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The Pixel XL vs. the competition: The bigger flagships face off

Google's 5.5-inch phone is a lot like its little sibling, but how do its specs stand up to other large handsets?
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Once more, Google is giving us two flagship phone sizes to choose from. But this time, the company's releasing them under its own brand, Pixel. There are great features like Google Assistant and a new camera to check out, but how does the new XL's hardware compare to its competition? We've sized up the specs of the larger Pixel versus premiere handsets like the iPhone 7 Plus, Moto Z and even the recalled Galaxy Note 7 (we hope you've exchanged yours by now) for a better look.

Pixel XL iPhone 7 Plus Galaxy Note 7 Moto Z LG V20
Pricing $769, $869 (off-contract) $769, $869, $969 (off-contract) Varies by carrier, starts at $850 (off-contract) $624, $674 (off-contract) Not available
Known dimensions 154.72 x 75.74 x 7.31mm (6.09 x 2.98 x 0.29 inches) 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3mm (6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches) 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9mm (6.04 x 2.91 x 0.31 inches) 155.3 x 75.3 x 5.19mm (6.11 x 2.96 x 0.20 inches) 159.7 x 78.1 x 7.6mm (6.29 x 3.07 x 0.30 inches)
Weight 168g (5.92 ounces) 188g (6.63 ounces) 169g (5.96 ounces) 136g (4.8 ounces) Not available
Screen size 5.5 inches (139.7mm) 5.5 inches (139.7mm) 5.7 inches (144.78mm) 5.5 inches (139.7mm) 5.7 inches (144.78mm)
Screen resolution 2,560 x 1,440 (534 ppi) 1,920 x 1,080 (401 ppi) 2,560 x 1,440 (515 ppi) 2,560 x 1,440 (535 ppi) Main: 2,560 x 1,440 (513 ppi) Secondary: 160 x 1,040 (513 ppi)
Screen type Quad HD AMOLED Retina HD Quad HD Super AMOLED Quad HD AMOLED Quad HD IPS LCD (main display)
Battery 3,450mAh 2,900mAh 3,500mAh 2,600mAh 3,200mAh
Internal storage 32/128GB 32/128/256GB 64GB 32 / 64GB 64GB
External storage None None microSD microSD microSD
Rear camera 12.3MP, f/2.0, 1.55µm pixel size Dual cameras, 12MP, f/1.8 and f/2.8 12MP, f/1.7, 1.4µm pixel size 13MP, f/1.8, 1.12µm pixel size Dual cameras, 16MP f/1.8 and 8MP f/2.4
Front-facing camera 8MP, f/2.4, 1.4µm pixel size 7MP, f/2.2 5MP, f/1.7 5MP 5MP, f/1.9
Video capture 4K at 30fps 4K at 30fps 4K 4K at 30fps 4K
NFC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth v4.2 v4.2 v4.2 v4.2 v4.2
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Apple A10 Fusion Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
CPU 2.15GHz quad-core 2.23GHz dual-core 2.15GHz quad-core 2.2GHz quad-core Not available
GPU Adreno 530 6-core Adreno 530 Adreno 530 Adreno 530
RAM 4GB 3GB 4GB 4GB 4GB
WiFi Dual band, 802.11ac Dual band, 802.11ac Dual band, 802.11ac Dual band, 802.11ac Dual band, 802.11ac
Operating system Android 7.1 iOS 10 Android 6.0 Android 6.0 Android 7.0
Standout features Fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C Touch ID, IP67 certified, Lightning connector Iris scanner, fingerprint sensor, IP68 certified, USB Type-C Fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C Fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C, 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC
Accessories Not applicable Not applicable S-Pen, Gear 360, Gear VR Moto Mods: Insta-Share Projector, SoundBoost speaker, Power Pack Not applicable

* Specs in italics are unconfirmed.

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