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Google Pixel XL Specs and Price

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Google Pixel XL like the name implies is the extra large variant the Google Pixel Phone. The specs are largely the same except for the display which is larger at 5.5-inches and the battery capacity was increased to 3450 mAh. You may also be interested in the 2017 refresh, the Google Pixel 2 and its extra large sibling the Google Pixel 2 XL.

Where to Buy Google Pixel XL

Jumia Nigeria – See Offers | Jumia Kenya – See Offers | Jumia Ghana – See Offers

The Design

Google Pixel XL offers a premium design. There is nothing innovative about the design with the usual rounded corners. The body is built of aluminium with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4 covering on the front and back.

Google Pixel XL

Google Pixel XL sports a fingerprint sensor on the back. It is available in Very Black, Quite Silver, Really Blue.

Display and Camera

Google Pixel XL has a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution. It features the same camera as the Pixel. The camera was given a score of 89 by DxOMark, making it the highest scoring phone camera so far ahead of cameras on phones like the Samsung Galaxy S7.

The rear camera features a 12.3 megapixels sensor with f/2.0 aperture. Google Pixel XL also features dual-LED flash, phase detection autofocus, HDR, Panorama, and 4K video recording. An 8 megapixels front facing camera is also provided for taking selfies and making video calls.

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Hardware and Software

Google Pixel XL features top-notch hardware and software. Just like the Google Pixel, it runs Android 7.1 (Nougat) on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset with 4GB of RAM. The phone will feature Google Assistant a voice-controlled digital assistant that will find useful information about the world and your locality.

Google Pixel XL comes with 32GB or 128GB built-in storage with no memory card slot. The smartphone is ready for Google’s new Daydream VR set. Google Pixel XL sports 4G LTE, USB Type C, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, Gyroscope, and a Barometer.

Pricing and availability

Google Pixel XL is not available Ghana and Kenya, but is available on Jumia Nigeria. The Google Pixel XL was launched in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, and Australia. It has a starting price of $769 in the US. The pre-order opened in India in October 13, 2016.

It is not clear whether the Google Pixel XL will launch officially in Sub Saharan Africa. Google Pixel Price in Nigeria starts at around from 320,000 Naira. Price in Kenya should start at around 82,000 KSh and price in Ghana should start at around 3075 GH₵.

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Google Pixel XL Specs

Here are a few specs of the Google Pixel XL:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 7.1 (Nougat)
  • Processor: Quad-core Processor: 2.15GHz dual-core and 1.6GHz dual-core (Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821)
  • GPU: Adreno 530
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Colours: Very Silver, Quite Black, Really Blue
  • Dimension: 154.7 x 75.7 x 8.5 mm
  • Weight: 168 g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Single SIM

Display

  • Display: 5.5-inch AMOLED Display, 1440 x 2560 pixels (554ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 4

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 12.3MP Camera, 2160p ultra HD 4k Video
  • Rear Camera Features: Phase detection Autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, 1.55µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, photo sphere, HDR, Panorama
  • Front Camera: 8MP Camera, 1080p HD Video

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 32GB or 128GB
  • Memory Card Support: No
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.2, LE, A2DP
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, Type-C 1.0 reversible

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:

Entertainment

  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps:

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: No
  • Barometer: Yes
  • SpO2: No/li>
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mics)
  • Virtual Reality Ready: Yes (Google DayDream set)
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes

Battery

  • Battery: 3450 mAh Li-ion Battery (non-removable)
  • Talktime: up to 32 hours
  • Standby Time: up to 552 hours

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Paschal Okafor is the founder of NaijaTechGuide. A Graduate of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Paschal is passionate about Technology and since 2006 has written over 4000 articles covering Mobile Devices, Consumer Electronics, Digital Marketing, Mobile Apps, and Online Services. Over the past 16 years, he has managed to turn a blog that started life on a Google Blogger subdomain into the Largest Technology Blog in Nigeria and quite possibly the largest in Africa. Paschal has been Building, Analyzing, and Maintaining Websites for over 17 years and also shares his wealth of knowledge and experience about building and managing websites on NaijaTechGuide.

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