Widely recognised as one of the best smartphones ever made, the Google Pixel XL is a fantastic choice for anyone looking for a phone that’s beautiful, powerful, and takes incredible photos. Find out what’s so great about it:
With a large smartphone comes a long battery life - and this is especially true of the Pixel XL. With a 3450 mAh battery (for comparison, the iPhone 7 Plus is only 2900 mAh), it can last a day and a half without needing a charge.
Fitting the handset with such a long-lasting battery is a great choice from Google. The bright, colourful, and sharp display boasts quad-HD resolution - that’s four times the definition of standard HD. And if there’s one thing we know about amazing display, it’s that they’re massive drains on the battery. Not on the Pixel XL, though!
Let’s get right to it: the Pixel XL’s camera is one of the best we’ve ever seen on a smartphone. In fact, it received the highest score ever on DxOMark, the leading online source for camera reviews.
So what does this top score mean? It means that you’ll take some of the best pictures of your life - and we’re not even exaggerating that much. Pictures taken from a distance are in focus and full of detail, colours are sharp and vibrant, and even photos taken in low-light environments come out looking amazing.
Another great feature added to the camera is the bokeh effect you get when taking a portrait or a close-up of an object. Bokeh refers to the blurring of the background produced when a picture focuses on a subject, and gives your photos that professional quality.
When Google makes a smartphone, you know you can expect a top-quality processor is hiding inside. Well, you won’t be disappointed! The Pixel XL is powered by a Snapdragon 821 quad-core CPU. (Yes, we know it’s just gibberish. But here’s what it means:)
In terms of processing power and speed, the handset more than delivers. It’s fast and responsive, even with multiple apps running at the same time, and gives you an incredibly smooth experience. It’s particularly great for gamers and those who spend a lot of time browsing the Internet.