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  1. robinhelenehebert's Avatar
    Thank you all for your replies! What a great forum. I'm doing it. I'm going to pull the trigger once the Black Friday deals are up!
    I had the Note 8 and though it was a good phone, I like the Pixel 3 XL much better. It's just a better experience all around.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    11-21-2018 07:05 AM
  2. TheJastrom's Avatar
    Cool, I hope you enjoy the phone!
    11-21-2018 10:45 AM
  3. dtresca's Avatar
    That's a smart move - waiting until Black Friday deals are up and running! You'll get there soon! What colour 3 XL are you going to get?
    Purchased the just black today!
    Morty2264 likes this.
    11-22-2018 09:06 PM
  4. dtresca's Avatar
    Well, I made the switch and I've had the Pixel 3 XL for a few days now. All I can say is Wow! Great phone. Extremely intuitive. Snappy software. Amazing camera. Glad I did it. Thank you all for helping me make the decision!
    DMP89145 and chezm like this.
    11-30-2018 02:21 PM
  5. NMCynthia's Avatar
    I hope that you enjoy it in good health!
    11-30-2018 02:42 PM
  6. caveman84's Avatar
    Thank you, everyone! I am definitely leaning towards making the switch. One last concern, has anyone noticed any performance issues? I know the 3xl has 4gb of ram, compared to the 6 in the note 8. I do almost no gaming, but I'm a little concerned with multitasking. I haven't read anything out there stating there was any sluggishness.
    While there is absolutely no slagishness, almost all apps reload though so the 4gb of is not enough. I am absolutely perplexed as yo why google decided to gimp otherwise an excellent phone with 4gb ram. This is tantamount when apple kept releasing 1gb iphones for years.
    Pixelfan56 likes this.
    11-30-2018 08:25 PM
  7. Pixelfan56's Avatar
    I had the PIXEL XL 1, then the XL 2, on black friday I ordered the 3 XL because they were on sale for $200 off.

    I then compared the 3XL to the note 9 and XS MAX at best buy...

    the 3XL screen is not near as bright as those 2, not even close, its embarassing side by side... the note 9 is an incredible screen. Google has to do better than 425 nits...come on google

    That being said I cannot handle the plethora of samsung bloatware and I dont use IOS so I am keeping the pixel 3XL.

    I have ordered the pixe lstand, the UAG Monarch case, and a temepered glass screen protector for it, have received all of it - but havent opeded any of it or the new phone..
    12-01-2018 10:09 AM
  8. Mike Dee's Avatar
    While there is absolutely no slagishness, almost all apps reload though so the 4gb of is not enough. I am absolutely perplexed as yo why google decided to gimp otherwise an excellent phone with 4gb ram. This is tantamount when apple kept releasing 1gb iphones for years.
    I believe the app reloading is due to the way memory is being managed and I thought there was an update coming. I've found overtime that mine has improved...possible the adaptive battery has a learning curve.

    I will further add that I might not be as particular as some with apps staying memory resident, however it has not impacted the way I use the phone so I'm good with that. If you still have the phone I hope it improves.
    12-01-2018 10:25 AM
  9. caveman84's Avatar
    I believe the app reloading is due to the way memory is being managed and I thought there was an update coming. I've found overtime that mine has improved...possible the adaptive battery has a learning curve.

    I will further add that I might not be as particular as some with apps staying memory resident, however it has not impacted the way I use the phone so I'm good with that. If you still have the phone I hope it improves.
    We'll see what happens, while im not all that particular about keeping apps in the background but one app that i use alot and absolutely hate when it reloads constantly, as it does with with 3XL, is Tapatalk. For instance, ill be reading a long thread and will be several pages deep, but then ill go to take a phone call or answer a text, then back to Tapatalk, and bam reload and not only i loose where i was and then start over. Very annoyed.
    12-01-2018 11:03 AM
  10. Mike Dee's Avatar
    We'll see what happens, while im not all that particular about keeping apps in the background but one app that i use alot and absolutely hate when it reloads constantly, as it does with with 3XL, is Tapatalk. For instance, ill be reading a long thread and will be several pages deep, but then ill go to take a phone call or answer a text, then back to Tapatalk, and bam reload and not only i loose where i was and then start over. Very annoyed.
    I hear you...one time I lost text I was typing into an app by moving around. It hasn't happened lately but when I remember I copy the text beforehand.
    12-01-2018 11:20 AM
  11. chezm's Avatar
    It depends on the app, some I use reload and other stay in memory longer...YouTube for one will not reload if I paused a video, but others reload instantly Everytime.

    Glad you're enjoying the phone I love my pixel 3, only sort of regret is not getting XL. Coming from an iPhone 7+ I got so used to using big phones realized I didn't mind it. Oh well, love the phone and experience
    12-01-2018 01:03 PM
  12. TraderGary's Avatar
    I had the PIXEL XL 1, then the XL 2, on black friday I ordered the 3 XL because they were on sale for $200 off.

    I then compared the 3XL to the note 9 and XS MAX at best buy...

    the 3XL screen is not near as bright as those 2, not even close, its embarassing side by side... the note 9 is an incredible screen. Google has to do better than 425 nits...come on google

    That being said I cannot handle the plethora of samsung bloatware and I dont use IOS so I am keeping the pixel 3XL.

    I have ordered the pixe lstand, the UAG Monarch case, and a temepered glass screen protector for it, have received all of it - but havent opeded any of it or the new phone..
    Are you sure that your Pixel 3 XL wasn't on the default Adaptive Brightness? If it was and you compared to the 100% store display brightness of Samsung and Apple, that could account for the embarrassing difference.
    12-01-2018 01:13 PM
  13. sulla1965's Avatar
    You have to put the pixel 3 XL to full brightness to even compare to a note 9 or LG device on say 80% brightness. Very dim screen unless on full with the pixel
    12-01-2018 05:48 PM
  14. TraderGary's Avatar
    As I had mentioned in another thread, all these phones and the Pixel 3 XL are using Samsung screens. Google responded to the Pixel user hysteria concerning burn-in and reduced maximum Pixel screen brightness.
    12-01-2018 09:44 PM
  15. Jona005's Avatar
    I made this switch and I'm pretty content with it. I'm loving my pixel 3xl. There are a few irreplaceable features of the Note9, but what I'm finding is I didn't use many of them all that often. Love the pure Google software experience.
    12-04-2018 04:58 PM
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