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Key Specs
  • Display 5.50-inch (1440x2560)
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
  • Front Camera 8MP
  • Rear Camera 12.3MP
  • RAM 4GB
  • Storage 32GB
  • Battery Capacity 3450mAh
  • OS Android 7.1
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateOctober 2016

Google Pixel XL Review

By Jamshed Avari (Oct 26, 2016)
Jamshed Avari
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Brilliant low-light photography
  • Fast modern processor
  • Great battery life
  • Google Assistant with localisations for India
  • Bad
  • Not very stylish or eye-catching
  • Expensive
  • No storage expansion

Google’s Nexus devices were meant to be showcases of Android in its purest form; benchmarks to live up to in a world full of manufacturer-specific customisations with clashing styles and unnecessary differences. The idea was to partner with different manufacturers each year so that none of them would feel as though Google was trying to compete with them. All of that has changed now: Google is actively trying to compete with its own partners, and what’s more, it has developed a bunch of customisations of its own which aren’t getting shared around.

Google Pixel XL Summary

Google is embarking on a new adventure with its first self-designed smartphones, the Pixel and Pixel XL, which are practically identical other than their size. While its looks aren't going to set the world on fire, the Pixel XL is packed with today's top components including a Snapdragon 821 SoC and 4GB of RAM. Software, including the new voice-based Google Assistant, is the main draw. The company also boasts of having developed the best smartphone camera in the world, and we can see why. Go for the Pixel or Pixel XL if you want Google's purest vision of what Android should be, but be prepared to pay a lot for that privilege.

Google Pixel XL Price in India

Product Name Price in India
Google Pixel XL (Quite Black, 4GB RAM, 128GB) 34,990
Google Pixel XL (Very Silver, 4GB, 32GB) 39,990
Google Pixel XL (Very Silver, 4GB RAM, 128GB) 49,000
Google Pixel XL (Quite Black, 4GB RAM, 32GB) 65,000

Google Pixel XL price in India starts from ₹ 34,990. The lowest price of Google Pixel XL is ₹ 34,990 at Amazon.

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Google Pixel XL Full Specifications

General
Brand Google
Model Pixel XL
Release date October 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 154.70 x 75.70 x 8.50
Weight (g) 168.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3450
Removable battery No
Colours Very Silver, Quite Black, Really Blue
SAR value 0.46
Display
Screen size (inches) 5.50
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1440x2560 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 534
Hardware
Processor 1.6GHz quad-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
RAM 4GB
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage No
Camera
Rear camera 12.3-megapixel
Rear flash Dual LED
Front camera 8-megapixel
Software
Operating system Android 7.1
Skin Pixel Launcher
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 g/n/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
NFC Yes
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM No
Number of SIMs 1
Wi-Fi Direct No
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) No
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
Sensors
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes
Temperature sensor No
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Google Pixel XL User Review and Ratings

