Google - Pixel XL 4G LTE with 32GB Memory Cell Phone - Quite Black (Verizon)
- Model: G-2PW2100-021-A
- SKU: 5656050
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- Google Pixel XL 4G LTE with 32GB Memory Cell Phone
- Google Play Music promo card
- Google Social promo card
- OTG dongle
- SIM tool
- Safety and Warranty information, Quick start guide
- USB-C 18W adapter with USB-PD
- USB-C to USB Standard-A plug cable
- USB-C to USB-C cable
Ratings & Reviews
Quad-core 2.15GHz processor and 4GB of RAM deliver outstanding overall performance for opening and running applications, flipping through menus, running home screens and more.
Makes it easier to take action in the moment, with more personalized settings and smarter notifications.
Provides fast Web connection for downloading apps, streaming content and staying connected with social media.
Extra-large screen is matched with a slim body to comfortably fit in your hand. Offers 16:9 cinema-like screen ratio that's perfect for viewing of videos, photos and games.
Dual-LED flash, Phase and Laser Detection Autofocus enable the camera to capture clear and sharp pictures. Also includes a front-facing 8.0MP camera for self-portraits and video.
Provides plenty of storage space for your contacts, music, apps and more.
Never lose a memory with unlimited storage for your photos and videos, all stored at full resolution in Google Photos. And use Smart Storage to let Pixel help free up space when you need it.*
Share your 4G data connection with other compatible wireless devices.**
Ask it questions. Tell it to do things. To start, just say "OK Google", or touch and hold the Home button. And the more you use it, the more useful it gets. It's your own personal Google, always ready to help.
Google Duo is a simple video calling app that brings you face-to-face with just a tap. And with the Knock Knock feature, you'll see the caller before you pick up, so you never miss a moment.
Google Allo is a smart messaging app that helps you say more and do more. Bring your personal Google Assistant into your group chats to find restaurants nearby, share videos to watch, and get answers.
When you need a quick charge, the reversible USB Type-C charger gets you up to 7 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes.
Choose from Live Case, with designs and matching live wallpapers inspired by Google Earth and Google Trends, or the Pixel Case by Google, built for protection and featuring bright and bold colors (sold separately).
Requires a voice plan and data package.
Early termination fee of $350.
*Unlimited backups for photos and videos taken with your Pixel phone. Requires Google account. Data rates may apply.
**Depends on device memory and network availability. Additional carrier charges may apply.
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Premium Android ExperienceOctober 24, 2016
Some background: My first smartphone was an iPhone 4. I currently own (and adore) an iPhone 6 and use an iPhone 5c for work. I've also used a Windows Phone for work (which I liked way more than I thought I would). I have loved and lost an iPad 1 and 2, before switching to much cheaper Android tablets. I now use a Surface 3 daily as my main computer (docked) and tablet (keyboard and pen). I have never owned an Android phone. I have always pooh-poohed them as "cheap." Android was fine for a tablet I used sometimes to watch movies on my lap, but for a phone that I used all the time? I preferred a more durable Apple product--an investment. Even a Samsung phone didn't hold appeal... I've had Samsung tablets, which I liked, but couldn't stand their version of Android--too bloated for my tastes. I guess I just preferred the more streamlined iOS experience, walled garden and all. I don't think I'm alone. If all Android devices worked like the Pixel, though? More people would be changing their minds. I happened to get my phone in the mail the day before leaving for a weekend out of town trip... so I had an opportunity to try out a lot of features on this phone I might not have otherwise used right away. I'm going to try and step-by-step through my thoughts on how things worked. 