Google Pixel XL Specs, Features & Reviews

User rating: (4.0/5 stars)
Google Pixel XL

Pixel XL Key Specs & Features

  Camera Resolution

Resolution: 12+ megapixel
f/2.0 aperture, laser focus / auto HDR, panorama, timer

  Battery Life

3450 mAh LiIon
Talk: 32 hours max.
Standby: 552 hours max.

  Physical Dimensions

6.09 x 2.98 x 0.33 in   155 x 76 x 8.5 mm

  Screen Size

5.5 in   diagonal, 16:9
Quad HD   1440 x 2560 pixels
534 ppi   approx.

Google Pixel XL Full Specs and Features

Battery3450 mAh LiIon
Talk: 32 hours max.
Standby: 552 hours max.
BluetoothSupported Profiles: HSP 1.2, HFP 1.7, OPP, PBA, A2DP 1.2, AVRC 1.3, HID, PAN, SAP 1.1, MAP
version 4.2
Call ScreeningNo
CameraResolution: 12+ megapixel
f/2.0 aperture, laser focus / auto HDR, panorama, timer
Changeable Body PlatesNo
DataTechnology: LTE (Cat 9)
Dimensions6.09 x 2.98 x 0.33 in   155 x 76 x 8.5 mm
Display5.5 in   diagonal, 16:9
Quad HD   1440 x 2560 pixels
534 ppi   approx.
Extra CameraNo
Extra DisplayNo
FCC IDNM8G-2PW2100   approved Aug 15, 2016
FM RadioNo
Fast ChargingStandard: Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
up to 18W
Fingerprint ReaderYes
Front/Selfie CameraResolution: 8 megapixel
f/2.4 aperture, fixed-focus
HD VoiceYes
Headphone Jack (3.5mm)Yes
Hearing Aid CompatibleRating: M4, T4 (very tele-coil compatible)
Infrared (IR)No
Language OptionsYes
Memory Card SlotNo
ModesLTE 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 17 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 41
WCDMA 1 / 2 / 4 / 5 / 8
CDMA 800 / 850 / 1900
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 LTE   4G
band 1 / 2100 MHz   IMT (Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, Brazil, India, Israel)
band 2 / 1900 MHz   PCS (Americas)
band 3 / 1800 MHz   DCS (Europe, Asia, Africa)
band 4 / 1700 MHz   AWS (Americas)
band 5 / 850 MHz   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
band 7 / 2600 MHz   IMT-E (Canada, South America, Europe, Asia)
band 8 / 900 MHz   (Europe, Asia, Africa)
band 12 / 700 MHz   Lower 700 (USA (AT&T, T-Mobile, regional))
band 13 / 750 MHz   Upper 700 (USA (Verizon))
band 17 / 700 MHz   Lower 700 (USA (AT&T))
band 20 / 800 MHz   EU Digital Dividend (Europe)
band 25 / 1900 MHz   PCS+G (USA (Sprint))
band 26 / 850 MHz   Extended Cellular (USA (Sprint))
band 28 / 700 MHz   APT (Oceana, Asia, Central America)
band 29 / 700 MHz   Lower 700 (USA (AT&T))
band 30 / 2300 MHz   WCS (Americas (AT&T))
band 41 / 2500 MHz   BRS / EBS (USA (Sprint))

WCDMA   3G / 4G
band 1 (I) / 2100 MHz   IMT (Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, Brazil, India, Israel)
band 2 (II) / 1900 MHz   PCS (Americas)
band 4 (IV) / 1700 MHz   AWS (Americas)
band 5 (V) / 850 MHz   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
band 8 (VIII) / 900 MHz   (Europe, Asia, Africa)

CDMA   2G / 3G
800 MHz / band 27 / BC10   ESMR (Americas (Sprint))
850 MHz / band 5 / BC0   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
1900 MHz / band 2 / BC1   PCS (Americas)

GSM   2G
850 MHz / band 5   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
900 MHz / band 8   (Europe, Asia, Africa)
1800 MHz / band 3   DCS (Europe, Asia, Africa)
1900 MHz / band 2   PCS (Americas)
  not all versions have LTE 25/29/30 and CDMA 800/1900
OS / PlatformAndroid version 7.1
Processor2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821   MSM8996 pro AB
Ringer ProfilesNo
SIM card sizeNano   4FF
Side KeysYes
Speaker PhoneYes
Stereo SpeakersNo
Storage/Internal Memory32 GB raw hardware
30 GB available to user
Not expandable
also available with 128 GB
TTY/TDD (Digital)Yes
TV OutputNo
Text Keyboard, HardwareNo
Touch ScreenType: Capacitive
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
USBConnector: USB Type C
Video CaptureResolution: 4K UHD
slow motion at 120fps (1080p) or 240fps (720p)
Waterproof/Water ResistanceNo
Weight5.92 oz   168 g
Wi-FiVersion(s): 802.11 a,ac,b,g,n
with 2x2 MIMO
Wireless ChargingNo

Google Pixel XL Carrier Availability

Available From

The Google Pixel XL is currently available from the following service providers.

