Google Pixel XL is what the iPhone 7 Plus is for Apple. Leaving no stone unturned in order to reach out all the avenues for the new Pixel smartphone, the big G came up with a bigger plan, an XL plan. To suit users who like phones with bigger screens, Google introduced the Pixel XL along with the regular Pixel. Well, this one doesn’t get much of a hardware change that sets it apart from the smaller Pixel. It features almost same tech-mech but packed into a bigger body.
|5.5 Inch AMOLED Display (534 ppi) with Corning Gorilla Glass v4||Quad Core 2.15 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro||4GB||32GB internal||
Front Camera: 8MP f/2.4
|Non-Removable 3450 mAh||Black, Blue, Silver|
Design and Construction
|Dimensions (Inches)||6.09 x 2.98 x 0.33|
|Colour Options||Black, Blue, Silver|
|Screen Size||5.5 Inches|
|Screen to body ratio (%)||71.04%|
|Pixel Density||534 ppi|
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass v4|
|System on Chip||Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro|
|CPU||Quad core 2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo|
|Internal memory||32 GB|
|Expandable Memory Slot||Dedicated MicroSD|
|No. of SIMS||1|
|Sim 1 Type||Nano SIM|
|No of sensors||1|
|Autofocus type||Laser Autofocus, Phase Detection|
|Flash details||Dual LED|
|Video Resolution||2160 x 3840|
|No of sensors||1|
|Os version||Android v7.1 Nougat|
|USB||USB Type C|
|Talk Time||32 hours|
|Standby Time||522 hours|
|Music Play time||130 hours|
|Video Play Time||14 hours|
|Internet use LTE||14 hours|
|Internet use wi-fi||14 hours|
|Fast Charging||Yes hours|
|Wi-Fi||802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz|
|USB||USB Type C|
|Music formats||MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV|
|Video formats||MP4, H.263, H.264|
|GSM||1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz|
|UMTS||1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 800 / 850 / 900 MHz|
|LTE (FDD)||2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 1500(band 21) / 850(band 26)|
|LTE (TDD)||2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39)|
Alike the Google Pixel, the Pixel XL features an Aerospace grade aluminium unibody fitted with polished glass. While the thickness of the Pixel XL is same as the Pixel, its length and width measures higher than the latter. The display on the XL is a 5.5inch QuadHD AMOLED screen that has a pixel density of 534 ppi. It is protected by 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The screen is said to have a super contrast ratio, True black level, and Full 24-bit depth or 16.77 million colours support.
The Google Pixel XL is offered in two colours – Quite Black, and Very Silver. A shade of Blue is also made available but is a limited edition.
The Google Pixel XL boasts a ‘highest rated’ camera setup that consist of a 12.3 MP main camera. This one at the rear gets large 1.55μm pixels and f/2.0 aperture. Focusing is taken care by a combination of Phase detection autofocus and laser detection autofocus. For selfies the XL is equipped with a fixed focus 8MP camera with f/2.4 aperture. The Google Pixel XL carries the same hardware configuration inside. It features the top-end 64Bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Quad-core SoC. This CPU is coupled with Adreno 530 GPU. The RAM on offer is 4 GB LPDDR4 RAM while the ROM options include – 32 GB or 128 GB.
The Google Pixel XL is fitted with a 3,450 mAh battery that is claimed to provide a stand-by (LTE) of 23 days and a talktime of upto 32 hours. Audio and Video playback time stands at 130hours and 14 hours.
The Google Pixel XL gets Android v.7.1 Nougat straight out of the box and OS upgrades for up to 2 years from launch. The developers at Google will also roll out security updates for a period of three years from the phone’s launch.