Google Pixel, Pixel XL Review: Full Spec and Comparison


Introducing Google Pixel, the smartphone build with Google Assistant and here is the review – where on the technology, spec overview and pricing comparison.

Finally, we got to see the smartphone created by the world leading multinational technology company, Google. The smartphone is named after Pixel, a word comes from a combination of picture and element. People are really exciting about this new smartphone where its design and function is really impressive if we are comparing it with the other Android devices. What surprised me is Pixel launched on the peak of iPhone 7 release and Pixel can still head-to-head with the latest smartphone by Apple. Let’s take a look at Pixel’s design and processor.


Two Sizes, Three Colors

Google Pixel comes with two sizes, 5″ and 5.5″ inches and three colors, Quite Black, Very Silver, and Really Blue. It looks like iPhone with fingerprint sensor on the back of the smartphone. Just like iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Google also introduced Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. Both of the smartphone is designed with Aerospace-grade aluminum unibody and Glass shade with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

Google Pixel – Comes with two sizes and three colors.


Huge Memory, Good Storage and Reliable Processor

When it comes to smartphone, customers will always choose huge phone memory and storage size for their choice. People loves playing high definition games and taking high resolution photos. So, if any smartphones that offer poor memory and storage size can be quite difficult nowadays. Google Pixel never left out. Both of the smartphone comes with 4GB LPDDR4 RAM memory and 32 or 128GB storage size.

Google Pixel Processor, Memory and Storage
Both device comes with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821 and 4GB RAM.

Google Pixel comes with the processor, Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821, 2.15Ghz + 1.6Ghz, 64Bit Quad-Core. Since Google expertise is in hardware and software, therefore, Google Pixel is really optimized in term of speed, processing and battery life. The battery for Google Pixel is 2,770 mAh and 3,450 mAh for Google Pixel XL. Both comes with fast charging features up to 7 hours of use from only 15 minutes of charging.


Google AI Assistant Build In

Remember from the previous post where the topic is about the 7 Tech Giant Companies that are Racing For AI Development, yes, Google Assistant was one of them. Google Assistant works like Siri and designed to look like we are on chat with the AI. Take a look at the Google Assistant promo video below.

Google Assistant may not be perfect but it can be considered as one of the best AI assistant for any Android devices for now. Not to mention, Google Pixel also introduced Google Duo where users can video call with other Android and iOS users.


Highest Rated Smartphones Camera Ever?

I know it may sounds a little too promising when it was said that the smartphones camera got the best-ever 89 DxOMark Mobile score and people started to question about how good is Google Pixel camera compared to others mobile camera. Pixel doesn’t get disappointed. Here is a comparison photo between iPhone 7, Google Pixel and S7 Edge taken by the Verge.

Google Pixel Camera Comparison between iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Google Pixel Camera Comparison between iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. (Photo 1.0)


Google Pixel Camera Comparison between iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Photo 2.0
Google Pixel Camera Comparison between iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. (Photo 2.0)

On the main camera, the smartphone has 12.3MP, large 1.55μm pixels, f/2.0 Aperture, Phase detection autofocus and laser detection autofocus. Google Pixel camera also good in taking photos in low light due to large pixels. On the front camera, the smartphone has 8MP, 1.4µm pixels, f/2.4 Aperture and fixed focus. However, there’s a review that said the camera is lack of optical stabilization. So, for those people who have shaky hands can be quite frustrated. But different situation is taking video footage, where Google Pixel has the electronic stabilization so the video you are taking will be shaking and pretty smooth even when you are moving while recording.

One of the best part I found in Google Pixel is the unlimited storage for photos and videos where any Google Pixel users are allowed to access and store all their full resolution photos and videos into Cloud for free forever. This is really a good extra services given by Google to every Pixel users.


Pricing and Conclusion

Okay Google Pixel may be as cheap as Huawei Nexus 6p. Here we are going to have 4 different retail price for Google Pixel.

  • Google Pixel 32GB retail price will be $649.99 and $749.99 for 128GB. For pre-order in Malaysia the price will be RM 3,290.00 for 32GB and RM 3,750.00 for 128GB.
  • Google Pixel XL 32GB retail price will be $769.99 and $869.99 for 128GB. For pre-order in Malaysia the price will be RM 3,850.00 for 32GB and RM 4,260.00 for 128GB.

I think that’s all we can compute in this Google Pixel review. Honestly, I really love how Google Pixel is made. And Google Pixel can be one of my list if i’m planning to buy phone later. For gaming, I guess Google Pixel can do just fine with any high resolution gaming compatibility. However, the pricing is quite costly when comparing to other Android devices and its nearly the same price as iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in the market for now. It can be quite a disadvantage from the point of pricing especially when this is the first time Google released a smartphone.

More Customer Review Contribution

Let’s say you are a Google Pixel user and would like to add your own review about the smartphone, just put it on the comment section below to let other people read. Any good review will be added into the post, so don’t forget to put your name as credit on the end your review.


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