This time, Google is going with flagship pricing and high end specs.
The Pixel XL runs Android 7.1 Nougat with the new Google Assistant (voice activated) on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 CPU with 4 gigs of RAM and 32 or 128 gigs of storage (no micro SD card slot).
The two Google branded phones released in the fall of 2016, in 5" and 5.5" sizes.
The phone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Samsung's Touch Wiz UI and app suite.
It has a rugged casing that meets IP68 specs for water and dust resistance and it has a shatterproof 5.1" Gorilla Glass 4 display (also QHD Super AMOLED like the regular Galaxy S7).
Inside it's all flagship power with the 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 820, 4 gigs of RAM, a fingerprint scanner, NFC and your choice of a good 13MP camera on the Moto Z and an excellent 21MP camera on the Moto Z Force.
We look at the Droid Edition of these phones, which means they're on Verizon Wireless.
There's the One Plus 3, Alcatel Idol 4S, ZTE Axon 7, the Moto G4/G4 Plus and now the Huawei Honor 8.