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Google Pixel XL

alaTest has collected and analyzed 270 reviews of Google Pixel XL. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and design. The camera and usability also get good reviews, but there are some mixed reviews about the connectivity. Many are critical about the sound and price.

performance, usability, camera, design, battery

price, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Google Pixel XL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Google Pixel XL

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Google Pixel XL from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

34% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Google Pixel XL Phone 128GB - 5.5 inch display ( Factory Unlocked US Version ) (Quite Black)Google Pixel XL Phone 128GB - 5.5 inch display ( Factory Unlocked US Version ) (Quite Black)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Matt Swider (techradar.com)

Google Pixel XL review

 

The iPhone 7 killer made by Google

One of the best phone cameras around ; Streamlined Android software ; Google Assistant is promising

More expensive than a Nexus phone ; Peculiar design and no always-on screen ; No stereo speakers or waterproofing

The Pixel XL features top-of-the-line specs to introduce Android 7.1 Nougat to the world. This VR-capable phone has a fast processor, smart AI software and a superb camera, all sandwiched into a funky design.

May, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Google Pixel XL review: Android's new heavyweight champion

 

Google is finally taking the smartphone fight seriously, launching two new handsets with one simple message: Pixel, Phone by Google. The Pixel XL is the most accomplished phone that's come from Google. The dabs of consumer refinement that Pixel has...

Great build quality and design, great camera, good battery life, uncluttered pure Android experience - with extras, unlimited photo storage

No microSD card slot, price, camera has some white balance issues

The Pixel XL is the most accomplished phone that's come from Google. The dabs of consumer refinement that Pixel has applied makes the Nexus programme feel like beta testing. And Google loves beta testing, so in many ways the Pixel is the result of...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Google Pixel and Pixel XL Hands-on Review: is the Pixel perfect?

 

We got our grubby little hands on the latest handsets from Google. They're expensive, impressive and very promising

Great specs ; Fast charging ; Claimed leading camera

More expensive than previous ; Google phones ; Design a little uninspired

Oct, 2016

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Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (expertreviews.co.uk)

Google Pixel Phone and Pixel XL review: Smartphone camera perfection, until the Pixel 2?

 

A fantastic camera inside the blandest phone around – Google's Pixel phone is great, but the Pixel 2 might be a more worthy successor

Fantastic camera ; Has the latest version of Android ; Fast performance

Dull design ; No dust- or water-resistance

Throw in contract prices that will set you back at least £50-per-month, on top of a hefty fee up-front, and it appears Google has shot itself in the foot. I'd be tempted to bump it up a star if the price ever comes down – but right now, there are...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Google Pixel XL review

 

Google pulled the covers off its newest smartphone creations - the Pixel and the Pixel XL - at an event in London on October 4th. The new devices marks a departure from the Nexus line that has served the company well for so long, bringing high-end...

While the Pixel XL is an attractive phone (if you can get used to the glass section) with decent combination of hardware and software, we can't help but feel a bit disappointed. It's very similar to the much cheaper Nexus 6P and OnePlus 3. You can get...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Google Pixel XL review

 

UPDATE: Live Cases put to the test - Google's first phone is a lot more important than it looks...

Fast camera that takes quality snaps ; As slick and streamlined as Android gets

Only average battery life ; Marmite school of design ; No standout features

Understated looks and a focus on software over top-spec hardware hide what an important phone this is - even if hardware geeks won't be blown away

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Google Pixel XL review

 

The Google Pixel XL is full of innovation, but how does its audio and video stack up against the competition?

Debuts latest Android Nougat OS ; Clean, slick and efficiently stripped-back interface ; Google Assistant is impressive ; Sharp, punchy and detailed screen ; Comprehensive, high-quality camera

Sound quality is uncompetitive ; Not fully waterproof

The Pixel XL impresses with innovation, exclusive features and a pure Android experience, even if the sound quality isn’t the best

Nov, 2016

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Expert review by: Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Google Pixel XL

 

Many have questioned Google's reasoning for taking the direction it has with the Pixel XL. Last year's Nexus 6P was a great phone at a great price. The Pixel line isn't about value, however; the focus here is on sheer quality. The Nexus phones, as a...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Lynn La (cnet.co.uk)

Google Pixel XL review

 

Let's make it official: the Google Pixel XL is the best high-end, super-sized phone on the market. Like its very similar, though smaller and less expensive Pixel sibling, the Pixel XL brings together premium performance, aesthetics, and ergonomics...

The beautifully designed Google Pixel XL features a superb camera, an expansive display and the robust Google Assistant.

The XL is Google's priciest phone yet. The camera Lens Blur feature needs improvement and it's not as water resistant as its top-tier rivals.

Get Google's fantastic Pixel XL if you can cough up the cash and simply want more pure Android goodness on a bigger screen.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Google Pixel XL Review: In Depth

 

Google Pixel XL review: The larger of Google's new smartphones, the Pixel XL combines powerful hardware & software. But is it worth the price tag?

Exceptional performance ; Clean user experience ; Top notch camera ; Stunning display

No microSD expandability ; Lacklustre speaker setup ; Chunky design ; Expensive

Google has poured what it considers to be the best it can offer into the Pixel XL and the higher resolution display does lead us to believe that this is the real star over the standard

Oct, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3450
Browsing time (4G):14
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):14
Continuous audio playback time:130
Continuous audio playback time (display off):130
Continuous video playback time:14
Standby time (4G):552
Talk time (3G):32
Video call time:14

Call management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera aperture number:2.4
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Geotagging:Y
Maximum frame rate:240 / 30
Multi-shot:Y
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12.3
Rear camera type:Single camera
Self-timer:Y
Smile detection:Y
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:2160p / 720p, 1080p, 2160p
Zoom capability:Y

Design

Brand colour:Quite Black / Really Blue / Very Silver
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Silver
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):100000:1
Display diagonal:14
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:2560 x 1440
Display Type:AMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:534
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N / No
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:N / Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):N / Y / Yes

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Barometer: Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
Position location:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GSM / EDGE,GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G standards:CDMA, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, WCDMA / CDMA, UMTS, WCDMA / CDMA,UMTS,WCDMA
4G:Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:N / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:USB Type-C

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Processor

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.6
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.15
Processor Model:821

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:7.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards: No
Internal RAM:4
Internal RAM type:LPDDR4
Internal storage capacity:128 / 32
RAM capacity:4
RAM Type:LPDDR4
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Material:Aluminium

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.5
Height :154.7 / 75.7
Weight:168
Width:154.7 / 75.7