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Google Pixel XL 2016

Specifications

Google Pixel XL 2016
Google Pixel XL 2016 (Pixel Series)
Graphics adapter
Qualcomm Adreno 530, Core: 653 MHz
Memory
4096 MB 
, LPDDR4
Display
5.5 inch 16:9, 2560x1440 pixel 534 PPI, capacitive touch vscreen, 10-point multi-touch, AMOLED, 2.5D, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 25.11 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Proximity / ALS || Accelerometer / Gyrometer || Magnetometer || Pixel Imprint – Back-mounted fingerprint sensor for fast unlocking || Barometer || Hall effect sensor || Android Sensor Hub || Advanced x-axis haptics for sharper / defined response
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM: Quad-band GSM || UMTS/WCDMA: B 1/2/4/5/8 || CDMA: BC0/BC1/BC10 || FDD LTE: B 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/20/25/26/28/29/30 || TDD LTE: B 41, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.5 x 154.7 x 75.7 ( = 0.33 x 6.09 x 2.98 in)
Battery
3450 mAh Lithium-Ion, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 14 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 32 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 550 h
Operating System
Android 7.1 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix (1.55μm pixels, f/2.0 aperture)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix (1.4µm pixels, f/2.4 aperture)
Additional features
Keyboard: virtual, power-adapter, 2 USB cables, SIM tool, Google Apps, Google Assistant, 24 Months Warranty, Head-SAR: 0.25 W/kg, Body-SAR: 0.44 W/kg, USB Type-C, fanless
Weight
168 g ( = 5.93 oz / 0.37 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
899 Euro

 

Average Score: 87.1% - good
Average of 83 scores (from 157 reviews)
price: 69%, performance: 90%, features: 83%, display: 90% mobility: 84%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Google Pixel XL 2016

88% Google Pixel XL Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
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?
100% Google Pixel XL Review: The Best Android Phone Right Now
Source: Know Your Mobile English
The software is amazing. The camera is stunning. The battery life is beyond belief. You get free storage for ALL your pictures and videos. Google offers 24/7 round the clock support, meaning any issues can be resolved right away, and Google Assistant is the smartest Personal Assistant available inside a phone right now. If you love Android, buy this phone. If you want market-leading battery performance and a brilliant camera, buy this phone. Nothing else compares. I used to be a Nexus purist. Not anymore. Now I am a Pixel purist.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Google Pixel XL review
Source: Techradar English
The Pixel XL features top-of-the-line specs to introduce Android 7.1 Nougat to the world. This VR-capable phone has a fast processor, smart AI software and a superb camera, all sandwiched into a funky design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Google Pixel XL Review: The Best Android Phone Right Now
Source: Know Your Mobile English
The software is amazing. The camera is stunning. The battery life is beyond belief. You get free storage for ALL your pictures and videos. Google offers 24/7 round the clock support, meaning any issues can be resolved right away, and Google Assistant is the smartest Personal Assistant available inside a phone right now. If you love Android, buy this phone. If you want market-leading battery performance and a brilliant camera, buy this phone. Nothing else compares. I used to be a Nexus purist. Not anymore. Now I am a Pixel purist.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% A new Google Pixel XL Review in brief, 5-months later
Source: Slashgear English
The Google Pixel starts at $649 USD while the Pixel XL starts at $769 from the Google Store online. This set of devices is also available at Verizon, Best Buy, or through Google’s own Project Fi. Two versions of the device exist, one with 32GB of internal storage, the other with 128GB of internal storage – though the latter is currently out of stock via Google.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Google Pixel XL review: It's hard to stomach the price of Google's phone, but the new Really Blue option looks very cool
Source: PC Advisor English
While the Pixel XL is an attractive phone (if you can get used to the glass section) with decent combination of hardware and software, we can't help but feel a bit disappointed. It's very similar to the much cheaper Nexus 6P and OnePlus 3. You can get plenty of other Android phones for less which have extra features like waterproofing and expandable storage. Sorry Google, but things have gone a bit wrong here.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80%
75% Google Pixel XL
Source: T Break English
Also, as good as the Pixel is with its software, it cannot make Android app developers bring that level of polish present on iOS apps simply because app developers will want their apps running on as many devices as they can. And Pixel, with it’s high-end pricing will find it difficult to grow outside the enthusiast’s space- a space that sees the release of a new flagship every couple of months.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 80% performance: 85% workmanship: 70%
80% Review: Google Pixel & Google Pixel XL
Source: PC Authority English
Google’s two Pixel phones mark a major move, not only for the company but also for the technology industry. The Pixel XL is a brilliant phone that justifies its place at the top of the market. It has a great screen, good battery life and the best camera around, and it’s also darned quick.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 01/31/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Google Pixel and Pixel XL Full Review
Source: Manila Shaker English
Google Pixel is estimated to land for $649 or Php32500 for the base model while the Pixel XL is at $749 or around Php37,000(before taxes).
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/30/2017
90% Google Pixel XL Review: Is It Good for Business?
