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Google Pixel and Pixel XL features and specifications

Google Pixel and Pixel XL
Written by Vatsal Gupta

In a mega event held yesterday in San Francisco USA, Google finally launched the much awaited smartphones i.e. Google Pixel and Pixel XL. It was the CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai who unveiled the two beauties in the huge event.According to the CEO, the Google Pixel and Pixel XL will be available in India by 13th October. Both the phones are manufactured by HTC, a leading smartphone manufacturer, but they will be launched in the market with Google branding. The phone has been made keeping in mind the recent release of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

It was just a week before that Apple released its two giants iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. So, the arrival of Google Pixel and Pixel XL, just after the release by Apple is not a coincidence. Google, clearly want to give tough competition to Apple whose iPhone till now is an unrivaled king.

But, Can Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL make days harder for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus? Yes, its a definite Yes. The Google Pixel phones are really phones to beat. They have been made so beautifully with such amazing features that denying it success is very difficult. Lets have a look at the features and specifications of the Pixel and Pixel XL.

Features and Specifications of Google Pixel and Pixel XL

In a previous post, we told about the expected features and specifications of both the phones. Most of the features are still the same as discussed before, but many more things are now known about the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. The phones are really beasts, with the best if the features and specifications. Lets see what the phone has got to give!



Google Pixel will be available in two screen sizes. The one with 5 inch screen is called Google Pixel and the other with 5.5 inch screen is known as Google Pixel XL. Both the smartphone come with HD Amoled Display. The Google Pixel has a screen resolution of 1080*1920 while Pixel XL has a screen resolution of  1440*2560. The display of both the phones is really good with very good contrast between colors.


Both the phones are coming with the latest processor i.e Qualcomm Snapdragon 821.According to Benchmark companies like GeekBench, Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 is a very powerful processor and is currently the best among all the others. Along with the processor, the phones come with 4 GB of RAM which is very huge for now as not much of the phones have 4 GB of RAM right now.

Also Read: Nokia D1C Android Nougat spotted on GeekBench.


According to the Search Giant, the smartphones have DSLR like camera. The phones have F/2.0 Aperture, 12.3 Megapixel camera which, according to the company is the highest rated camera in the market till now. The front camera is also very good with 8.0 Megapixel camera.

Software and Applications

The Google Pixel and Pixel XL will be powered by the Google’s latest Android version 7.1 i.e. Android Nougat. Moreover, the smartphones will come with the Google’s latest messaging and video calling apps Google Allo and Google Duo. The Google Pixel and Pixel XL are going to be the first phones with the built in Google Assistant which makes these a real treat.

Also Read: What is Google Assistant and how does it work?


According to Google, both the phones can be charged in 15 minutes and will be able to give a Battery Backup of 7 hours. Doesn’t it seem amazing? How can a phone charge in 15 minutes and last for 7 long hours? Well, its true. Thanks to 2770 mAh of battery in Google Pixel and 3450 mAh battery in Google Pixel XL. So, you can play as many as games and run many applications without any worries of drainage of battery.


Large storage is what makes any smartphone a success nowadays and Google took storage quite seriously for its Pixel and Pixel XL.The  smartphones will be available in two variants 32 GB and 128 GB which is really huge. Along with it, Google is even providing unlimited cloud storage for your photos and videos at full resolution. What else do a user need? These storage specs really make Google Pixel and Pixel XL beasts.

Price and Availability

In USA, the price of Google Pixel’s 32 GB variant is 649 $ while the 128 GB variant will cost around 749 $. On the other hand the price of 32 GB variant of Google Pixel XL is 769 $ and the 128 GB Google Pixel XL is going to be sold for 869 $. The phones will be available in three colors i.e. Black, Blue and Silver. In India the phones will be starting from Rs 57,000. More details about the prices in India will be known by 13th October.

So, these were some of the features and specifications of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. The smartphones are expected to perform well in the market with iPhone 7 as the direct competition.


About the author

Vatsal Gupta

Vatsal Gupta, currently pursuing his B.Tech from Lovely Professional University(Punjab) is a C++ programmer, a Web Designer and a part time blogger who loves spending most of the time on his beloved laptop.

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