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Google Pixel XL

alaTest has collected and analyzed 133 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 usability and design. The screen and camera also get good feedback. 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 98/100 = 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)

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Daniel Schmidt (

Google Pixel XL Smartphone Review


Bombastic? High-end specifications, an excellent camera, and a large battery are supposed to justify the steep price of the google smartphone. The Google assistant and vast storage capacity for photos should do just that. But, is this sufficient?

good display, high-end build quality, LTE Cat. 11, fast WiFi, excellent voice quality, great cameras, low SAR values

no Dual-SIM, no microSD support, PWM, SoC throttling

The Google Pixel XL is a very good smartphone. However, its core feature, the Google Assistant, is not a decisive reason to buy it. Above all, it does not justify the price which the manufacturer charges for its product.

Expert review by: Matt Humrick, Brandon Chester (

The Google Pixel XL Review: Life After Nexus


The Nexus brand has been around for nearly seven years now. As technology matured, the Nexus phones demonstrated consistent improvement from one generation to the next; however, the brand's inconsistency resulted in a series of seemingly one-off...

In the end, the Pixel XL is a decent enough phone, but it is not the ultimate Android phone that people were likely hoping for. It fails to stand out in a crowded market and cannot claim to be the best in any single category; at best it is a jack of...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Lynn La (

Google Pixel XL review:


The Google Pixel and its super-sized sibling, the Pixel XL , are our favorite phones of the moment, bar none. Both strike a terrific balance between speed and beauty, ergonomics and straight-up usability; the XL also delivers a bigger, sharper display...

The beautifully designed Google Pixel XL features a superb camera, an expansive display and the robust Google Assistant.

The XL is Google's priciest phone yet. The camera Lens Blur feature needs improvement and it's not as water resistant as its top-tier rivals.

Get Google's fantastic Pixel XL if you can cough up the cash and simply want more pure Android goodness on a bigger screen.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: (

Pixel and Pixel XL review: What happens when Google designs phones?


The 5-inch Pixel is a great phone, and its big brother, the Pixel XL, is ever so slightly better. You'll get the same top-tier performance as on the smaller model, just with a bigger, crisper display and a more capacious battery to sweeten the deal....

Excellent build quality ; Fantastic camera ; Smooth performance

Expensive ; Yawn-inducing design ; Less water-resistant than rivals

As the story goes, Google only really got to contribute to Nexus phones once they were 90 percent done. That's crazy, isn't it? I loved the Nexus line from day one, but it always felt clear that Google was just experimenting with things while its...

Oct, 2016

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Expert review by: Malarie Gokey (

Google Pixel XL review


Google's Pixel XL is the best Android phone you can buy, hands down.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Davies (

Google Pixel XL Review: Android embodied, for better or worse


Nexus phones have always represented Google's super-focused vision of the future of Android, but for 2016 the attention to detail is getting down to individual pixels. That's pixels, plural: two Nougat flagships, distinguished only by their size, the...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Victor H. (

Google Pixel XL vs LG V20


Google stirred things up in the cozy Android high-end phone market with its Pixel lineup of phones: for years, things in the Android space have been dictated by the likes of Samsung, LG, HTC and Motorola (...well, mostly Samsung), but this year, we...

Versatile video recording ; Plentiful 64GB of storage in the base model ; Support for expandable storage ; Easily removable battery ; High-fidelity audio recording capabilities ; Fast charging

At the end of the day, Google has delivered with the Pixel XL: it is a surprisingly solid phone, especially for a first-generation product. While many would wish it was cheaper, we can definitely see justification for its flagship price: the Pixel...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Daniel P. (

Google Pixel XL vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge


Google's Pixel XL and Samsung's Galaxy S7 edge are the highest end 5.5-inchers with Android you can get at the moment, and, given the sizeable increase in demand for larger screens, a clash of these titans is inevitable. When comparing the S7 edge...

Very fast charging ; Expandable storage ; Compact and elegant waterproof chassis ; Feature-laden interface

If we are gentle to Google's first real effort to build its own phones with the new Pixel line, we'd say that the Pixel XL stands it ground against the equally priced Galaxy S7 edge in most areas, and that goes for the camera department, too.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Stephen S. (

Google Pixel XL vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus


Apple's always offered its users a complete hardware-and-software smartphone experience: everybody gets iOS, and everybody gets the iPhone. With Android, that situation's a lot more complicated, with a litany of manufacturers to choose from, and little...

Brighter screen ; More color/storage options ; Optical zoom ; Slimmer build ; Stereo speakers ; Longer battery life ; Waterproof

Much as we saw with the iPhone 7 and 5-inch Pixel, the iPhone 7 Plus and Pixel XL don't give either much wiggle room in this comparison: one may have a slim lead in one category, while the other pulls a little bit ahead in another. Though this time, it...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Stephen S. (

Google Pixel XL Review


Ask a dozen people what kind of company Google is, and you'll get a dozen different answers. It's a search company; an advertising provider; a cloud-services firm; a social network; a publisher; an entertainment hub – we could go on. And while...

Distinctive design with good build quality ; Smooth performance throughout phone interface ; Capable camera makes it easy to get great shots ; Video stabilization delivers on promises ; Nougat's changes really enhance phone usability

Focus issues with low-light camera operation ; No stereo front-facing speakers (though still sounds nice)

The Pixel XL is a phone on a mission, looking to not only draw attention to Google's prowess as the company behind advanced smartphone software and service, but also as a company that can design some attractive, high-end, and most importantly desirable...

Oct, 2016

Product Specifications


Browsing time (4G):14
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):14
Continuous audio playback time (display off):130


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera aperture number:2.4
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12.3
Rear camera type:Single camera


Brand colour:Quite Black / Really Blue / Very Silver


Pixel density:534
Screen shape:Flat


E-mail: Yes


GPS: Yes
Position location: Yes


2G standards:EDGE, GSM / GSM
4G: Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes


Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.6


Internal RAM type:LPDDR4
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