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Pixel phone hardware tech specs

Check out the tech specs for Pixel phones. If you're interested in buying a Pixel phone, visit the Google Store.

Pixel 2 phones (2017)

Pixel 2
Operating system Android 8.0.0 (Oreo)1
Display
  • Cinematic 5.0 in (127 mm) display
  • FHD (1920 x 1080) AMOLED at 441ppi
  • 16:9
  • 2.5D Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5
  • Always-on display
  • 95% DCI-P3 coverage
  • 100,000:1, super contrast ratio
  • True black level
  • Full 24-bits depth or 16.77 million colors
Cameras

Rear Camera

  • 12.2MP
  • 1.4μm
  • Autofocus with laser + dual pixel phase detection
  • Optical + electronic image stabilization
  • f/1.8 aperture

Rear Camera Video

  • 1080p @ 30fps, 60fps, 120fps
  • 720p @ 30fps, 60fps, 240fps
  • 4K @ 30fps

Front Camera

  • 8MP
  • 1.4μm
  • f/2.4 aperture
  • Fixed focus

Front Camera Video

  • 1080p @ 30fps
  • 720p @ 30fps
  • 480p @ 30fps
Processors
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835
  • 2.35Ghz + 1.9Ghz, 64Bit Octa-Core
  • Adreno 540
  • Security module
Memory & storage

Memory

4GB LPDDR4x RAM

Storage

  • Internal storage: 64GB and 128GB2
  • Unlimited online storage for photos and videos3
Dimensions & weight
  • Length: 5.7 in (145.7 mm)4
  • Width: 2.7 in (69.7 mm)4
  • Height: 0.3 in (7.8 mm)4
  • Weight: 5.01 oz (143 g)4
Colors
  • Just Black
  • Clearly White
  • Kinda Blue5
Media & audio
  • Stereo front-firing speakers
  • Bluetooth 5.0 + LE
  • Wireless HD audio with LDAC, Qualcomm® AptX™ and AptX HD™ audio codecs supported
  • USB-C™ port to use with your own USB-C digital headphones
    (See a list of some headphones that work with Pixel 2.)
  • Headphone Adapter to connect a 3.5mm jack to your Pixel
  • 3 mics
  • Noise suppression
Battery

2700 mAh battery

Up to 7 hours of go with 15 minutes of charge6

Wireless & location

Wireless

  • Wi-Fi 2.4G + 5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2x2 MIMO7
  • Bluetooth 5.0 + LE
  • NFC
  • eSIM

Location (US/Puerto Rico)

  • GPS
  • GLONASS

Location (Other countries)

  • GPS
  • GLONASS
  • BeiDou
  • Galileo
Network

World-wide network/carrier compatibility with:8

  • GSM/EDGE: Quad-band (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/HSDPA: Bands 1/2/4/5/8
  • CDMA EVDO Rev A: BC0/BC1/BC10
  • FDD-LTE : Bands 1*/2*/3*/4*/5/7*/8/12/13/17/20/25/26/28/29/30/32/66*
  • TD-LTE: Bands 38*/40/41

Indicates the bands that support 4x4 MIMO

Supports up to CAT 15 (800Mbps DL / 75Mbps UL), 3x DL CA, 4x4 MIMO, 256-QAM DL and 64-QAM UL depending on carrier support

Sensors
  • Active Edge™
  • Proximity / Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer / Gyrometer
  • Magnetometer
  • Pixel Imprint: Back-mounted fingerprint sensor for fast unlocking
  • Barometer
  • Hall effect sensor
  • Android Sensor Hub
  • Advanced x-axis haptics for sharper/defined response
Ports
  • USB-C™
  • 3.1 Gen 1
  • Single Nano SIM

USB Type-C and USB-C are trademarks of USB Implementers Forum.

Materials
  • Aluminum unibody with hybrid coating
  • IP67 water and dust resistant9
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5
Other
  • Daydream ready
  • Hearing aid compatibility rating: M4/T3 HAC10

 

Notes

1 Pixel’s software and security updates for 3 years. Learn how to check and update your Android version.

2 Storage specifications refer to capacity before formatting. Actual formatted capacity will be less.

3 US/Puerto Rico: Free, unlimited original-quality storage for photos and videos taken with Pixel through the end of 2020, and free, unlimited high-quality storage for photos taken with Pixel afterwards.
3 Other countries: Unlimited original-quality storage for photos and videos taken with Pixel until Jan. 15, 2021, and high-quality storage for photos taken with Pixel afterwards. Requires Google Account and internet connection.

