The history of flagships Google Pixel

Google replaced its line of Nexus smartphones with another line, called Pixel. This change occurred in 2016, with the arrival of the first two smartphones Google Pixel. With this development, Google has made it clear that the future is going to produce affordable smartphones with a focus on developers and enthusiasts in the industry, and also the fact that she wants to make their creations closer to the ordinary consumer.

While it is the company’s decision disappointed many users who liked the Nexus series, but they could do nothing but to accept it and move on. Since he published the first “pixels” it’s been a few years, and we saw several of the heirs to the popular line. In this article we decided to gather all the smartphones Pixel together and tell a little about each iteration.

Google Pixel

Google has announced the release of the first two smartphones newly-Pixel line in October 2016. These two smartphones were named Pixel and Pixel XL. Even by their name you can guess that they do not differ from each other and the main difference is the size. Despite the similarity of the two “pixels” each other, they are radically different from what we used to see before in the popular line of Nexus.

Google Pixel and Pixel XL is made of metal and glass. Most of the back panels of these two phones covered the metal, but the upper part has a large glass insert. Frame on the sides of the screen from the front of both smartphones is quite thick, even at the time when they were released, and their design is not particularly impressive, but then he really stood out. Both phones initially came with Android 7.1 Nougat.

Both these devices run on a 64-bit Quad-core Snapdragon processor 821 and have at their disposal 4 GB of RAM and 32/128 GB of persistent storage. None of them had foreseen the possibility of memory expansion, but the 12.3-megapixel camera on the back side of both devices at the time was considered one of the best in its category. Both smartphones are protected from splash and dust and is equipped with a front camera of 8 MP.

Google Pixel has a 5-inch FullHD display, while Pixel XL received QHD-display with a diagonal of 5.5 inches. Both screens aspect ratio is 16:9 and both made by technology AMOLED. Junior Pixel battery capacity is 2770 mAh, and the Pixel XL battery on 3450 mAh battery, and both support fast wired charging 18 watts.


Google Pixel 2

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL was announced in October 2017. It is the flagship of the second-generation line of the Pixel and the opposed Pixel, and the Pixel XL, they look the same. Pixel 2 had a significantly thicker frame at the top and bottom of the front panel than the Pixel 2 XL and this is the main difference between the two smartphones, but just like the previous generation, they vary in size.

The design of the back of these two devices, frankly speaking, absolutely identical to Pixel and Pixel XL. Both of them have this glass insert on the back, although this time it did much less, while a large part of the back of the smartphone is made of metal. Both devices include stereo speakers, and both have OLED displays, but they are a little different. Pixel 2 provided the usual AMOLED display and Pixel 2 XL a little more than a fancy P-OLED.

Diagonal FullHD display Pixel 2 is 5 inches and the Pixel 2 XL equipped with a screen QHD+. Both smartphones run on a 64-bit processor Snapdragon valmiyera 835 and in addition has got 4 GB RAM and 64/128 GB of memory without possibility of its expansion. Out of the box the second pixels are controlled by Android 8.0 Oreo, and both got the main camera 12.2 MP. In the Pixel 2 is equipped with a battery capacity of 2700 mAh, whereas Pixel 2 XL is equipped with a battery 3520 mAh.


Google Pixel 3

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL was announced in October 2018 and are the flagships of the Google Pixel the third generation. These two smartphones, as well as the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL again differ not only in size. They have identical case design with the back side, which resembles the design of the Pixel 2, but the front panel is completely different. Despite ubiquitous at the moment, “Bang” Pixel 3 has no recesses, cutouts or holes in the display, but instead he received a similar to its predecessor thick frame with top and bottom sides of the screen. But the Pixel’s 3 XL, on the contrary, has undergone remarkable changes, and received the same as its predecessor, the bottom frame, but just has a huge “Bang”, for which many fans of the line scolded Google then, and continue to criticize until now.

Both smartphones are equipped with front-facing stereo speakers, although the sound Pixel 3 will be more abruptly, as in the frame of the display the it is as powerful a speaker as below. Pixel 3 is smaller than the Pixel 3 XL, but quite a bit. In the Pixel 3 has a 5.5-inch P-OLED panel with a resolution FullHD+, while Pixel 3 XL features a 6.3-inch P-OLED display with a resolution of QHD+. Both smartphones run on 64-bit valmiyera 845 processor Snapdragon from Qualcomm.

As Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have 4GB of RAM and 64/128 GB of permanent storage, and, as in all previous iterations, there is no possibility for memory expansion. On the “third pixel” out of the box, installed Android 9 Pie, and on the back side, as before, is located on the basis of a single camera 12.2 MP. On the front panel is now not one but two sensors at 8 MP each. Everything else these smartphones finally received protection from water and dust to standard IP68.


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