Anyone who has read our Googe Pixel and Pixel XL review and seen our latest list of the best Android smartphones knows how highly we think of them, but what good is it to be the best for those who need supreme battery life? Well, thankfully, it’s pretty damn staunch in that category (and is one of the biggest reasons why we do consider it the best).
The Google Pixel phones — the XL model, more so — have a level of power efficiency that’s not matched by many in the Android world to date. While phones across the board are getting more and more efficient with each and every release, it’s clear that Google’s no-nonsense approach to hardware and their ability to tune the Pixel’s software to be the best it possibly can translates to impressive results.
The 2,700mAh battery inside the regular-sized Pixel model falls just shy of the new 3,000mAh standard we’re seeing, and yet it can still last about as long as those devices. Of course, the 3,450 pack in the Pixel XL — made possible by its 5.5-inch form factor — takes things to the very next level.
Obviously, exact battery performance is going to differ from person to person as we all use our phones differently, but there’s one thing we an say with absolute confidence: if you want a phone sure to last all day and maybe more without having to make concessions (ugly battery packs, buying unknown phones from unknown companies, or completely neutering your phone just to make it to lunch time), the Google Pixel and Pixel XL should be at the top of your list of considerations.