Source: Business News Daily English
Fast performance, long battery life, and a screen that’s big and sharp enough to handle the most rigorous multitasking – what more could you want from a work phone? The fact that you get access to productivity-enhancing software updates like the new Google Assistant before anyone else is just icing on the cake for workers who want the best possible Android experience.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Google Pixel XL Review: The Best Android Phone Right Now
Source: Know Your Mobile English
There are so many Android handsets to choose from with very little, in terms of specs and hardware, to actually separate them. A lot of people are loyal to brands – Apple and Samsung – while others prefer to go for value; value like the OnePlus 3 or BlackBerry DTEK50, for instance. The Pixel phones kind of sit outside of both these categories, as the brand and name itself, at least in the mobile space, is completely untested.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
Google's Pixel XL is Comfortably The Best Smartphone Of 2016
Source: Forbes English
For some it was an unforgivably high price hike, but in my opinion the Pixel justifies it (if only slightly). Not least because there isn’t anything majorly wrong the Pixel XL. In fact, it’s all very good. It’s the perfect all-rounder and they only come along once in a blue moon.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/29/2016
100% Google Pixel XL review: Android's new heavyweight champion
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Pixel XL is the most accomplished phone that's come from Google. The dabs of consumer refinement that Pixel has applied makes the Nexus programme feel like beta testing. And Google loves beta testing, so in many ways the Pixel is the result of learning through all those Nexus phones.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Google Pixel XL Review
Source: Toptenreviews English
The Google Pixel XL is a sure-fire bet if you’re looking to try a new Android phone. If upgrading to Android 7.1 Nougat and taking advantage of its budding VR capabilities are important to you, this is your smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Google Pixel XL review – Phone by Google worth it?
Source: Gogi.in English
The Google Pixel XL no doubt is a powerful handset, performance is excellent, heat up is under control, excellent for gaming, looks premium and can shoot excellent still and motion pictures, including slow motion. However it comes with a single SIM slot and its quite pricey at Rs. 67,000.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Google Pixel XL Review: The Best Android Phone Right Now
Source: Know Your Mobile English
The software is amazing. The camera is stunning. The battery life is beyond belief. You get free storage for ALL your pictures and videos. Google offers 24/7 round the clock support, meaning any issues can be resolved right away, and Google Assistant is the smartest Personal Assistant available inside a phone right now. If you love Android, buy this phone. If you want market-leading battery performance and a brilliant camera, buy this phone. Nothing else compares. I used to be a Nexus purist. Not anymore. Now I am a Pixel purist.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
Google Pixel XL review
Source: Android Guys English
With prices that start at $650, the Pixel is a few hundred dollars more than other models with similar hardware. Head-to-head, though, it’s not fair, particularly if you care about specification bullet points. Look deeper, though, and you’ll find that the software and extra features help bring the value up.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/09/2016
92% Google Pixel XL Review: Successfully Succeeding the Nexus
Source: Pocketnow English
We’re very excited by the idea of a platform where Google controls the hardware and the software. We certainly see the benefits of proper optimization, but at this price we were hoping to see more risks. Anything which might help Google differentiate from the competition or justify a premium label, as the Nexus is now properly retired. We’ve also pointed to the rushed production schedule on this device, and how that seems to have affected camera quality, while forcing Google to omit features like water resistance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/06/2016
Rating: Total score: 92% display: 96% mobility: 88% workmanship: 88%
85% Google Pixel XL review: A great "first" try for Google, but not the most complete handset
Source: Neowin English
While Google might have changed the name, the Pixel is a spiritual successor to the Nexus and with that, the company has done what it always does - produce a high-quality handset with the best of what Android has to offer. Although it might not be the most "complete" Android handset on the market, it's still technically a very good "first" try for Google and things can surely only get better. The Pixel isn't a handset that will excite you, but it's definitely a great Android device.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 85%
Google Pixel and Pixel XL Quick Review
Source: Gadget Diary English
These phones are truly a great combination of hardware and software and as an Android fanboy myself, I love the Pixel and Pixel XL. I understand that the price of the phones is high but for someone who prefers having an Android phone over an iPhone, this is great value for money. Also, it has a great battery life, a USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm audio jack.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 12/05/2016
80% Google Pixel and Pixel XL review
Source: Toptenreviews English
These are good phones, but they don’t tear up any trees. We’d be more tempted by a Samsung S7 or an iPhone 7.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Google Pixel XL Review: Two-Thirds Great
Source: Brighthand English
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 like the best Android smartphone, with a clean and accessible Android build.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Google Pixel XL review
Source: Stuff TV English
While other manufacturers were duking it out in the mid-range, the Pixel XL showed us how potent a combination Google’s own hardware and software could be. With a few more software updates and tweaks, it’ll be a force to be reckoned with.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Google Pixel XL review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
A true iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S7 rival featuring the best version of Android yet – and a camera that's sure to get you excited about snapping away with your handset.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
80% Google Pixel XL Review and Giveaway
Source: Make Use Of English
The Pixel XL beats out all comers in the 5.5″ or larger smartphone category, but at a high price tag. Buy it if you want the best Android smartphone in creation. For those looking for a budget model, try the OnePlus 3 $170 Nextbit Robin.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Google Pixel XL Long Term Review: Still The Best
Source: Forbes English
The biggest issue – depending on how you see it – with the Pixel is how bland it is, which is fairly typical of Google’s phone line. But this isn’t necessarily a negative – it comes down to what you want from your phone. For me, it’s refreshing that the Pixel XL doesn’t come with the bloatware of a Samsung phone, or unnecessary gimmicks that don’t add to the overall experience. It’s like a blank canvas that I can build upon. The basics are covered; in an excellent camera, excellent battery, nice design and a crisp display – the rest is up to you. For me, that’s exactly what I want from my smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/14/2016
Google Pixel XL review: The new Android flagship in the market
Source: The Indian Express English
So does the Google Pixel/Pixel XL mean you can ditch your iPhone 6s or above or the Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge? It sure does deliver on the premium price tag, but I wouldn’t say it makes either of these phones redundant. The iPhone 7, 7 Plus are extremely capable device with excellent cameras; Galaxy S7, S7 edge look stunning and despite the Note 7 fiasco, are great flagships. For now, I’d say the Google Pixel phones join the list of flagships to consider, but doesn’t quite beat them.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/14/2016
80% Google Pixel XL review: Elevating the Nexus experience; but dearly priced
Source: Tech2.in.com English
Google Pixel XL offers an excellent camera, great raw performance, good battery life. There’s nothing to not like about the device. Only downer is its price point. If you have that kind of money, there is every reason to go for it, IF you are willing to pay the price for pure Android experience and priority updates. There is a market for that kind of audience, but it’s a niche market. For those that don’t have that kind of budget, the S7 edge in the premium segment and OnePlus 3 in the mid-range segment are the Android phones to look out for.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 85% features: 80% display: 80% workmanship: 75%
The Google Pixel XL Review: Life After Nexus
Source: AnandTech English
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 all trades. This is a serious problem for a phone that is positioned as and priced like a flagship phone. It also does not help that it’s missing support for microSD cards and wireless charging (it does support the USB Power Delivery specification for 18W fast charging), features that are available on the Galaxy S7 edge. There’s also no environmental protection against water and dust, which both the S7 edge and iPhone 7 Plus include. Even its exclusive software feature, Google Assistant, should be available on future Android phones. In the end, the Pixel XL is a Nexus phone with another name. It still delivers a pure Android experience and timely software and security updates, but is that enough to justify its flagship price?
