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Google Pixel XL review: worth buying?

Created date: 09/30/2018, 23:27:56, Updated date: 04/15/2020, 18:28:44

An examination of the advantages and disadvantages of the specs and capabilities of the Google Pixel XL. How highly does it rate in terms of accessibility and performance in comparison with other smartphone? We reviewed the Google Pixel XL to see if it was a good buy.

Google Pixel XL's features, performance, reviews

Google Pixel XL's size

The Google Pixel XL has a width of 3.0inches (75.7mm), a length of 6.1inches (154.7mm), and a thickness of 0.3inches (8.5mm). It might be possible to operate it with one hand, but depending on the person it might feel big. In addition, the weight of the Google Pixel XL is about 5.9oz (168g). You can feel some weight when holding it in one hand. You might feel tired if you operate it for a long time.

Assessing the overall ease of holding the Google Pixel XL, it has some difficulties but if you use it based on its strengths and weaknesses it will not cause many issues.

Google Pixel XL's CPU specs

With the 2.15GHz+1.6GHz×4(Quad core) for processing power, the Google Pixel XL has relatively high performance. Among all smartphones released to date, its performance is positioned between high level and middle class, but you won't feel any stress using most apps. For lighter 3D games you will almost always be able to play without complaint. And for 2D gaming you will probably feel hardly any stress.

With 4GB of RAM, the Google Pixel XL has a sufficient amount. Very occasional cases of insufficient RAM do occur, but with this sort of amount of RAM, it will rarely be the cause of feeling any stress.

Evaluating the overall speed of operation of the Google Pixel XL, it is a smartphone in the high-end category and can almost always be used without stress. However, if you want smooth and comfortable usage in heavy apps like 3D games, caution is necessary.

Google Pixel XL's storage size

The data storage capacity of the Google Pixel XL is 128GB and it is highly recommended for people who frequently take movies and images. It is suitable for filming movies and photography, and you even if you install many games and apps you will not feel inconvenienced.

Since the Google Pixel XL does not support SD cards, you need to be careful enough that you have enough capacity.

Google Pixel XL's screen

Google Pixel XL has a 5.5 inch display. It is fairly large and has a good presence. Photos, videos, and games will really enjoy this screen estate. It is also suited for productivity use such as creating a business document.

Google Pixel XL has a very high-quality screen and any graphical content that you enjoy, including videos and games, will be displayed clearly.

Google Pixel XL's camera specs

Google Pixel XL has a 3 MP main camera, which is a very low figure. Unless you do not care about image quality or unless you rarely use the camera, you should probably choose a higher-grade smartphone.

Also, Google Pixel XL has an 8 MP front camera, which is an average figure for a smartphone camera. It is good enough for taking selfies, but you may be a little dissatisfied when you need to take a group photo or print your photos.

Google Pixel XL's battery performance

The battery performance of the Google Pixel XL is 3450mAh, so it has a relatively large capacity. Compared to other smartphones, the battery life of the Google Pixel XL is good. At this amount, you will not feel stressed even if you are on the internet and Twitter for a long time. Even when playing a game or watching a movie on the go, you can do so comfortably without needing to be conscious of the battery. However, some caution is necessary when watching movies or playing games for too long.

Google Pixel XL's general rating

The Google Pixel XL is a relatively capable smartphone. If used as the main smartphone, it may be somewhat inconvenient for everyday use, but it is at a generally acceptable level.

Advantages and disadvantages of Google Pixel XL

Advantages of Google Pixel XL

  • The display is very large, so it is perfect for watching videos or playing games.
  • The screen quality is very high, and pictures and videos appear crisp.
  • It has a relatively long battery life, so you do not need to worry about battery much.

Disadvantages of Google Pixel XL

  • It has a very low-grade rear camera, so it should not be considered as a main camera.

