Google Pixel and Pixel XL price and release date

The speculation is over, and the rumors were true - Google indeed killed the Nexus line with the announcement of the new Pixel and Pixel XL phones, entirely #madebygoogle. Well, it looks like HTC may have had the speculated input, but we digress. The phones are powered by the newest and powerful Snapdragon 821, have 5" 1080p and 5.5" 1440p displays, 4 GB of RAM, 12 MP cameras, and good-size batteries. 

So far so good, but the phones are set apart by Google as shipping with Android 7.0 Nougat on board, being poster kids for the Daydream VR platform, and offering free unlimited storage for your photos and vids in original resolution, including 4K footage.

How much for these puppies, and when will they be available? Well, they are available for pre-order today in the US, U.K., Canada, Germany and Australia, and on the 13th in some markets like India, while the release date is October 20. Verizon will be carrying them exclusively when it comes to US carriers. 

Prices start from $649, or $27 a month, how about that? Of course, Pixel will be offered unlocked on the Google Store, too, and it also works with Google's Project Fi network. The Pixel with 128 GB of onboard storage is $749, while $769 will net you the larger Pixel XL with 32 GB, and the XL with 128 GB is $869. The blue version seems to be only for the US, bummer.

Phone32 GB128 GB
Google Pixel$649$749
Google Pixel XL$769$869


Related phones

Pixel
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2770 mAh
  • OS Android 10
Pixel XL
  • Display 5.5 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3450 mAh
  • OS Android 10

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58 Comments

47. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2127; Member since: May 29, 2014

Going for the unlocked 128GB version. Going to look sweet under my tree this Holiday season.

44. abhi0502

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 07, 2015

At that price i can buy 2-3 op3

34. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

my only concern is google dropping support for nexus devices and you have to get their G line for timely updates

33. tangbunna

Posts: 496; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

made by google, outdated design by apple

31. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

They screw this up big time. Exclusive with the most corrupt network. Why limit your sales. This is DOA. Verizon can F off too. Can you hear that?

26. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

nice. I like the blue and black versions. suck it apple!

24. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Madness UK pricing Pixel : 32GB £599 128GB £699 extra £120 for each XL pixel. I admire Google novelty and integrity but for the hardware that is not established as mainstream phone manufacturer I find it very steep pricing.

30. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1354; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

You can probably blame Brexit for that pricing although it's still steep.

45. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

It is but shouldn't be more than 30-35 quid.

21. jove39

Posts: 2153; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

In Canada, starting price is $899...phew...not buying it!

27. jellmoo

Posts: 2702; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Yeah... Matches CAD iPhone pricing exactly. This is a giant NOPE for me. Is it good? Absolutely. Probably even great. Worth being twice the price of a OnePlus 3? Absolutely not.

19. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

i would even buy the xl. now thats how its done. get that Samsung

18. spasticpat

Posts: 113; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

Did they say what time pre-orders open?

20. spasticpat

Posts: 113; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

Nvm, they're open...just pre-ordered XL 32Gb

16. tweetgadget

Posts: 72; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

The price is just not right .. Mi5s is my phone of choice now

15. Kumar123 unregistered

Really blue is really a nice looking phone.

13. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Not so sure what will replace my S7E now. Not available for pre-order in my country any day soon. Price is quite steep and don't care for that Google assistant stuff. I might go for the OP3 and have my private and work number in one phone.

11. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

Pixel 32gb 649.00 Pixel 128gb 749.00 Pixel XL 32gb 749.00 Pixel XL 128gb 849.00 Nexus 6P 128gb 649.00....

7. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

Dam that price

5. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

y buy the this when i can buy the original version,iphone 7

8. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Cause it has much better camera than iphone 7, amoled screen, probably better battery, quick charge.

10. kiko007

Posts: 7526; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Somehow I doubt this will have better battery life with Google's bloat on it. My Nexus 6 can barely get through a day with a much larger cell than my former 6S+ (which got me two days easily). Screen is a wash though.

17. Kumar123 unregistered

Those "bloat" will get better with times. I bet Pixel will get much better time thanks to SD821, 6P has the worst SoC ever so it's no wonder it has bad battery life. Though I doubt any phone can beat iPhone 6s plus/ 7 plus battery life, they are the best in terms of battery life if they use updated amoled screen they will should have very good battery life.

38. GreenMan

Posts: 2704; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Amoled doesn't go hand in hand with bright colours, specially white... And the iOS10 was EXTREMELY white and bright the last time I checked... Perhaps iOS11...? In any case, they ought to stick with the low, sub 400PPI resolution for the sake of 'juice'... I don't mind a low resolution screen... And... I mind a poor battery life... Oh well, G'Day!

25. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Why is it that on the Pixel it's Google's bloat but on the iPhone it's not Apple's bloat?

42. kiko007

Posts: 7526; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Because iPhone bloat doesn't run your battery dry. Take a look at your battery settings right now. How much you wanna bet "Google Play Services" is at or bear the top of the usage list?

50. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

It's a big part of the operation system and handles app updates among other things, so of course it'll probably be on the list. But on mine, it's 6th on the list, behind screen, Chrome, Android OS, Android system, cell standby, and then Google Play Services. In fact, it's at the bottom of the list.

56. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

bulls**t. Google play service is like 8 position on my LG G5.

48. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Lol the screen is a wash? Hell no, iPhone displays are dated POS.

49. kiko007

Posts: 7526; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

These Pixel screen are Pentile........I want you yo look up what that does to visual quality. If you think iPhone screens are outdated because "muhhhhh.......resolution" then to be frank.......you don't know s**t about screen technologies.

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