4 Size and weight may vary by manufacturing process.

5 Kinda Blue Pixel 2 color variant subject to local carrier availability. Pixel 2 phones have exterior hybrid coatings which are chip resistant, but may chip if the phone is dropped. Some materials, such as leather or denim, may transfer color to Clearly White and Kinda Blue phones; this color transfer may be cleaned with ordinary household cleaners. Learn how to clean your phone's back and sides.

6 US/Puerto Rico: Based on use of the included charger and a mix of talk, data, and standby use with always on display off. Actual results may vary.
6 Other countries: Battery use statistics are approximate and represent a mixed use of talk, standby, web browsing and other features, with always on display off, according to an average user profile as defined by Google. Uses that involve an active display or data usage will use battery more quickly; actual results may vary. Charging rates are based on use of the included charger.

7 Wi-Fi use requires 802.11a/b/g/n/ac access point (router). Syncing services, such as backup, require a Google Account.

8 Pixel is an unlocked phone and works on major carrier networks. In the US, Pixel is compatible with all GSM-based networks and two CDMA-based networks: Verizon and Sprint.

9 Pixel has a water protection rating of IP67 under IEC standard 60529. Charger and accessories are not water resistant. Learn how to help prevent water damage.

10 Google’s devices meet the hearing aid compatibility (HAC) requirements set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Pixel 2 XL
Operating system Android 8.0.0 (Oreo)1
Display
  • Fullscreen 6.0 in (152 mm) display
  • QHD+ (2880 x 1440) pOLED at 538ppi
  • 18:9
  • 3D Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5
  • Always-on display
  • 100% DCI-P3 coverage
  • 100,000:1, super contrast ratio
  • True black level
  • Full 24-bits depth or 16.77 million colors
Cameras

Rear Camera

  • 12.2MP
  • 1.4μm
  • Autofocus with laser + dual pixel phase detection
  • Optical + electronic image stabilization
  • f/1.8 aperture

Rear Camera Video

  • 1080p @ 30fps, 60fps, 120fps
  • 720p @ 30fps, 60fps, 240fps
  • 4K @ 30fps

Front Camera

  • 8MP
  • 1.4μm
  • f/2.4 aperture
  • Fixed focus

Front Camera Video

  • 1080p @ 30fps
  • 720p @ 30fps
  • 480p @ 30fps
Processors
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835
  • 2.35Ghz + 1.9Ghz, 64Bit Octa-Core
  • Adreno 540
  • Security module
Memory & storage

Memory

4GB LPDDR4x RAM

Storage

  • Internal storage: 64GB and 128GB2
  • Unlimited online storage for photos and videos3
Dimensions & weight
  • Length: 6.2 in (157.9 mm)4
  • Width: 3.0 in (76.7 mm)4
  • Height: 0.3 in (7.9 mm)4
  • Weight: 6.2 oz (175 g)4
Colors
  • Just Black
  • Black & White
Media & audio
  • Stereo front-firing speakers
  • Bluetooth 5.0 + LE
  • Wireless HD audio with LDAC, Qualcomm® AptX™ and AptX HD™ audio codecs supported
  • USB-C™ port to use with your own USB-C digital headphones
    (See a list of some headphones that work with Pixel 2.)
  • Headphone Adapter to connect a 3.5mm jack to your Pixel
  • 3 mics
  • Noise suppression
Battery

3520 mAh battery

Up to 7 hours of go with 15 minutes of charge6

Wireless & location

Wireless

  • Wi-Fi 2.4G + 5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2x2 MIMO7
  • Bluetooth 5.0 + LE
  • NFC
  • eSIM

Location

US/Puerto Rico

  • GPS
  • GLONASS

Other countries

  • GPS
  • GLONASS
  • BeiDou
  • Galileo
Network

World-wide network/carrier compatibility with:8

  • GSM/EDGE: Quad-band (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/HSDPA: Bands 1/2/4/5/8
  • CDMA EVDO Rev A: BC0/BC1/BC10
  • FDD-LTE : Bands 1*/2*/3*/4*/5/7*/8/12/13/17/20/25/26/28/29/30/32/66*
  • TD-LTE: Bands 38*/40/41

Indicates the bands that support 4x4 MIMO

Supports up to CAT 15 (800Mbps DL / 75Mbps UL), 3x DL CA, 4x4 MIMO, 256-QAM DL and 64-QAM UL depending on carrier support

Sensors
  • Active EdgeTM
  • Proximity / Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer / Gyrometer
  • Magnetometer
  • Pixel Imprint: Back-mounted fingerprint sensor for fast unlocking
  • Barometer
  • Hall effect sensor
  • Android Sensor Hub
  • Advanced x-axis haptics for sharper/defined response
Ports
  • USB-C™
  • 3.1 Gen 1
  • Single Nano SIM

USB Type-C and USB-C are trademarks of USB Implementers Forum.

