The biggest reason for this is design. Google hit it out of the park with the Pixel 3, delivering a modern smartphone that looks fantastic. The only compromise Google made was keeping rather noticeable bezels at the top and bottom of the 5.5-inch OLED display, but weâ€™ll take it with open arms because they contribute to a beautiful symmetrical design and house the front-facing dual stereo speakers.
It is a far cry from the gaudy notch Google stuck on the Pixel 3 XL. Iâ€™m not sure why Google didnâ€™t just use the same design between the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, but it didnâ€™t and I think that was a mistake.
Another major reason why the Pixel 3 is the better phone is its price. It costs a full $100 less than the Pixel 3 XL even though it has a better design and the same exact specs. You will still get the Snapdragon 845 processor, 4GB of RAM, 12.2MP main camera with f/1.8 aperture and OIS, dual front-facing cameras (8MP telephoto lens, 8MP wide-angle lens), IP68 water and dust resistance and Android 9.0 Pie.
The only trade-off you are making is display quality, though thatâ€™s hardly a deal breaker in my opinion.
If you are considering going with one of Googleâ€™s new phones, go with the Pixel 3. Not only do you get the best Google has to offer features-wise, you also get its best design efforts from what is the most exciting Pixel phone Google has ever made.