Google's attempt to compete with its counterparts has turned true with the new Pixel range of handsets. And, with the launch of the most-awaited Pixel XL, Google has already made a mark in the smartphone market. The device delivers top-tier performance, along with a bigger, crisper display. It is considered a landmark smartphone.
Design and display: Thanks to its gently curved metal frame and large lower bezel, the XL is reminiscent of the current iPhone design. The phone features a larger 5.5-inch display with a 2,650 x 1,440 quad-HD resolution. The device is constructed from metal, with curved edges. It also has a glass panel that protects the camera and stretches down over the circular fingerprint scanner. Overall, the Google Pixel XL is well-built and fits perfectly in hands.
Processor and chipset: The phone is powered by the latest Snapdragon 821 chipset, along with 2 high-power Kryo cores at 2.15GHz and 2 high-efficiency cores at 1.6GHz. It furthermore packs 4GB of RAM and an Adreno 530 GPU. Users say Pixel XL is simply excellent in terms of performance. Be it opening apps, browsing the web, playing games or just jumping between home screens, this device is flawless and works smoothly. The brand promises to offer the best Android experience around.
Camera: One of the biggest USPs of this handset is it's highly improved and sharp camera quality. It packs a 12.3MP camera and a powerful new image sensor. The phone's camera enables the users to take crisp photos, even in low light. Especially, during the daylight, the images feature great details and the camera has excellent dynamic range. Users can record 4K video at 30fps, 1080p at 120fps, or 720p at 240fps for slow-mo effects.
Battery & features: The Google Pixel XL equips a non-removable 3,450mAh cell, which is fantastic. The phone's battery life is exceptional and it lasts up to two days with moderate use. On the connectivity front, the phone has a Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, and NFC.
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