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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 usability and screen. The design and camera also get good feedback. Many are critical about the portability and price, while reviews are divided on the sound.

performance, camera, design, screen, usability

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: Matt Humrick, Brandon Chester (anandtech.com)

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: (engadget.com)

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 (digitaltrends.com)

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 (slashgear.com)

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: Stephen S. (phonearena.com)

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. (phonearena.com)

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

Expert review by: Timi Cantisano (neowin.net)

Google Pixel XL review: A great "first" try for Google, but not the most complete handset

 

The Google Pixel XL is a fairly standard phone though, while plenty moaned about its lackluster design - the XL has been sold out since its release. So what makes Google's "first" handset so alluring?

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Jamison Cush (brighthand)

Google Pixel XL Review: Two-Thirds Great

 

We took a Google Pixel XL for a spin. Is this the best Android smartphone? Is this Google's long-awaited answer to the Apple iPhone? Read on to find out.

Great software ; Excellent performance ; Camera produces stunning pics in many shooting situations ; Ships with useful adapters ; Great software ; Excellent performance ; Camera produces stunning pics in many shooting situations ; Ships with useful...

Not waterproof ; No expandable storage ; Camera’s low-light performance disappointing ; Not waterproof ; No expandable storage ; Camera’s low-light performance disappointing

The Google Pixel XL is an acceptable piece of hardware buoyed by superb software and excellent performance. It’s hard to call it the best overall Android smartphone when it lacks waterproofing, removable storage, and OIS, even though it definitely runs...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Jason Anderson (gstylemag.com)

Google Pixel XL: That Definitive But Long After Review

 

By now if you were truly interested in picking up the new Google Pixel, you should have read every review under the sun for it. So glaze over this if you have and already picked up one. If you have picked up one, then you like me know by now that it is...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: James Lu (hardwarezone.com)

How to buy the Google Pixel and Pixel XL in Singapore

 

Google's latest smartphones the Pixel and Pixel XL won't officially be launching in Singapore (at least for now) but there are still plenty of ways you can acquire one.

Nov, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

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

Camera

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

Design

Brand colour:Quite Black / Really Blue / Very Silver

Display

Pixel density:534
Screen shape:Flat

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
Position location: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GSM / GSM
3G standards:CDMA, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, WCDMA / CDMA, UMTS, WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes

Processor

Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.6

Storage

Internal RAM type:LPDDR4