Pixel 3 XL Second Impression: Notch City!

  • Published on Oct 11, 2018
  • Pixel 3 XL in the hand. Here's some more thoughts and feelings.
    OG Pixel 3 Impressions: usclip.net/video/LRh_iVXulXk/video.html
    Dat wallpaper: i.imgur.com/Bwb7C82.jpg
    From Walli wallpaper app: usclip.net/video/LRh_iVXulXk/video.html
    Sam's Podcast episode: usclip.net/video/qkinZk7fwYo/video.html
    MKBHD Merch: shop.MKBHD.com
    Video Gear I use: kit.com/MKBHD/video-gear#recommendation17959
    Tech I'm using right now: www.amazon.com/shop/MKBHD
    Intro Track: Ongoing Thing by 20syl, Oddisee
    Phone provided by Google for video.
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Comments • 7 438

  • Cameron S
    Cameron S 3 days ago

    I actually kinda like the notch. Not this notch specifically but other phones. Something about this notch just looks horrid.

  • CorporalHobnob
    CorporalHobnob 8 days ago

    Watching on a pixel 3 XL.
    Before you ask, the notch isn't that big irl.

  • J 1
    J 1 9 days ago

    Storage doesn't matter to me because now that I'm more organised I only use 1 GB of it, instead of using all of it.

  • Logan 123
    Logan 123 11 days ago

    I ♡ Google so much

  • amrysahrir 97
    amrysahrir 97 15 days ago

    Hope Pixel come to Malaysia and have official Store

  • Yellow !
    Yellow ! 17 days ago

    This could be the best phone in the entire world but I just couldn’t because of that damn notch. It just looks so bad.

  • Bryan Zhang
    Bryan Zhang Month ago


  • Akshay Kumar T P
    Akshay Kumar T P Month ago +1

    I want link to wallpaper of pixel 3(not of pixel3xl) at 5:45

  • Aryan SATPATHY
    Aryan SATPATHY Month ago

    Compare with oneplus 6t

  • EddyGraphic
    EddyGraphic Month ago

    Double notch for the win 😂😂

  • Mavrick Faust
    Mavrick Faust Month ago

    Hope pixel 4 comes in pink or purple

  • Tyler
    Tyler Month ago

    Are you people really that stupid? This phone has front facing speakers. No shit it's going to have a notch & a chin. Front facing speakers are literally the greatest smartphone feature.

  • PathFinder
    PathFinder 2 months ago

    1 minute intro smh my head

  • Rasmus Gerling Thomsen
    Rasmus Gerling Thomsen 2 months ago

    How many times can one man say "notch" in 8 minutes 27. Find out in this episode of Notch City!

  • Shellbullet 91
    Shellbullet 91 2 months ago

    Honestly the only good thing about this phone has everything to do with the Camera everything else is 2017 average performances. That noch and the fact that one speaker is louder the other gives me that OCD feeling. Im going with the note9 instead

  • basterfa84
    basterfa84 2 months ago

    Marques, please fix the panel gap on your logo on the wall behind you...
    Unless it’s an omage to Tesla, then touché.
    ...ahhh burn...

  • basterfa84
    basterfa84 2 months ago

    Welcome to notch city, population ...
    ...wait let me scroll down it’s covered up by something...
    ...ahh there we go...you.

  • Marcel XXX
    Marcel XXX 2 months ago

    So glad I'm using the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 = no notch whatsoever big or small

  • Anzar Zahid
    Anzar Zahid 2 months ago

    Saw no comment mentioning he saying:
    "At the end of 2019???"
    At 7:15 btw

  • Ravi Adluru
    Ravi Adluru 2 months ago

    I’m getting the smaller version

  • Avvenatoor
    Avvenatoor 2 months ago


  • Mambutu O'Malley
    Mambutu O'Malley 2 months ago +1

    Google's phones are nothing but embarrassing to me.