1. Set-Up Set-up was incredibly easy. A SIM card tool was included and it was a piece of cake to just move my SIM card from my old phone to the new one and turn the new phone on. My Verizon signal was recognized immediately. I was then prompted to log into my home's wifi network for the rest of the setup, so as not to kill my data for the month. How thoughtful. :) Like with any other Android device, you'll also be prompted to log into your Google account or create a new one. Even transferring from my iPhone 6 was way simpler than I thought it would be. Google included two charging cables, one with USB-C connectors on both ends for use with a wall outlet charger (also included) and the other with a standard male USB connector. There was also a dongle which allowed you to connect another USB cable to your other device. So, I was able to plug my lightning cable from my phone into my new Pixel XL when prompted and transfer all of my contacts, music and pictures right to my new phone. The transfer took about 15 minutes, during which time I was able to continue with a couple of other setup procedures. The setup process was somewhat lengthy--depending on how you want to set up your device (as a new device, or from a backup of an old device), it may take some time to download apps and transfer data from an old phone or the cloud. Be prepared to take this time... but once it's done, it's done. It's also a nice touch that you get free extra cloud storage for movies and pictures that you take with your phone... No more paying for extra iCloud space! You can also allow/unallow the phone to automatically "dump" pictures from your phone to the cloud when on Wifi to open up space on your phone. This happened once on my trip, and it was actually a really helpful feature. 2. OS and Navigation The Android OS on the Pixel phone is by far the cleanest version of Android I've ever used. It is clean, snappy and intuitive. A quick right swipe opens up essentially your "Google Now" feed. An upward swipe opens up your full app list, so you have them quickly and easily accessible, without having all of them cluttering up wallpaper space, and a right swipe takes you to the next wallpaper page where you can add more app shortcuts. You can also add and place widgets, move things around, etc. A down swipe pulls up your standard settings selections like screen brightness and airplane mode. Even coming from iPhones, I was able to pick up this phone and figure it out right away. It's really easy. 3. Speed and Ease of Use It also just works. I've used cheap Android tablets that are all kinds of slow and hiccup-y and just no fun to use... This phone is FAST. Downloads and installations of apps are super fast, even on LTE. Apps open and load FAST. Pages reload FAST. It is way faster than my iPhone 6 and just a pleasure to use. 4. Camera and screen It's great. I attached a photo I took... which I downloaded from my Google Drive after the phone automatically backed up my photos to save space. :) I had it set to download lower resolution photos than the original photos taken by the phone, but you get a good idea of the color. I was happy with how my pictures came out! The camera app is pretty standard fare for a phone camera, with some other little features available to explore for kicks. I generally don't use extra filters or anything though. The screen is absolutely beautiful. The XL screen is big, but not too big, even for my tiny little kid hands. I did get a fairly grippy silicone case for my phone, if only to help keep it from slipping out of my tiny little kid hands as phones often do. I do find myself two-handing this phone, but the way they set up the OS with many of the controls and most-used apps at the bottom, I find my thumb is actually able to reach most things very easily and I don't have to think about being able to reach things too much. 5. Fingerprint Reader. This is one of my FAVORITE things about my iPhone 6. I love that the Pixel XL has one... I am not thrilled with its placement on the back of the phone. I will be the first to say that I am probably just still getting used to it. But in practical use, there are times when my phone is sitting on the table and I just want to check for notifications, and having the fingerprint reader on the front would allow me to just press my finger to the reader and see the notifications without picking up my phone. (I know... first world problems) Having the reader on the back means I have to pick the phone up and properly hold it. I'd love to at least have a "knock to wake" feature or something (maybe there is one--I looked all over and couldn't find it) so I could just see notifications without having to pick the phone up all the way to use the power button or fingerprint reader. I'm also looking forward to more apps making use of the fingerprint reader for logins like they've been doing in the iOS ecosystem. If you build it, they will come--I know they'll be coming. Just need to be patient! 