Google Pixel XL's specs

Google Pixel XL
ImageGoogle Pixel XL
MakerGoogle
Release date10, 2016
ColorQuite Black/Very Silver/Really Blue
OSAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)3.0inches (75.7mm) x 6.1inches (154.7mm) x 0.3inches (8.5mm)
Weight5.9oz (168g)
Display size5.5 inch
Display typeAMOLED
Screen resolution (width x height)1440 x 2560
Pixel density534ppi
Battery capacity3450mAh
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821
CPU specs2.15GHz+1.6GHz×4(Quad core)
RAM size4GB
Storage size128GB
Rear-camera resolution3 MP
Front-camera resolution8 MP

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Comparing the specifications of Google Pixel XL against similar products

body size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody size

Google Pixel XL

51.9-Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.7mm) x 6.1inches (154.7mm) x 0.3inches (8.5mm)

Nexus 5X 16GB

57.0Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (72.6mm) x 5.8inches (147mm) x 0.3inches (7.9mm)

Nexus 6P 32GB

50.1Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.1inches (77.8mm) x 6.3inches (159.3mm) x 0.3inches (7.3mm)

Nexus 6 64GB

45.1Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.3inches (83.0mm) x 6.3inches (159.3mm) x 0.4inches (10.1mm)

Google Pixel 2

60.4Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.7inches (69.3mm) x 5.7inches (145.3mm) x 0.3inches (7.8mm)

Google Pixel 2 XL

51.4Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (76.3mm) x 6.2inches (157.6mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm)

Gionee S8

54.1Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (74.9mm) x 6.1inches (154.3mm) x 0.3inches (7mm)

Gionee Marathon M5 lite

59.8Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (69.9mm) x 5.6inches (143mm) x 0.3inches (8.5mm)

body weight

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody weight

Google Pixel XL

63.2-Weight:5.9oz (168g)

Nexus 5X 16GB

75.9Weight:4.8oz (136g)

Nexus 6P 32GB

59.2Weight:6.3oz (178g)

Nexus 6 64GB

56.8Weight:6.5oz (184g)

Google Pixel 2

73.1Weight:5.0oz (143g)

Google Pixel 2 XL

60.4Weight:6.2oz (175g)

Gionee S8

71.5Weight:5.2oz (147.2g)

Gionee Marathon M5 lite

57.2Weight:6.4oz (183g)

screen size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen size

Google Pixel XL

82.0-Display size:5.5 inch

Nexus 5X 16GB

77.2Display size:5.2 inch

Nexus 6P 32GB

85.2Display size:5.7 inch

Nexus 6 64GB

89.4Display size:5.96 inch

Google Pixel 2

74.0Display size:5 inch

Google Pixel 2 XL

90.0Display size:6 inch

Gionee S8

82.0Display size:5.5 inch

Gionee Marathon M5 lite

74.0Display size:5 inch

screen resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen resolution

Google Pixel XL

87.9-

Nexus 5X 16GB

68.7

Nexus 6P 32GB

87.9

Nexus 6 64GB

87.9

Gionee S8

68.7

Gionee Marathon M5 lite

41.7

Gionee Pioneer P5W

41.7

Google Pixel 2 XL

91.8

RAM capacity

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoRAM capacity

Google Pixel XL

70.0-RAM size:4GB

Nexus 5X 16GB

50.0RAM size:2GB

Nexus 6P 32GB

60.0RAM size:3GB

Nexus 6 64GB

60.0RAM size:3GB

Google Pixel 2

70.0RAM size:4GB

Google Pixel 2 XL

70.0RAM size:4GB

Gionee S8

70.0RAM size:4GB

Gionee Marathon M5 lite

60.0RAM size:3GB

storage size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twostorage size

Google Pixel XL

90.0-Storage size:128GB

Nexus 5X 16GB

50.0Storage size:16GB

Nexus 6P 32GB

55.5Storage size:32GB

Nexus 6 64GB

67.0Storage size:64GB

Google Pixel 2

67.0Storage size:64GB

Google Pixel 2 XL

67.0Storage size:64GB

Gionee S8

67.0Storage size:64GB

Gionee Marathon M5 lite

55.5Storage size:32GB

battery

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobattery

Google Pixel XL

71.8-Battery capacity:3450mAh

Nexus 5X 16GB

60.5Battery capacity:2700mAh

Nexus 6P 32GB

71.8Battery capacity:3450mAh

Nexus 6 64GB

68.3Battery capacity:3220mAh

Google Pixel 2

60.5Battery capacity:2700mAh

Google Pixel 2 XL

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80.0Battery capacity:4000mAh

rear-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the tworear-camera resolution