  • Maxbartozs
    Maxbartozs 2 months ago

    Imagine a phone with a Samsung screen, apple face id, in screen fingerprint scanner, pixel camera but with a second camera at the back, the 2 front camera, oneplus 6t performance

  • Jonty Edgar
    Jonty Edgar 2 months ago

    Not as good as s9

  • B. tgla
    B. tgla 2 months ago

    The reason I brought the pixel 3 over the 3XL... THAT F**KING NOTCH!! I watch videos all the time on my phone, why should I have to change the screen option to downsize to the same size of the normal pixel 3 screens??.. no thanks.

  • Clint Curtis
    Clint Curtis 2 months ago

    You do you man! Lol

  • Dylan Cablayans
    Dylan Cablayans 2 months ago +1

    It’s a one trick phone
    I mean bitch it’s only feature is its camera besides that it’s a average android phone

  • renaldo friloux
    renaldo friloux 2 months ago

    The last two pixels been yawn worthy at best

  • Jonas Friese
    Jonas Friese 2 months ago

    How did you get the Google calendar widget to be transparent? Love your stuff

    REVIEWERS NATION 2 months ago

    Lol you said notch so many times when I went to sleep last night i had a dream about the word notch attacking the One Plus 6T

  • Missile Man
    Missile Man 3 months ago

    It takes less than a minute to remove the notch........less than a minute!!!

  • Gaming Is Fun
    Gaming Is Fun 3 months ago +1

    In the play store i saw youe email LOL

  • Claire Braniff
    Claire Braniff 3 months ago

    Can you change the white background in the main menu?

  • TypicalSomeone -
    TypicalSomeone - 3 months ago

    idc about a notch. i just want a phone to replace my iphone 5C.

  • fhd88
    fhd88 3 months ago

    Wrong intro song info in description.
    Correct one: "That Good Ship" by 20syl

  • Heidi Mahmoud
    Heidi Mahmoud 3 months ago

    I got 99 problems but a notch aint one YEAH!

  • Oddreign Odd
    Oddreign Odd 3 months ago

    How many times can you say "Notch" in one USclip video?

  • MrTotoloco1
    MrTotoloco1 3 months ago

    Stilk that is a big ass notch and chin!!! For paying over $1000 dollards is unacceptable, you are getting your bills pay by google so you have to say is not that bad!!!! Mas PUTO.........😱😱😱😱

  • Ryan Law
    Ryan Law 3 months ago

    Omg, please fix the black square and red cut-out in the background... Please

  • Blackst4r
    Blackst4r 3 months ago

    you sound so dramatic 05:40

  • Joe Reich
    Joe Reich 3 months ago

    Could you do a review on Google FI using a Google phone?

  • Ricky White
    Ricky White 3 months ago

    I used nexus and now I've got the note 9 goodbye Google copy apple 👎

  • Stewart Ross
    Stewart Ross 3 months ago +7

    The notch isn’t even worth talking about for that long. Just use the smaller phone. Done.

  • Jo Bro
    Jo Bro 4 months ago


  • Arctic Bork
    Arctic Bork 4 months ago

    Why is no one doing reviews on the standard pixel 3?

  • abhishek raj
    abhishek raj 4 months ago

    Do the camera comparison between iphone xs max and pixel 3xl because night sight arrived on pixel devices so do it as soon as possible.

  • The Random Guy
    The Random Guy 4 months ago +1

    5:13 wtf😂

  • Darren Brader
    Darren Brader 4 months ago

    Use "Nacho Notch" app to hide the notch. It just make the status bar black, so you don't lose screen real estate and you can't see the notch.

  • 7620313
    7620313 4 months ago

    just how much does this phone track you and collect your data?
    I don't trus google

  • Debarshi Mandal
    Debarshi Mandal 4 months ago

    5.15 - "If you are really into the pain of it" LMFAO!