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/08/2016
80% Google Pixel XL review
Source: What Hi-Fi English
Thankfully for Google’s mobile team, that’s a million miles from how we generally hold the Pixel XL in regard.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Google Pixel XL
Source: PC Mag English
But until Google Assistant or Daydream VR becomes a must-have feature, we can't quite give the Pixel XL a full five stars. Some people will prefer the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge for its waterproof design, expandable storage, wireless charging, and longer battery life. Others will want the LG V20 for its removable battery, "secondary" display, and unrivaled audio performance. But we highly recommend the Pixel XL to any Android user who wants the guarantee of updates and the peace of mind that comes with Google's promised support. That makes it an Editors' Choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Google Pixel XL review - Android perfection comes at a price
Source: Daily Star English
After a few doubts, we have become quite smitten with the Pixel. Google’s first phone is friendly enough to make anyone at home with Android. From its great camera, free back-up, and helpful assistant – everything about the Pixel tries to make your life easier. It’s not water resistant, and nowhere near as sexy as its nearest competition, but that’s fine. If you can stomach the price, the Pixel is almost perfect.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Google Pixel XL review - Android perfection comes at a price
Source: Daily Star English
From its great camera, free back-up, and helpful assistant – everything about the Pixel tries to make your life easier.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
91% Google Pixel XL — Australian Review
Source: Ausdroid English
The Google Pixel XL is just Android in its purest form and in short it really is a close (but not quite) perfect device. For those who have had multiple Nexus devices in the past you can recognise bits of them that have been rolled into the Pixel. The hardware is a touch bland, but still maintains an heir of beauty about it with a solid construction gorgeous screen and consistently high level performance. I have heard it referred to as iPhone running Android, but at the end of the day I like the fact it is a touch bland because it still looks nice when you stop to admire it, does the job users expect of it and it doesn’t detract from the user experience.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 85% mobility: 95%
Google's Pixel Phones Are the Most Advanced Android Smartphones Out There
Source: Best Products English
The Pixel and Pixel XL by Google are the most advanced Android smartphones available today. The pair delivers and exclusive, cutting edge user experience on Google's mobile platform that's bound to get even better going forward. Android users who are looking to experience the mobile platform's cutting edge should look no further than these two phones.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/31/2016
80% Google Pixel XL review: The best Android phone. Period
Source: India Today English
It is easy to see that Google has created something special in the form of Pixel and the Pixel XL. It is damn near perfect. But it is also missing features like a waterproof body and powerful speakers. And that, combined with the high prices of Rs 57,000 for Pixel and Rs 67,000 for Pixel XL, means the iPhone 7 is a slightly better deal for most consumers, especially when you take into account Apple's proven record in supporting its phones for three to four years with software support. But this lead that Apple has is marginal. The Pixel XL too is right up there. In fact, it is the best phone for you if you are already familiar with Android. It's just pure, unadulterated Android at its best with a killer camera.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/31/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
98% Google Pixel and Pixel XL Review
Source: Phandroid English
The Pixel is Google’s best effort yet at creating their own version of the iPhone. It’s something that simply wasn’t possible under the old Nexus brand. It’s not so much what the Pixel offers, so much as what it represents. Google is no longer watching Android from the sidelines as it’s bastardized by their hardware partners and skinned to look like anything but the OS they built. They know that the only way to truly have full control over the OS, is by having equal amount of control over that hardware it’s running on.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/31/2016
Rating: Total score: 98%
100% Google Pixel XL review: Android's new heavyweight champion
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Pixel XL is the most accomplished phone that's come from Google. The dabs of consumer refinement that Pixel has applied makes the Nexus programme feel like beta testing. And Google loves beta testing, so in many ways the Pixel is the result of learning through all those Nexus phones. The XL is a pure delivery of Android: it's fast, it's fun, it's high quality; it has exclusive features, the camera works and the battery lasts too.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
Google Pixel XL review
Source: GSM Arena English
Nexus phones were outside the usual Android rat race, but now the Pixels have to and want to run alongside all flagship smartphones, and that includes even the iPhones, which are a clear target. We loved the camera on the Google Pixel XL and were satisfied with the build quality and software package. However, we're not convinced that Google built the definitive smartphone and yet the search giant priced it as such. This fact, along with the minimum availability through the traditional carrier channels, is bound to limit the Pixels market success.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/28/2016
89% Google Pixel XL review: a Pixel’s perspective
Source: Android Authority English
It’s a new direction for Google but it’s worked and if you want the best from Google, the Pixel phones are what you’re getting for 2016; they won’t disappoint you as they are possibly, two of the best Android smartphones ever made. As the first generation of Google’s new approach to hardware, they give us a lot to look forward to and we’re all excited to see how much better its going to get from here.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 95% display: 91% mobility: 85% workmanship: 80%
