The Google Pixel and Pixel XL Review
The Google Pixel and Pixel XL, is Google’s latest phone made completely in house, after many instances of having the Nexus made by different vendors, I guess they finally figured that if you have to do something right, you need to do it yourself.
Now even though this phone is aimed at being the ultimate android smart phone, the price range puts it in the same category as the i-phone 7. That’s a really tough market and it takes a lot more than a few features and gizmos to earn you that top spot.
Google Pixel and Pixel XL Standout Features
The first thing that’s really great about this phone is that it features Google’s interactive assistant. This can be really handy when you need someone to book movie tickets for you or make dinner reservations. What’s unique about the look is that the back cover is half made of glass which houses the innards I suppose.
From the front, it’s ridiculously similar to the i-phone in my opinion, though the home button is missing, as Google prefers to keep all buttons on screen. The bio metrics are also housed on the glass at the back of the phone, and this makes swiping your thumb a lot easier.
The overall quality is quite impressive as space grade aluminium and corning gorilla glass 4 seem to be the materials of choice for Google.
OS and Battery Life of Google Pixel and Pixel XL
As an upgrade the Nexus 6, the Pixel is a great successor, not just because of extra performance boost, but also due to the fact that this is the first phone completely designed and manufactured from the makers of Android.
Anyone who wants the best and latest android experience would definitely need to get this phone. The Pixel comes with Google’s latest flavor of Android, Nougat 7.1. Now though the Pixel features the same battery as the Nexus 6P, it boasts a longer battery as the new chipest (Snapdragon 821) is about 10% more efficient.
The phone’s battery backup is advertised as 32 hour talk time. The new fast charging capabilities give you 7 hours of talk time from a fifteen minute charge, which is pretty accurate.
Google Pixel and Pixel XL Camera and Overall Performance
Now though the camera is only a 12.3 megapixel, don’t be fooled into thinking it’s anything short of outstanding. According to “DxO Mark”, who are true authority on cameras, this is the best camera on a phone that they have ever tested. Get that? The Best! It also comes with an 8 megapixel camera in front, much to the delight of selfie fanatics everywhere.
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Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL Price and Release Date in India
Both phones are virtually identical, except the XL is about half an inch bigger. The screen on the regular Pixel is about 5”, and the screen on the XL comes in at about 5.5”.
Both phones have 4GB of RAM, and you can choose between 32 or 128GB of internal storage which is fixed (No memory card slot.) The release in India is expected to be on October 13th, with an initial price tag of Rs. 57,000.