The "1-Minute" Review
Google’s first attempt at their own hardware is making the rounds and reviews are rolling in! Available in two variants--the Pixel XL is the larger of the two. Yet, they share many of the sames specifications.
Key differences include:
5.5-inch 1440p AMOLED panel: Both larger and higher in resolution that the screen on the standard Pixel, the XL’s display was loved by all reviewers for its detail and punchy-yet-accurate colors.
3750mAh battery: Coming in at nearly 1,000mAh more than the standard Pixel battery, the XL battery helps to account for the larger display and higher-resolution of the device. Reviews indicate you should expect the same all-day battery life for normal use. Light users might even reach two days.
Of course, to accommodate both the larger display and larger battery, Google had to add a bit of size and weight to the XL. However, no reviewers had problems with one-handed use or complained of holding the phone for extended periods.
Everything else about the phone--including the processor, RAM, operating system and camera--are identical to its smaller sibling. For more information, see our Google Pixel Summary!
What the Critics Are Saying...
Prices (Where to Buy)
HTC released the Google Pixel XL on October 20, 2016.
The Google Pixel XL price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Google Pixel XL prices from around the web here on The Informr.
HTC backs up the Google Pixel XL with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
If your Google Pixel XL has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact HTC support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find HTC's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.