 XL
Google Pixel 3 XL: 64GB
Black
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 1GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£14
per month
ยฃ819
upfront cost
Carphone Warehouse

Carphone Warehouse

About Google Pixel 3 XL - Review, Specs + more

Google's flagship is now almost a year old, and we're not far away from the Pixel 4 launch. But as prices fall further, is now the best time to take a punt on this great phone? Let's find out...

Contents

  1. Pixel 3 XL: High-quality metal and glass
  2. First-class display
  3. Pixel 3 XL: Blistering performance
  4. Great cameras, wide angle for selfies
  5. Pixel 3 XL - Specs & Battery
  6. Our Verdict on the Pixel 3 XL
  7. Google Pixel 3 XL price in UK

The Pixel 3 XL is the quickest, most impressive handset that Google has made. It's blisteringly fast with the Android UI, which I suppose it should be as it's made by Google too. It's also a bit of an acquired taste with the notch, and what's more it's not actually that cheap either. These criticisms Google has sort to solve with the launch of the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL recently.

Pixel 3 XL: High-quality metal and glass

The housing of the Pixel 3 XL consists of an aluminum frame and specially coated glass. The fact that the back is made entirely of glass is not only good for the reception/signal, but also has so-called touch or haptic advantages. It feels like smooth pebbles one reviewer has said, Google have done a great job again.

It also feels better just, well, generally. There was a cheapness to the Pixel 2 XL’s oleophobic coating (the thing that’s supposed to prevent it from collecting unsightly fingerprints) that wore down over time and made the screen appear even more muted. But the glass on the Pixel 3 XL feels much better to my fingers. And the speed and crispness of animations make it feel like it has a 120Hz refresh rate (it doesn't).

Both design and case materials were well received by these guys as well as the oneCompare test team, and we're happy to report it's probably one of the nicest "feeling" smartphones around. It also looks great - but more on that later.

First-class display

The WQHD OLED display (2960 × 1440 pixels) supports 18: 9 format, as well as HDR+ and looks attractive. It is protected by Gorilla glass 5. One minor negative, however, is its brightness, which is also the biggest criticism from this review.

Once again, there is praise for the excellent sounding stereo speakers, which are located above and below the display.

Pixel 3 XL: Blistering performance

The Snapdragon 845 processor is worthy of a premium smartphone and the Android UI is blisteringly quick. However, 4 GB of RAM is not really sufficient to futureproof a device in this price range. This disadvantage compensates for the excellent interlocking of hardware and software. Generally speaking, the hardware specs are optimally distributed and background tasks are trouble-free and done efficiently. This makes the Pixel 3 XL very fast, and most reviewers praise this alone as the stand-out feature of the Pixel range.

Android 9 Pie, since upgraded to Android 10 on most models, with Pixel Launcher provides the tester with the best software experience so far on an Android smartphone. Other Pixel 3-specific features and apps have been launched since this phone come out almost a year ago, and we'll update this review shortly with our appraisals.

Great cameras, wide angle for selfies

The praise for the Google device doesn't stop at the screen or design, it's also a high-scorer when it comes to the camera setup. Thankfully, Google provides 2 front cameras for selfies. This gives the device an advantage over the competition - namely with the second lens, it sees 184% more than, for example, the much more pricey iPhone XS.

But even without a second lens or DSLR-style manual controls, Google has given the Pixel 3’s photo-taking abilities quite an upgrade. There are several new modes and enhancements that make capturing the perfect photo both fun and easy, thanks in large part to a new Pixel Visual Core image processing chip. Chief among them is a feature called Top Shot that takes the gimmicky Live Photos and makes it useful.

An optical and an electronic image stabiliser ensure a jitter-free, non blurry picture almost every time. But be aware there is no microSD card slot, no headphone jack.

Pixel 3 XL - Specs & Battery

The Pixel 3 XL comes with 64 and 128 GB of memory, make sure you choose wisely because Google does not let you expand this later. As mentioned above, a headphone jack has been omitted. However, the box includes includes a 3.5 mm jack adapter for the USB-C port in the UK which will work just as well.

The battery capacity of 3430 mAh is not exactly overwhelming and in our testing we found this lasted - with average phone use - for about 22 hours. Not bad, but not exactly something to shout from the rooftops.

However, wireless charging is possible (as you may expect), so that makes up for some of the battery life's negative scoring.

Our Verdict on the Pixel 3 XL

This is a great phone, and should be an iPhone killer. Quite why it's not at the top of everyone's wishlist is beyond us. Of course, if you already own a Pixel 2, buying the Pixel 3 may not make much sense, as so many killer features will trickle down to the entire Pixel family such as the Pixel 3a

But if you haven't upgraded your phone in more than a few years, the Pixel 3 XL has to be considered. Alternatives to the Pixel 3 XL are the Huawei P30, or the iPhone XS. 

Once the Pixel 4 comes out, we expect Google to smash the competition away yet again.

Google Pixel 3 XL price in UK

The Pixel 3 XL is available on contact and starts from £12 a month on all the major UK networks like o2, Vodafone.

