Just like Apple and Samsung, Google now has a brand-new phone every year. Two years ago, it was the Google Pixel. Last year, the Pixel 2 arrived.
And this year, in 2018, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are the Next Big Thing.
You may be left wondering: What's different from last year's model? How much difference could 12 months make?
The answer, it turns out, is more substantial than you might imagine.
1. Yes, the notch. Unfortunately yes. But it's only one of the Pixel models that has the notch.
Depending on how you feel about phones with notches — like the iPhone X, and many imitators since — the new design of the Pixel 3 XL may be a plus or a minus.