Google Pixel XL Specs

9.0
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Google Pixel XL Review
9.4

Description

The Google 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.

Pros

  • High pixel density screen (534 PPI)

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Display

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Size: 5.5 inches
Resolution: 2560 x 1440 pixels, 16:9 ratio, 534 PPI
Technology: AMOLED
Screen-to-body: 71.22 %
Features: Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

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System chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
Processor: Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
GPU: Adreno 530
RAM: 4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage: 128GB, not expandable
OS: Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat) Screenshots
Device type: Smartphone

Battery

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Capacity: 3450 mAh
Type: Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Charging: USB Power Delivery

Camera

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Rear: Single camera Camera samples
Main camera: 12.3 MP (Laser and PDAF)
Specifications: Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm
Flash: Dual LED
Video recording: 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
Features: Video calling, Video sharing
Front: 8 MP
Video capture: 1920x1080 (Full HD)
Dimensions: 6.09 x 2.98 x 0.34 inches (154.72 x 75.74 x 8.6 mm)
Weight: 5.93 oz (168.0 g)
Materials: Back: Aluminum, Glass
Resistance: Splash, Dust; IP53
Biometrics: Fingerprint (touch)
Features: Notification light
Keys: Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Colors: Black, Gray, Blue

Cellular

4G (FDD): Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)
4G (TDD): Bands 41(2600+)
3G: Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Data Speed: LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS
SIM type: Nano SIM
HD Voice: Yes

Multimedia

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Headphones: 3.5mm jack
Speakers: Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Features: Album art cover, Background playback
Additional microphone(s): for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth: 4.2
Wi-Fi: 802.11 b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
USB: Type-C (reversible), USB 3.0
Features: Mass storage device, OTG, Charging
Hearing aid compatible: M4, T4
Location: GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
Other: NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:
Date approved: Feb 12, 2017
FCC ID value: NM8G-2PW2100
Measured SAR:
Head: 0.89 W/kg
Measured in: 1900 MHz
Body: 0.56 W/kg
Measured in: 1900 MHz
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.15 W/kg
Wireless Router: 0.56 W/kg

Buyers information

Price: $ 869

Availability

Oct 04, 2016
Officially announced: Yes
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Alternative variants

Google Pixel XL 32GB
Differences from the main variant:
Internal storage: 32GB
Price: $ 769

Carrier Availability

Discontinued

Verizon

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User Reviews

Overall User Rating
Build quality
8.8
Camera quality
9.4
Performance
9.6
Display
9.5
Battery life and charging
8.8
Rating breakdown (out of 10)
8
again in 2019?
Phone owned for less than a year

this phone is still acceptable in 2019. hey, google !!! when you have an ambition for the best smartphone camera. do us a favor and put proper camera features, such as full manual controls, give us freedom.

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9
(18 Months of use) Good phone for it's time, wish it had delivered more.
Phone owned for more than a year

I have owned this phone for 18 Months, and feel as if I can accurately describe what's it's been like owning it long term. I got the phone a few months after release. I could have gotten a newer Galaxy phone or a LG phone that looked better on paper. Although, I liked the idea of buying a phone made by Google. I have really enjoyed the phone since day one. It's not gonna win a beauty contest by any means. It could have one best camera, or easiest Android to use at the time. It's simple yet effective approach made using the phone easy and efficient. Over time the camera started to loose it's flare by never being good in low light situations, and the flash option got really bad after I hit the year mark. Battery took a turn quicker then normal as well. Ik tye type of person that will upgrade every 2 years to the latest and greatest. Normally I am forced to do so because my old photos need becomes a glitchy peice of trash. That has not happened with the Google pixel. It still runs nearly as smooth as it did when I bought it. It's not perfect, yet nowhere near bad.

Sadly, the Google pixel XL has lost its flare, it's lack of wireless charging, big gaps on top and bottom of the phone, overall ugly appeal, and failing camera have lead me to ditch the pixel sooner then normal. It should he said that I have the power to upgrade much easier now, so that could be a factor. I need my phone for pictures, GPS, and smooth use daily at work. The pixel XL can no longer deliver at the level I need it to. This is not to say it was a had phone by any means. This is a great phone considering it was released almost 2 and a half years ago. It hasn't started glitching and I don't think it would if a kept it for another year.

I assume no one reading this will ever be buying this phone new, since they dint make it anymore, but if your shopping for a cheap used phone, I'm sure tye Google pixel would be a great option considering it's tye only Android I've seen not turn into a glitchy party beyond year 1.

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8
Good phone with very Cheap build Material
Phone owned for less than a month

Only 3 weeks and the body has started to show signs of wear. I'm not a construction worker. I work in the office and my phone is usually on my desk and the back of the phone has already visible wear marks. Bluetooth is also another problem. Constantly dropping the connection while connected to my Car audio system.

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