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Google Pixel XL

alaTest has collected and analyzed 160 reviews of Google Pixel XL. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and screen. The usability and camera are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the price.

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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 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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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)

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Staff Writer (

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 (

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 (

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: David.m (

Pixel phone


Good overall phone. No hassles no glitches, best phone I have owned unlimited storage on pictures and videos doesn't slow the phone down, super slim and easy android program. Camera is a 10/10 for pictures and videos compared to other phones still,...

May, 2017

Consumer review by: Kat (

I love this phone


Fast and reliable. Love the video stabilisation although I think that's probably a standard feature for most recent Android. Love having the most current version of Android. Functionally it feels very similar to my Nexus so the swap was very easy. My...

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: Russ D (

Only 3g on calls piece of shit


"H" (actually 3G) no LTE calling Do not buy this piece of crap!! My last phone, " Note 2" was better For 6 months google has promised fixing "H" (3G) during calls and they have not fixed this very frustrating glitch Don't buy this is a "3G" phone not...

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: ryab (

Very happy with my mobile phone


It takes great pictures, as expected. I'm very happy with all the features. It charges very quicky. I like the usb cable which is much easier to use with a simple plug - no more examining which way it goes in, it will fit either way. It's a very...

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: oscar (

6 month review


t, Snapchat camera takes time to focus must tap on screen to adjust happening since the beginning.(could be app problem camera loads good on its own) Resolved, speaker crackling sound when watching the mummy trailer on max volume (software update fixed...

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: Gorky (

Best mobile for now


It's plain not cluttered with crappy software. Extremely solid build. XL one is quite difficult to handle if you are used to a smaller device at first but getting used to it is easy. Charge times are amazing. I have been using it for a couple of months...

Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: petawb (

Fast, reliable - though battery not what was described


easy access. Photos are clear and good quality, and I don't seem to struggle with focusing as I did with earlier Samsungs and LGs. It's a little annoying having to convert to USB-C though, while I'm constantly assured it's the 'future', the issue is...

Mar, 2017

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
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: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