  • dubsteppwarrior
    dubsteppwarrior 4 months ago

    How did they think people would be ok with this notch seriously google !! It's all people talk about .. I would literally buy this phone if it didn't have that stupid notch on it , I was waiting for pixel 3 Xl and then this happened guess I will stay with iPhone again this time /:

  • Sunaina Roy Chowdhury
    Sunaina Roy Chowdhury 4 months ago

    I lost my shit at 5:16 lmao I can’t stop laughing

  • David Martrano
    David Martrano 4 months ago

    As far as I'm concerned the notch simply sucks & there is no way around it. I love to watch videos & the notch is to distracting. This is a very hard pass for me. There is just no way!

  • asif aslam
    asif aslam 4 months ago

    I don't comment on review Videos. Stop making this phone pretty. Your doing 2nd impression becuase your trying to make it look good. But Google fucked up its pixel 2 with ugliest notch ever. Stop sucking up to Google you will be invited to Google launch next year.

  • Gabriel
    Gabriel 4 months ago

    they look "GREAT"?
    audience: (*caugh*)

  • Benjamin Malave
    Benjamin Malave 4 months ago

    Some smartphones have rounded displays so why not square the top corners of the phone and put sensors there?

  • Evan Everything
    Evan Everything 4 months ago

    At least buying this phone gets me a friend.

  • Like my comment
    Like my comment 4 months ago

    Who would buy this over the other amazing phones available for better prices

  • Mason Anderson
    Mason Anderson 4 months ago

    If you had to pick between the Pixel 3XL and the Note 9 to be your daily driver which would you pick and why?

  • denoxidechild
    denoxidechild 4 months ago

    Coming from a lg G4 to pixel 3 xl the notch isn't as big a deal as people have made it seem (no shit I know cue vocal internet comments). Could we do without it yes but is it the end of phone design not really. It is actually like a little face staring back at you as you browse if you consciously look at it but if not doing that it kinda blends in and is easily meh.

  • MegaNerevar
    MegaNerevar 4 months ago

    The MiMix 3 has the best solution to the notch problem, if they their lower bezel was a little closer, then it would be a complete package of a phone.

  • largon 03
    largon 03 4 months ago

    The notch cuts 30% of the video..

  • largon 03
    largon 03 4 months ago

    Your hand gesture said so much about the bottom notch @ 5:15 🤣🤣🤣

  • largon 03
    largon 03 4 months ago

    Somebody call the notch police..

  • Emmanuel A
    Emmanuel A 4 months ago

    OnePlus 6t

  • Marlon Kilcullen
    Marlon Kilcullen 4 months ago

    Intro track is
    That Good Ship - by Alltta

  • sarath Kumar
    sarath Kumar 4 months ago

    pixel 3 or oneplus 6 t which one

  • Jack Xiao
    Jack Xiao 4 months ago

    Love your reviews, you're not corny and gimmicky like some other reviewers

  • Minecrafted
    Minecrafted 4 months ago

    iron your t-shirt first

  • Diganth prakash
    Diganth prakash 4 months ago

    Apart from the camera and day 1 software updates, what is so intriguing about the pixel ? You can get a one plus 6 and install the google camera apk and OnePlus gave the update within a month of android P release. This phone has more bugs than any phone in history. It is clear now google sucks at hardware and they should ditch it. They justify their price for devices with software features. I get it that its a software game and not a hardware game anymore but the fact that the flagship phone is this ugly, makes me hate it that much more

  • TMSoYT
    TMSoYT 4 months ago

    You know, I never minded a small top & lower chin (equal in size) as long as it had speakers for nice stereo sound when watching videos. I feel as though this whole *no* chin whatsoever went a bit overboard considering that the "Notch" and loss of dual speakers front side is a disappointment. I had an HTC M7-M8 a while back and loved that stereo speaker boomsound.

  • Sanu
    Sanu 4 months ago

    18:9 and notch are ugly as f...

  • Jocke Aronsson
    Jocke Aronsson 4 months ago

    Just buy the Pixel 3 if you don't like the notch? 😂

  • Симеон Андонов

    Imagine if you have to watch 4K TV with notch on left side.

  • Syed Abubakar Saddiq
    Syed Abubakar Saddiq 4 months ago

    If 80% people hate notch... The why google????

