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Google Pixel XL

alaTest has collected and analyzed 282 reviews of Google Pixel XL. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the battery and design. The camera and usability also get good opinions, whereas there are some mixed views about the connectivity. The sound and price get less positive comments.

performance, usability, camera, design, battery

price, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Google Pixel XL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Google Pixel XL


alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Google Pixel XL from The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

34% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Google Pixel XL Phone 128GB - 5.5 inch display ( Factory Unlocked US Version ) (Quite Black)Google Pixel XL Phone 128GB - 5.5 inch display ( Factory Unlocked US Version ) (Quite Black)


Expert review by : Shruti Dhapola (

Google Pixel XL review: The new Android flagship in the market


Google Pixel XL review: This one delivers on all fronts of a premium smartphone, but it is not without flaws.


Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

Google Pixel XL review


Google's first phone is a lot more important than it looks...

Fast camera that takes quality snaps ; As slick and streamlined as Android gets

Only average battery life ; Marmite school of design ; No standout features

Understated looks and a focus on software over top-spec hardware hide what an important phone this is - even if hardware geeks won't be blown away


Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

Google Pixel and Pixel XL hands-on review


We wrap our hands around Google's latest and greatest pure Android flagships


Expert review by : Matt Swider (

Google Pixel XL review


The iPhone 7 killer made by Google

One of the best phone cameras around ; Streamlined Android software ; Google Assistant is promising

More expensive than a Nexus phone ; Peculiar design and no always-on screen ; No stereo speakers or waterproofing

The Pixel XL features top-of-the-line specs to introduce Android 7.1 Nougat to the world. This VR-capable phone has a fast processor, smart AI software and a superb camera, all sandwiched into a funky design.


Expert review by : Chris Hall (

Google Pixel XL review: Android's new heavyweight champion


Google is finally taking the smartphone fight seriously, launching two new handsets with one simple message: Pixel, Phone by Google. The Pixel XL is the most accomplished phone that's come from Google. The dabs of consumer refinement that Pixel has...

Great build quality and design, great camera, good battery life, uncluttered pure Android experience - with extras, unlimited photo storage

No microSD card slot, price, camera has some white balance issues

The Pixel XL is the most accomplished phone that's come from Google. The dabs of consumer refinement that Pixel has applied makes the Nexus programme feel like beta testing. And Google loves beta testing, so in many ways the Pixel is the result of...


Expert review by : Daniel Schmidt (

Google Pixel XL Smartphone Review


Bombastic? High-end specifications, an excellent camera, and a large battery are supposed to justify the steep price of the google smartphone. The Google assistant and vast storage capacity for photos should do just that. But, is this sufficient?

good display ; high-end build quality ; LTE Cat. 11 ; fast WiFi ; excellent voice quality ; great cameras ; low SAR values

no Dual-SIM ; no microSD support ; PWM ; SoC throttling

The Google Pixel XL is a very good smartphone. However, its core feature, the Google Assistant, is not a decisive reason to buy it. Above all, it does not justify the price which the manufacturer charges for its product. The Google Pixel XL brings top...


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Google Pixel and Pixel XL Hands-on Review: is the Pixel perfect?


We got our grubby little hands on the latest handsets from Google. They're expensive, impressive and very promising

Great specs ; Fast charging ; Claimed leading camera

More expensive than previous ; Google phones ; Design a little uninspired


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Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (

Google Pixel Phone and Pixel XL review: Smartphone camera perfection, until the Pixel 2?


A fantastic camera inside the blandest phone around – Google's Pixel phone is great, but the Pixel 2 might be a more worthy successor

Fantastic camera ; Has the latest version of Android ; Fast performance

Dull design ; No dust- or water-resistance

Throw in contract prices that will set you back at least £50-per-month, on top of a hefty fee up-front, and it appears Google has shot itself in the foot. I'd be tempted to bump it up a star if the price ever comes down – but right now, there are...


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Expert review by : Malarie Gokey (

Google Pixel XL review


Google's Pixel XL is the best Android phone you can buy, hands down.


Expert review by : Chris Burns (

A new Google Pixel XL Review in brief, 5-months later


It's been 5 months since I started using a Google Pixel XL and, like no other phone before it, I can't imagine switching to any other device. While it's quite possible the newest wave of smartphones from brands like Samsung and LG will out-style and...

Best smartphone camera on the market ; Google's software and hardware ; Seamless updates without need for tapping ; Swift, responsive UI that does not slow down, months later ; Strong, flat, standard industrial design

Could benefit from wireless charging ; Front-facing speakers would be best ; Availability should've been solid from the start ; Android File Transfer should work or be replaced


Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:3450
Browsing time (4G):14
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):14
Continuous audio playback time:130
Continuous audio playback time (display off):130
Continuous video playback time:14
Standby time (4G):552
Talk time (3G):32
Video call time:14

Call management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y


Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera aperture number:2.4
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Front camera type:Single camera
Maximum frame rate:240 / 30
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12.3
Rear camera type:Single camera
Smile detection:Y
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:2160p / 720p, 1080p, 2160p
Zoom capability:Y


Brand colour:Quite Black / Really Blue / Very Silver
Colour of product:Anthracite / Black / Blue / Silver
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Bar


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):100000:1
Display diagonal:14
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:2560 x 1440
Display Type:AMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:534
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N / No
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:N / Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes


Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):N / Y / Yes


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Barometer: Yes
GPS: Yes
Position location:Y


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GSM / EDGE,GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
4G:Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:N / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:USB Type-C


Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)


64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.6
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.15
Processor Model:821


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:7.1


Compatible memory cards: No
Internal RAM:4
Internal RAM type:LPDDR4
Internal storage capacity:128 / 32
RAM capacity:4
USB mass storage:Y


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details


Weight & Dimensions

Height :154.7 / 75.7
Width:154.7 / 75.7