Materials
  • Aluminum unibody with hybrid coating
  • IP67 water and dust resistant9
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5
Other
  • Daydream ready
  • Hearing aid compatibility rating: M4/T3 HAC10

 

Notes

1 Pixel’s software and security updates for 3 years. Learn how to check and update your Android version.

2 Storage specifications refer to capacity before formatting. Actual formatted capacity will be less.

3 US/Puerto Rico: Free, unlimited original-quality storage for photos and videos taken with Pixel through the end of 2020, and free, unlimited high-quality storage for photos taken with Pixel afterwards.
3 Other countries: Unlimited original-quality storage for photos and videos taken with Pixel until Jan. 15, 2021, and high-quality storage for photos taken with Pixel afterwards. Requires Google Account and internet connection.

4 Size and weight may vary by manufacturing process.

5 Pixel 2 XL phones have exterior hybrid coatings which are chip resistant, but may chip if the phone is dropped. Some materials, such as leather or denim, may transfer color to Black & White phones; this color transfer may be cleaned with ordinary household cleaners. Learn how to clean your phone's back and sides.

6 US/Puerto Rico: Based on use of the included charger and a mix of talk, data, and standby use with always on display off. Actual results may vary.
6 Other countries: Battery use statistics are approximate and represent a mixed use of talk, standby, web browsing and other features, with always on display off, according to an average user profile as defined by Google. Uses that involve an active display or data usage will use battery more quickly; actual results may vary. Charging rates are based on use of the included charger.

7 Wi-Fi use requires 802.11a/b/g/n/ac access point (router). Syncing services, such as backup, require a Google Account.

8 Pixel is an unlocked phone and works on major carrier networks. In the US, Pixel is compatible with all GSM-based networks and two CDMA-based networks: Verizon and Sprint.

9 Pixel has a water protection rating of IP67 under IEC standard 60529. Charger and accessories are not water resistant. Learn how to help prevent water damage.

10 Google’s devices meet the hearing aid compatibility (HAC) requirements set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Pixel phones (2016)

Pixel
Operating system Android 7.1, Nougat
Display
  • 5.0 inches
  • AMOLED FHD 441 ppi
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4
  • Oleophobic coating
Cameras

Rear camera

  • 12.3 MP
  • f/2.0 with 1.55 µm large pixels
  • Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) and Laser Detection Autofocus (LDAF)
  • 4K (30fps) video capture
  • HD 240fps (8x) and Full HD 120 fps (4x) slow motion video
  • CRI-90 dual-LED flash

Front camera

  • 8 MP
  • f/2.4 aperture with 1.4 µm pixels
  • HD (30fps) video capture
Processors
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821  2.15Ghz + 1.6Ghz, 64Bit Quad-Core processor
  • Adreno™ 530 GPU
Memory & storage
  • Internal storage: 32 GB or 128GB1
  • RAM: 4 GB LPDDR4
  • Unlimited online storage for photos and videos2
Size 5.66 in. (143.84 mm) x 2.74 in. (69.54 mm) x 0.29 in. (7.31 mm) at bottom to 0.34 in. (8.58 mm) at top
Weight 5.04 oz. (143 g)
Colors
  • Very Silver
  • Quite Black
  • Really Blue
Media
  • Bottom-firing speaker
  • 3 microphones (2 front, 1 rear)
  • Adaptive audio amplifier
Battery & charging 
  • 2,770 mAh non-removable battery
  • Standby time: up to 19 days (456 hours)3
  • Talk time: up to 26 hours3
  • Internet use time (Wi-Fi): up to 13 hours3
  • Internet use time (LTE): up to 13 hours
  • Video playback: up to 13 hours3
  • Audio playback: up to 110 hours3
  • Fast charging: up to 7 hours of use from only 15 minutes of charging3 4
Wireless & location
  • 4G LTE with 3x Carrier aggregation
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2x2 MIMO, dual-band (2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz)5
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • NFC
  • GPS / GLONASS
  • Digital compass
Sensors
  • Pixel Imprint
  • Accelerometer/Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • Barometer
  • Proximity sensor/Ambient light sensor
  • Hall sensor
  • Android Sensor Hub
Network

