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Google Pixel XL

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 reviews of Google Pixel XL. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and screen. The design and camera are also appreciated. The portability and price get negative opinions. There are some mixed views about the sound.

performance, camera, design, screen, battery

price, portability

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 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Google Pixel XL

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Google Pixel XL from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

34% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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)

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Staff Writer (bit.com.au)

Pixel and Pixel XL: the verdict on Google's new phones

 

The new Google Pixel phone and its supersized cousin, the Google Pixel XL, represent a paradigm shift in the smartphone world. Although this isn't the first time the search giant has sold smartphones under its own name, it's the first time it has...

Google's two Pixel phones mark a major move, not only for the company itself but also for the technology industry as a whole. The Pixel XL is a brilliant smartphone that justifies its place at the top of the market. It has a great screen, good battery...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Tony Ibrahim (choice.com.au)

Google Pixel and Pixel XL

 

Pre-sales for the first Google smartphones have opened today in Australia. The Google Pixel comes in two sizes, works with a VR headset, and has a top-scoring camera. See which smartphones won our CHOICE stamp of approval in our latest smartphone...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Trevor Long (eftm.com.au)

Google Pixel XL – Review – It’s pure Google and that’s exactly what they want

 

Phone by Google – it says it on the billboards, it even says it on the back of the phone, the Pixel is an important move for Google who want to take a stronger role in the mobile space despite their dominance as the provider of the operating system...

Consumer review by: Ziogref (productreview.com.au)

Best phone I have every owned

 

I love the Pixel XL, great phone, there is only 1 thing I dont like about it. The lack of Duel front facing speakers. That's it. The Battery is amazing (Over 3 hours of Pokemon GO) The screen is on point with the Amoled screen proving Pure black and...

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: Glen (productreview.com.au)

Amazing !!!

 

I have owned a lot og phones over the years but nothing comes close to the Pixel XL ... Batter life is amazing Vid calls are amazing quality and clarity Device is rock solid stable Easy to use Extremely smooth I had a Samsung however they are simply a...

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: Zack (productreview.com.au)

Android at its best

 

Absolutely love it, it's a true reflection of how great Android is, you can request a call from Google in the USA if you have any questions or concerns about how to get started, they called me back in less than a minute which is great, battery lasts...

Nov, 2016

Consumer review by: Aaron T (productreview.com.au)

Perfect handset

 

I upgraded from Samsung's GS6E and I must say its been amazing. I was a little worried I wouldn't get used to the fingerprint scanner but my finger automatically lands there when I grab my phone. the price tag is pretty accurate considering it has...

Nov, 2016

Consumer review by: DISSAPOINTED (productreview.com.au)

Excellant Except

 

eaned far more or it does not work. Have to say that I am a little disappointed as the phone cost me 1400 dollars and have had it replaced, but obviously a defect in all of them. Spoke to Google several times regarding this issue to see if they had an...

Nov, 2016

Consumer review by: Rohan01 (productreview.com.au)

Very, very good phone and worth the upgrade for me

 

int scanner quick and can scroll notifications which is handy - Keyboard swipe functions well and predicts words quite accurately - Battery life is excellent. So far end of day % averages about 35-40% with 15% hit on the first day of very heavy setup...

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Chris W (productreview.com.au)

A big step forward

 

Upgrading from the Samsung Note 4, I didn't expect such a great leap. The screen, camera, finger print reader, build quality and battery life are significantly better. The software is amazing and there is absolutely no lag. After a huge day of use...

Oct, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

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
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y

Camera

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
Geotagging:Y
Maximum frame rate:240 / 30
Multi-shot:Y
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12.3
Rear camera type:Single camera
Self-timer:Y
Smile detection:Y
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:2160p / 720p, 1080p, 2160p
Zoom capability:Y

Design

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

Display

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

Ergonomics

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

Messaging

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

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G standards:CDMA, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, WCDMA / CDMA, UMTS, WCDMA
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 / 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

Packaging Content

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

Performance

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

Processor

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

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:7.1

Storage

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

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Material:Aluminium

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.5
Height :154.7 / 75.7
Weight:168
Width:154.7 / 75.7