Google Pixel and Pixel XL Arrives In Market To Counter iPhone 7

Google Pixel, Pixel XLTo counter Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus, Google has launched two smartphones in the market. The search engine giant was making smartphones under the name Nexus for past few years, but they have decided to do away with the brand and come up with a new name Google Pixel.


If you take the phone in your hands, you will find it to be quite impressive. With an aluminum casing, the phone has got 5-5.5 inches screen with 2,560 x 1,440 AMOLED display. With a thin 8.5 mm body, weight of Pixel is 143 g while that of Pixel XL is 168 g. Google has claimed that this is the first “inside and out” phone made by them. It has a fingerprint scanner at the back of the handset and latest version of Android running on it. It has quad-core 2.0GHz 64-bit processor with a 4GB RAM.

As far as the design of the phone is concerned, the so-called bottom or chin is very prominent on the Pixel and is not much use because the back, home, and recent buttons are well displayed on the screen. In the UK, it is available only in 2 colors – ‘quite black’ and ‘very silver’.

Google assistant in the form of a voice controlled digital PA has been incorporated into the system. It will recognize your voice and will help you to know any match score or order any Uber taxi. Another interesting fact is that the phone comes with unlimited cloud storage.

Powered with a wonderful 12.3 megapixel camera, the models does not have removable batteries as the smaller one has got a 2770 mAH power pack and the XL 3450 mAH.


As far as pricing of the model is concerned there is not much difference with Apple. The 32 GB model is priced at £599 and the 128 GB version is available at £699. Seeing the price range it is quite evident that Google has planned a smartphone for the upmarket and it can be considered to be a three to four year investment.

One can buy the smartphone from Google or Carphone warehouse or can get with a plan from EE. EE is offering this at £50.99 a month with unlimited texts and minutes and a 10 GB mobile data every month. The other one Pixel XL is available at a monthly scheme of £55.99 with the same data and text covered.


Source: PC Advisor

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