The Pixel 3 wasn’t just beaten by Apple’s iPhone XS in this speed test, it was demolished

Pixel 3 Vs iPhone XS

I opened my in-depth Pixel 3 review by wondering exactly what Google's strategy is with its Pixel phones. Google devotes as much time and other resources to developing its flagship phones as other top vendors, and yet Pixel sales are consistently far lower than rival flagships for a few important reasons. Among them are the facts that Google insists on entering into exclusive agreements with Verizon in the US, and that global availability has been limited. For those reasons and more, Google sells fewer Pixel phones over their lifetime than Apple sells iPhones in a single opening weekend.

I also questioned the timing of Google's Pixel phone launches, which have in the past taken place each October. Many have posited that Google's Pixel lineup is intended to showcase the best of what Android has to offer, and yet new phones are released at the end of each processor cycle. Google's Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL just launched with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, and yet the first phones with the new 7nm Snapdragon 855 SoC are mere months away. This time around, however, things are even worse than usual for two reasons. First, the number 2 smartphone vendor in the world, Huawei, has already released new phones that pack powerful next-gen 7nm chips. Second, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL appear to suffer from an issue that is seriously hindering performance.

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