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Google Pixel XL

alaTest has collected and analyzed 152 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. Reviews about the design and screen are on the whole positive. The usability and camera also get good comments. Many are less positive 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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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)

May, 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: Kat (productreview.com.au)

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 (productreview.com.au)

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 (productreview.com.au)

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 (productreview.com.au)

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 (productreview.com.au)

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 (productreview.com.au)

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

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

The best mobile I ever used

 

First Google Assistant to introduce. This phone battery lasted a long time and I like using Google assistant which is very helpful. Can be very expensive but it is worth it for longer years to use. If you purchase the VR, it is even better on graphic...

Mar, 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
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