Google Pixel XL Review Gallery

Google's Pixel XL is the search giant's latest interpretation of what the epitome of Android is. A 5.5-inch smartphone running 7.1 Nougat, the HTC-made handset is all Google's design, the ideal frame for new features like the Google Assistant.

On the front there's a 2560 x 1440 AMOLED display, topped with an 8-megapixel camera for selfies. A 12.1-megapixel camera is on the back, with electronic image stabilization and 4K video recording.

There's a Snapdragon 821 chipset and 4GB of memory inside, with either 32GB or 128GB of storage. No microSD slot, unfortunately, but Google does offer unlimited Google Photos storage – at full resolution, no less – for photos and videos shot on the Pixel and Pixel XL.

USB-C supports fast charging, good for seven hours of use from 15 minutes plugged into the 18W adapter in the box. No wireless charging, mind, and just like the storage, the battery is non-removable.