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Gadget Of The Week: Google Pixel | XL

Friday, 4th August, 2017 - 17:06

So here it is guys, our gadget of the week is the Google Pixel | XL

Since its release back in October 2016 it’s received great reviews including ‘the highest rated smartphone camera’ by DxOMark Mobile. With its impressive specification and smooth performance we are happy to announce that we are currently stocking both Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL (limited stock). Check out our website for a range of conditions and unbeatable prices:

Google’s prices: £599 / £719 (XL)

Our Prices from: 379 / 469 (XL)

We’ve given both models to our expert technicians who have run through some thorough tests to bring to you a comprehensive review:  

It is a lovely looking phone to behold with its smooth aluminium body and glossy glass front. The handset is easy to use with one hand, surprisingly light weight and has no buttons on the front giving it a minimal clean finish.

The impressive Display boasts a large 5.8 inch (XL) Quad HD AMOLED fully HD ready screen that is perfect for streaming TV shows, films or video clips on the move with almost the same quality as if watching your TV at home. This high quality resolution screen also lends to the cameras where taking pictures from a distance can be perfectly captured with the zoom which keeps a focus on your subject.

With Snapdragon 821 processor the phone works at very high speeds; navigating around apps, calling/messaging, main functions are all noticeably faster than the average smartphone.

The Google Pixel is an amazing smartphone overall, with its impressive features and stats you cannot ignore Google’s efforts to rival the markets biggest competitors; Samsung and Apple.

KEY FEATURES    

  • 5.0-inch | 5.5-inch (XL) AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Quad-core CPU and Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821
  • 4GB RAM, 32GB/128GB storage
  • Rear mounted fingerprint scanner
  • 2770mAh | 3450mAh (XL) battery with Type C USB
  • Rear camera: 12.3 megapixels / Front camera: 8 megapixels
  • Google assistant
  • Android 7.1 Nougat

PROS

  • Quality build and feel.
  • Smooth overall performance
  • Screen is bright, colourful full HD display
  • Excellent camera (great in low light, zero shutter lag).
  • Video stabilization.
  • Unlimited cloud storage for photos and video (even 4K).
  • Latest version of Android, exclusive software, and timely updates directly from Google.
  • Google Assistant is a first-class digital assistant, better than Siri
  • Daydream VR-compatible 3.5 mm headphone jack.
  • No camera bump.
  • Fast charging (from completely dead to 25% in 15 minutes).
  • The phone's touch response is vastly improved.

CONS

  • Design is arguably inspired by an iPhone sharing similar visual features.
  • Not water resistant (IP53 rating to Apple's IP67 and Samsung's IP68 premium tier offerings).
  • No wireless charging

Star Rating: 4.8 / 5 Stars