80% Google Pixel XL review: very good phablet but with price tag to match
Source: The Guardian English
The Google Pixel XL is a very good phone. It’s camera is great, it’s snappy, has the latest version of Android and will get updates first, it’s powerful and lasts over a day between charges. Despite its size it’s also relatively easy to use one-handed and it’s well made.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Google Pixel XL Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
For what you pay, you’ll get one of the best smartphone cameras there has ever been, as well as performance enough for any current or future app. Google Assistant might feel gimmicky to some, but if you like it, there’s no other way to get it right now. Priority Android updates are also pretty much guaranteed. Hopefully this spurs Samsung and others to do even better.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Google Pixel And Pixel XL: Top 5 Drawbacks That May Be Deal Breakers For Some
Source: Tech Times English
Other potential drawbacks of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL include no expandable storage, non-removable battery, semi-glass back, design that some find too iPhone-like, and the rebranding that tried to remove virtually any trace of HTC to leave only Google.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 10/25/2016
Google Pixel XL review: Killer camera, Apple approach
Source: New Atlas English
The excellent Google Pixel XL, an instant Smartphone of the Year candidate, is available now, both unlocked straight from Google and from Verizon in the US (and note that the VZW version also ships unlocked). The XL starts at US$769 for the 32 GB model, just like the iPhone 7 Plus.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/25/2016
Google Pixel / Pixel XL Review
Source: Droid-Life English
These phones, or at least this review, is funny in a way because as you read through it, by no means are all of the boxes checked. Still, though, it would be hard for me to not recommend you buy the Pixel or Pixel XL as your next phone. Even without the real water resistance, SD card slot, or an inspired design, you just can’t beat the experience.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/25/2016
70% Android’s true standard bearer, with a price tag to match
Source: Gadget Show English
We'll conclude this way. If you want to experience Android the way it was always meant to be and don't mind paying the premium for it, by all means go for the Pixel XL. But if you want a value-for-money flagship device that's equally (or even more) well-specced and doesn't cut down on essentials like a notification LED and better water/dust resistance, you'd be much better off going for a Galaxy S7 Edge or an HTC 10.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Google Pixel XL review: It's hard to stomach the price of Google's phone
Source: PC Advisor English
While the Pixel XL is an attractive phone (if you can get used to the glass section) with decent combination of hardware and software, we can't help but feel a bit disappointed. It's very similar to the much cheaper Nexus 6P and OnePlus 3. You can get plenty of other Android phones for less which have extra features like waterproofing and expandable storage. Sorry Google, but things have gone a bit wrong here.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
Google Pixel XL Review
Source: Fone Arena English
So where do the Pixel phones really stand? Having spent close to a week with the phone, it is fair to say that hardware is top-notch but you wouldn’t expect any less either. Sure, they aren’t water-resistant and the design is rather dull and boring but there’s so much more to these phones.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/24/2016
Google Pixel XL Review: Premium Android Phone, Premium Price
Source: Androidbeat English
Discerning smartphone old-hands will pick holes in the hardware, of which the three biggies are the lack of waterproofing, the lack of OIS in the camera, and the lack of stereo speakers, but most general buyers, with the Google Pixel out on the open market and in High Street shops for the first time, will simply admire a super-speedy and amazingly capable phone, picked up at the same monthly price as the equivalent iPhone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/21/2016
85% ​Google Pixel XL full, in-depth smartphone review: Phones just got smarter
Source: Good Gear Guide English
It is as good as or incrementally better than everything else on the market but the A.I-enhanced Google Assistant elevates it to another level of smartphone technology. But innovation comes with a hefty premium and its foibles mean that it won't be for everyone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 85%
Google Pixel XL review
Source: V3.co.uk English
By all means, buy it and love it for what it is. Just don't be fooled into thinking a phone made by Google offers a brave new dawn.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/19/2016
Google Pixel XL Review: A New Generation of Android
Source: Gotta Be Mobile English
First things first, getting a case from the phone maker themselves is typically the best route to take. And if you love the color of that really Blue Pixel or enjoy the two-tone back with the metal and glass design, you'll want a clear case. It doesn't look like much more than a standard TPU case, but it's actually made of a hard and durably polycarbonate plastic. Offering cutouts for all ports, buttons, sensors and more. This is a sleek and minimal way to protect the Pixel or XL. It's available now on the Google Store, but it's expensive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/18/2016
80% Google Pixel XL review: Alphabet goes all-in on top-tier smartphone
Source: International Business Times English
The Google Pixel is a very good smartphone, but it's also very expensive. It starts at £719 for the 32GB Pixel and runs up to £819 for the 128GB Pixel XL. Those are iPhone 7 and 7 Plus prices for a phone whose predecessors from the Nexus range were best known for their unbeatable bang-for-buck. All that aside, the Pixel is a hugely competent phone with an excellent camera, the best implementation of Android we have ever seen, an attractive albeit occasionally strange design, strong build quality and the inherent desirability that comes from knowing it is Google through-and-through.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
87% Pixel and Pixel XL review: What happens when Google designs phones?
