First, the notch design of the Pixel 3 XL looks like a mess.
Update, August 08, 10:51AM ET: More images have been posted alongside an unboxing video that very briefly shows off the Pixel 3 XL in all of its glory as well as the packaging and accessories bundled with the phone.
Sure, the notch on the iPhone X might be wider, but the one on the Pixel 3 XL is nearly 2x more deep which makes it look pretty awkward.
We've been seeing the upcoming and oft-rumored Pixel 3 XL from Google leak out over the last several weeks, most recently with news revealing a possible launch date for the upcoming flagship handset. Both the handsets are rumoured to sport a single rear camera and dual selfie cameras.
Does speedy software updates make up for Google's unusual design choices?
According to screenshots, this is the Google Pixel 3 XL, and it runs an Adreno 630 GPU in a Qualcomm Snapdragon system-on-chip.
There have been multiple reports in the past revealing a notch design for the Pixel 3 XL. However, we now see how Android will be handling it in native Android 9.0 software. For now, the OS is "Android 9", although it would not be surprising to see that change to Android 9.1 in time for release-Google usually cooks up a x.1 release specifically for its phones.
You can also catch a quick unboxing video for the Pixel 3 XL through the source link, but it mostly focuses on the contents of the box and not enough on the phone. We can also see a USB-C to 3.5mm dongle (there's no built-in headphone jack), a USB-C to USB-A adapter for transferring information from another device, and the usual USB-C charging cable.