Ever since Google started releasing the Nexus line of smartphones, it has emerged as a fierce competitor to Apple. Google’s products not only match the quality of flagship devices offered by other manufacturers but they also come at a cheaper price tag. Top notch quality and affordable price tag were two of the main stay points of the smartphones released by Google. But this philosophy has now changed. Google’s new smartphone, called Pixel XL, can hardly be called affordable. The price has been raised but the the quality standards have risen too. In this article we will take a look at the latest release from Google i.e. Pixel XL.
Pixel series of smartphones is a direct successor to the Nexus series. Nexus series focused on good quality at an affordable price point, Pixel series focuses on cutting edge tech and top notch quality.
Pixel XL features a 5.5 inches, 2,650 x 1,440 quad-HD resolution. Quad HD simply means four times the resolution of a full HD display. It can easily be considered as one of the best display on any phone available in the market today. Unlike Apple’s iphones, Pixel XL comes with an AMOLED display panel. AMOLED display panels are well known for much richer colour representation and deeper blacks for amazing contrast levels. If you are someone who likes to watch movies and play a lot of games then this display will never disappoint you. It is also compatible with various VR headsets.
Pixel XL comes equipped with a snapdragon 821 CPU. Snapdragon 821 CPU is well known for being ultra fast and it can also handle multi tasking easily. This CPU is coupled with a 4GB RAM. From today’s standards, 4GB RAM is more than enough even for the most heavy duty apps and games available on the playstore. Snapdragon 821 runs a bit behind other flagship CPUs when it comes to benchmarking tests but we will advise you not to focus too much on the benchmarking results as they often do not translate well into real world performance stats.
At this price point you would be expecting one of the best smartphone cameras and you won’t be disappointed. It comes with a 12.3 Megapixel sensor. It gives great shots almost every time. Whether bright outdoors or low light conditions in a nightclub, Pixel XL will produce highly detailed and vivid shots every time. The camera quality from Pixel XL can easily rival iphone 7s. In Fact in some areas it is even better than iphone 7s and Galaxy 7 from Samsung.
Pixel XL packs a monster battery of 3,450mAh. Whats even better is that it also comes with Fast charging 3.0. You can easily get upto 70 percent of juice in your battery in just about 15 minutes of charging. A huge battery coupled with fast charging makes Pixel XL stand out in its competition.
Hand's down, Google’s Pixel XL is the best Android phone you can buy.
- Great build quality and good overall design.
- AMOLED display.
- Large battery
- One of the best cameras on the back.
- Lag free performance.
- Very high price tag when compared to its predecessors like Nexus 6P.
- Fingerprint sensor on the back.
- Huge bezels on top and bottom.
- More expensive than previous Google phones
- Not waterproof