Source: Engadget English
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. What's more, it's a little narrower and shorter than the iPhone 7 Plus, so it's a surprisingly easy to hold. It'll cost you, though: The XL starts at $769 for the 32GB model.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 87%
88% Just like the Pixel, only bigger
Source: CNet English
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.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 90% features: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
80% This is it. Google's Pixel XL is pure Android perfection
Source: Digital Trends English
There is no better Android phone in existence. The Pixel XL is the best Android phone we’ve ever used and the only one that has ever come this close to dethroning the iPhone. If you’re cheap, on a budget, and don’t care about important things like timely software updates and customer support, you’re welcome to check out the ZTE Axon 7 or the OnePlus 3, both of which offer similar specs for about $200-300 less. However, if you want the best Android phone ever, buy the Pixel XL.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Google Pixel/Pixel XL review: The best of Android with uninspired hardware
Source: Techno Buffalo English
The Pixel performs decently well and offers some of the best hardware available. But it’s boring. It’s not water resistant. It doesn’t offer wireless charging. It doesn’t have expandable storage. It doesn’t offer a hardware feature we haven’t seen, like an iris scanner. The software is the highlight here.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/18/2016
Google Pixel XL: Hands on, early impressions, and camera samples
Source: Android Guys English
First time smartphone buyers might not necessarily head for the best of the best when it comes to devices. But, should they want to dive in head first, the Google Pixel and Pixel XL are worthy contenders. This goes double if you need a helping hand; the built-in 24×7 support is something you won’t get elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/18/2016
90% Pixel XL review: Google's new phone isn't a Nexus—it's better
Source: PC World English
The Pixel isn’t a slam dunk that suddenly makes all other premium Android phones obsolete. But if you want a high-end phone, it deserves to be on your short list. And if you’re sick of bloatware, heavily customized interfaces, and delayed OS updates, there’s really no other choice.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Google Pixel XL Review: Android embodied, for better or worse
Source: Slashgear English
That’s not, inherently, a bad thing, but it does make opting for Pixel a platform commitment as much – or more – than it is a hardware choice. You buy a Pixel because you buy into Google’s ecosystem vision of services. Ironically, while Apple might be more commonly thought of as controlling, the value proposition of an iPhone 7 seems far less tied to the Cupertino company’s services than Pixel does to those being developed down the road in Mountain View. In return you get a solid, if perhaps physically uninspiring device. A fast processor and great battery. A camera that’s not only good, but capable of some outstanding shots if the conditions are right. Just be sure you like how the flavor of Google’s vision tastes, because it’s everything the Pixel XL embodies.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/18/2016
90% Google Pixel XL Review
Source: Techspot English
The Pixel and especially the Pixel XL are pretty expensive. Don’t get me wrong – there’s a lot to like about these phones – but you can purchase a Galaxy S7 Edge for $150 less than the XL, or a OnePlus 3 for a full $390 less. There’s enough great hardware and software in the Pixel XL to say this phone is the best Android device on the market, so you definitely get what you pay for, but it’s easy to understand why fans of the Nexus line are frustrated at the inflated price tag.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Google Pixel + Pixel XL Review
Source: Android Central English
With Pixel, the company finally delivers on what we'd wanted all along from a Google phone. With each cycle of Nexus handsets, it used to be a question of "What would they screw up this time?" We're far beyond that with this new, singular vision of what a Google Android phone should be.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/18/2016
Google Pixel XL review: A U.S. perspective
Source: Android Central English
The best smartphones are those that don't lean on a single feature or headline-grabbing spec to try and sell, but instead offer a great overall experience with several features that combine to be excellent every single day. This is the best way to explain why the Pixel XL is so great.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/18/2016
Pixel XL Review: Google Breaks From Android Herd With Exceptional Smartphone Camera
Source: Forbes English
The 32GB Pixel XL retails for $769 for the Google Store, which puts it on par with the prices of the Apple iPhone 7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. It’s clear that Google is aiming for the premium Android smartphone market and not toward budget-oriented consumers. However, if you’re someone who uses the camera function a lot, the phone could just be worth the price since it takes professional-quality photos with ease. And if you just need to have a premium smartphone, the XL can certainly go toe-to-toe with its closest competitors, and is a worthy option to consider.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/18/2016
Google Pixel XL initial review: first 48 hours
Source: Android Authority English
So, before scoring the phone on its own merits, we will leave this initial review at this thought: if the rest of Android did not exist and the Google Pixel stood on its own, it would be one of the best phones we’ve ever seen or used. Unfortunately for the Pixel, the rest of Android undoubtedly offers more and for far better prices across the board. But the Pixel damn near perfects the basics where plenty of Android phones inexplicably falter. And for the first outing of the Pixel, Google has so far done a damn good job.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/18/2016
Review: Google's new Pixel XL is a fine phone -- but is it really special?
