Google improves the battery life of Pixel smartphone in an update

Google recently rolled out some updates for its new-launched Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 smartphones, fixing some of the major issues. However, this doesn’t mean that the company has left it’s old Pixel users behind. The search giant has rolled out a new update for the original Pixel, improving its battery life.

In particular, Google has improved the battery level assumption by the smartphone. “To fix this, we built an on-device model that evaluates how you use your phone’s battery over time. Your phone looks at your battery usage on similar days and times, and uses that to predict your battery life in a personalized way,” says Michelle, a product manager, Google in a blog post.

This means that if users are watching YouTube or Netflix videos, it will show the extra battery drain in the battery estimation levels in the handset to give users an accurate understanding.

Pixel users can check this feature by navigating through the smartphone’s “Battery” option under settings and tapping on the personalised battery settings. They can also click on the big battery icon to see the estimate represented graphically over time. The Pixel has 2,770mAh battery and is claimed to deliver up to 26 hours of talk time on single charge.

While the Pixel 2 went on sale in India before, the Pixel 2 XL went on sale just last week. The device can be purchased online on Flipkart and offline on Croma, Reliance Digital, Vijay Sales, Poorvika, Sangeetha Mobiles and others. The Google Pixel 2 XL comes in two storage variants – 64GB and 128GB. The company has priced the 64GB version at Rs 73,000 and the 128GB variant at Rs 82,000.

The Google Pixel 2 XL comes with a 6-inch QHD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 1440×2880 pixel resolution. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 processor paired with 4GB of RAM. The Android 8.0 Oreo based smartphone sports a 12.2MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture and optical and electronic image stabilisation with LED flash. There is also an 8MP front shooter with aperture of f/2.4 for selfies.


performance Quad core
display 5.0″ (12.7 cm)
storage 32 GB
camera 12.3 MP
battery 2770 mAh
ram 4 GB
fingerprint sensor position Back
other sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope
fingerprint sensor Yes
quick charging Yes
operating system Android v7.1.1 (Nougat)
sim slots Single SIM, GSM
model Pixel
launch date October 13, 2016 (Official)
brand Google
sim size SIM1: Nano
network 4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available
fingerprint sensor Yes
loudspeaker Yes
fm radio No
audio jack 3.5 mm
chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
graphics Adreno 530
processor Quad core (2.15 GHz, Dual core, Kryo + 1.6 GHz, Dual core, Kryo)
architecture 64 bit
ram 4 GB
build material Case: MetalBack: Metal
thickness 8.5 mm
width 69.5 mm
weight 143 grams
height 143.8 mm
colours Black, Blue, Silver
display type AMOLED
screen to body ratio 68.8 %
pixel density 441 ppi
screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass v4
screen size 5.0 inches (12.7 cm)
screen resolution Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels)
touch screen Yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
internal memory 32 GB
expandable memory No
usb otg support Yes
settings Exposure compensation, ISO control
aperture F2.4
camera features Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
image resolution 4032 x 3024 Pixels
sensor Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor
autofocus Yes Phase Detection autofocus, Laser autofocus
shooting modes Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
resolution 8 MP Front Camera
optical image stabilisation No
flash No
video recording 1920×1080 @ 30 fps
user replaceable No
talktime Up to 26 Hours(3G)
quick charging Yes Fast
type Li-ion
capacity 2770 mAh
wifi Yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
wifi features Mobile Hotspot
bluetooth Yes v4.2
volte Yes
usb typec Yes (Doesn’t support micro-USB)
nfc Yes
network support 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
gps Yes with A-GPS, Glonass
sim 1 4G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39) FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 1500(band 21) / 850(band 26)3G Bands: UMTS 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 800 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available
sim size SIM1: Nano
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