Google Pixel XL

Announced Oct 4, 2016 •
5.5 screen | 12 megapixels (rear) | 8 megapixels (front)
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Announced Oct 4, 2016
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The Google Pixel XL, and its smaller Pixel sibling, are made by HTC but bear Google branding. The XL variant comes with a 5.5" QHD-screen and a 3,450mAh battery. On the camera side a 1/2.3" 12MP sensor with 1.55µm pixel size is paired with an F2.0 aperture. There is no optical image stabilization but Google has added a new gyroscope-based video stabilization system that reads gyro data 200 times a second for smoother panning and shake-free handheld recording. The camera can record 4K video, and in stills mode Google's excellent HDR+ mode is on by default, using an image stacking approach to reduce noise and capture better detail. In addition Pixel owners can store unlimited full-size images in Google's cloud service.

Quick specs
OS Google Android
OS Version 7.0
Front camera effective pixels 8 megapixels
Rear camera effective pixels 12 megapixels
Rear camera aperture 2
Video camera recording format 4K (3840x2160) 30 fps, 1080p (1920x1080) 120 fps, 720p 1280x720 240 fps
LCD size 5.5
Built in memory 32/128GB
Weight 168 g (5.93 oz)
Dimensions 155 x 76 x 9 mm (6.09 x 2.98 x 0.34)

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Our review

The Google Pixel XL is an all-around great device with a very good display that currently offers the best camera image quality in smartphones. It lacks the dual-cams and "zooming-capabilities" of some of its rivals, but if image quality is your number one priority you can't go wrong with the Pixel XL.

Good for: General shooting in all conditions

Not so good for: Panoramas and lens blur images

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