Comparison: Google Pixel vs Google Pixel XL

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 PixelGoogle Pixel XL
5-inch Full HD display @ 1920 x 1080 resolution5.5-inch Quad HD display @ 2560 x 1440 resolution
2.5D display with Corning Gorilla Glass 42.5D display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Snapdragon 821 quad-core processorSnapdragon 821 quad-core processor
12.3MP rear camera (IMX179), 1.55?m, PDAF + LDAF, F2.0 aperture12.3MP rear camera (IMX179), 1.55?m, PDAF + LDAF, F2.0 aperture
Video up to 4K @ 30fps, 1080p @ 120fps, 720p @ 240fpsVideo up to 4K @ 30fps, 1080p @ 120fps, 720p @ 240fps
8MP front camera, 1.4µm, F2.4 aperture, fixed focus8MP front camera, 1.4µm, F2.4 aperture, fixed focus
Fingerprint sensorFingerprint sensor
Single SIMSingle SIM
USB Type-CUSB Type-C
Bluetooth 4.2Bluetooth 4.2
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2x2 MIMOWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2x2 MIMO
143.8 x 69.5 x 7.3 ~ 8.5mm154.7 x 75.7 x 7.3 ~ 8.5mm
Android 7.1 NougatAndroid 7.1 Nougat
2770mAh battery with fast charging3450mAh battery with fast charging
Very Black, Quite Silver, Really BlueVery 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.

Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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  1. Brian Solis says:

    Any idea whether Globe or Smart will carry this?

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