Google Reigns With Pixel XL

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At the Google product launch earlier this month, the company released several of its Made by Google products. Two of these were the Google Pixel phones. Google Pixel XL, which is the bigger and better of the two, was recently released in the Indian market with a large price tag of Rs. 57,000. With so much hype surrounding the device, we decided to take a closer look and see if it is really worth the money.

Fitted with a touchscreen display that is of 5.5 inches and has a resolution of 1440px by 2560px. The pixel density of the screen is an impressive 534ppi (pixels per inch). This QHD display delivers a stellar quality with crisp and bold colours and a deep black areas.

This smartphone is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor that has a speed of 1.6 GHz. It also has a RAM of 4GB, which makes multitasking on the Pixel XL a breeze. You can even play heavy Android games like Asphalt 8 and not have to deal with any lag or device heating.

The Pixel XL is offered with the latest Android v7.1 Nougat installed and Google’s Pixel launcher integrated over it.  This means that you can access Google Assistant by simply long-pressing the home button. Similar to the Apple assistant Siri, Google Assistant can answer your questions conversationally. However it has not yet been linked to any third-party apps, so using the Assistant to order a taxi or a pizza is not possible.

For all your apps, photos, videos and other data, the Pixel XL is fitted with an internal storage capacity of 32GB. This unfortunately is non-expandable. However as an answer to this issue, Google is granting its users unlimited cloud storage.

The Pixel XL is fitted with a rear camera of 12.3 MP and has an EIS (electronic image stabilization) ability that gives you steady videos and images, even in shaky conditions. The front camera of 8 megapixels, allows users to take clear selfies with bold colours. As for low-light images, there is a slight noise can that be seen when zooming in. However at a large, the quality of photos is very sharp even in poor lighting. There is also an LED flash fitted behind.

Packed with a battery that has a capacity of 3450mAh, the Google Pixel XL offers a battery life of approximately 12 hours. The smartphone has several inbuilt sensors, including, an ambient light sensor, a barometer, a proximity sensor, a fingerprint sensor, a compass, a gyroscope and an accelerometer. Connectivity options for the phone include WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G, 4G, USB OTG, NFC and GPS.

This sleek and powerful device can be connected using its Type-C USB port. Available in two colours Very Silver and Quite Black, the design of the Pixel XL could certainly be more innovative.

The first phone that is produced exclusively by Google, the Pixel XL is packed with an impressive array of features. However it is closely rivaled by smartphones like Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus and Samsung’s Galaxy S7.

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by techtalks @TechTalks November 9, 2016 5:14 AM UTC


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