Google launches Pixel and Pixel XL phones – Things to Look Out For

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google-pixel-xlAfter the stupendous success of Nexus phones, Google has come up with two more stunning looking phones that have the privilege of using the latest Nougat version of its Android software. Additions to the illustrious list of smartphones, the Google Pixel phones are nothing but royalties.

Designed to offer lightning-fast performance, the phones boast of some of the never-seen-before features in the smartphone arena. Even though they lack the much looked after feature of water resistance and are quite pricey, the phones are complete head turners.

The phones are considered as the bold products that not only match up to the standards of the iPhone but can also leave behind many of its contemporaries including Google’s previous phones. Marketed as ‘Google Phones’, these smart devices have a full metal body.

Now, let’s talk about the screen size. Well, Google Pixel has a 5 inch display while Google Pixel XL offers a 5.5 inch display. Grounded on Android 7.1 Nougat software, these phones are the first of its kind to have inbuilt Google Assistant, which is voice activated and interprets a wide range of commands.

The single SIM (GSM) phones can accept only Nano-SIM with many connectivity options that include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, and 4G. They are equipped with Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Ambient light sensor and Proximity sensor.

Both the touchscreen phones have a HD AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 4 for extra protection. While Pixel has a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels and 441 pixels per inch, the Pixel XL has 1440 x 2560 pixels and 534ppi. Except size, the displays are indistinguishable. This makes the choice simple for you – just decide whether you want a big phone or a smaller one.

Sizes and Camera comparison:

Both the phones have a 12.3 megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 apertures and an 8-megapixel front shooter with an f/2.4 aperture for selfies. Both have Smartburst for capturing action shots and HDR+ for shooting sharp images without shutter lag.

In terms of size, the Pixel XL measures 154.7 x 75.7 x 8.6mm and weighs 168 grams while the Pixel phone measures 143.8 x 69.5 x 8.6mm and weighs only 143 grams.

Hardware comparison:

Both have 4GB RAM and 32GB and 128GB internal storage options. A pointed to be noted here is that the phones lack the quality of expandable memory and so, you have no micro-SD card slots.

Battery comparison:

The Pixel XL has a larger battery life with 3,450 mAh power while Pixel’s battery comes in at 2,770mAh.

Price Comparison:

These phones would be an expensive bet, but worth a prudent investment. The Pixel phone would cost you £599 while the starting price of Pixel XL is £719. Please note that prices vary with the storage sizes.

Now, that you know that you have two of the best smartphones launching on the 20th October 2016, are you ready to experience the best of Google Phones?


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