Google Store sold out of 128 GB Pixel XL; only one 32 GB version left (Update: all gone)

Update: There are no Pixel XL models left to purchase at the Google Store for the time being.

Google's Pixel and Pixel XL arrived to plenty of fanfare earlier this week, and pre-orders began straight after the announcement event in San Francisco. Many rushed to secure a unit over at the Google Store, where the Really Blue Pixel and Pixel XL sold out in a heartbeat. Now, the 128 GB Pixel XL is also out of stock, so if that's the model you intended to grab, you'll have to wait until Google can replenish its inventory (or go for a Verizon / carrier mode). 

The Pixel and Pixel XL have a lot going for them, but there are some missing features we'd love to have seen. Few would have complained, for example, if the Big G had thrown a microSD slot into the equation. 128 GB is serviceable amount of real estate and for many, it's more than enough. But it's always nice to have the option on the table, and those who like such flexibility will probably look elsewhere.

If you like having plenty of extra legroom, the 128 GB versions of the Pixel and Pixel are the only options even worth considering of Google's new line-up. Sure, there's Smart Storage, which allows Pixel owners to save all captured videos and photos in the cloud at original quality without any downscaling or compression. But that's not going to help if you're downloading apps or games at often several gigabytes a pop, and after you factor in the Nougat operating system complete with Assistant and the other perks Google's throwing in, 32 GB of space will surely feel cramped. 

As well as all of the Really Blue Pixels and the 128 GB Pixel XLs, the 32 GB XL model is only now available in Quite Black over at the Google Store. Of the 5-inch Pixel, there's only the Very Silver version of the 128 GB model left, though you can still score the 32-gig Pixel in any color except Very Quite Really Blue. 

source: Google via Phandroid

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  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2770 mAh(26h talk time)
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)



1. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

They have been sold out of the 128gb pixel xl for a while.

2. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

In all colors

3. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well, so far it looks like they're meeting the expectations they made for themselves. Hopefully, they'll make more available before too long.


Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

That happened with the other iterations yet sales always seemed to be short for whatever reasons. For me I passed because of this was a Nay-No this time around. Hopefully they will at least make a 5.7 the next time around. Also the lack of dual speakers for the size also made me really not like the new direction. Google seems to be lost in being consistent with each iteration design and there seems to be no continuity moving forward. If they made a screen like the Note 7's brightness, and had dual speakers maybe I would be swayed just the tiniest bit to over look the smaller size from the Nexus 6 iteration until Now. I just decided to try the og Nexus 6 on Google fi. I hope they really offer a larger screen size in the future considering the Android Software experience as far as smooth operation is best in pure Vanilla Android. My og Nexus 6 with Android 7 is butter smooth baby.

4. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

I guess that means HTC is getting whipped into shape by Google and they won't just release phones with dust under the screen, dead pixels, buggy software, uneven sim tray slots, loose or too flushed buttons like they normally do. I am hoping at least Google is cracking the whip and I get a perfect HTC launch device for the first time in my life.

12. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Google didn't crack the whip on Verizon. Some of their bloat slipped through.

17. vincelongman

Posts: 5755; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Luckily all of the Verizon bloat is easily uninstallable

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Smh. This is hilarious Google can't seem to get their stock right.

6. Lainez2124

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 06, 2016

Or... it means they're selling rather well.

7. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Funny how Apple sold out even though their demand went down, it's hilarious Apple can't seem to get their stock right.

10. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

+10 .....

11. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Agreed Scott! I don't understand how less people bought the new iPhone and it became harder to get one

15. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Be prepared for a 12 year old keyboard warrior response from Mxy.

8. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2275; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I believe this is a good phone. However, it's just as bland as an iPhone. I thought maybe Google would go with a curved screen.

9. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Those google employees are quick...

13. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

Omg, people are buying this not so good looking ugly round egg shape phone.

16. leftheodo

Posts: 108; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

This phone is a very good handset if you can get over the bad looks. It will have the latest software afor some time and it is guaranteed to be amooth for a long time. It is missing dual speakers, water resistance and sd card slot but I can live with those even though they should've been there for that price


Posts: 202; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

Early adopter army away!

19. Zoenphlux

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 05, 2011

I always thought this was a wise move. Selling out quickly(even if you put up a smaller amount to purposely do this) gives the impression of a high demand, which can create more demand (more than before even). I had a 128gb Pixel preordered but decided to wait because I came back to reality when I realized I was going to be paying 800$ for a texting device. I don't even spend that much on my laptops.

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