World-wide network/carrier compatibility6 with:

US/CA/PR only:

  • GSM: Quad-band GSM
  • UMTS/WCDMA: B1/2/4/5/8
  • CDMA: BC0/BC1/BC10
  • TDS-CDMA: N/A
  • FDD LTE: B 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/20/25/26/28/29/30
  • TDD LTE: B 41
  • LTE 2xCA: B2+B2, B2+B4, B2+B5, B2+B12, B2+B13, B2+B17, B2+B29, B2+B30, B4+B4, B4+B5, B4+B7, B4+B12, B4+B13, B4+B17, B4+B29, B4+B30, B5+B30, B7+B7, B12+B30, B25+B25, B29+B30, B41+B41
  • LTE 3xCA: B2+B2+B12, B2+B2+B13, B2+B4+B4, B2+B4+B5, B2+B4+B12, B2+B4+B13, B2+B4+B29, B2+B5+B30, B2+B12+B30, B2+B29+B30, B4+B4+B12, B4+B4+B13, B4+B5+B30, B4+ B7+ B12, B4+B12+B30, B4+B29+B30, B41+B41+B41

Rest of world:

  • GSM: Quad-band GSM
  • UMTS/WCDMA: B 1/2/4/5/6/8/9/19
  • CDMA: BC0
  • TDS-CDMA: B 34/39
  • FDD LTE: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/21/26/28/32/
  • TDD LTE: B 38/39/40/41
  • LTE 2xCA: B1+B3, B1+B5,  B1+B7, B1+B8, B1+B18, B1+B19, B1+B20, B1+B21, B1+B26, B1+B41, B3+B3, B3+B5, B3+B7, B3+B8, B3+B19, B3+B20, B3+B28, B5+B7, B7+B7, B7+B8, B7+B20, B7+B28, B19+B21, B20+B32, B38+B38, B39+B39, B39+B41, B40+B40, B41+B41
  • LTE 3xCA: B1+B3+B3, B1+B3+B5, B1+B3+B8, B1+B3+B20, B1+B5+B7, B1+B19+B21, B1+B41+B41, B3+B3+B5, B3+B3+B7, B3+B3+B8, B3+B7+B7, B3+B7+B8, B3+B7+B20, B3+B7+B28, B7+B7+B28
Ports
  • USB Type-C
  • Nano SIM slot
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • USB 3.1
Materials

Anodized aluminum; Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4

 

Notes

Storage specifications refer to capacity before formatting and do not include space required for the operating system. Actual formatted capacity will be less.

Unlimited backups for photos and videos taken with your Pixel phone. Requires Google Account. Data rates may apply.

Actual battery performance will vary and depends on many factors including signal strength, network configuration, age of battery, operating temperature, features selected, device settings, and voice, data, and other application usage patterns.

Battery use statistics are approximate and represent a mixed use of talk, standby, web browsing, and other features, according to an average user profile as defined by Google. Uses that involve an active display or data usage will use battery more quickly, actual results may vary. Charging rates are based on use of the included USB Type-C 18W charger.

Wi-Fi use requires 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac access point (router). Syncing services, such as backup, require a Google Account.

Phone may need a new SIM card depending on carrier.

Pixel XL
Operating system Android 7.1, Nougat
Display
  • 5.5 inches
  • AMOLED QHD (2560 x 1440) 534 ppi
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4
  • Oleophobic coating
Cameras

Rear camera

  • 12.3 MP
  • f/2.0 with 1.55 µm large pixels
  • Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) and Laser Detection Autofocus (LDAF)
  • 4K (30fps) video capture
  • HD 240fps (8x) and Full HD 120 fps (4x) slow motion video
  • CRI-90 dual-LED flash

Front camera

  • 8 MP
  • f/2.4 aperture with 1.4 µm pixels
  • HD (30fps) video capture
Processors

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821  2.15Ghz + 1.6Ghz, 64Bit Quad-Core processor

