The Google Pixel XL Review: Life After Nexus

Google’s latest phones, the Pixel and Pixel XL, still provide that pure Android experience along with at least two years of timely software and security updates. There’s also Google Assistant, which makes it even easier to query information and interact with the phone using natural speech.

The 5.5-inch Pixel XL packs flagship-level hardware—Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC, 4GB RAM, up to 128GB of internal storage, and a 12.3MP camera with PDAF and laser AF—but does Google’s tighter control over hardware and software create a phone that’s worth more than the sum of its parts?