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Google - Pixel 3 XL 64GB - Clearly White (Verizon)-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 564 reviews

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would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 28 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far so great!

    Posted
    BostonBru
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    I've been an andrioid user since 2009 and this phone is brilliant. I did consider the Galaxy S9 and the latest OnePlus, but given that I've now bought all three years of the pixel I suppose I'm becoming quite the fan boy for the made by google phones. Many of the professional/tech critic reviews I read before confirming that this would be the phone for my family (its actually for my wife) stated that you should buy this phone if you want the absolute best smartphone camera possible. The changes between this model and the pixel 2 (which I'm using for myself) are really only marginal when you factor in the software upgrades that google provided pixel 2 users -- but still enough to be, as has been said, the BEST. Coupled with the deals for Black Friday at Best Buy, getting this was really a no brainer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great phone, Great camera!

    Posted
    PixelGuy
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    Have had my Pixel 3 XL for just under 2 weeks now and seriously can't find anything I don't like. Some articles have made fun of the notch and talked about memory management but the notch doesn't bother me and have had no issues with apps closing. Camera is great! Love the portrait mode and the special features are great. And Google plans to add more, like night sight which looks amazing for low light situations. Also purchased Pixel stand wireless charger which unlocks some Google Assistant features and displays photos too. Currently the only wireless charger that allows fast charging. Nice clean Android experience, comes with Android Pie (9.0). Great alternative to Samsung without the bloatware added.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome phone

    Posted
    Ahipoke
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    It was time for me to upgrade my Samsung S5 but I really couldn't bring myself to spend over $25 a month payment. But, then I got the best deal on Black Friday $400 off it's regular price... And $20 a month. Besides being lucky with the price this phone is awesome. It took me a while to get used to it functions though it is simple. The camera is really really outstanding! I thought maybe the screen size would be too big being the XL but it is very nice and not bulky at all. And the battery life... Let's just say I don't need to charge it in the middle of the day!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very quick

    Posted
    Cptcavy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Still finding New abilities available.My last phone was 5 yrs old .Had problems getting everything to download from it.none of my ringtones or notifications came over and only a few of my contacts. The voice assistant is very nice and works right most of the time. On the down side,why do they have to make the case so slick! Till I bought a cover I had a really hard time holding on to the phone.Hold too much and the side buttons are getting pressed.Not tight enough and it slides right out of your hand or shirt pocket..Definitely need a cover case! Screen is sensitive, which is good but also clicks on things many times you don't intend to. Still I like the speed and the finger print works well.its only been a couple of weeks, I'm sure I will find more reasons to like.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Camera is amazing, great software

    Posted
    Quasipun
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    Upgraded to the Pixel 3XL from a Moto X Pure that took a long dive off a short walk (it jumped out of my pocket into the deep end of a pool ;_; ) From the moment I turned it on I was instantly impressed by how quickly it started up, and how responsive it was in general. I really loved the X Pure, but this is really a level up. I could do without the glass back, Qi charging is a nice idea that I haven't been able to take advantage of yet but I'm not sure it outweighs the glass. The notch isn't terrible, but I wouldn't mind one without it. The camera really is amazing though. I primarily shoot with a DSLR, but as they say "the best camera is the one you have with you" and for a number of situations the Pixel 3XL is a more than workable as a substitute for the DSLR.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good Camera

    Posted
    Janey
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    Ok so here it is, if you were always an iPhone user then switching to GP3 is difficult for sure, but not impossible. I had it for a week and at day one I had full blown headaches trying to get familiarized how to move my contacts over, customize the keyboard and screens, get all my old apps on, send texts and etc. It was a challenge sure by mid week I was starting to get the hang of it and didn’t mind some of the lag in processes. Not to mention my iMessages were not getting through but would still get the old messages on my old phone when wifi was on. So by day seven, I was like ok I can keep this GP3 but I don’t want to. I prefer iPhone and got the iPhone Max (2018). Maybe in 2 years I will give it a try again. With all that the GP3 camera was great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Known Bluetooth Issues

    Posted
    Chach
    • My Best Buy® Member

    There is a known issue that Google can not and will not fix where it has problems connecting with Car bluetooth systems. You can seach for it online. This is a really dumb problem to have considering there is no audio jack. Best buys return policy is only 14 days on these. The issue is one where you won't notice within that period generally depending on the amount of use you use via your car (and other bluetooth devices). So now we are stuck with a phone and payment for the next 2 years for a product that has issues with one of the main hardware features. Thank you Google. Thank you Best Buy. Never again will I purchase a google brand phone or any item from Best Buy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Phone

    Posted
    RC46
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    So far it's been an all around good phone. The December security update seems to have fixed some glitches such as the speaker quality and ram management. The camera is what it is hyped up to be, best I have used on a phone to date. Call quality and phone basics are very good. Oh, of course I have to mention the infamous notch. Yes, it's big but doesn't bother me that much with general phone use, messaging, app use and web browsing. Where it becomes very noticeable is watching video in landscape when stretched to full screen. Battery life is good, not outstanding. There are better phones out there but the deciding factor for me was the $400 off Black Friday promotion and didn't want to spend more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this phone!

