There's also a great "smart burst" feature that fires the shutter button at about 10 frames per second, giving you a nice slow-motion reel you can make a gif or choose a single frame from. I find the design a little underwhelming, especially in a world occupied by attractive phones like Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge.
Pixel phone camera review: Is there any difference in the Pixel phone and Pixel XL's cameras? Your Google Pixel is always one clumsy move away from drowning in the toilet. And it comes at a moment when the most important of those partners, Samsung, is reeling from the debacle of its exploding Galaxy Note 7 phone. Although it wasn't high on the design of Pixel, the website did give the thumbs up to the performance, the Google Assistant and the battery power. Although with slim profile and, for a 5.5-inch phone, a compact enough frame also means that you can use Pixel single-handedly. Apple also infused dust and water resistant capabilities via IP67 technology. Interestingly, the Pixel XL is somewhat wedge shaped, being slightly thicker at the top than at the bottom. Pixel XL costs £719 (32 GB) and £819 (128GB). Just tap and swipe down its rear fingerprint sensor, and you'll unlock the phone, turn on its screen, and reveal your notifications at once. Pixels are a little smaller at 1.4µm and there is only phase detection autofocus on board. This allows you to change photo and video resolution, fiddle with burst photo settings (capturing lots of photos by holding down the shutter button) and location settings, and activate video stabilisation. If you order from Verizon it should ship extremely quick, we'll update when we learn more from Google.
Latest Processor: The upcoming Pixel and Pixel XL are set to become the first smartphones which feature QUALCOMM's latest generation processing chipsets.
Sadly there's no kind of "flash" feature, which other phones such as the Galaxy S7 boast. Samsung offers microSD however and it offers a larger battery capacity at 3600mAh, charged via Micro-USB.
The big story with the Pixel XL is not its design. That is surprising, considering how long Google has used A.I.in other areas, but quality A.I. personalization requires its own stream of data.
The Google Pixel runs the clean version of Android, which is the best way to experience the OS.
Google's first real mainstream attempt at a modern smartphone is officially the Pixel and Pixel XL. It is possible to have entire conversations with Google Assistant and after watching the demonstrations (for both the phones and Google Home) it is hard not to be impressed.
It all feels very much Google: it's fun, but not childish.
The Pixel comes with free unlimited online storage for all your photos and videos in Google Photos. But as we know, "smart" ain't gonna cut it in the bigger picture.
Personal tech guru Walt Mossberg writes that the Pixel is the first-rate Android phone that, at long last, will shake up the industry.
Still, for Android loyalists, Chen recommends Project Fi, Google's experimental wireless service, which he found to be reliable and a "good, frugal option". Once again, you can ask about basic features, although if things get overly complicated (say, you ask about using the Google Assistant with Chromecast) you might have to wait on hold for another rep. You'll be first on the update list too.
I haven't seen the blue or white color variants in person, but I imagine both look just as sharp as the black model.