6. Third Party hardware I have a Pebble Time Round smartwatch which uses Bluetooth LE. I found my watch stayed connected to my phone and actually got richer notifications than it ever did with my iPhone 6. I actually love my Pebble more now! I also use bluetooth headphones of varying types regularly. They all connected easily, stayed connected and worked great! The one downside is that I did not see a quick reference show of the battery level of the connected device on my Pixel like I do on my iPhone 6. Maybe that's not a feature I've figured out yet, maybe it's not available on Android at all--I'm not sure. 7. Hotspot and Tethering If you have Hotspot/Tethering enabled on your plan, you can use this phone as a hotspot. I found it really quickly in the settings and found that it kicked on and connected with my Surface 3 more quickly than when I use my iPhone 6 as a hotspot, which was a pleasant surprise. So far I've found this feature to work really well and the speeds going through to my hotspot connected devices were good and solid. 8. Google Maps and Navigation This was one area where maybe a software update may be coming along. I don't know if anyone else had trouble with this, but I did a lot of walking on my trip, and found that my "facing direction" when trying to follow walking directions in Google maps was pretty inconsistent, to a point where I really needed to stay aware of cross streets and make sure I was actually facing the direction Google Maps says I was. I turned the phone off and on to try and recalibrate, which helped for a short time, but the problem came back. This may be user failure in that I missed a setting that I needed to have, even after making sure all location services were on, but out of everything I love about this phone, I think this may be my one complaint. Otherwise, the Google Maps app was very fast and responsive. 9. Google Assistant Siri and I never got along. I don't have an accent or anything... but some reason, she could never understand what I was trying to ask her. Google Assistant and I had several worthwhile little chats over the weekend and actually got things done. She's a breath of fresh air, doing things for me like setting alarms, reminding me what time my flight was going to leave, and making sure I didn't forget my hotel room number. I'm looking forward to seeing what else she can do. I love that you can speak in regular language to her and almost every time, she understands. 10. Aesthetics and Design In terms of look and feel, this phone is very premium. It has just the right weight--heavy enough that it's got substance and won't fly out of your hand, but you won't get tired holding it. The finish is beautiful, and I really like the way they did the contrasting finishes on the back with the matte metal on the bottom and the mirror-y smooth gloss on the top. The button locations are intuitive and, even being on the back, the fingerprint reader is well-placed and a natural location for either index finger to reach. The front screen covers the entire front of the phone with no interruptions in the glass except for the earpiece. It's all very smooth and flush. And yes--it has a headphone jack! I think I remembered everything I wanted to say. Thanks for taking the time to read--I know buying a new (and very expensive!) phone is a big deal--I hope my feedback is helpful.
I would recommend this to a friend
Wins the experience contestOctober 29, 2016
Was the owner of a Samsung S7. After 1 week of using the Pixel I consider this a huge and amazing upgrade. The smoothness and absolute speed of this device is unlike any other. Opening, closing, and switching apps are lightyears faster than on a similar specced Samsung S7. The screen is great, the camera is great, the phone is great. It may seem like a boring looking device, but the software makes the experience. Android 7.1 Nougat runs so smooth. This is what Android users have been waiting for, an Android experience that equals and bests the "just works" function of the iPhone. Some dislikes are that the phone is slippery out of case, and top and bottom bezels are a bit large. But as someone who basically buys every new phone whenever it comes out, this is the one. Had the Note 7 and wasn't too happy about switching from that beautiful device to something a little more "plain". Holy cow this thing is just pure amazing. The quickness of this device, and the lack of any kind of Samsung "skin" on top of Google's pure Android is what makes the experience. Buy it. Looking to switch from that stale iPhone experience? Do it.
