In Short

Google's Pixel and Pixel XL are two of the most anticipated phones of 2016. Announced at the company's press event in San Francisco in early October, the phones feature similar designs and specs in two sizes, 5 inches and 5.5 inches.

Both are powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB of RAM, and either 32GB of 128GB of internal storage. Like the Nexus 5X and 6P, the Pixel and Pixel XL have 12MP rear cameras with 1.55-micron pixels, with 8MP front-facing cameras.

Of course, different-sized phones have different battery sizes: the Pixel has a 2770mAh cell, and the Pixel XL has a much larger 3450mAh cell. Same with screen resolution: the smaller Pixel has a 5 inch 1080p AMOLED panel, while the Pixel XL has a 5.5-inch 2560x1440 pixel AMOLED display. Both are covered by Gorilla Glass 4.

The phones, which are made by HTC, have a dual-toned rear plate wit fingerprint sensors. And with USB-C, the phones support Fast Charge — 7 hours of battery in just 15 minutes.

Pixel and Pixel XL Specs

Category Google Pixel Google Pixel XL
Operating System Android 7.1 with Google UI Android 7.1 with Google UI
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
Display 5-inch 1920x1080
Gorilla Glass 4
5.5-inch 2560x1440
Gorilla Glass 4
Rear Camera 12MP f/2.0
1.55-micron pixels
12MP f/2.0
1.55-micron pixels
Front camera 8MP, f/2.4 8MP, f/2.4
Battery 2770 mAh
3450 mAh
Charging Rapid Charging Rapid Charging
Connectivity USB Type-C, Bluetooth 4.2 USB Type-C, Bluetooth 4.2
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Storage 32/128GB 32/128GB
IP rating IP53 IP53
Colors Quite Black, Very Silver, Really Blue Quite Black, Very Silver, Really Blue
Dimensions 143.8 x 69.5 x 8.6 mm 154.7 x 75.74 x 8.6 mm
Weight 143 g 168 g