Google Pixel XL review & Specs

  • Release Date: 2016, October
  • Dimensions: 154.7 x 75.7 x 8.5 mm
  • Weight: 168 g
  • Screen: 5.5", AMOLED
  • Main Camera: Single, 12.3 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 8 MP
  • Memory: 32/128 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • CPU:
  • Battery: 3450 mAh
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

General info

The general info contains information about specific screen technology, display size and the maximum number of displayed colors. Also, here you will find the information about total number of dots per inch and screen resolution.

Technology: AMOLED
Touchscreen: capacitive touchscreen
Display colors: 16M
Screen size: 5.5" inc
Screen area: 83.4 cm2
Screen format: 16:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio: 71.2%
Screen resolution: 1440 x 2560 px
PPI /points per inch/: 534 PPI
Screen protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 4

Camera and Video

Today the smartphones are going to replace a traditional camera and makes stand-alone cameras obsolete. Smartphones produce awesome images with great color. Below are presented parameters for taking photos and video shooting for smartphone Google Pixel XL.

Rear camera, main: 12.3 MP, Single
Camera specs: 12.3 MP, f/2.0, 1/2.3'', 1.55µm, PDAF & laser AF
Functions: Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video: [email protected], [email protected]/120fps, [email protected] (gyro-EIS), [email protected]
Front camera, selfie: 8 MP, Single
Specifications: 8 MP, f/2.4, 1/3.2'', 1.4µm


The general technical specifications of the mobile phone – amount of internal and random access memories (capacities), central and graphics processing units. Results of performance testing.

Operating system OS: Android 7.1 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie)
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 (14 nm)
Processor CPU: Quad-core (2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo)
Graphics processor GPU: Adreno 530
External memory: No
Internal memory: 32/128 GB, 4 GB RAM
Antutu 7 score: 145789
GeekBench 4 Single Core: 1627
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core: 4060
GeekBench 4 RenderScript: 7506
GeekBench 5 Single Core: 310
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core: 861
GeekBench 4 Battery: 2141

General specs

Color gamut offered by manufacturers, battery capacity, and product dimensions.

Release date: 2016, October
Dimensions (HxWxD): 154.7 Х 75.7 Х 8.5 mm
Weight: 168 g
Colors: Quite Black, Very Silver, Really Blue
Battery: 3450 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion
Approximate price: 380 EUR
Battery life: Stand by time- Up to 552 h (3G) Talking time- Up to 32 h (3G) Music play - Up to 130 h
Body build: Front glass, aluminum body, partial glass back

Communication and Connectivity

Type of SIM card required by the mobile phone, support of different mobile communication standards, and GPS system.

SIM card: Nano-SIM
Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps or LTE-A (3CA) Cat11 600/75 Mbps
Edge: Yes
Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
NFC: Yes
USB: 3.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Bluetooth: 4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX
Harmful irradiation: SAR - 0.89 W/kg (head)     0.56 W/kg (body)     SAR EU - 0.25 W/kg (head)     0.44 W/kg (body)    

Music and Audio

Radio: No
Headphone jack: Yes
Others: Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Other features

Sensors - Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer - Fast battery charging - Splash and dust resistant - Versions: Global, USA, North America

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