Source: Computerworld.com English
The prices are more or less equivalent, and in my opinion, the Pixels don't quite measure up -- unless you feel that Nougat and the improved Google Assistant are deal-breakers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/18/2016
90% Pixel XL review: Google's new phone isn't a Nexus—it's better
Source: Greenbot English
The Pixel isn’t a slam dunk that suddenly makes all other premium Android phones obsolete. But if you want a high-end phone, it deserves to be on your short list. And if you’re sick of bloatware, heavily customized interfaces, and delayed OS updates, there’s really no other choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Google Pixel XL Review
Source: Phone Arena English
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 hardware. HTC may be building the phone, but Google's calling the shots, and its ambition shows.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Google Pixel XL Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
Google has poured what it considers to be the best it can offer into the Pixel XL and the higher resolution display does lead us to believe that this is the real star over the standard Pixel phone. Provided the design isn’t a deal-breaker the only other thing standing in the way of this device being a perfect 10, is price, and the XL is an exceptionally expensive handset.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Hands on: Google Pixel XL review
Source: Techradar English
Pixel XL is Google's 5.5-inch phone that takes the top-of-the-line specs of its Pixel phone and maximizes the screen and battery life. It has a fast processor and great software, and it promises a great camera, but it's expensive compared to a Nexus phone.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/13/2016
Pixel XL vs iPhone 7 Plus
Source: V3.co.uk English
Both handsets have impressive hardware. The Snapdragon 821 represents the top of the Android tree at the time of writing, and Apple's A10 Fusion processor does the same. Screen-sizes are equal, but the Pixel XL just edges it with a QHD resolution. Google has really shouted about its new camera hardware, but we're sceptical that it can better Apple's dual assault.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/07/2016
Google Pixel XL vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7 first look
Source: Android Authority English
Right off the bat you can tell these are two very different smartphones. The Google Pixel XL brings forth a style we have grown very used to in the industry. It has a metal design and a sleek body that has become a standard in the high-end market. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 sports the same metal edge and glass front and back currently recognizable in all the latest Samsung handsets.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/06/2016
Google Pixel and Pixel XL: Hands-on first impressions of the Nexus killers
Source: International Business Times English
We say almost, because the Pixel and Pixel XL phones, as well as the equally new Daydream View VR headset, are actually manufactured by HTC. Not that buyers would notice, because these handsets are universally branded as Google, complete with 'G' logo on their aluminium back. This is an HTC phone as much as the iPhone 7 is made by Foxconn.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 10/05/2016
Google Pixel XL Review: Hands-on with Google's iPhone-challenging oversized flagship phone
Source: Digital Spy English
Unadulterated stock Android is a major draw, and the arrival of Google Assistant only enhances this, but with such a lofty price tag it doesn't really do much to stand out from the masses. We can't wait to spend more time with the phone, but at this early stage we wouldn't be rushing out to buy one.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/05/2016
Google Pixel vs Google Pixel XL: Which Pixel should I buy?
Source: PC Advisor English
We wouldn’t say one of these phones was arguably better than the other, since in essence they are almost the same phone. The Google Pixel is our pick for its more manageable size and lower price, but the Pixel XL stands out for its larger, higher-resolution screen and higher-capacity battery - if video and gaming is your thing you might well prefer the Pixel XL.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 10/05/2016
5 Reasons To Buy The Google Pixel XL
Source: Forbes English
The improved design, best-in-class camera and unlimited “free” storage doesn’t come cheap. The most expensive model, the 128GB Pixel XL costs $819, which is right up there with the iPhone 7. Perhaps not surprising given its high-end specifications. But Nexus users will note the jump in price from previous handsets. Comparatively, last year’s most expensive Nexus, the 128GB Nexus 6P cost $649, $170 cheaper.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2016
Google Pixel XL
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The release of the Pixel phones is exciting, but not in the way you might expect. There’s nothing here we haven’t seen before – Snapdragon 821 aside – and design is probably not going to set the world alight. But, the software seems slick and it's exciting that Google's finally making phones with its logo on them. That said, it's and hitting iPhone 7 pricing makes this completely different from any Nexus before. I'll have to wait and see if it's worth it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/04/2016
Google Pixel and Pixel XL review: Hands-on with Google's answer to the Galaxy S7
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Pixel XL, meanwhile, will cost £719 for the 32GB version and an eye-watering £819 for the 128GB model. Both will be available to buy from the Google Store, as well as on contract from EE and Carphone Warehouse. Of course, we'll be bringing you our final verdict on both phones as soon as review samples are available, so check back soon to see if they're worth the price of entry.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 10/04/2016
Google Pixel and Pixel XL hands-on
Source: GSM Arena English
Android is by far the most popular smartphone OS - 7 out every 8 phones run some version of it. And yet its purest form, a Nexus device, is anything but dominant in the marketplace. A rebranding effort sees the "Google phones" change the name to Pixel in the hope to change the popularity as well.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/04/2016
Google Pixel XL preview: A new, costly, Google overlord
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Pixel XL is a new expression from Google. It's a statement of intent, wanting to be the best Google phone there it. This isn't trying to replace the Nexus, it's a whole other thing.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/04/2016
Pixel and Pixel XL Hands-on: Say goodbye to Nexus
Source: Mobile Syrup English
The Pixel and Pixel XL are currently available to pre-order with an October 20th launch date. The 32GB Pixel XL is priced at $1,049 with the 32GB Pixel coming in at $899. The 128GB iteration of both devices costs $1029 for the Pixel and $1179 for the Pixel XL. Google’s custom Live Cases, which are set to be priced at $50, are also set to make there way to Canada.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/02/2016

Foreign Reviews

90% Google Pixel XL
Source: e-media - 1/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
Google Pixel XL (32 GB)
Source: c't - 5/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2017
82% Google Pixel XL
Source: Connect - 3/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 82%
Google Pixel XL
Source: Android Pit - 2/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2017
Google Pixel XL
Source: Android TV German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/11/2016
83% Google Pixel XL (32 GB)
Source: Connect - 01/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 83%
Google Pixel XL (128 GB)
Source: Android Welt - 01/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2016
Rating: features: 99% mobility: 98%
Google Pixel XL 2016 Display
Source: Android TV German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/28/2016
Google Pixel XL
Source: Android TV German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/15/2016
Warentest beurteilt Google-Smartphones
Source: n-tv German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/08/2016
Google Pixel und Pixel XL
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/08/2016
Google Pixel XL
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/07/2016
Google Pixel XL
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/07/2016
86% Google Pixel XL (128 GB)
Source: Computerbild - Heft 23/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 86%
Google Pixel XL
Source: Connect - Heft 12/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2016
Google Pixel XL (32 GB)
Source: c't - Heft 23/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2016
Google Pixel XL (32 GB)
Source: Smartphone Magazin - Heft 1/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2016
Der beste Androide am Markt
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/24/2016
labiles Display, wenige Überraschungen
Source: Notebooksbilliger Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2016
82% Eine Nummer größer
Source: Verivox German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 82% features: 79% ergonomy: 84%
98% Google Pixel XL
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 98% price: 56% performance: 100% features: 80% display: 100% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100%
92% Google Pixel XL
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 96% features: 88% display: 93% mobility: 84%
Top-Smartphone mit ein paar Schwächen
Source: RP-Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/20/2016
80% Top-Smartphone Zum Iphone-Preis
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dieses Smartphone knackt Rekorde
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Unboxing und erster Eindruck
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/18/2016
Das smarteste Smartphone?
