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Google Pixel XL Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Discover all the technical specs of the Google Pixel XL - from its camera and display to performance and battery life.
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Google Pixel XL Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Google Pixel XL is a 2016 smartphone. It measures 154.7 x 75.7 x 8.5 mm and weighs 168 g. It has a AMOLED display measuring 5.5" inches. The resolution is 1440 x 2560 and 534 ppi pixel density.

There is Single front camera with 8 MP. The main camera is Single with 12.3 MP.

It runs on Quad-core (2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo) CPU with 32/128 GB, 4 GB RAM memory. The battery is 3450 mAh.

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Google Pixel XL specs

General specs

Brand and model

Google Pixel XL

Release date

2016, October


154.7 x 75.7 x 8.5 mm (6.09 x 2.98 x 0.33 in)


168 g (5.93 oz)

Body build

Front glass, aluminum body, partial glass back


Quite Black, Very Silver, Really Blue


3450 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion

Battery life

Stand by time- Up to 552 h (3G)
Talking time- Up to 32 h (3G)
Music play - Up to 130 h

Approximate price380 EUR





capacitive touchscreen

Display colors


Screen size

5.5" inc

Screen area

83.4 cm2

Screen format

16:9 (height:width)

Screen to body ratio


Screen resolution

1440 x 2560 px

PPI /points per inch/

534 PPI

Screen protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 4

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main

12.3 MP, Single

Camera specs

-12.3 MP, f/2.0, 1/2.3'', 1.55µm, PDAF & laser AF


Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama

Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60/120fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS), 720p@240fps
Front (selfie) camera

8 MP, Single


8 MP, f/2.4, 1/3.2'', 1.4µm

Video 1080p@30fps


Operating system OS

Android 7.1 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie)


Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 (14 nm)

Other models with the same chipset include: LG Q9, Lenovo Z5 Pro, ZTE Axon 9 Pro, LG G7 Fit, Coolpad Cool S1, ZTE Axon M, LG G6, LeEco Le Pro3, HTC U Ultra, Asus Zenfone AR ZS571KL
Processor CPU

- Quad-core (2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo)

Graphics processor GPU

- Adreno 530

External memory


Internal memory

32/128 GB, 4 GB RAM


Antutu 7 Score 145789 (Rank 148 of 2128)
GeekBench 6 Single Core 333 (Rank 395 of 529)
GeekBench 6 Multi Core 767 (Rank 478 of 528)
GeekBench 6 Vulkan 646 (Rank 225 of 256)
GeekBench 5 Single Core 310 (Rank 1188 of 1886)
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core 861 (Rank 1414 of 1875)
GeekBench 4 Single Core 1627 (Rank 170 of 1024)
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core 4060 (Rank 257 of 1022)
GeekBench 4 RenderScript7506
GeekBench 4 Battery2141

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Nano-SIM
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps or LTE-A (3CA) Cat11 600/75 Mbps
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
USB 3.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX
Harmful irradiation
SAR - 0.89 W/kg (head)     0.56 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU - 0.25 W/kg (head)     0.44 W/kg (body)    

Music and Audio

Radio No
Headphone jack Yes
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Other features

- Sensors - Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
- Fast battery charging
- Splash and dust resistant
- Versions: Global, USA, North America
Disclaimer: The information provided here is based on publicly available information and official specifications from Google. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should be aware that specifications are subject to change and updates from Google may not be reflected.
Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Google Pixel XL was around 380 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2016, October.
The weight of the Google Pixel XL is 168 g.
The screen size of the Google Pixel XL is 5.5" inches.
The size of the Google Pixel XL is 154.7 x 75.7 x 8.5 mm (HxWxD).