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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.

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, 2018-10-16 (Update: 2018-10-16)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.