    Posted
    Lisa
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    I just love this phone. I've had it now for about 2 weeks and it is so much better than my old Samsungs! Fast, simple design makes it easy to navigate, and, of course, it couldn't be easier to use all my Google apps. The Google Assistant is awesome as well. All I ever want is a phone that I can use to quickly and effortlesslessly access my emails, internet for online shopping, Google Doc for work, and take stunning pictures. This phone does all that and more without overkill with features and 3rd party apps I don't want or need. I can't rave enough about this phone and the really amazing user experience it provides. Google makes life easier with its new Pixel 3.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another Great Pure Android Experience

    Posted
    Adam
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    I've owned the original Pixel XL, and Pixel 2XL, and now the Pixel 3XL. It's great to have wireless charging again, a feature left out of previous Pixels. The only complaint I have is the notch is a little bit larger than it should be, but it makes room for some of the best front-facing cameras available on a phone. And the main rear camera continues to be the best available on any phone (look up reviews online, it's amazing). The battery life if good, but not great. It's actually a smaller battery than the Pixel 2XL, but I haven't noticed much of a difference since my last phone, possibly due to software battery management.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    Posted
    ItsDizzyBeats
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    Bought this phone the day it came out and have lived it ever since! I use it for photos and for captruing footage for music videos. I will attach what examples I can below. The day after purchase I got a text saying it was fully unlocked and could be used on any service which I thought was cool as I did not buy the unlocked version. It's easy to use if you know Android and is as good or better than iPhone in my opinion

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Phone In Every Way

    Posted
    JamesTechLover
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    I really do love this phone, great camera with easy to use options, excellent battery life, elegant yet simple design, and powerful enough to run anything and multi task while doing it. Ok there is a con (just one) the screen is sensitive and my hands are large so I often hit the corners without meaning to. Usually this means while playing hearthstone I'll have my alerts drop down. It's annoying but I know it's more my genetics than the phone design. Overall this is the best phone I've ever used and a clear improvement over the Pixel XL which at the time was my favorite phone. I cannot recommend this phone highly enough.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera! Great User Experience!

    Posted
    SirPresto
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    I really enjoy the Pixel 3 XL. The user experience is fantastic! Gestures work well, very fluid with no hiccups. The screen looks great and the front firing speakers sound good. The best part is the camera. Hands down, it takes amazing pictures, especially in low light situations. Not really much to complain about. Yes it may have a notch but you don't really notice it after a few hours of owning it. Google does a great job working/blending it into the experience. Battery is decent, last me about a day most of the time. I would certainly recommend to anyone who wants a good phone with a fun and intuitive experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!

    Posted
    shellis129
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    I've always been an Android guy and have been using Android since it came out years ago. 2 years ago, I bought a Pixel (before that was Nexus, before that Samsung and Moto) and it was time to upgrade. Almost made the switch to Apple just to try something different but as I was in the store trying to make up my mind, when I thought about the hassle of switching over to Apple, I went with the Pixel 3 XL. No regrets! The phone runs smoothly, it's quick, the screen is beautiful, has wireless charging, and it takes amazing pictures. Comes with a headphone jack adapter that works with Square, too. Definitely recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Likes and dislikes

    Posted
    Sucker
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    I just switched to the Google Pixel 3xl from a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (I previously owned a Samsung Galaxy S5). Although both are android phones, I'm used to the way the galaxy series operate/layout features and this is causing me a personal problem and I'm questioning weather I'm making the right move. My options are to keep the Google Pixel 3xl (which is costing me less that $19.00/month) or return it and get a Samsung Galaxy S10+ (which will cost me $31.00/month). Because of the operations of the two phones and their monthly cost, I'm between the rock and a hard place.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well-designed software paired with great hardware

    Posted
    Dave
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    I had a first generation Pixel XL and I just got the Pixel 3 XL. The camera on this phone is incredible and very responsive. The Bluetooth and LTE radios seem to work much better than my old phone as well. I use Google Fi and my speeds in the same location went up by a factor of 6. The notch was bugging me at first, until I realized that the screen is a different aspect ratio than 16:9. That means that the navigation bar at the bottom and the notification area at the top have their own sections of the screen. that means my apps feel less crowded, especially with the keyboard up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    If you want to experience Google's vision...

    Posted
    Fritzo2162
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    The Pixel 3 XL is a fantastic device. A handsome design, great build quality, and a very polished and slick interface. The phone surprises me every day with a new feature that pops up! The camera is the envy of everyone- amazing photos and the new low-light mode is almost magical. VERY loud front-facing speakers, and wireless charging are great! Can't recommend enough. The only downsides are the expensive price and the dreaded "notch" at the top of the screen, but when you realize everything the phone can do, the notch is non-consequential.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's not for me

    Posted
    sdavis117
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    While the camera may be a great one, the salesperson that really pushed us to change from the Samsung Galaxy that I was there to purchase didn't mention that there's no expandable internal storage in the form of an SD card. When discussing it I made it clear that I don't use the cloud for storage and the reason I was getting a new cell phone was because mine had no room for apps. We ended up bringing it back and got the Galaxy that I wanted in the first place. This may be a great phone but it's not for those who don't want to use the cloud for storage.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great phone, some shortcomings

    Posted
    Stergos
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    Firstly, the phone is amazing at what it does, it has a great bright screen, the phone is really snappy when it comes to browsing and has one of the best cameras ive ever seen on a phone. The speakers are okay,nothing amazing but still very usable. Ive seen people complain about the notch on top on the screen, for me it kinda just vanishes after a while. The only con i have for this phone is that sometimes, it can slow down, Google has sorta fixed this with a security update but i will u[date this as they correct it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    All About That Camera

    Posted
    TechKevin
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    I'll be honest, I bought this phone for the pure Android experience and the camera, and it did not disappoint. There's simply not a better camera out there and some of the shots it's able to get in low light seems like magic! I'm more of a Samsung guy and I also bought the Note 9, but again, that camera though! There are a lot of great reviews on YouTube, including comparisons, but in the end there are a few compromises, like the deep notch, only OK battery life, and the screen could be brighter, though the quality of the screen is top-notch (made by Samsung).

    I would recommend this to a friend