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HTC Google Pixel XL (2016) review

Android OS v7.1 (Nougat)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
Adreno 530
4 GB / 32 GB
5.5 inches (1440 x 2560 px)
12 MP, 4032 x 3024 px, autofocus

HTC announced the launch of the Google Pixel XL smartphone in 2016. The manufacturer is offering the HTC Google Pixel XL phone with 5.5 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro chipset, 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.

The HTC Google Pixel XL comes with Android OS v7.1 (Nougat) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 3450 mAh, non-removable battery. The 5.5 inches phone comes with AMOLED display (1440 x 2560 px). The AMOLED is a display technology and stands for Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diodes, it is a type of OLED display and is used in smartphones.

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HTC Google Pixel XL specifications

BrandHTC
NameGoogle Pixel XL
ModelPIXELXL
Release date2016

Body

The weight of HTC Google Pixel XL is about 5.93 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this HTC phone are average (6.09 x 2.98 x 0.34 inches).

Weight5.93 oz
Dimensions6.09 x 2.98 x 0.34 inches
Colorsblack, blue, silver
SIM typeNano SIM

System

The HTC Google Pixel XL comes with Android OS v7.1 (Nougat) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v7.1 (Nougat)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
CPUQuad-core, Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo, Dual-core 2 GHz Kryo
GPUAdreno 530

Display

The size of Google Pixel XL screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 5.5 inches AMOLED display of HTC Google Pixel XL with 1440 x 2560 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeAMOLED
Screen size5.5 inches
Resolution1440 x 2560 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of HTC Google Pixel XL (4 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (32 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM4 GB
Internal storage32 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Google Pixel XL is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus.

Selfie camera8 MP
Main camera12 MP, 4032 x 3024 px, autofocus
FlashDual LED

Connectivity

The HTC Google Pixel XL supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The Google Pixel XL comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality. Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connectivity technology that makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch. The Google Pixel XL phone doesn't have built-in FM radio.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCyes
FM radiono
USBUSB Type-C
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 3450 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of Google Pixel XL isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

TypeLi-Ion 3450 mAh, non-removable

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. The Google Pixel XL phone has a fingerprint scanner. This sensor identifies and authenticates the fingerprints of an individual in order to grant or deny access to a smartphone. This HTC phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. This smartphone doesn't support fast charging technology.

Sensorsaccelerometer, barometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, hall, light, proximity
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass 4
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the HTC Google Pixel XL, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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