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Engadget
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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.

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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.

Pros
  • Excellent build quality
  • Fantastic camera
  • Smooth performance
  • Respectable battery life
  • Beautiful Quad HD screen
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Drab design
  • Less water-resistant than rivals
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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
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88
Average Critic Score

Reception and call quality

80
 

Display

98
 

Battery life

80
 

Camera

90
 

Ease of use

84
 

Design and form factor

82
 

Portability (size / weight)

80
 

Media support

73
 

Durability

67
 

Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

75
 

How It Stacks Up

88

Engadget

88
 

Critic

81
 

User

93
 
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80
 

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80
 

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84
 

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81
 

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79
 
87

Engadget

87
 

Critic

83
 

User

90
 
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How It Stacks Up

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Critic

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User

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