  • Vadi Bracaj
    Vadi Bracaj 4 months ago

    If you go through the trouble of hide the notch why even make it in the first place?

  • Obuti Trankuz
    Obuti Trankuz 4 months ago

    I really love the music you pick for your intros - Could you share a playlist ?
    Much love huge fan !

    KAMAL K V 4 months ago

    Google might coming up with very cool thing, so just to stay in market they might launched the pixel 3. It just my thoughts..

  • Amitabh SHARMA
    Amitabh SHARMA 5 months ago

    0:36 see that face. He knows at what deep level Google is going to dupe customers by selling flawed and inferior Pixel 3.

  • VasilenDragomanski
    VasilenDragomanski 5 months ago

    I dont wanna phones to replace real cameras .... this new settings with raw .. ugh mate buy a good camera and snap some good shots ..

  • Soccer Unbox TV
    Soccer Unbox TV 5 months ago

    I love the notch call me crazy or ignorant I don't care

  • TheLEVYB
    TheLEVYB 5 months ago

    The Tesla shirts are not wrinkle free?

  • Nikhilesh Rathi
    Nikhilesh Rathi 5 months ago

    Hi Marques, been your fan since years. Remember buying my Moto X, the very first Gen, on your recommendation. Following you regularly since then. I trust you blindly regarding technology. Love your analysis. I am looking forward for Oneplus 6T review. Pls do it asap. All the love from INDIA. Bye

  • Tate Ananga
    Tate Ananga 5 months ago

    black pls

  • Sara Mostafa
    Sara Mostafa 5 months ago

    Good video ❤

  • Dipanshu Kalra
    Dipanshu Kalra 5 months ago

    Other Companies-Put 3 or 4 cameras at the back!
    Pixel-Put up single camera and nailed it!

  • Jorge A. Nieves Feliciano

    Just got the phone today. It really is something you have to use to appreciate. Loving what Google is doing... So many little things that make it a pretty awesome user experience. Obbbbviously I could live without Notch City but hey 🤷🏻‍♂️ I can get use to it until the full bezeless era. Same as with the new iPhones... Greatness appreciated once you start using them.

  • Jon Samuels
    Jon Samuels 5 months ago

    Notch at the bottom..............WTF!???😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣

  • All Things Lex
    All Things Lex 5 months ago

    I want to see a camera smackdown between this and the LG V40's 5 cams.

    VIMALESH RAJA 5 months ago

    XR yellow!!!!!

  • kumar Ravi
    kumar Ravi 5 months ago


  • Masi kumar
    Masi kumar 5 months ago

    notch city

  • Luis Diego Aguilar
    Luis Diego Aguilar 5 months ago

    the song in the description doesn't match the one in the intro :(

  • Daniel Troger
    Daniel Troger 5 months ago

    Nope. 16:9 looks better than 2:1

  • Robert Scales
    Robert Scales 5 months ago

    How the apps ignore the notch is pretty good. Makes it a lot less intrusive. But, as a huge video user, I'd be looking for a notchless phone when I am ready to move on from the Pixel 2 XL. Maybe a Galaxy phone.

  • Richard Servello
    Richard Servello 5 months ago

    I don't know what you did to your pixel 2...but my 2xl is running just as fast and smooth as the day I got it (day one release)

  • sagar Kukadeja
    sagar Kukadeja 5 months ago

    I want mkbkd wallpaper please help if anyone has.

  • Scott Ravitz
    Scott Ravitz 5 months ago

    I have been using the phone for a few days now and I have to agree, the notch just doesn't bother me. I bought into the idea of a notch when I bought the essential phone on discount and I got used to that notch very quickly. I would prefer that apps hid the notch whenever possible because it can be distracting in Gmail, for example.

  • Vivek kv
    Vivek kv 5 months ago

    People are stupid lol

  • Aswanth Ashok
    Aswanth Ashok 5 months ago

    from where i can get the wallpaper at 1:53 ???