I would recommend this to a friend
The best Android phone you can buy!October 20, 2016
The Pixel XL has a 5.5-inch Quad HD AMOLED display that pops, its a high quality screen and matches that of other well known Amoled devices, its that good. Rocking the new Snapdragon 821 processor and 4gb of ram you wont find anything but smoothness when using this devices, from the moment you use it you will see just how fluid everything, and credit to google for making the software to take advantage of the hardware 32gb of storage or 128gb, kinda sad we didn't get a 64gb option also as 128gb is more than ill ever need and 32gb is just not enough for me personally Gorilla glass and like most phones its a fingerprint magnet Finger Print sensor on the back works liek the previous Nexus with an added bonus, you can now slide your finger down the scanner to lower the notification shade on the phone 12.3mp camera with large pixels at the back and 8mp at the front, this is another place Google have nailed it, the camera is amazing. Crisp clean images to rival any other handset. For video this is where Google may just stand in a league of there own, not only is it great at capturing detail but by placing the camera with the gyroscope it has created some of the most amazing stabilization ever seen, it has to be seen to be believed USB C with fast charging of course. Only a single firing speaker but in my opinion the best you can get for a single fire system, it has some good sounds for what it is At 3,450mAh, the Pixel XL's battery is among the largest we've seen in a flagship Android phone this year. Aesthetically the Pixel XL is a little bland, with a very large chin thats there for no reason other than symmetry, it feels great in hand but lacks that visual pop you get with some of its Not only does this device work great on Verizon, but i have also used this on T-Mobile with no issues So to sum it up, the Google Pixel XL is the greatest phone i have ever used, its slick, its easy to hold, its a pleasure to navigate, while it may not be a looker on the outside its Googles magic on the inside that really makes this device shine and for me is a glimpse of the future. for a first generation true #MadeByGoogle device its really remarkable Oh and Google assistant is great... and tell it "Im feeling lucky" for a really good surprise
I would recommend this to a friend
Pixel XL is Fresh & New! G.Assistant is brilliant!October 22, 2016
Everything the Google advertisements have been promising has been delivered upon with the new Google Pixel XL. This phone is really fast, has a superior screen, a better than average battery life, charges very quickly and is fully loaded with the most amazing smart phone AI I've ever used, the new Google Assistant! There is room for improvement, and I wish there were some additional features and specs that you can find on other smart phones in this price category however I'm very pleased with the final product. I'm listing some of my personal pros and cons for this phone below. Pros Ergonomically designed fingerprint scanner conveniently located on the back of the phone. I love the placement of the scanner and it reacts very quickly. Wi-Fi Calling Three microphones with noise cancellation. The screen is beautiful! It has an AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, packing 534 pixels per inch! It really looks great, probably the best I've seen. The Google Assistant works very well. My voice is recognized easily and it responds quickly. I have been using it for the past couple of days to set reminders, alarms, play music, make phone calls and search for phone numbers and other information. I'm looking forward to forming a working relationship with my Google Assistant! The battery lasts very long allowing hours of on screen time. Much longer than any other phone I've had. I'm curious to see how it performs over time in the coming months to years but I'm very hopeful! Quick charging battery is amazing! Just as advertised. Unique design soon to be easily recognized by other Pixel users. Cons Is not water resistant. No wireless charging. No 3D touch. Does not have duel speaker stereo sound. The price is a bit higher than I would have expected but I think it might be because of the screen, speed, Android version and Google Assistant, but I'm just guessing. Overall I am extremely pleased with this phone. I believe Google has made a great phone and in my opinion, the Pixel seems to be a perfect blend between other major brands. I think that users from these other brands will find Pixel to be somewhat familiar while still being fresh and new! Good job Google. I've uploaded a couple sample pictures taken with my Pixel XL, please do not judge them too harshly and look for other samples as I am not a very good photographer.. LOL My dog, Keiko, says hello! :)
I would recommend this to a friend
Pixel XL - best Android phone I have seenOctober 21, 2016
The Google Pixel XL 32 gigabyte (Verizon) is the best Android mobile phone I have used. The initial setup was done by the Best Buy on Michigan Ave. in Chicago. The whole transaction was flawless. The VERIZON cellular, WiFiac, NFC and Bluetooth connections have all functioned easily and flawlessly. The size, weight and battery life are great considering the large brilliant 5.5" Quad HD Super AMOLED display and very fast processor. The back surface touch ID sensor has functioned perfectly. The main camera is considerably better than any Android camera I have used – sharp, fast and accurate focus, 4K video and image stabilization. The overall design is very nice and ergonomically comfortable. The quality of construction is in keeping with the price range and is superb – it looks and feels expensive.The phone at 32 gigabytes is network centric. The phone comes with NO bloatware so you have more usable memory for apps and data! – very nice! Google will store all of your photos in the cloud at full resolution, for free and the Pixel XL will automatically delete older photos on the phone if memory is getting low. The Google Assistant (exclusive to the Pixel at this time) is a more conversational interface than the normal Google voice interface. The Pixel comes with Android 7.1 and should be the first phone series to get updates. If you are constrained in your internet connectivity you should consider the 128 gigabyte version. The only weak spot in my opinion is the low dust and water rating (IP53). I would expect real water and dust protection at this price point.