Google Pixel XL

12.5-Rear-camera resolution:3 MP

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61.7Rear-camera resolution:13 MP

Google Pixel 2

59.8Rear-camera resolution:12.2 MP

Google Pixel 2 XL

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Google Pixel 2 XL

5.0Rear-camera resolution:2 MP

front-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twofront-camera resolution

Google Pixel XL

58.3-Front-camera resolution:8 MP

Nexus 5X 16GB

50.0Front-camera resolution:5 MP

Nexus 6P 32GB

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

Nexus 6 64GB

15.8Front-camera resolution:2 MP

Google Pixel 2

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

Google Pixel 2 XL

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Gionee S8

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Gionee Marathon M5 lite

50.0Front-camera resolution:5 MP

grip

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twogrip

Google Pixel XL

57.5-Color:Quite Black/Very Silver/Really Blue, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.7mm) x 6.1inches (154.7mm) x 0.3inches (8.5mm), Weight:5.9oz (168g)

Nexus 5X 16GB

66.4Color:/ /, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (72.6mm) x 5.8inches (147mm) x 0.3inches (7.9mm), Weight:4.8oz (136g)

Nexus 6P 32GB

54.6Color:/, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.1inches (77.8mm) x 6.3inches (159.3mm) x 0.3inches (7.3mm), Weight:6.3oz (178g)

Nexus 6 64GB

50.9Color:/, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.3inches (83.0mm) x 6.3inches (159.3mm) x 0.4inches (10.1mm), Weight:6.5oz (184g)

Google Pixel 2

66.8Color:Blue/Jet Black/Cleary White, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.7inches (69.3mm) x 5.7inches (145.3mm) x 0.3inches (7.8mm), Weight:5.0oz (143g)

Google Pixel 2 XL

55.9Color:Black & White/Jet Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (76.3mm) x 6.2inches (157.6mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm), Weight:6.2oz (175g)

Gionee S8

62.8Color:Gray/Gold/Rose Gold, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (74.9mm) x 6.1inches (154.3mm) x 0.3inches (7mm), Weight:5.2oz (147.2g)

Gionee Marathon M5 lite

58.5Color:Gold/Gray, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (69.9mm) x 5.6inches (143mm) x 0.3inches (8.5mm), Weight:6.4oz (183g)

screen cleanliness

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen cleanliness

Google Pixel XL

88.5-Display type:AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2560, Pixel density:534ppi

Nexus 5X 16GB

85.5Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423ppi

Nexus 6P 32GB

88.0Display type:AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2560, Pixel density:515ppi

Nexus 6 64GB

87.4Display type:AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2560, Pixel density:492ppi

Google Pixel 2

85.9Display type:AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:440ppi

Google Pixel 2 XL

88.5Display type:AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2880, Pixel density:536ppi

Gionee S8

85.0Display type:AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:400ppi

Gionee Marathon M5 lite

59.9Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:293ppi

performance

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoperformance

Google Pixel XL

57.6-OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821, CPU specs:2.15GHz+1.6GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:4GB

Nexus 5X 16GB

54.2OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 808 MSM8992, CPU specs:2GHz+1.6GHz×6(Hexacore), RAM size:2GB

Nexus 6P 32GB

73.9OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, CPU specs:2GHz+1.6GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:3GB

Nexus 6 64GB

70.6OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084, CPU specs:2.7GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:3GB

Google Pixel 2

91.8OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998, CPU specs:2.45GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

Google Pixel 2 XL

91.8OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998, CPU specs:2.45GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

Gionee S8

73.7OS:Android, Chipset:Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10, CPU specs:1.9GHz+1.0GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

Gionee Marathon M5 lite

50.6OS:Android, Chipset:Mediatek MT6735, CPU specs:1.3GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:3GB

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