Most of us know Google's smartphones by the name of Nexus but this time, Google has broken with tradition. In this article, Google Pixel XL pros and cons are going to be reviewed because it is official and it's a brilliant one. The new phones come with a big "G" on their backs but it's not the big news. The reason we're interested in reviewing its features is Pixel XL features. Now, if you're interested in knowing about this phone, keep on reading to the end. First, let's take a look at Pixel XL specs.


Pixel XL Specs

  • 7 x 75.7 x 8.5 mm (6.09 x 2.98 x 0.33 in)
  • 5 inches, 1440 x 2560 pixels, 534 ppi pixel density
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Adreno 530
  • 32/128 GB Internal Storage, 4 GB RAM, No Card Slot
  • 12 MP Rear Camera, 8 MP Front Camera, [email protected] Video Recording
  • Android OS, v7.1 (Nougat)
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (v 4.2), NFC, USB Type C
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3450 mAh Battery
  • Colors: Very Black, Quite Silver, Really Blue


Now that we are aware of Pixel XL specs which were pretty amazing, let's talk about its advantages and disadvantages.


Google Pixel XL Pros


Powerful CPU and GPU

Well, it's pretty clear that the combination of Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 with Adreno 530 and a 4GB RAM would make such a powerful phone. It's a great phone especially for the gamers and they can play games with highest graphics on it. Aside from gaming, the device works as smooth and quick as possible and you can enjoy using it.



The design is very attractive and can be one of the reasons to buy it. Even though it's not that delicate but still it's beautiful and easy to hold. The curved edges and display double its beauty. The rear part consists of two colors and the camera and the "G" sign make it even more beautiful.


Android 7.1

Pixel XL is one of the first phones to come with Android 7.1, the latest version of Android. Being one of the people using Android Nougat's new features should be an amazing experie nce.  Aside from the changes which have improved Android, you can find new built in and third party apps for this platform from Google Play Store.



Another reason that can attract you to buy this phone is the camera. The 12.3 MP rear camera with a DXO score of 89 is brilliant and many people who love photographing with smartphones will enjoy it. Also the 8 MP front camera can tell of awesome selfies with great qualities.


Unlimited storage option in the cloud for saving images and videos without compressing, Supporting Allo, Duo, Google Assist and Google Launcher are the other great Pixel XL features.

Google Pixel XL Cons


No IP68 Rating

Well, almost every giant in smartphone industry makes the flagships water/dustproof with IP68 Rating. Pixel XL is water/dust proof to some degrees but it has got IP53 ranking which means it's less water/dustproof than the flagships of other companies.


No Wireless Charging

Again, most of the flagships from other brands support wireless charging but Pixel XL doesn't support this feature and you'll have to use cables to charge your phone.


Big Chin

The phone has a very big chin which is a waste of space. There is not even a button on it to make it useful. Instead of this chin, they could have dedicated more space for the screen or made the phone more delicate.


High Price

One of the main reasons that people bought Nexus phones was the logical price but Google's new phone is expensive. If they would had offered it with an affordable price, the number of customers could have increased by a huge number.


Having no microSD Card slot and FM radio and non-removability of the battery are other disappointing Pixel XL features.


All in all, these were Google's Pixel XL pros and cons and if you're okay with the disadvantages, then you should definitely consider trying this phone. The great new features of this phone can satisfy lots of users.

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