- Andrew Martonik , Android Community
The Pixel XL gets the core smartphone experience dead-on, and then adds a little extra.
- Malarie Gokey , Digital Trends
Google’s Pixel XL is the best Android phone you can buy, hands down.
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!
Reviews (8.6/10 Avg. rating)
Best Android phone for most people
The iPhone 7 killer made by Google
The best you can get on Android right now
Offers the best image quality of all smartphone cameras
A perfect blend of excellent software, services, and hardware
Successfully Succeeding the Nexus
This is the Android user’s iPhone
The Google Pixel and Pixel XL is the first Android phone designed top down by Google and it shows. The Pixel looks good, works well, and takes a mean picture! All this does come with a higher bar of entry than Android users may be use to, especially with the departing Nexus line. The Google Pixel starts out at $649 and could top out at $869 if you go Pixel XL with 128GB of storage. Make no mistake, this isn’t your Nexus pricing here. This is a premium phone by Google and the price will reflect that, but you will the bang for you buck here. Free unlimited storage with Google Photos, 24... Full review
Great software, excellent performance
Elevating the Nexus experience; but dearly priced
Impresses with innovation, exclusive features and a pure Android experience
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