Google Pixel and Pixel XL are here: First Smartphone Launched by Google
Google is going to give a tough time to Apple as it has unveiled Google Pixel and Pixel XL on its event. Its new strategy of controlling both software and hardware for its devices puts Google on the front line in competition with Apple and all of its Android partners. These smartphones resemble the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus up to some extent. Google Pixel is introduced with a 5-inch 1080p display screen and Pixel XL has extended display screen of 5.5-inches Quad HD panel. These smartphones dominate the Android market as Both Pixels are loaded with the latest Snapdragon 821 processor. With its outranking specifications and unrivaled design, simply it surpasses other smartphones of 2016.
So, if you’re thinking to buy an Android phone this year, consider to own Google Pixel or Pixel XL. Here is my take on the features and specifications:
Both of the Pixels are considered to be the first smartphones with a built-in Google Assistant. Simply touch and hold the home button to type your query or direct with your voice commands, the Google Assistant replies with an immediate response.
Either you ask it to play your favorite music stored in your library or ask them to provide the photos you captured last week, the Assistant will work it out for you. It’s like having a conversation with the person sitting next to you, providing with the relevant information. You can even ask for weather updates and stream your favorite match by voice command.
The Pixel and Pixel XL rear camera has surpassed the smartphones of 2016 as its rear camera scores an 89 in DxOMark, the highest score ever secured. It indicates the potential of built-in camera sensors in the Google’s Pixel Series. Both have a rear camera of 12.3-megapixels and f/2.0 aperture with phase detection and laser autofocus. Google has claimed that its built-in camera has the shortest capture time in comparison with any mobile camera ever. However, they haven’t provided optical image stabilization feature for still shots.
Endless cloud storage
Google has introduced unlimited cloud storage for high definition photos and videos captured with Pixel and Pixel XL. It’s much like Google photos backup ability. So, you’re able to save high resolution photos and 4k videos online with the new phones introduced by Google.
Connectivity and Communication
Pixel users will be updated with the latest Android updates via Google. It’s fast and efficient charging provides you up to 7 hours of battery time in 15 minutes of charging. It has a built in live phone support feature, so a tech support can help you providing a solution to configure as he directly keeps in touch with your screen. For your video chat, Google Duo is pre-installed in the phones.
Design and Color
Both Pixel devices are introduced with an aluminum construction. A small section on the back is made up of glass which hosts camera sensor and a fingerprint reader. Both models are available in three unique colors: Very Silver, Really Blue and Quite Black.
Hardware & Software
The Pixel XL comes up with a 3.450mAh battery and the Pixel with a 2,770mAh battery. Both of the models offer AMOLED display with 4GB RAM, USB-C, Choice of 32GB or 128GB data storage size, Bluetooth version 4.2 and a head jack of 3.5mm. Android 7.1 Nougat is the built-in software used in these models.
Pricing starts at $649 for the 5-inch smaller Pixel with 32GB of storage and $749 for 128 GB. Larger Pixel XL starts for $769 with 32 GB data storage and $869 for 128 GB storage phone.