Adreno™ 530 GPU

Memory & storage
  • Internal storage: 32 GB or 128GB1
  • RAM: 4 GB LPDDR4
  • Unlimited online storage for photos and videos2
Size 6.09 in. (154.72 mm) x 2.98 in. (75.74 mm) x 0.29 in. (7.31 mm) at bottom to 0.34 in. (8.58 mm) at top
Weight 5.92 oz. (168 g)
Colors
  • Very Silver
  • Quite Black
  • Really Blue
Media
  • Bottom-firing speaker
  • 3 microphones (2 front, 1 rear)
  • Adaptive audio amplifier
Battery & charging 
  • 3,450 mAh non-removable battery
  • Standby time: up to 23 days (552 hours)3
  • Talk time: up to 32 hours3
  • Internet use time (Wi-Fi): up to 14 hours3
  • Internet use time (LTE): up to 14 hours
  • Video playback: up to 14 hours3
  • Audio playback: up to 130 hours3
  • Fast charging: up to 7 hours of use from only 15 minutes of charging3 4
Wireless & location
  • 4G LTE with 3x Carrier aggregation
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2x2 MIMO, dual-band (2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz)5
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • NFC
  • GPS / GLONASS
  • Digital compass
Sensors
  • Pixel Imprint
  • Accelerometer/Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • Barometer
  • Proximity sensor/Ambient light sensor
  • Hall sensor
  • Android Sensor Hub
Network

World-wide network/carrier compatibility6 with:

US/CA/PR only:

  • GSM: Quad-band GSM
  • UMTS/WCDMA: B1/2/4/5/8
  • CDMA: BC0/BC1/BC10
  • TDS-CDMA: N/A
  • FDD LTE: B 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/20/25/26/28/29/30
  • TDD LTE: B 41
  • LTE 2xCA: B2+B2, B2+B4, B2+B5, B2+B12, B2+B13, B2+B17, B2+B29, B2+B30, B4+B4, B4+B5, B4+B7, B4+B12, B4+B13, B4+B17, B4+B29, B4+B30, B5+B30, B7+B7, B12+B30, B25+B25, B29+B30, B41+B41
  • LTE 3xCA: B2+B2+B12, B2+B2+B13, B2+B4+B4, B2+B4+B5, B2+B4+B12, B2+B4+B13, B2+B4+B29, B2+B5+B30, B2+B12+B30, B2+B29+B30, B4+B4+B12, B4+B4+B13, B4+B5+B30, B4+ B7+ B12, B4+B12+B30, B4+B29+B30, B41+B41+B41

Rest of world:

  • GSM: Quad-band GSM
  • UMTS/WCDMA: B 1/2/4/5/6/8/9/19
  • CDMA: BC0
  • TDS-CDMA: B 34/39
  • FDD LTE: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/21/26/28/32/
  • TDD LTE: B 38/39/40/41
  • LTE 2xCA: B1+B3, B1+B5, B1+B7, B1+B8, B1+B18, B1+B19, B1+B20, B1+B21, B1+B26, B1+B41, B3+B3, B3+B5, B3+B7, B3+B8, B3+B19, B3+B20, B3+B28, B5+B7, B7+B7, B7+B8, B7+B20, B7+B28, B19+B21, B20+B32, B38+B38, B39+B39, B39+B41, B40+B40, B41+B41
  • LTE 3xCA: B1+B3+B3, B1+B3+B5, B1+B3+B8, B1+B3+B20, B1+B5+B7, B1+B19+B21, B1+B41+B41, B3+B3+B5, B3+B3+B7, B3+B3+B8, B3+B7+B7, B3+B7+B8, B3+B7+B20, B3+B7+B28, B7+B7+B28
Ports
  • USB Type-C
  • Nano SIM slot
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • USB 3.1
Materials

Anodized aluminum; Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4

 

Notes

Storage specifications refer to capacity before formatting and do not include space required for the operating system. Actual formatted capacity will be less.

Unlimited backups for photos and videos taken with your Pixel phone. Requires Google Account. Data rates may apply.

Actual battery performance will vary and depends on many factors including signal strength, network configuration, age of battery, operating temperature, features selected, device settings, and voice, data, and other application usage patterns.

Battery use statistics are approximate and represent a mixed use of talk, standby, web browsing, and other features, according to an average user profile as defined by Google. Uses that involve an active display or data usage will use battery more quickly, actual results may vary. Charging rates are based on use of the included USB Type-C 18W charger.

Wi-Fi use requires 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac access point (router). Syncing services, such as backup, require a Google Account.

Phone may need a new SIM card depending on carrier.

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