Case maker showcases Pixel XL in a variety of suits

Case maker showcases Pixel XL in a variety of suits
With Google's special event slated for October 4th, we already have a decent idea of what to expect with regards to the Pixel and Pixel XL. Both have been leaked ad nauseam, and a new sighting offers an idea of how the Pixel XL may look when suited up in a case. 

The Big G is expected to depart from the Nexus branding with the Pixel smartphones, both of which have been manufactured by HTC. From what we gather, the two models will be priced in competition with other high-end devices of the market like the iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S7. Thus, expect the smaller model to enter the market at $650, with the Pixel XL likely to cost even more. For Nexus fans, all hope is not necessarily lost; the much-rumored 7-inch Huawei-made tablet could make an appearance at next week's event with Google's new Andromeda OS in tow.

Considering some of our reader comments, the aesthetics of the Pixel duo seem to have divided opinion. Within these cases by an unspecified vendor, however, the extremities of the outer finish are less noticeable, and those who aren't necessarily piqued by the overall design may be less deterred by these renders. 

Specs and features aside, are you impressed with the looks of the Pixel devices based on what we've seen thus far? Check out the gallery and do leave your thoughts in the comments. 

source: PLAYfuldroid

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Pixel XL
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3450 mAh(32h talk time)

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28 Comments

1. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

If that phone looks like that it won't sell, that ugly thing looks like a pokémon gadget, looks plain stupid.

20. monoke

Posts: 1157; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Googa Peexu, I choose you! lol.

27. lyndon420

Posts: 6739; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Agreed. A black case would be in order. This phone looks like some reject that either Samsung or apple puked up...totally expected something nicer looking than this crap.

2. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Except they short change the google pixel, I don't see how the pixel XL will sell any units as its just seems bigger without any benefits according to the leaks we've seeing so far. Same design, same SoC, same camera, same internals. The pixel will eat the XL alive if true imo. Btw, these phones are too average looking for my liking tbh. Well, Guess I'll just have to wait and see them in real life. I remember we always saying this and this phone is ugly then when they come out, they simply shut us all up.

6. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Same thing happened with the Nexus 6P, everyone was complaining about the looks, then everyone loved it once it hit the market.

11. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 926; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

BS The only thing people complained about was the camera hump. The rest of the phone was great.

14. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'm not arguing that the phone is great, I own it, I love it, but people bitched about it non-stop when they first saw it.

25. Lsh99

Posts: 38; Member since: Sep 26, 2016

I still think the 6P is one of the ugliest phones I've ever seen. I also think it's big and heavy. Wouldn't use it if it were given to me for free. I don't care for the Pixel renderings, but they're much better than the 6P, IMO.

15. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Actually, he's talking about the leaks.. You would not be honest if you don't admit that the nexus 6p leaks weren't universally hated. Even from the usually bias androidcentral, and that speaks volumes. Though I admit that when you do see it in person, it just looks stunning.

13. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Yeah. Same thing happened with the iphone 6 series, iphone 7, nexus 6, htc 10, moto z, M8, nexus 5, iphone 5. It happens all the freaking time. infact, the truth is no phone is actually ugly once you see them in real life, no matter how much we paint it. Most phone are actually drop dead gorgeous when you come in contact with them. Even the iphone 6/7 series are a pure work of art when you actually see them in person. Especially the scratch prone jet black model. I don't know what's up with these exaggerations tbh. The only mainstream flagship phones that I've felt were average/ugly have only being the galaxy s3, s5, and galaxy note 2. As far cry from what samsung produces now.

17. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1318; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

It's not like any other phone really looks much better than these. The only 2 things I don't like about them so far are the two tone back and fingerprint scanner on back. Once you actually see any phone they usually look better than the pics. Pictures don't quite capture the true looks of a device.

3. alila2

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

amazon had these for sale 2 weeks ago, nothing new

4. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

As usual, another Google ugly phone.

8. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Another thing. I don't think big phones have yaught up tbh. All these bigger siblings are only selling because they find ways to short change the younger sibling either in SoC, design, camera, screen, memory or a combination of all those things. If these oems are so confident about their so called big sibling, let them release 2 phones (BIG 5.5-5.7 and SMALL 4.7-5.0) with the exact same internals and design then see which one will eat which alive.. People are only buy big phones now because either their specs are vastly superior or because there's simply no capable small phone around not because they actually like them (at least an overwhelming most people not all)

10. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Latest rumor is that the glass portion on the back is a touchpad, so it will be interesting to see how covering it up with a case will affect it...

16. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Where did you get that from. Wow. That would be interesting. At least for a change. Got tired of all these same same flagship phones everywhere nowadays. I'm even beginning to think that flagship phones are dead if you ask me. No ones seems to be remotely innovating or doing anything interesting now. Except Motorola (always on voice command, moto mods, dock station, moto voice) and samsung (curved screens and amoled)

24. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

12. monoke

Posts: 1157; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Geez... And I thought this thing already looked ugly outside a case. =/

18. newbey123

Posts: 700; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Looks good so far. Will probably pick one up this time as I was very disappointed in the looks of the 6P.

19. Emmanuelz

Posts: 222; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

Ugly phone

23. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Who cares? If it performs way. These days most people put cases on top of their phones. Why do people still care about design!?

26. wormworm

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 26, 2016

The logo""G is look weird

28. shield

Posts: 834; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Google Pixel Ctrl-C - Ctrl-V LG G5 ugly design? :D

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