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Released October 2016
Google Pixel XL

At a glance

  • Larger, brighter display than the Pixel
  • Superb virtual assistant and fantastic camera
  • Great battery life; lasts up to 6 hours longer than the Pixel

Key features

OS
Android
Screen size
5.5 inches
Camera
12 MP
Battery capacity
3450 mAh
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Google Pixel XL 32GB Black

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Google Pixel XL 32GB Black

FREE from £32.99 per month
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At a glance

  • Larger, brighter display than the Pixel
  • Superb virtual assistant and fantastic camera
  • Great battery life; lasts up to 6 hours longer than the Pixel

Key features

OS
Android
Screen size
5.5 inches
Camera
12 MP
Battery capacity
3450 mAh

Our Verdict

  • Rated as the best smartphone camera around, with lots of detail and vibrant colours. Performs well in low-light conditions too.
  • Battery lasts up to two days. And if you run low on power, there’s a handy fast-charge mode.
  • Google Assistant might just be the best digital assistant we've used.
  • Google Assist personal assistant is really helpful. But you need to use it a lot to get the best out of it.
  • Shame there's no 64GB model. At 16GB or 128GB, it's a bit all or nothing.
  • It's a pity it's not waterproof.
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Specifications

Key specifications
  • Operating system: Android
  • Screen size: 5.5 inches
  • Camera resolution: 12.3 MP
  • Battery capacity: 3450 mAh
Physical dimensions
  • Height: 143.8 mm
  • Width: 69.5 mm
  • Depth: 8.5 mm
  • Weight: 143 grams
Hardware
  • RAM: 4 GB
Display
  • Screen size: 5.5 inches
  • Screen width: 1920 px
  • Screen height: 1080 px
Ports
  • SD card slot: No
  • Charging port type: USB-C
  • Headphone jack: Yes
Camera
  • Camera resolution: 12.3 MP
  • Camera flash: Yes
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Video recording: 4K
  • Optical image stabilization: No
Connectivity
  • Network speed: 4G
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Contactless Payment support: Yes
  • WiFi: Yes
  • GPS: Yes
Battery
  • Battery capacity: 3450 mAh
  • Wireless charging: No
Other
  • Fingerprint sensor: Yes
  • Waterproof: No

What has the Google Pixel XL got to offer?

The Google Pixel XL’s key features are:

  • 5.5-inch Quad HD screen
  • 32GB and 128GB storage options
  • Android Nougat software
  • 12-megapixel and 8-megapixel cameras
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • All-day battery and fast-charge mode

The Google Pixel XL combines Android Nougat OS with two highly-rated cameras and a fingerprint scanner. And it's equipped with a large 5.5-inch screen and the Google Assistant voice commands app too.

12-megapixel camera

Google pixel in hand front

Leading camera ratings authority DxOMark gave the Google Pixel XL’s rear camera a score of 89. That means it's the highest rated ever on a smartphone.

The XL’s 12-megapixel rear camera comes with range of features to help you get goot shots, including including laser autofocus and LED flash. The camera also lets you take a burst of shots quickly and then has the ability to intelligently determine the best one.

The 8-megapixel front camera is ideal for taking selfies and video calls.

All-day battery with fast charge mode

The Pixel XL's battery lasts for a whole day on a single charge. It's also equipped with a with ‘fast charging’ mode that lets you get seven hours of use from a 15-minute charge.

Choice of storage and colours

The Google Pixel XL is available in classic black and grey and two storage options. If you just want to carry a decent amount of apps, you should find the 32GB model to be more than enough. But if you're a heavy user and like a lot of onboard storage, you might want to opt for the 128GB version.

Unlimited storage for photos and videos

The Pixel XL also comes with unlimited Google cloud storage – handy for those who regularly fill their phone up with videos, photos, and music.

Google Assistant

Google Assistant comes pre-installed on the Pixel XL. It is voice-activated and enables you to manage tasks, perform searches, get directions, and set reminders using your voice alone.

Large Quad HD screen

Google pixel resting bottom

The Pixel XL's screen is made from Corning Gorilla Glass, so it's robust and resists scratches and damage. The high end Quad HD AMOLED 5.5-inch capacitative display can show up to 16.77 million colours.

All-metal construction

The Pixel XL has the same aluminium build as the high-end phones made by HTC, so it feels satisfyingly weighty in the hand.

Fingerprint security

A rear fingerprint scanner adds a extra layer of security to the Pixel XL.

Google Duo app built-in

The Google Duo video calling comes pre-installed on all Pixel XL phones.

Android Nougat and quad-core processor

android nougat

The Pixel XL has been designed to cope well with multitasking and features a powerful quad-core Qualcomm processor, as well as the Nougat version of Android.

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