Google Pixel 3 XL: Specifications

  • Case
  • Dimensions: 158 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm
  • Weight: 184 g
  • Operating System
  • Platform: Android
  • Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie
  • Display
  • Resolution: 1440 x 2960
  • Performance
  • Memory Card:
  • Processor: 2.5 Ghz
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Autonomy
  • Battery Capacity: 3430
  • Camera
  • Front Camera: 8 MP
  • Back Camera: 12.2 MP
  • Connection
  • Connection Type: 4G
  • GPS:
  • SIM Capacity: 1
  • Network
  • WIFI:
  • WIFI Hotspot:
  • Bluetooth:
  • USB:

Pixel 3 XL Deals FAQs

The oneCompare robots are currently comparing 1630 Google Pixel 3 XL contract deals on SIX major mobile phone network(s):

  • Google Pixel 3 XL deals on the EE network
  • Google Pixel 3 XL deals on the Vodafone network
  • Google Pixel 3 XL deals on the iD network
  • Google Pixel 3 XL deals on the O2 network
  • Google Pixel 3 XL deals on the Virgin network
  • Google Pixel 3 XL deals on the Sky Mobile network

We'll shortly be adding Tesco Mobile, Plusnet Mobile and a few more! No other comparison website offers such a huge number of possible comparisons.

Pixel 3 XL: What's the cheapest monthly deal?

The cheapest monthly cost for the Pixel 3 XL currently is ยฃ10.50 a month. Although this varies depending on how much upfront you want to pay - if you are looking to spend about ยฃ100 upfront then there are a number of deals on the Google Pixel 3 XL available right now via pay monthly. If you prefer to compare SIM Only plans and don't need a handset or device then click here to compare

Pixel 3 XL deals: How long does delivery take?

If your device is in stock with the retailer, then most orders will be shipped by them within 24 hours so you could have your phone tomorrow morning. If it's a pre-order then we will let you know the approximate delivery date

Is SIM Only better for Pixel 3 XL?

Generally speaking, SIM Only is cheaper but you don't have the benefit of paying monthly for your handset like the Google Pixel 3 XL, so it only really makes financial sense if you are in the fortunate position to be able to buy the handset outright first. Yes, it works out cheaper overall if you can do that, at least nearly always - but it is really a personal preference. Find out more about SIM Only deals here

Not sure which mobile network to go for?

oneCompare completely gets it, it's not easy trying to understand the differences of each mobile network operator. Is o2 any better than Vodafone for this smartphone, when it comes to coverage? Or worse? It's a real minefield. Another example, which is better? A Google Pixel 3 XL ee contract or a Google Pixel 3 XL Tesco Mobile contract?

The reality is, it can make a huge difference to your satifaction with the overall product. Who wants to have cruddy download speeds? But never fear - oneCompare is here. Don't forget to check our latest Blog posts below.

Before you decide to buy a contract or handset, it's important to know if you'll get a signal. Who wants to be walking around into mobile network's blackholes?! After all, ordering your brand new Google Pixel 3 XL contract only to find you can't use your data (never mind going over the allowance!) in your own house will be pretty not cool.

A simple website a number of our visitors have used is Open Signal which maps signals across all major mobile networks within the UK.

So which network has the best signal?

According to Which?, in their recent research, covering June to August 2017, they focused on 4G performance and found that EE offered the fastest average 4G download speeds of the four networks (EE, O2, Three and Vodafone). While EE customers enjoyed average 4G download speeds of 29Mbps, those using the O2 network had to put up with an average speed of just 15.1Mbps.

EE's network was also at the top of the list when it came to the availability of its 4G signal, with customers able to access it 78.5% of the time. Customers with Three had the poorest access to a 4G signal - they were able to access it just 57.1% of the time - that's only just more than half the time, 24/7!

oneCompare's extensive deals & contract database checks for prices and details on 1630 Google Pixel 3 XL deals, covering 3 model(s):

So what are you waiting for - search for your desired Google Pixel 3 XL handset colour, and perfect contract using our filters.

Should I buy SIM-Only, and will it save money?

In truth, this answer will depend on your personal financial circumstances, in combination with your mobile phone usage requirements.

Out of our 1630 Google Pixel 3 XL deals, our cheapest Google Pixel 3 XL deal over the entire life of the contract is £769.99, this includes any upfront handset cost and cashback redemption.

oneCompare's team have seen a number of scenarios where our cheapest contract is actually cheaper than buying the phone SIM-free without any contract, this loophole can be a great way to save on your new phone and is largely possible as the Mobile networks subsidise the handset cost to gain you as a new customer.

A relatively simple SIM Only comparison calculation is to add up how much a Google Pixel 3 XL SIM Free phone would cost to buy i.e. this is where you buy the phone without a contract and pay for the full cost of the handset upfront.

The benefit here is flexibility: you're able to then compare the SIM Only contract market where Mobile networks often give you far better usage allowances and shorter contract terms. Once you've found a SIM Only contract that meets your needs, note the monthly cost over the course of 24 months and add this to your SIM Free Google Pixel 3 XL handset cost. You're now in a great position to compare this cost to a regular Google Pixel 3 XL Contract.

Did you know? You can compare SIM only deals from Sky, o2, Vodafone and all the other networks with oneCompare!

Pro Tip: A great way to save a few extra pounds when comparing SIM Only contracts, is to consider purchasing a pre owned Google Pixel 3 XL phone from the likes of MusicMagpie who provide warranties and flexible handset payment terms.

What's in the box?

If you take out a contract on this device then Google will helpfully provide you with a charger, headphones, the device itself, and a few other things beside. See our full list of items below.

  1. Device
  2. Charging wire, UK plug
  3. Headphones
  4. USB Cabling
  5. Device
  6. SIM Card tool
  7. Quick-start booklet
  8. Warranty info

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