Comparison: Google Pixel vs Google Pixel XL
Google has just unveiled its new flagship phones and decided to leave the Nexus branding to start fresh with a new line — these are the Pixel and Pixel XL. Although they mostly have the same specs under the hood, there are still some slight differences and that’s what we’ll look at in this comparison.
|Google Pixel||Google Pixel XL|
|5-inch Full HD display @ 1920 x 1080 resolution||5.5-inch Quad HD display @ 2560 x 1440 resolution|
|2.5D display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4||2.5D display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4|
|Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor||Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor|
|4GB LPDDR4 RAM||4GB LPDDR4 RAM|
|12.3MP rear camera (IMX179), 1.55?m, PDAF + LDAF, F2.0 aperture||12.3MP rear camera (IMX179), 1.55?m, PDAF + LDAF, F2.0 aperture|
|Video up to 4K @ 30fps, 1080p @ 120fps, 720p @ 240fps||Video up to 4K @ 30fps, 1080p @ 120fps, 720p @ 240fps|
|8MP front camera, 1.4µm, F2.4 aperture, fixed focus||8MP front camera, 1.4µm, F2.4 aperture, fixed focus|
|Fingerprint sensor||Fingerprint sensor|
|Single SIM||Single SIM|
|USB Type-C||USB Type-C|
|Bluetooth 4.2||Bluetooth 4.2|
|Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2x2 MIMO||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2x2 MIMO|
|143.8 x 69.5 x 7.3 ~ 8.5mm||154.7 x 75.7 x 7.3 ~ 8.5mm|
|Android 7.1 Nougat||Android 7.1 Nougat|
|2770mAh battery with fast charging||3450mAh battery with fast charging|
|Very Black, Quite Silver, Really Blue||Very Black, Quite Silver, Really Blue|
Pitting the specs of the two newcomers side-by-side, we can see that the Pixel XL (as the name suggests) comes with a bigger 5.5-inch display and is packed with more pixels with its QHD resolution resulting to 534ppi. Both are protected with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4 and features a 2.5D screen that curves nicely on the edges.
Meanwhile, other specs running the show are the same for both devices like a Snapdragon 821, 4GB RAM, and a non-expandable internal storage with 32GB or 128GB options. This is also the case for their cameras, connectivity, and latest Android 7.1 Nougat.
Other difference apart from the obvious dimensions is the XL’s bigger battery capacity that promises a standby time of 23 days compared to the Pixel’s 19 days.
Are you impressed by these new flagships from Google? Which sounds like a better choice if you were to choose? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.