Source: Turn On German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/18/2016
Google Pixel XL
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/18/2016
95% Starkes Android Smartphone in der Apple-Preisklasse
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 95%
Google-Phone par excellence
Source: Computerbase German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/18/2016
92% Sehr OK, Google!
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 92% display: 97% mobility: 88%
89% Kann Google iPhone?
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 89% features: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Erste Tests der neuen Android-Flaggschiffe
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/18/2016
86% Google Pixel XL im Test: Spitzenklasse-Android auf Apples Spuren
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 86% display: 90% mobility: 60%
Das Grosse Gesicht Des Ki-Assistenten
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/06/2016
Google Pixel XL das neue Google-Smartphone
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/04/2016
Google Pixel XL
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/04/2016
80% Análisis del Google Pixel XL
Source: Movil Zona Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
89% Google Pixel XL, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 80% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
90% Google Pixel XL
Source: Hipertextual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Google Pixel XL, análisis: cámara, el último Android y precio alto para luchar contra los mejores del año
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 95% display: 90% mobility: 88% workmanship: 85%
91% Google Pixel XL: Análisis y experiencia de uso
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/07/2016
Rating: Total score: 91%
91% Google Pixel XL: Análisis y experiencia de uso
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/07/2016
Rating: Total score: 91%
Comparación Entre El Google Pixel Y El Google Pixel Xl
Source: Descargar.mobi Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; good hardware; elegant design; impressive display; long battery life; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/07/2016
Google Pixel XL [Análise / Review] - Canaltech
Source: Canaltech Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Elegant design; excellent cameras; nice screen. Negative: Only 32GB Rom.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/02/2017
86% Google Pixel XL, la recensione (foto e video)
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 60% features: 85% display: 90% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80%
85% Recensione Google Pixel XL: nuovo nome, ancora "beta”
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/07/2016
Rating: Total score: 85%
90% Recensione Google Pixel XL: semplicemente Googley
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 65% features: 98% display: 94% mobility: 84% ergonomy: 82%
86% Google PIXEL contro XL recensione e confronto
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/31/2016
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 69% display: 86% mobility: 70% workmanship: 81%
85% Google Pixel XL La Recensione
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 68% display: 89% mobility: 80% workmanship: 79%
80% Google Pixel XL Recensione: Quando L'Esperienza D'Uso Non Giustifica Il Prezzo
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Google Pixel XL: la recensione
Source: Androidiani Italian IT→EN
Positive: Elegant design; high performance; excellent cameras. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/04/2017
86% Google PIXEL contro XL recensione e confronto
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Positive: Easy to use; compact size; powerful hardware; AMOLED display; support fast charge. Negative: Mediocre design; poor cameras; only 1 sim slot; unsupport waterproof.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/31/2016
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 69% display: 86% mobility: 70% workmanship: 81%
Recensione Google Pixel e Pixel XL
Source: Toms Hardware Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Elegant design; excellent cameras; high performance. Negative: Unsupport waterproof; mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2016
Google Pixel e Pixel XL, caratteristiche e prezzi dei nuovi smartphone di BigG
Source: Quotidiano Hardware Upgrade Italian IT→EN
Positive: Google Assistant; decent hardware; support fast charging. Negative: Relatively high price.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2016
Google Pixel e Pixel XL: ecco i nuovi smartphone!
Source: Techstation.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good hardware; excellent AMOLED display; support fast charge; impressive Google Assistant.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/04/2016
80% Google Pixel XL review: veilige start
Source: All About Phones Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/29/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Google Pixel XL review: Android op zijn best heeft zijn prijs
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Review Type Unknown, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 10/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
Eerste indruk Google Pixel XL: is de hoge prijs terecht?
Source: Bright.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: High performance; smart Google Assisstant; excellent cameras. Negative: High price; mediocre design.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/10/2016
Preview Google Pixel (XL): pure Androidliefde?
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Excellent display; decent hardware; high performance; flexible Google Assistant; good cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2016
Hallo Google Pixel En Pixel Xl, Daaaag Nexus!
Source: GadgetGear.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Phone by Google; support Google Assistant; decent cameras; record video 4K; unlimited cloud storage.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/04/2016
90% Test Google Pixel XL
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Test Google Pixel
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Test Du Google Pixel XL: L'Experience Utilisateur Ne Justifie Pas Son Prix
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Revue de presse : les tests des Google Pixel (XL) ont scotché les journalistes américains
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
La Lenovo Yoga Book est une tablette très agréable d'utilisation, sur laquelle il est vraiment facile de réaliser des dessins et de belles toiles grâce à une excellente interaction entre le stylet et l'écran. À ce niveau-là, l'expérience est réussie et on peut vraiment passer des heures à dessiner, plus ou moins bien selon le talent.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/19/2016
Google Pixel XL – krótki test wzorcowego smartfonu z Androidem według Google
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Long battery life; powerful hardware; high performance; excellent cameras. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/14/2016
Tydzień z Google Pixel XL - czy to faktycznie najlepszy smartfon z Androidem?