I would recommend this to a friend
Best Android phone to dateOctober 23, 2016
I have used various Android phones over the years and currently using an iPhone 6 Plus. This phone is easily the best phone out in terms of specs and performance in terms of what I have seen so far. The phone is very quick since there is no skin overlay like Touchwiz over it and the camera is the best I have personally used so far on a phone though I wish it took 12.3 megapixel pictures in 16:9 instead of 4:3. The screen is gorgeous but I am biased toward AMOLED screens and this does have everything that makes AMOLED great ( or bad depending on who you are) like Deep blacks and those popping colors. The one thing I personally don't "love" about this phone and this I guess is just an issue with me and Android phones in general is the battery life is ok. I can manage to get a whole days worth but my iOS devices have lasted a lot longer.
I would recommend this to a friend
Stunning Phone for Android LoversOctober 21, 2016
I was excited to be able to use the Pixel phone after it was announced. I have the Pixel C tablet and the Nougat operating system finally is on par from a performance standpoint with iOS. In a nutshell, I was not disappointed. This phone is easily one of the best three Andriod phones available today (I have tried several). The screen is beautiful and rich color. The performance is amazing and every is very responsive and snappy. The build is solid and feel premium. Probably the one thing I like best is it being a Google phone is it will get updates as soon as they are announced by Google. Many Android manufacturers take months to get updates out but with the Pixel line, you will get the latest features and benefits right away. If you are looking for a new Android based handset, its hard to pass this one up.
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Fast and beautiful phoneOctober 20, 2016
The packaging is neat, it includes actually two type c usb 3.0 cables and one adapter (so you can transfer all your old phone settings and data connecting the two phones). I was able to setup the phone within less than 10 minutes of receiving it that way (older android phone to this one, I read you could also transfer from an iphone to this one downloading an ios app from google for this purpose). The phone is thin and sleek, a metal unibody and the glass camera cover portion didn't bother me as much as I thought. I must say this is the most quick and snappy android phone I ever used. No classic android lag at all. Its very polished and I'm loving the new Pixel launcher. The screen is gorgeous and I got zero defects. By the way, for anyone wondering, the phone is indeed carrier unlocked. Its a Verizon one, but you can pop in any sim card and it will work. I tried a tmobile one and all worked fine, so If you travel a lot like me, you can pop in a sim card of whatever country you are in (granted it supports the bands in such country). I'll point some pros and cons. Pros: -Perfect size, not as humongous as my previous nexus 6 but large enough to be considered a phablet. -Gorgeous quad hd screen. -Superfast charging with the included charger. -So far have been installing and restoring several apps and I have not gone down less than 50% battery, so battery life is very good. -Great call quality, tried a couple of phone calls and was crisp clear. -Finally a Google phone with a notification light! (none on my nexus 6). -It has a earphone plug! (I'm glad they didn't follow apple on this). -SIM unlocked. Cons: -No stereo front facing speakers, this should be the norm these days. -Average visibility on sunlight (its an super amoled screen, so all of them suffer this). -No SD card slot.
I would recommend this to a friend
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