4.1 325 ratings &
324 reviews
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  • outstandin
    soumyadip paul (Oct 15, 2016) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    its is the best phone by google. and there is no phone in the world, which can chllanged this phone cammera quality
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  • Highly recommended
    Ashrit Das (Jul 5, 2019) on Flipkart
    Photos are top class, but video quality are average
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  • KING OF FLUIDITY
    TECH WING (abishek) (Nov 27, 2016) on Amazon
    yes its surely the best smartphone in market now when coming to smoothness and fluidity.. i am gonna divide this review into 2 parts..the pros and cons..coming to the pros1.BATTERY LIFE2.CAMERA PERFOMANCE WAS REALLY GOOD IN LOW LIGHT CONDITIONS3.FINGERPRINT SENSOR WAS VERY RESPONSIVE4.BUILD QUALITY WAS PRETTY PREMIUM..BUT THE DESIGN DIDNT INSPIRE MENow,coming to the cons section1.SPEAKER (even at maxed volumes the speaker perfomance is not loud)2.CHARGING(from 0% to 70% it charged really quick but from 70% to 100% it took a long time,to fully charge it takes about 2hrs approximately)3.NOT WATER RESISTANT(I dont like the fact that it is not water resistant)4.PRICING( The pixel xl is one of the costliest anroid smartphone out there and lacks some features such as water resistant,design (design is nt tht great)the google pixel xl is really good phone and very smooth.. the important feature is CAMERA.. the camera performs really well..If budget is not a issue please go for this phone..It will surely satisfy you..If my review was helpful please vote helpful.. THANKYOU
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  • Google Pixel XL | ANBV
    Ayan Banerjee | ANBV (Mar 6, 2017) on Amazon
    This is the detailed review of google pixel xl.Whats in the box----------------------1. Google pixel xl2. USB Type-C 18W adapter3. A-C cable (USB 3.1 gen- 2)4. C-C cable (USB 2.0)5. SIM tool6. Quick Switch AdapterSpecs--------The google pixel has a stunning 5.5 inches FHD AMOLED display with a ppi of 534 and is protected by 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The devices is comes in dimension of 154.72 x 75.74 x 8.58 mm. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Quadcore chipset with 64 bit architecture and clocked at 2.15 x 2 + 1.6 x 2 GHz. To keep things running the device comes with a battery of 3450 mAh with fast charging claiming to give 7 hrs of usage with 15 minutes of charging. The phone comes in two variants viz. 32GB and 128 GB though there is no 64GB variant. Both the variant comes with 4 gigs of ram and is enough for day to day task and even for heavy usages. The device featured a 12.3 MP back camera with f/2.0 aperture and 8MP front camera with f/2.4 aperture. The phone comes with bunch of different sensors namely magnetometer, barometer, gyroscope etc and also has an fingerprint imprint at the back. the device supports usb c charging port.Physical review--------------------The phone is slim enough and fells great in hand with the curved edges which looks elegant. The device is made out of Aerospace grade Aluminium Unibody. The device has a stunning camera that google claims the best camera in the world and after testing it is found to be reallly an awesome camera. Although the camera don't feature OIS it has EIS which compensate for The movement of hand in video frame-by-frame. There is no physical capacitive buttons instead the buttons are on screen one. The AMOLED screen looks great and the colors are pretty bright. The display has a contrast ratio of 100000:1 and below 40% brightness the viewing angle changes to 30 degree. The device has true black level and supports 24-bit depth or 16.77 million colors. The phone has NFC and supports Android pay.Software Review----------------------The stock android is lightning fast in this device and buttery smooth. The camera is really stunning in this device that you will seriouly love it. The device charges pretty quickly but not fast then the oneplus 3t. The ui is pure stock with no customisation though there are some features added by google like notification panel by sliding the fingerprint panel and many more. The device don't contain many bloatwares and feel junk free to use.Overall-------The device is great though it is in the premium line up devices and a little overpriced in India.If you liked the review do press that yes button and also visit my youtube channel anbv for more reviews like this. :peace
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  • Five Stars
    Amazon Customer (Jan 7, 2017) on Amazon
    The best phone with superb camera
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  • GOOGLE PIXEL XL DROP TEST
    PRITAM KUNDU (Dec 31, 2016) on Amazon
    That is the best mobile to test for "DROP TEST" ....I am reading bike on speed 60 km/ph....my mobile Google Pixel XL is drop down on NH.... But slightly scratch on corner & bumper.....I don't expected that....I thought my mobile is broken .....but no....thanks to manufacturer....
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  • a must for android lovers
    Amazon Customer (May 13, 2017) on Amazon
    Best android smartphone......... User experience is the best..... Performer and even camera are very very good... Have no words for it... Just the best
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  • I really loved it.exspeally in black colours.
    Maddy (Mar 23, 2017) on Amazon
    Super mobile by Google
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  • Google Pixel XL
    Harjinder Singh (Aug 9, 2018) on Amazon
    Different mobile in much better rate. Don't compare with another one
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  • Five Stars
    Siddharth Mamtani (Nov 5, 2017) on Amazon
    Great camera, no lags, pure Android.
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