Source: Spiders Web Turkish PL→EN
Positive: AMOLED display; fast charge; excellent cameras; smart Google Asisstant.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/28/2016
Google Pixel bez optycznej stabilizacji obrazu. O co tu chodzi?
Source: Spiders Web Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; very good display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/13/2016
90% Google Pixel XL
Source: Tekno Seyir TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
94% Google Pixel XL incelemesi
Source: Log TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 94%
90% Обзор Google Pixel XL: Уже не Nexus – лучше
Source: DGL.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/31/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Смартфон Google Pixel XL
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; high performance; smart Google Assistant; support fast charging; high resolution screen. Negative: High price; large size.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/29/2016
Google Pixel XL: That Definitive But Long After Review
Source: GSM4U CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/28/2016
90% Test Google Pixel XL
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
83% Pixel XL test – nu er Android blevet voksen
Source: Mere Mobil.dk DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 83%
90% Så bra är Pixel XL – Googles nya flaggskeppsmobil
Source: M3 PC för alla SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Google Pixel XL
Source: Electrony →EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/31/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%

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Model: With the Nexus lineup seemingly discontinued, Google has unveiled its own flagship devices – the Google Pixel, and its larger sibling – the Google Pixel XL. They are nearly identical, except the Pixel XL has a bigger and sharper display, and a larger battery. Picking up the Pixel XL, one would immediately notice the device is encased seamlessly within a sturdy glass-aluminium body with smooth surfaces and easy-to-grip curved edges. The Pixel XL has a larger bezel in comparison to its newly released competitors, such as the Samsung S7 edge and the iPhone 7 Plus. This design seems counterintuitive considering that the Pixel XL has no physical home screen button, only an on-screen one, and all that space is just dead space. Another thing users have to keep in mind about the Pixel XL is that the device is not waterproof. The Pixel XL sports a Quad HD AMOLED 5.5 inch display screen with 534 ppi, which is housed behind a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4 panel. With the ability to produce 16.7 million colors at 100000:1 super contrast ratio, the Pixel XL is able to convey vivid cinematic displays, even in outdoor conditions. The Pixel XL also comes with a night light setting that tints the screen yellow to reduce eye strain from viewing a bright, bluish display at night. Underneath the hood, the Pixel XL is powered by Qualcomm’s brand new Snapdragon 821 chipset alongside 4 GB of RAM. The Pixel XL can also proudly claim to be among the first devices to run on the latest Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box, probably making it the fastest Android smartphone to-date which is no surprise for a Google device. The Pixel XL is packed with a 3,400 mAh battery. Google claims that it can last 7 hours after just 15 minutes of charging.

Designed to deliver users a Google-centric experience, the Pixel XL comes with all the services Google has to offer, including the latest Google Assistant, which is only exclusive to the Pixel. Activating the Google Assistant is straightforward. Simply press the home screen button or use the “OK Google” voice command. The Pixel XL comes in two variants, 32 GB and 128 GB of built-in storage, but this may not matter much because in both variants, the Pixel XL has unlimited photo and video cloud-storage via Google Photos. With the Google Keyboard – a GIF integrated keyboard, users can send GIFs in Google’s Messenger app, making the Pixel XL more enjoyable to use. The back of the phone features the Pixel Imprint, Google’s fingerprint scanner for added user security and services such as Android Pay. It works fast and accurate, and even has the additional perk of pulling down the notification menu by swiping the fingerprint scanner. Perched above the fingerprint scanner is a 12.3 MP camera with dual-LED flash. It is optimized for low light photography and has the ability to shoot 4K videos. While it does not feature optical image stabilization, it uses a combination of the gyroscope and software to steady the videos, and proves to do an amazing job recording videos on the go. Weather or not it will be able to be as good as the typical OIS is still a question yet to be answered. The Google Pixel XL is probably the device for anyone who is willing to spend more to get the best of what Google has to offer.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 530: Integrated graphics card in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 that is clocked at up to 624 MHz. Early 2016 it is a high end graphics card for Android based smartphones and tablets that should be able to coop with very demanding games. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
821 MSM8996 Pro: High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores (two fast 2.4 GHz cores in a cluster and two power saving 1.6 GHz cores) and an Adreno 530 GPU. Manufactured in a 14 nm HPM process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.5":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.168 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Google:

Since 2012 Google has also distributed tablets and smartphones. These products are frequently tested. While Google is not one of the most important hardware manufacturers, the customer interest is higher than in various East Asian manufacturers.
The products achieve above average ratings in the reviews (as of 2016).


87.1%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

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Adreno 530, Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
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Adreno 530, Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Xiaomi Mi5s
Adreno 530, Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
ZTE Nubia Z11
Adreno 530, Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Lenovo Moto Z
Adreno 530, Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
LG V20
Adreno 530, Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Sony Xperia XZ
Adreno 530, Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
HP Elite x3
Adreno 530, Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
ZTE Axon 7
Adreno 530, Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Motorola Moto Z
Adreno 530, Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Motorola Moto Z Force
Adreno 530, Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active
Adreno 530, Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
OnePlus 3
Adreno 530, Snapdragon 820 MSM8996

Devices with the same GPU

Samsung W2017 Veyron
Adreno 530, Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 4.2", 0.208 kg
Xiaomi Mi Mix
Adreno 530, Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro, 6.4", 0.209 kg
Lenovo ZUK Z2 Plus
Adreno 530, Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 5", 0.15 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2016-10-13)