Discontinued By

The Google Pixel XL has not been discontinued by any carriers.

Google Pixel XL Rating

The Google Pixel XL has been rated 4.0 out of 5 stars by users.

Google Pixel XL Reviews

Favorite Phone So Far

I was very excited when the Pixel was announced (pre-ordered it the first day). I have been happy with the phone ever since I received it. It has been very response, good battery life given the vibrancy of the screen.
I've been using stock Android for a while now (Nexus 5 and 6P), and would be hard pressed to go back to an OEM skinned version. It is also very nice receiving the updates months before other Android phones do so I'm up on the latest features.
The screen is wonderful. I can use my phone while walking outside on a full sun day (battery life does take a hit but running at full brightness would do that).
The only complaint (and I'm looking for something) is the speaker. While it is good, and only distorts at the very top volume level I wish it was front facing or there were 2 speakers. I find myself needing to cup the phone when watching a video to easily hear without blasting the volume, and my hand usually covers the speaker at some point.

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Pixel XL 128 gb verizon

I bought this phone at the same time as the LG V20. I was a hardcore android fan up until a year ago when I bought an iphone 6s plus. I was looking for a more stable OS and took the plunge. I missed some of the features android had so I figured I'd take another look. The V20 was a mild disappointment, as most LG phones tend to be, but I really liked the Pixel XL. It had the stability I was looking for and made me realize something. The problem with android wasn't all in the OS, it was in the manufacture's skin over top of whatever version of android (at least to some degree). Here's my breakdown:

- Lack of expandable memory
-Lack of removable battery
-Mono speaker
-No wireless charging
-Placement of fingerprint sensor
-Screen should have been 5.7"

-Excellent battery life
-Brilliant screen
-Fast processor/zero lag
-Fingerprint sensor works every time
-Vanilla android/stability of OS
-Volume and power button all on the same side

Overall this phone is the most satisfying of any android phone I've used in the past 2 years. It just works. My cons are more of a wishlist for the next version but they don't take away from the user experience. I ended up returning the V20 because it just felt like the V10 with some modest updates. LG's software is a step behind everyone else's and makes it feel incomplete. The battery life on the Pixel XLwas the biggest surprise to me, as I take my phone off the charger at 7 am and plug it back in somewhere around 2 am with 20% left. And I'm not a modest user by any means. If you want an android phone that performs at all times then this is your phone.

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By far the best Android experience right now!

Let me start with the pros I've found, that please me...well some of them.

Screen - Amoled and amazing! Sharp; vivid; and super crisp.

Battery Life - Wow is all I can say. The 3450mAh is truly amazing. I have gotten at least 5 hours to 6 hours of screen on time with every charge, and it just keeps getting better.

Performance - This is by far the best experience you could hope for on a phone that runs android right now. no other android phone runs better, period. No crashing; no force closes; no nothing; it's been amazing to use. I know that I will get the latest updates too, so this is a big plus for buying this phone.

Build quality - This phone is built by HTC, so you know it's great. I'm not a big fan of the glass top on the back, but it's growing on me fast. I don't really look at too much.

Cameras - The cameras on the phone are nice, and shoot great footage when use for video. The rear does well with still shots, while the front is just good not great.

Call quality is really good on this device, and worked well on the carriers I've tried it on.

I would recommend this device over lots of others out right now, if you want the best of android. Phones with overlays are cool, but they all seem to be missing something true android enthusiast need. Stock android with no bloatware.

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Go Google! Pixel XL

I've had this for about 2 weeks. So this first review is for initial impressions:

- Very Fast Processor. Quick & Fluid.
- Battery stamina excellent
- Excellent build quality
- Camera is very impressive especially in low light
- Speaker is very clear and adequately loud with zero distortion.
- Rear fingerprint sensor is quick and reliable

- The display is beautiful but can't see it outside in the sunlight.
- This phone is very slippery. A case is a must
- Can't add windows to the left of the home screen
- Can't find a way to remove the date display from the top right corner of the display consuming a 2 x 1 chunk of real estate.

I know these last two cons are no big deal. Honestly I don't have any significant cons.

So far I love this phone. I also carry an iPhone 6S Plus. I elected to upgrade my Note 4 for this Pixel XL rather than upgrade my iPhone to the 7 Plus.

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Terrible Phone

I literally lost my job because of this phone. Second day on it, I found the setting to have the phone vibrate when getting a phone call is off by default, even if the phone is set to silent. I missed some important phone calls. I fixed the setting, turn the volume to max, and still missed calls in my pocket. I proceeded to take the phone out and put it on my thigh and did a test call. It make some attempt at vibration, but I could not feel it. I proceeded to actually hold the phone in my hand to use it for something. Someone called, I missed it again because apparently the incoming calls heads up notification doesn't pop up when using a full screen app. Seriously, can we bring back PDAs? Because it really seems like a lot of mobile manufacturers don't actually want to make phones. Mind you, this thing is pretty good at being a PDA, but anything that requires knowing you are getting a notification (not just calls) simply does not work. The reception is also pretty bad, though I am admittedly in a poor service area. It just failed to get the signal worse than my previous phone.

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