Are you switching from the Galaxy Note 9 to the Pixel 3 XL?
Google's Pixel 3 XL is the latest big Android flagship to hit the scene, but it's far from the only large phone that's been released this year. Perhaps one of its biggest competitors is the excellent Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
The Note 9's starting price is $100 more than that of the Pixel 3 XL's but comes with double the base storage. It also brings dual rear cameras, an Infinity Display with no notch, and the iconic S Pen.
We're impressed with what Google's done with the 3 XL, but is it enough to sway Note 9 users to jump ship? Here's what some of our AC forum members have to say.
What about you? Will you be switching from the Note 9 to the Pixel 3 XL?
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Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.
Hardware wise, the Pixel is a serious downgrade. Matter of fact, if you were to lay a Pixel 3 and a U11 on the table, I would still take the U11 for the features.
Cameras isn't going to be better even p 2 cameras is slightly better then ip xs
-battery life isnt good Tom's guide the gold standard for better test treated the ip xs very poorly.
- no vr come on its almost 2019 u still don't have vr
-siri is many light years behind.
-call screening ai isn't there
- can't call a restaurant for u
-- display isn't as good as p 3
- ip is all about hype when I come me p2xl with ip xs it doesn't look new good.
- the iPhone fans think their phone is so good but when I let them try my phone they feel so bad. Then keep their mouths shut
Note 9 plusses over 3XL.
> Design (subjective, but in this case, Notes much tighter screen radius and uniform notchless design wins)
> Price (128Gb Note 9 is a lot cheaper in the UK than the 3XL, and that's before the usual Samsung discounts)
> SD-Card support
> Headphone jack 3XL plusses over the Note
> Clean software experience and rapid updates
> Probably the best camera on a mobile device (the Note is good, but I expect the 3XL to be amazing.) If the notch was implemented better (like LG or, in fact, pretty much anyone else) and the price differential was not so huge then it would be an interesting question but as things stand the Note 9, at least in the UK, offers so much more for much less money it is not really a fair fight. In fact the S9+ is probably a more direct competitor and that is £200 cheaper than the 3XL!