Google Pixel XL is the larger form of Google Pixel smartphone. Both phones look almost similar. Apart from the screen size and battery, there is no noticeable difference in both smartphones. Alike The Google Pixel, the Pixel XL also boasts a powerful processor and amazing camera.
Another service which could be the key factor in the success of this phone is the 24/7 Chat Support facility which can be used from the Settings app at any point of time throughout the year and saves users time and effort for small as well complicated issues. The battery backup of the phone is satisfactory, and connectivity options are also up to the mark.
The Google Pixel XL has a sleek design and can attract anyone at a glance. The phone offers large 5.5 inch Quad HD AMOLED screen with 534ppi pixel density. The large display makes this phone ideal for watching movies and playing high-end graphic games. Dimensions of Google Pixel XL are 154.7 x 75.7 x 8.5 mm and it weighs 168 gm so it is a bit heavier than the Pixel XL but feels very light in the hands.
The capacitive touchscreen recognises multi-touch and is made of Corning Gorilla Glass 4 so users have no need to worry about unwanted scratches in the case of accidental drops. The Phone is splash and dust resistant too. It packs an accurate Fingerprint sensor which unlocks the phone with lightning-fast speed and avoids unauthorized access to your confidential data.
The phone also integrates barometer, proximity, accelerometer, gyro sensor and compass. Similar to the Google Pixel, it packs 3.5 mm headphone jack and loudspeakers. The microphones offer active noise cancellation, which you can feel clearly during the call.
The Google Pixel XL runs on the Android 7.1 Nougat from day one of purchase and equips the powerful Snapdragon 821 SoC which is an improved version of popular Snapdragon 820 and has been used to generate impressive power on the phone. The Android 7.1 Nougat features sustained performance mode, which along with the Adreno 530 GPU allows users to get the most of the device while playing games using or watching movies using VR.
The phone offers 4GB RAM which seems to be sufficient for running multiple heavy applications in a smooth manner. There are two variants available for the phone; the first one offers 32GB and second one offers 128GB internal storage capacity. Surprisingly, you can not expand the memory because the phone doesn't have a micro-SD slot and supports Nano SIM.
Google has modified the process of installing updates and now the updates in Google Pixel will install in the background so that users can finish their important tasks simultaneously. There is no need to look at the progress bar while receiving the regular updates for the operating system and once they get finished, just reboot the device and enjoy the new version of your Android OS.
The Pixel XL has come up with a new Home Screen namely Pixel Launcher that is simple and easy to use. The screen displays round icons at the first place that are the shortcuts of apps and Google Logo (G) at the top to open the search bar. Once you swipe from the bottom to top, then all apps and installed games appear on the screen. If you swipe the Home Screen from left to right, then it brings Google Now Screen.
The most prominent feature of the new Google Pixel is the Google Assistant which enhances the functionality through its smart artificial intelligence. There are many smartphones available that run Google Now, but this one is more advanced. It allows users to interact with the phone and ask several questions.
Google Pixel XL comes with one of the best cameras and allows a normal user to take ultimate pictures and shoot excellent videos. The rear 12MP camera equips f/2.0 aperture lens and dual-tone LED flash which lets you take bright and clear pictures. The camera app is also lots more improved and boasts many useful features such as balance control and exposure compensation.
The camera offers laser autofocus technology to focus on a distant subject with lightning fast speed and also features phase detection autofocus technology, which is proved to be perfect to capture moving subjects. The camera also offers Electronic Image Stabilization, which along with instant autofocus technology provides detailed images with less amount of noise in any light condition.
There are multiple modes such as Smart Burst which helps you to take multiple shots at a time and chooses the best one through the artificial intelligence. The camera also packs HDR+ which utilizes zero shutter lag to achieve highest possible dynamic range for every shot you take. The Panorama mode along with a wide angle of viewing allows users to cover a larger area of the landscape.
Google Pixel exceeds with most of the smartphones available in the market in terms of videography and lets you create high-quality videos with a mobile phone. First of all, you can create a backup of unlimited photos in Google Photos for free and store your 4K videos on Cloud as well. Google has added a new feature called smart storage, which will look at the pictures that are similar in the Cloud and phone and will delete the one that is stored on the phone to create extra space.
Using the rear camera users can shoot sharp 2160p videos at 30 frames per second. Users can shoot full HD 1080p videos at 30, 60 and 120 frames per second and best importantly slow motion 720p videos at unbelievable 240 frames per second so even if the object is moving so fast, you can capture it and while using the camera of this phone.
Google has not disappointed the selfie lovers and placed an 8 MP front camera with a good amount of features to enhance the image quality and lets users take nice selfies with their friends at any location or light condition with ease.
The Google Pixel XL offers stronger battery than Google Pixel and it comes with a non-removable Li-Ion 3450 mAh battery. The battery of this phone can last up to 32 hours of 3G talk time, 552 hours of standby and up to 130 hours of music play to the users. The Google Pixel fast charging so you can juice up the phone quickly when the battery drains out and have no need to spend hours for that.
The connectivity options in the Google Pixel are up to the latest standards and for wireless connectivity has integrated Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/nac, Wi-Fi Direct and Bluetooth 4.2. The phone also packs USB 1.0 Type-C reversible connector and USB 3.0 port. The call quality of the phone is really good, and it provides uninterrupted service even when the signals are weak. The phone support all network bands including 4G LTE.