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Google Pixel XL

alaTest has collected and analyzed 280 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 are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed reviews about the connectivity. Many are negative about the sound and price.

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 95/100 = 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)

Dec, 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: Fj Ma (productreview.com.au)

Super good mobile phone with Google advanced technology

 

Super good mobile phone with Google advanced technology, purchased through google store Australia and have been using for almost 1 year without any problem. Fast shipping and delivery service provided. have to say the android operation system is really...

Aug, 2017

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

The rebaged nexus

 

Generally ok but a true early adopters phone but sanctioned by Google. Whilst leading edge technology the case design is dated and clunky. OLED is clear but not the same standard as the Samsung range. Some apps like Android Auto do not function as...

Jul, 2017

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

Google iPhone

 

Some might call this the Google iPhone because it looks very similar but the finger print sensor is in a better location. Having had all the Nexus devices right through to this one the only disappointments I have with the device is that there are no...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Victoria M (productreview.com.au)

Fantastic Phone/ Camera

 

Upgraded from IPhone 5 to Google Pixel with amazing results. The pixel allows me the freedom to download apps not available on iPhone. Best if all is the camera quality- unbelievable. Recently holiday in the US I never used my very expensive camera...

Jul, 2017

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

The best Android flagship if you want an easy and smooth experience.

 

The best Android flagship if want an easy and smooth experience & a high price tag doesn't bother you (though second hand models are pretty reasonably priced now). The build quality is great and the camera is fantastic. No shutter lag, very quick...

Jul, 2017

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

Best phone, best camera, unlimited upload

 

I absolutely loved this phone, it is great better than iPhone or the Samsung. I don't use google assist much but it is great when I needed it. It recognize the question and answer very accurately. The unlimited photo video storage is the best thing...

Jul, 2017

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

android at its best

 

Google says its newest phone has the best camera on a phone and it is undisputed quality is often remarked by my friends. fast, reliable, monthly security updates, top end android flagship device. no removable storage but 128 gb is more than enough for...

Jul, 2017

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
Front camera type:Single camera
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:Anthracite / 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:N / 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):N / 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 / EDGE,GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G standards:CDMA, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, WCDMA / CDMA, 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 / 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

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
RAM capacity:4
RAM Type:LPDDR4
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