Google Pixel and Pixel XL, Google’s flagship devices did not receive a good response due to its high price. To tackle this issue, the company has been offering small discounts.
Now, offline retailers are offering a cashback of Rs. 13,000 on the Google flagships. The offer is available to users who pay by Cash, Debit and Credit cards. The offer is also applicable on EMI purchases using Credit cards. This is essentially a silent price cut.
Google Pixel and Pixel XL are priced at Rs.57,000 and Rs. 67,000 respectively for the 32 GB variant. Whereas the 128GB variant of Pixel and Pixel XL have been priced at Rs. 66,000 and Rs. 76,000 respectively. With the cashback offer, Pixel and Pixel XL 32 GB variant will be priced at Rs. 44,000 and Rs. 54,000. The 128 GB variant of the Pixel and Pixel XL will be priced at Rs. 53,000 and Rs. 63,000 respectively.
Google Pixel and Pixel XL Specs
The Google Pixel and the Pixel XL are extremely similar phones. They share almost everything in terms of the hardware, except for the display and battery size. Google has emulated the iPhone strategy to a great extent here, from the design, specs to the pricing too. We’ll come back to the pricing later, but here’s a quick glance at the specs.
The Google Pixel comes with a 5 inch AMOLED display with a full HD resolution, resulting in a pixel density of ~441 PPI. The Pixel XL comes with a 5.5 inch Quad HD AMOLED display with a pixel density of ~534 PPI.
Both the Pixels run on Android 7.1 Nougat, with a brand new Google Assistant taking the centerstage here. Google is looking to emulate Siri and Cortana – while it had tried to do so with Google Now before, it turns out the company is transitioning over to Google Assistant now. We will touch on it in a lot more detail in a separate post.
Google has talked a lot about the cameras in the new Pixels. Both the phones come with the same 12 MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture and Phase Detection Autofocus. The phones come with dual LED flash for assistance in low light. Video recording up to 2160p at 30 FPS is supported. On the front, you get an 8 MP snapper.
The more interesting bits about the cameras are in the software department. Google has been working over the last few months to optimize the new Pixels. To demonstrate this, the company showed off a side-by-side video recording with two Pixels – one with stabilisation enabled and the other with stabilisation disabled. The difference, in the keynote video, was staggering. How it performs in real life remains to be seen.
Coming to other specs, the new Pixel and Pixel XL come with 4 GB RAM, 32 GB or 128 GB UFS 2.0 internal storage. There is no option to expand the internal storage with a microSD card.
Both the Pixels support 4G LTE, with Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2 and NFC. There’s no wireless charging sadly, but you get Quick Charge 3.0. Google has included USB 3.0 along with a USB Type C port. The Pixel comes with a 2700 mAh battery while the Pixel XL comes with a 3450 mAh battery.