With each passing day, there’s less and less mystery around the Google Pixel 3 XL. While we have only seen renders of the smaller Pixel 3, the XL has got a hands-on treatment, videos and a lot more, thanks to stolen shipments which are being sold on the European black market.
And to cap it all off, there’s a review out there as well. You can see the full review on mobile-review.com, which claims it got the Pixel 3 XL for free, before it started being sold illegally. While the gist of the review is that the Pixel 3 XL does not change too much from the Pixel 2 lineup, there are a couple of changes we noticed in the camera UI for the new phone. Here’s a look at the screenshots shared by mobile-review.com:
As you can see, Google is finally dropping the clunky navigation drawer to change shooting modes, with an iPhone-like carousel, which means you have to swipe to change modes. This is not dissimilar to the new Nokia Camera app, which also simplifies this aspect in the UI.
In addition, you can see Face Retouching feature has two steps of settings now with ‘Soft’ and ‘Natural’ options. You can of course turn it off if you want. Other settings also look easier to reach in the UI, from what we see here.
While the UI has changed, the review claims that the photo quality is on par with the Pixel 2 XL at this moment, which could be a result of non-final algorithms processing the photos.