Googles Pixel XL is famously known for its battery life. The phone keeps you going for the entire day. If you do not have any charge on your phone, then just with a 15 minute charge you can survive up to 7 hours.
The Pixel XL runs for 130 hours. In the meantime, you can play your favourite tracks. Around 14 hours can be spent on Wi-Fi and 13 hours if your connection is a 4G. As some tests proved that the phone lived for more than 24 hours. During this duration videos were streamed, apps were downloaded, games were played as well as notifications kept on pouring in. Still the phone has 2% of charge after all this activity. Many people claimed that the phone became very hot while charging. There is also a controversy while charging the Google Pixel XL phones. When charged with its own charger then the charge shoots up in just 15 minutes. While when charged with another charger the charge does not shoot up so fast. So we can see that there is a fast and a slow charging till the battery is charged up.
The Pixel XL does not use any cunning tricks to squeeze the juice out of the phone. A mode called Doze works awesomely which enables users to receive notifications on time. When you are travelling and you would need your phone at all times then you should surely carry Pixel XL along with you. This is a certain fact that if you continuously stream videos and watch movies in your phone then you will surely drain your battery. This sort of a situation is generally unexpected from Googles Pixel XL.
A 18 watt wall charging is also encouraged by The Pixel XL. This makes charging much faster than what is usually expected.
When Google’s Pixel and the Pixel XL feature some exceptional specifications, there is one, unfortunately, absolute missing feature: Waterproofing. Notably other premium smartphones like iPhone 7, Galaxy S7 etc. can survive an unexpected rainstorm without any problem, but the Pixel and the Pixel XL are just certified to bear a little amount of moisture and dust.
What is really meant by IP53?
The Pixel and the Pixel XL are certified to IP53 rating. IP stands for International Protection and often also called Ingress Protection, and the numbers after IP signifies how safeguarded a device is against interference by foreign things such as water and dust particles. 5, the first number signifies how safeguarded the product is against dust, whereas 3, the second number signifies how safeguarded the product is against water.
A rating of 5 means the Pixel is protected from dust. It is not completely sealed; although it is enough safeguarded that any dust which happens to get inside will not impact the performance of the device. In other words, the Pixel must continue to perform well even if you end up trapped in a sandstorm in the Sahara’s middle although it will receive some sand and dust inside it.
However, the dust rating is not the problem; the water rating is. A rating of 3 means the Pixel is just hardly waterproof. It must be capable of withstanding water falling as a spray of every angle up to 60 degrees from the vertical and it should pass a test which engages being sprayed for nearly 5 minutes. In other words, you will be good if you are caught in a little shower with any of these phones, but you must not go running in the rain with them. You can’t drop it in the toilet or sink and you must definitely not have it anywhere near a pool.
Google has unveiled two new flagship phones dumping the Nexus in favour of the Pixel. Just like Apple, Google controlled both the software and hardware and in this case Android Nougat 7.0. Here’s all you need to know about Google’s new iPhone 7 competitors:
UK Release date: According to Google, the phones’ pre-order started on 4th October in the UK and it will be available in shops from 20th October.
Design: The Pixel is quite similar to the iPhone 6 albeit it comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. Both the Pixel and the Pixel XL feature USB-C charging port and are having 4GB of RAM. Both phones boast a 12MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera. The internal storage might be either 32GB or 128GB; however, the Pixel users will be having unlimited storage for images and videos via Google Photos app. Unlike Apple’s iPhone 7, Google has kept the 3.5mm headphone jack in place. Both the Pixel and the Pixel XL featuring an edge-to-edge display and the same design like previous year’s Nexus 6P.
Features: Both Pixel phones are already powered by Android Nougat 7.0 and also are coming with pre-installed Google’s FaceTime-style app Duo and AI-powered assistant Allo. The live cases of Google can be customised with your preferred images and places, and also unique designs from photographers like Chris Hadfield, Canadian astronaut, and artists like Justin Maller.
Specifications: The Pixel XL features a 5.5-inch screen with a 2,560 x 1,440 AMOLED display along with a Quad-core Qualcomm processor. It is also backed by a 3,450mAh battery. The smaller 5-inch Pixel sports full HD AMOLED display along with a smaller 2,770mAh battery, and Quad-core 2.0GHz 64-bit processor.
Conclusion: Google’s new flagship phones are a good alternative to Apple’s iPhone 7. So, if you want to use something good from Android, then you can definitely opt for either Pixel or the Pixel XL.
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