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Google Pixel XL

Google Pixel XL

from  $599+
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87 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
87

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The 5-inch Pixel is a great phone, and its big brother, the Pixel XL, is ever so slightly better. You'll get the same top-tier performance as on the smaller model, just with a bigger, crisper display and a more capacious battery to sweeten the deal. What's more, it's a little narrower and shorter than the iPhone 7 Plus, so it's a surprisingly easy to hold. It'll cost you, though: The XL starts at $769 for the 32GB model.

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Pros
  • Excellent build quality
  • Fantastic camera
  • Smooth performance
  • Respectable battery life
  • Beautiful Quad HD screen
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Drab design
  • Less water-resistant than rivals

Reviews

88
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 10

65
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 4
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
5.522
Internal memory
321
Camera
Yes
Type
Operating system
Screen size
Internal memory
Camera
Smartphone
Android
5.522
321
Yes

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87 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
87

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

87
 

User Reviews

70
sawyeraw3
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
90
Doan Kim
A valuable phone for daily use. An "iPhone" in Android world, a standalone...read more
90
Charles
Only phone I have ever liked.
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