It’s a good time to say bye to your old Nexus phone! Well, at least Google thinks so. Google has retired the Nexus name and now we have ‘Pixel’ branded phones instead. Like we saw on Nexus phones, the Pixel phones will be co-developed with other Android phone manufacturing brands. This time around, it is HTC who is making the pixel phones. Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL are official. Though they most probably won’t ever be official in Nepal, here is all you need to know about the most pure Android phones of today.
The Google Pixel is the smaller of the two and comes with a 5-inch 1080p display whereas the Google Pixel XL comes with a 5.5-inch QHD display. Both the phones are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC and run on latest ( of course! ) Android 7.1 Nougat software. Both have 4GB of RAM on-board as well.
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Speaking of which, there’s a new feature in Android 7.1 that the new Pixel phones will carry. A new and powerful Camera app interface. This is one thing that had been missing in stock Android since its inception. Google also states that a good camera experience is very important in a smartphone. As such, both the Pixel and the Pixel XL houses 12.3MP rear camera with completely new Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS). The HDR+ algorithm is also updated in the new software which makes sure there is no shutter lag while taking photos. As such, it is always on by default.
The battery size (happens rarely) of the phones are also adequate for their respective screen sizes. The Google Pixel comes with 2,770mAh battery whereas the bigger Google Pixel XL comes with 3,450mAh battery. With Android 7.1 optimization and frugal Snapdragon 821, battery shouldn’t be much of an issue.
And there’s the price which also happens to be the most disappointing thing about the phone. The Google Pixel 32GB costs $649. Add $100 and for $749, you will get yourself the Pixel 128GB. The Google Pixel XL 32GB will cost $749 whereas the Pixel XL 128GB will set you back at $849.
Don’t expect the phones to hit Nepal anytime soon. Although we are skeptical, there are slim chances that GenXt will bring the phones to Nepal as hTC is officially here in Nepal recently.