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Google Pixel

Google Pixel
$460.00
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Brand: Google
Category: Smartphones
  • RAM / ROM: 4 GB / 32,128GB
  • CPU: Quad-core (2x2.15 GHz & 2x1.6 GHz)
  • Camera Back / Front: 12.3 MP / 8 MP
  • Battery: 2770 mAh
  • Display: 5 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • OS: Android 7.1

Our Rating

The overall rating of this product is based on the review by our experts.

8.6
  • Design 8 / 10
  • Display 9 / 10
  • Performance 9 / 10
  • Camera 10 / 10
  • Battery 9 / 10
  • Features 9 / 10
  • Price 6 / 10

Google Pixel was released near the end of last year. To be honest, it was a welcome addition from the tech giant, Google. They added some nifty things to it, and we’ll mention them today. Let’s start with the visual side. When you look at the phone, you’ll notice different things, depending on the color. For example, there are Quite Black, Very Silver and Really Blue. Those are very funny names, and we had a good chuckle by reading them. Don’t let them fool you, they’re certainly no joke. All the colors Google Pixel look classic and very well-made. They had a lot of fun making it, but we’re still not certain the price of Google Pixel is right – minimally $460. It will be up to you to decide, and we’ll continue right away.

While the specs of Google Pixel are great, there are downsides too. For example, its AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 5″ in size and full HD resolution is great. We’re just not sure if it’s great enough for this price range. You must remember Google Pixel is almost a year and a half old at this point. The mobile phone also lacks a microSD slot, which is really a shame. A saving grace for Google Pixel can be the information about internal storage. You can choose either 32GB of 128GB. We’re a bit surprised to see such a jump, we usually see some amount in between. But we’re not discouraged having heard this.

While all the previous is true, Google Pixel is equipped with Quad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo) processor based on Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 architecture. Throw in Adreno 530 GPU and you have a solid gaming and multitasking device. To us, that combination sounded very familiar, and then it hit us! To clarify, LG G6 uses the same peripherals to power the smartphone, and it already proved to be very functional and fast.

It’s time you learn about other important features of Google Pixel. First up, the RAM inside. it boasts 4GB of RAM, and it’s quite enough for these specs. Remember, we gave it a thumbs up in our article about best smartphones with 4GB RAM, and that has its own weight. Moving on, Google Pixel boasts a Li-Ion 2770 mAh battery, which may not sound impressive. And to be honest, in our analysis, it wasn’t as much. The features of Google Pixel saved the day, and one of them is Fast Charging. Stay with us, because we’ll tell you about the operating system. It’s Android 7.1 out of the box, and you can easily upgrade it to Android 8.0 if you wish so.

We still haven’t decided if you should upgrade, but user reviews will be valuable as more people do. Even though Google Pixel looks and feels great, it’s 8.5mm thick! That just might be too much, and it’s up to you. Other than that, Google Pixel has a 12.3 MP camera capable of recording 2160p videos at 30 fps and 1080p videos at 30/60/120 fps. The front one is only 8 MP which is a decent resolution for casual selfie-taking. To wrap up, if you’re still unsure, maybe take a look at Huawei Honor 7x? It has some similar specs, and even upgrades at a few of them.

Google Pixel - Specs

Launch

Announced Date 2016, October
Release Date 2016, October
Launched

Body

Dimensions 143.8 x 69.5 x 8.5 mm
Weight 143 g
Colors Quite Black, Very Silver, Really Blue

Display

Display Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.0 inches (~69.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~441 ppi pixel density)
Display Features Multi Touch, Corning Gorilla Glass 4

Camera

Primary 12.3 MP, f/2.0, EIS (gyro), phase detection & laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Secondary 8 MP, f/2.4, 1/3.2" sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, 1080p
Flash
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps
Camera Features 1/2.3" sensor size, 1.55µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama

Performance

Chipset Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821
CPU Quad-core (2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo)
GPU Adreno 530
RAM 4 GB

Memory

Internal 32/128 GB
External No

Platform

OS Android 7.1 (Nougat)

Battery

Technology Used Li-Ion
Capacity 2770 mAh
Removable
Fast Charging

Sound

Alert Type Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm Jack
Loud Speaker
Features Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Communication

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC
Radio
USB 3.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Network

Technology Used GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G
3G
4G
EDGE
GPRS
SIM Nano-SIM

Other Features

Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browsers HTML5

Google Pixel - Videos

Google Pixel - Price

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Google Pixel - Reviews

Overall User's Rating

The rating is based on 1 reviews by users.

8.4
  • Design 9 / 10
  • Display 8 / 10
  • Performance 9 / 10
  • Camera 9 / 10
  • Battery 8 / 10
  • Features 9 / 10
  • Price 7 / 10
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  1. Eric Claxton

    8.4

    A great high-end device

    Google Pixel is a great device in my opinion, as i'm using it for a couple of months now. It has everything i need from a smartphone; a sharp 1080p display and a nice design. Its 5" in size is also great for me as i have small hands, thus not being able to hold a bigger phone.

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