#MadeByGoogle: Google's Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones

October 4, 2016 by

This morning (or afternoon, depending on where you reside in the world), Google held a keynote where they introduced the world to a slew of new products including a VR headset, 4K-enabled Chromecast, a revamped AI assistant, and two new premium smartphones: the Pixel and Pixel XL, which replace the Nexus line of devices.

Among the hoopla surrounding the event, it was noted that the Pixel has received a DXOMark Mobile rating of 89, the highest rating ever received by a smartphone. This honour means that the Pixel smartphone camera is "the best that has EVER been made”, to date.

Take a look at some of the other specifications revealed today by Google:

Key Features:

Google Pixel

  • Full HD display: Text and images look crisp and vibrant on a 5.0" display with 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • Quad-core processor: Surf, chat, and watch all at once without lags thanks to a powerful processor
  • 2770 mAh battery with fast charging: Get up to 7 hours of use after only 15 minutes of charging
  • 12.3 MP camera: Shoot 4K video or brilliant portrait and landscape shots in any lighting condition

Google Pixel XL

  • Quad HD display: Text and images look stunning on a 5.5" display with 2560 x 1440 resolution
  • Quad-core processor: Surf, chat, and watch all at once without lags thanks to a powerful processor
  • 3450 mAh battery with fast charging: Get up to 7 hours of use after only 15 minutes of charging
  • 12.3 MP camera: Shoot 4K video or brilliant portrait and landscape shots in any lighting condition
See the full list of specifications for the Google Pixel XL. 
 

Rogers | Available for pre-order October 4; in-store October 20

  • Full price: Pixel 32GB $899, 128GB $1029 | Pixel XL 32GB $1049, 128GB $1179   
  • 2-year term: From $399

Bell | Available for pre-order October 5; in-store October 20

  • Full price*: Pixel 32GB $899 | Pixel XL 32GB $1049 
  • 2-year term: not yet listed

TELUS | Available for pre-order October 4; in-store October 20

  • Full price*: Pixel 32GB $899 | Pixel XL 32GB $1049
  • 2-year term: From $200

 Fido | Available for pre-order October 4; in-store October 20

  • Full price: Pixel 32GB $919, 128GB $1059 | Pixel XL 32GB $1079, 128GB $1219
  • 2-year term: From $400

Koodo | Available for pre-order October 4; in-store October 20

  • Full price*: Pixel 32GB $904 | Pixel XL 32GB $1054 
  • 2-year term: From $400


*Note: Full price reflects Google-set pricing as listed on 04/10/2016. Please verify with carrier websites for accurate and up-to-date outright device pricing.


Early Reviews:

Google Pixel camera review by DXOMark

Google Pixel review by TechRadar

Google Pixel review by Telegraph UK


Posted in: Bell, Google/Android, HTC, Koodo Mobile, Product Reviews, Rogers, TELUS


Comments

Popular News

Apple iPhone (130)
Microsoft (13)

Canadian Wireless News

Bell (248)
Chatr (10)
Fido (115)
MiKe (12)
Mobilicity (41)
MTS (61)
Rogers (266)
Sasktel (81)
TELUS (230)
Videotron (64)

US Wireless News

AT&T (14)
Sprint (4)
T-Mobile (6)

Latest News for Manufacturers

BlackBerry (89)
HTC (79)
LG (110)
Motorola (68)
Nokia (51)
Samsung (161)
Sony (52)