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Google Pixel 3 XL review

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This phone may no longer be receiving updates.

This product is no longer listed on the manufacturer security updates page. Updates are important to protect you from hackers and emerging cyber-threats, and as such, we cannot recommend buying it.

If you currently own this device, read our advice below to help mitigate the risk until you can upgrade.

Further reading

Mobile phone security: why phones over two years old could be at risk 

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Expert review

SECURITY NOTICE: This phone may no longer be receiving important security updates. See Should I buy it? for more information. The Pixel 3 XL is the big brother of the third generation of Google's flagship smartphone, giving the tech giant another chance to partner their popular operating system software to their own-brand hardware. Did it pull a winning performance out of the bag at our lab? Read our review to find out.

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Last checked by Which?

January 2022

First reviewed by Which?

November 2018

Released

November 2018

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