Google Pixel XL (Google Daydream Compatible Smartphone)

Description


“…still able to run most things the Google Daydream platform can throw at it.”


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Phone Weight: 168 g (5.93 oz)
Phone Height: 154.7 mm (6.09 in)
Phone Width: 75.7 mm (2.98 in)
Phone Thickness: 8.5 mm (0.33 in)

Wiki Info: Pixel uses an aluminum chassis, with a glass panel on the portion of the rear housing the camera and “Pixel Imprint” fingerprint sensor. The phones have a USB Type-C connector supporting USB 3.0, for power and data exchange. The phone features a 3.5 mm headphone jack, which received media attention for being a contrast to competing smartphone Apple iPhone 7, which does not feature the port. The Pixel and Pixel XL both use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 system-on-chip, with 4 GB of RAM. They are offered with either 32 GB or 128 GB of UFS 2.0 internal storage. The two models are differentiated by screen and battery size; the standard Pixel’s display measures 5 in (130 mm) 1080p AMOLED with a 2770 mAh battery, while the Pixel XL’s display measures 5.5 in (140 mm) 1440p AMOLED with a 3450 mAh battery.


Google Pixel XL (Google Daydream Compatible Smartphone)

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Additional Information…

Price at Time of Press: £599 ($785)
Range Of Colours: Very Silver
Memory Sizes: 32 GB, 128 GB
Headphone Jack: Yes
Central Processing Unit (CPU): Quad-core (2×2.15 GHz & 2×1.6 GHz) Kryo 64-bit ARMv8-A cores
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU): Adreno 530
Battery: 3,450 mAh
Main Display: 5.5 in (140 mm) QHD AMOLED
Pixel Resolution: 2560 × 1440
Rear camera: 12.3 Megapixel
Wi-Fi Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5GHz)
Bluetooth Connectivity: 4, 4G/LTE






Final Verdict: If you like the power of the Google Pixel but find it a little small the Google Pixel XL might be the right smartphone for you. With a 5.5″ AMOLED screen every app or game you play while using your Google Daydream view headset will look fantastic. While this slightly older phone does have some troubles with overheating while in VR it is still able to run most things the Google Daydream platform can throw at it. It’s definitely worth getting the XL over the basic Google Pixel any day.


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