The Pixel 3 XL won't be able to dethrone the Galaxy Note 9

In a little over two weeks, Google will be taking the stage in New York City to unveil its next generation of Android phones — the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

Both of these devices have leaked like crazy over the past few months, and with the 3 XL slated to be Google's most impressive and expensive phone of the year, what we've seen of it so far has left some potential buyers less than impressed.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 will be one of the Pixel 3 XL's toughest competitors, and looking through the AC forums, owners of Samsung's latest aren't all that excited for what Google will soon be offering.

Camera and instant updates, but not enough with that horrible design and lack of RAM. I was Pixel 3 XL camp for the longest time until I saw how stupid it looked, prior to that I didn't even consider the note 9.


It would be a huge downgrade coming from a N9. It will have a good camera but that's it. Pixels are just mid range phones priced at a flagship price.


I doubt the camera will be any better. Maybe the software but you can download Google camera software. The pixel line is hideous. No way. And stock is boring.


No headphone jack, Micro SD card and a dumb looking Notch? Nah.


Now, we want to know what you think? How will the Pixel 3 XL stack up against the Note 9?

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Joe Maring

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.