Google Pixel India and Pixel XL review and price

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Pixel in India – Review, price and features

Pixel is Google, Google is Pixel

Google Pixel is the new phone from Google that competes with the iPhone, and for all we know might beat it in many aspects. To begin with, Google and everything Google is hard coded into it. Its DNA is Google, and that is a fabulous DNA to have, considering that Google has such a huge and powerful presence in the world today, which is only growing every day.

This pure bred Google phone comes in two variants, the Google Pixel which has a 5 inch screen and the Google Pixel XL with a 5.5 inch screen. These phones were launched in India in the middle of October, and will be the new benchmark of smartphones. You can buy the Google Pixel and Pixel XL from Flipkart now, and it will soon be available on other online stores like Amazon.

Cost of Google Pixel and Pixel XL in India

The Pixel 32 GB costs ₹57,000 - Buy!

The Pixel 128 GB costs ₹66,000 - Buy!

The Pixel XL 32 GB costs ₹67,000 - Buy!

The Pixel XL 128 GB costs ₹76,000 - Buy!

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Pixel’s fabulous features

The Pixel has the highest rated smartphone camera which takes scintillating photos. The camera has got the highest ever rating for a smartphone camera. The camera which lets you take excellent photos in every kind of light condition has an unprecedented best-ever 89 DxOMark Mobile score.

All day battery and more

The battery of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL will last the entire day, with 7 hours of battery charge in just 15 minutes. Since it is a Google phone, the Google assistant is built into it, it is a part of its DNA. Also you get unlimited, that's right, unlimited storage for all your photos and videos. Quite impressive.

It also features the Google Duo, which enables you to video call on android phones as well as iPhones. It of course features all the native Google app that you love and use every day, built into it.

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Style and build

The phone itself is extremely stylish and minimalistic in design. It has a glass-aluminium body that is smooth and also easy to grip. Google describes the Pixel to have an aerospace-grade aluminum unibody. The screen is made with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass. The phone body has nice curved edges. Also Pixel Imprint the fingerprint sensor enables you to unlock the phone with one swipe of your finger.

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Order your Google Pixel now

You can order your Google Pixel from Flipkart here, or your Google Pixel XL from Flipkart here. It will soon be coming to other online stores like Amazon.

Detailed Specifications of the Google Pixel XL

HERE ARE THE GOOGLE PIXEL SPECS FROM GOOGLE

Pixel

Display

5.0 inches

FHD AMOLED at 441ppi

2.5D Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4

Size

5.6 x 2.7 x 0.2 ~ 0.3 inches

143.8 x 69.5 x 7.3 ~ 8.5 mm

Battery

2,770 mAh battery

Standby time (LTE): up to 19 days

Talk time (3g/WCDMA): up to 26 hours

Internet use time (Wi-Fi): up to 13 hours

Internet use time (LTE): up to 13 hours

Video playback: up to 13 hours

Audio playback (via headset): up to 110 hours

Fast charging: up to 7 hours of use from only 15 minutes of charging

Pixel XL

Display

5.5 inches

QHD AMOLED at 534ppi

2.5D Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4

Size

6.0 x 2.9 x 0.2 ~ 0.3 inches

154.7 x 75.7 x 7.3 ~ 8.5 mm

Battery

3,450 mAh battery

Standby time (LTE): up to 23 days

Talk time (3g/WCDMA): up to 32 hours

Internet use time (Wi-Fi): up to 14 hours

Internet use time (LTE): up to 14 hours

Video playback: up to 14 hours

Audio playback (via headset): up to 130 hours

Fast charging: up to 7 hours of use from only 15 minutes of charging

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Common to Pixel and Pixel XL

Design

Aerospace-grade aluminum unibody

Glass shade with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4

Memory

4GB LPDDR4 RAM

Display Characteristics

100% NTSC

100000:1, super contrast ratio

True black level

Full 24-bits depth or 16.77 million colors

Less than 40% brightness decrease at 30 degree viewing angle

Storage

32 or 128GB

Processor

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821

2.15Ghz + 1.6Ghz, 64Bit Quad-Core

Main Camera

12.3MP

Large 1.55μm pixels

Phase detection autofocus + laser detection autofocus

f/2.0 Aperture

Front Camera

8MP

1.4µm pixels

f/2.4 Aperture

Fixed focus

Video

1080p @ 30fps, 60fps, 120fps

720p @ 30fps, 60fps, 240fps

4K @ 30fps

Sensors

Proximity / ALS

Accelerometer / Gyrometer

Magnetometer

Pixel Imprint – Back-mounted fingerprint sensor for fast unlocking

Barometer

Hall effect sensor

Android Sensor Hub

Advanced x-axis haptics for sharper / defined response

Charging

USB Type-C™ 18W adaptor with USB-PD

18W charging

Ports and Slots

USB Type-C™

USB 3.0

3.5mm headset jack

Single Nano SIM

Media

Single bottom-firing speaker

3 Mics

Noise Suppression

Connectivity

Supports up to CAT 12 (600Mbps DL / 75Mbps UL) depending on carrier support

GPS

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2x2 MIMO

Bluetooth 4.2

NFC

Device Variants

Quite Black, Very Silver

In box

USB Type-C™ 18W adaptor with USB-PD

A-C cable (USB 3.0)

C-C cable (USB 2.0)

SIM tool

Quick Switch Adapter

OS

Android 7.1 Nougat

Two years of OS upgrades from launch

Three years of security updates from launch

Google Pixel XL Specs from GSM Arena

MAIN

Screen size 5.5" 1440x2560 pixels

Main Camera 12MP 2160p

RAA 4GB RAM

Processor Snapdragon 821

Battery 3450mAh Li-Ion

BODY

Dimensions 154.7 x 75.7 x 8.5 mm (6.09 x 2.98 x 0.33 in)

Weight 168 g (5.93 oz)

SIM Nano-SIM

Features Splash and dust resistant

DISPLAY

Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size 5.5 inches (~71.2% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels (~534 ppi pixel density)

Multitouch Yes

Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4

PLATFORM OS Android OS, v7.1 (Nougat)

Chipset Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821

CPU Quad-core (2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo)

GPU Adreno 530

MEMORY

Internal 32/128 GB, 4 GB RAM

CAMERA Primary 12 MP, f/2.0, phase detection & laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash

Features 1/2.3" sensor size, 1.55µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama

Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps

Secondary 8 MP, f/2.4, 1/3.2" sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, 1080p

Card slot No

SOUND

Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones

Loudspeaker Yes

3.5mm jack Yes

Features Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

COMMS

Commnctn WLAN, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot

Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE

GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS

NFC Yes

Radio No

USB v3.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM

Browser HTML5

Java No

Features Fast battery charging

Features MP4/H.264 player

Features MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player

Features Photo/video editor

Features Document editor

BATTERY

Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3450 mAh battery

Stand-by Up to 552 h (3G)

Talk time Up to 32 h (3G)

Music play Up to 130 h

COLOURS

Colors Very Black, Quite Silver, Really Blue

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