Google Pixel XL Android Smartphone Features, Specifications, Ratting, Price


There’s a stark difference between the two, with Nexus mostly being someone else’s hardware running Google’s stock Android. The Pixel phones have been manufactured under strict supervision by Google and in a bid to complete with the iPhone, the Pixel phone come packed with the latest hardware, an industry leading camera and a flavor of Android that is unique to Pixel. Google Pixel XL.

Google Pixel XL

Google Pixel XL Features

1. Display

This phone gets a 5.5 inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2560×1440, pegging the pixel density at an amazing 534 ppi. The saturation on the screen is fairly high, so that content looks vibrant. We relished that when shooting photos with the Pixel XL’s camera, the photo looked great on the screen, but once the same photos were viewed on a color calibrated monitor, the saturation on the images was much lower. RATTING: 7.7/10

2. Design

It does look weird, but the consensus seems to be that using glass instead of full metal has allowed Google to improve the efficiency of the various antennae. Beyond the mixed material design, the design is a standard candy bar shape. The fingerprint sensor sits within the glass half of the back, comfortably within reach if you hold the phone for good grip. RATTING: 7.0/10

3. Primary Camera

It wasn’t Google’s claim, but one made by DxOMark labs, but Google was happy to run with it. Google has swapped out optical image stabilization for its electronic counterpart and heavily relies on software to take good photos. Colors and contrast are supposed to be better too, given that the software implementation is towards a balanced output rather than the typical over processed look HDR tends to have. RATTING: 8.0/10

4. Secondary Camera

This smart phone has an 8 Megapixel image sensor which leverages the same imaging algorithms as the primary camera. What this results in selfies with better balanced highlights and shadows. Color information is great. The dynamic range is good, despite the lack of HDR and a resolution of 1080p should suffice for mostly everyone. RATTING: 6.2 /10

5. Performance

This phone Qualcomm’s next generation SoC, the Snapdragon 821, which a few percentage points faster than its predecessor and a few percentage points more efficient in power use. This combination results in AnTuTu reporting a score of 138796, highest for an Android phone as per their internal metrics. RATTING: 8.4/10

6. Software

The phone has put its own little spin on Android, which ships in from of the Pixel Launcher. At its core, it is powered by Google’s Android Nougat. The app drawer now simply needs you to swipe up from the bottom, while swiping left to right pulls up Google now Cards. There is an app for those migrating from an iPhone, however, if you’re an Android user, you can simply transfer your data using the USB C to USB C cable or you could use NFC. There’s also the option of restoring from a Google Drive backup. RATTING: 8.8/10

7. Battery Life

The Google Pixel XL houses a 3450 mAh lithium Ion battery capable of fast charging via the USB-PD protocol. If charged using the supplied charge, the battery goes from 0 to 100 in a little under 90 min. We even managed to get 5 Hours screen on time from the phone, but that would be with very restricted usage. We got about 9.5 hours out of the video loop test which comes to our PCMark result of 8 hours 13 min. RATTING: 8.3/10

Google Pixel XL

Google Pixel XL Specification

BRAND Google
Operating System Android Nougat 7.0
Resolution 2560×1440
Size (in inches) 5.5 inch
Pixels Density 534 ppi
Primary 12.3 Megapixel
Front 8 Megapixel
Video 1080p video(4k)
Internal 32GB/128GB/128GB
Expandable 128GB
Type Non removable
Capacity 3450 mAh
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
3G Yes
2G Yes
4G Yes
SIM Configuration Single
NFC Chipset Yes
Infrared No
Wired Yes
FM Yes
Flash Yes
Removable Battery No
OEM Qualcomm
Variant Snapdragon 821
No of Cores 8 Octa-Core
Proximity Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Ambient Light Yes
Loudspeaker Yes
Headphones Yes

Price in India: 67000

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