Both Google and Verizon are on a roll right now announcing new services and products left and right. Google has the Pixel phones in the spotlight today while Verizon is carrying the latest phones like the LG V20, LG Stylo 2 V, unlimited data for 30-60 minutes, and the ASUS ZenPad Z10 exclusively. This time, the mobile carrier is making the Pixel Phone by Google available.
The new Pixel and Pixel XL are being offered with Verizon LTE Advanced. This means subscribers can get on the ultra fast wireless data speed in the US. The first Google-branded Pixel phones are available in either 32GB or 128GB model.
Verizon is also accepting trade-ins and can give as much as $300 in value when you get a new Pixel or Pixel XL on instalment. Of course, you can always get a phone for its retail price if you have enough cash up front.
Here’s a rundown of the prices:
• 32GB Pixel – $649.99 or $27.08/month for 24 months
• 128GB Pixel – $749.99 or $31.24/month for 24 months
• 32GB Pixel – $769.99 or $32.08/month for 24 months
• 128GB Pixel XL – $869.99 or $36.24/month for 24 months
Google boasts that the Pixel and Pixel XL have “unlimited” storage for your photos and videos. It’s unlimited in the sense that the files will be backed up to Google Photos immediately. It will be done instantly and as made possible by your Verizon LTE connection. This way, you can delete them and free up storage space regularly.
To review, specs of the Pixel and Pixel XL are the following: 5.0-inch FHD 441ppi for the Pixel and 5.5-inch WQHD 534ppi for the Pixel XL, Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB or 128GB onboard storage, 12.3MP rear camera, 8MP front-facing cam, and a 2770mAh (Pixel) or 3450mAh battery (Pixel XL). A USB Type-C charger is available and ready to give you extra power within 15 minutes of charging. You can get the Pixel and Pixel XL in three color options: Real Blue, Very Silver, and Quite Black.
The phones are loaded with Google Assistant so can can easily say “Ok, Google” and the device can do many things for you like create calendar entries, search Google, or make reservations. They’re also compatible with the Daydream View–Google’s newest virtual reality headset and controller. With the VR headset, you can enjoy virtual reality through games and movies. You can get it separately for only $79.99.