Remember how bad the display on the Pixel 2 XL was? If you don’t, the fact that it triggered Google to offer a 2-year warranty with each device should sum up the fact that it was simply horrible. Now, with the launch of the Pixel 3, we’re looking for improvements, and it certainly seems like we’re getting them.

According to DisplayMate, the Pixel 3 XL OLED display is going to be killer. While the full description won’t be published until October 15th, the outlet has tweeted today that its tests have revealed a pretty excellent display on Google’s new flagship.

Apparently, the Pixel 3 XL has been given an “A+ rating” for its display and also a “Best Smartphone Display” award. For context, both of those have also been given to the Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 9, and iPhone XS Max in the past year.

So while DisplayMate’s opinion can clearly change quickly, this is a big deal for the Pixel. After last year’s disaster, it’s clear Google has worked to fix its display problems this year, and whatever OLED panels are being used in the Pixel 3 XL are getting the job done well.

Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news:

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news:

You’re reading 9to5Google — experts who break news about Google and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Google on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel

About the Author

Ben Schoon

Ben is a writer and video producer for 9to5Google.

Find him on Twitter @NexusBen. Send tips to or encrypted to