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DisplayMate finally welcomes a non-Samsung king, namely the Google Pixel 3 XL

Google Pixel 3 XL Android phablet leading the DisplayMate ratings
Google Pixel 3 XL
After many Samsung Galaxy flagships succeeded in grabbing the top rating on DisplayMate, a welcome and unexpected change arrived. The new leader of DisplayMate's leaderboard is the Google Pixel 3 XL, which stands out thanks to its impressive color accuracy and excellent performance in high ambient light.
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Although DisplayMate is not as popular as GeekBench, it is a website that performs impressive in-depth analysis of mobile displays and — finally — the time has come for a Google Pixel device to come forward. The device is the Google Pixel 3 XL and it has received the A+ ranking that was recently given to the Galaxy Note 9 and the iPhone XS.

Since the Pixel 3 XL OLED Display Technology Shoot-Out is a very detailed analysis that can quickly become boring to most readers, here are its highlights:

  • perfectly sharp display for normal 20/20 Vision (from a 10 to 18-inch viewing distance)
  • 405 nits full-screen brightness
  • very high absolute color accuracy (1.1 JCND) - "visually indistinguishable from perfect"
  • small color shifts and brightness shifts with viewing angle
  • highest contrast ratio ever tested by DisplayMate
  • lowest screen reflectance (4.3 percent)

The conclusion should say it all: "Based on our extensive Lab Tests and Measurements the Pixel 3 XL receives a DisplayMate Best Smartphone Display Award earning DisplayMate’s highest ever Overall Display Assessment Grade of A+ by providing considerably better display performance than other competing Smartphones."

If you agree with the above statement or not, that remains to be seen in the comments section. However, we think that the Google Pixel 3 XL is a solid flagship device that most people might overlook, so — before anything else — you might want to check out the video review below.

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Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 5433 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2018-10-16 (Update: 2018-10-16)