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Google Pixel XL
5.5"
1440 x 2560 pixels
12.3 MP
8 MP front
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
Quad-core, 2150 MHz
RAM: 4 GB
BATTERY: 3450 mAh
MEMORY: 128 GB
Announced: Oct 4, 2016
Market status: Released
Release date: Oct 20, 2016
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

US carrier availability

Available: Verizon

Pros

  • Big display (5.5 inches)
  • Splash-proof phone
  • Extremely high pixel density screen (534 ppi)
  • Lots of RAM (4 GB RAM)
  • Large camera sensor pixel size (1.55 μm)

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion

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Description

The Pixel XL, the larger of Google's first two Pixel phones, comes with a bigger screen and a bigger battery compared to its sibling. At its core, however, it remains identical. The Pixel XL is a phone "made by Google", with the company's services integrated tightly in it. Pixel XL owners get to enjoy a number of exclusive perks, including the new Assistant feature, allowing natural language interaction between the user and the device. They also get unlimited full-res photo and video backup on Google Photos, 24/7 customer service, and the new Pixel Launcher interface. On the hardware side of things, the phone comes with Qualcomm's fastest processor to date, backed by plenty of RAM. And the camera on the back is promised to be one of the best ever put on a handset.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (7.1)
  • Dimensions:
    • 6.09 x 2.98 x 0.34 inches (154.72 x 75.74 x 8.6 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.93 oz (168 g)
      the average is 5.4 oz (154 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: Aluminum; Accents: Glass
  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (touch)
  • Rugged:
      • Splash, Dust resistant
    • IP certified:
      • IP 53
  • Colors:
    • Black, Gray, Blue

Displaybenchmark

  • Physical size:
    • 5.5 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 534 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • AMOLED
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 71.22 %
  • Features:
    • Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camerabenchmark

  • Camera:
      • Popup12.3 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Dual LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.0
    • Camera sensor size:
      • 1/2.3"
    • Pixel size:
      • 1.55 μm
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus (Phase detection, Laser)
    • Software Features:
      • Digital image stabilization, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
    • Shooting Modes:
      • PopupHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
  • Camcorder:
      • 3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (240 fps)
    • Features:
      • Video calling, Video sharing
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 8 megapixels

Hardwarebenchmark

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 530
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 4 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 128 GB

Batterybenchmark

  • Capacity:
    • 3450 mAh
  • Type:
    • Not user replaceable
  • Talk time:
    • 32.00 hours
      the average is 24 h (1453 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 21.8 days (522 hours)
      the average is 19 days (467 h)
  • Internet use:
    • LTE:
      • 14 hours
    • Wi-Fi:
      • 14 hours
  • Music playback:
    • 130.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 14.00 hours

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation

Cellular

  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26
  • LTE (TDD):
    • Bands 41
  • Data:
    • LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS
  • Nano SIM:
    • Yes
  • HD Voice:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall, Barometer
  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Haptic feedback
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T4
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.2
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n, ac, dual-band
  • USB:
      • USB 3.0
    • Connector:
      • USB Type-C (reversible)
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB Host, USB charging
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
  • Other:
    • NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 04 Oct 2016

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 869

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 15 Aug 2016
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        NM8G-2PW4100 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.10 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.18 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 0.18 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 0.93 W/kg

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Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Google Pixel XL 32GB

differences:

  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB
  • MSRP price:
    • $ 769

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