The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL were launched barely a week ago, but soon after, the internet has started saying that they’re scratch-prone devices. 9to5Google decided to put the phone to the test, and found that it’s not really any more scratch-prone than any other phone with glass backs.
Also making things clear is a comment left by a 9to5Google reader, who claims to work in construction. He explains that it’s because the “surface becomes abrasive due to the etching” and it is actually “sanding the surfaces” of whatever you are rubbing against it. The slight residue then fills the pores on the phone back and make it seem like a lot of damage has occurred.
9to5Google also notes that this is less an issue with the white-coloured models. This is simply because, unlike the black Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, the residue is barely visible. So for those who want their Google Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL to look their best at all times, then the lighter colour is the one to go for.