The Google Pixel comes with high-end specifications, latest operating system, fast processor, and advanced camera. Let’s review the device and find out what’s outstanding in it.
Design and Display
The Google Pixel is wrapped in metal and glass, it looks attractive with even though its front and back bezels aren’t as modish as a Samsung smartphones. The device has two-tone finish matte metal finish and shiny glass on the back.
The handset supports 5 inch AMOLED display with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. The display is vivid and offers bright light so you can enjoy different apps and games on the smartphone.
The Google Pixel is powered by Snapdragon 821 so we expect that it performs 10% better than previous chips. It comes with 4GB of RAM which makes the device faster; you can install and use multiple apps in the mobile. When it comes to the internal storage, you’ll have to stick with 32GB or 128GB native storage and it doesn’t support a MicroSD card.
Google claims that Pixel’s 12 MP is the best camera ever, but don’t let that trick you because there are already Android smartphones with 20MP rear cameras in the market. The rear camera has f/2.0 lens which capture clear and vibrant pictures. The main camera is capable to record 4K videos and Google claims that device’s video work flawlessly.
On the front side of the device, there is an 8MP rear camera which is quite better than the 5MP front camera on other Android devices.
Any smartphone and its high-end specifications are nothing without long life, but Google Pixel won’t face any issue and it is expected to last a day because it is powered by a 2,770mAh battery.
Google Pixel’s battery is supposed to be more efficient due to Android Nougat and Snapdragon 821 becouse Android Nougat and Snapdragon 821 are energy saving as compare to previus versions.
Price and Release Date
The Google Pixel was launched at an event in San Francisco September 4 alongside Google Pixel, Daydream VR headset, Chromecast Ultra with 4K HDR, Google Home, and Google Wifi. The device is officially available 32GB model for $690 and 128GB variant price is $749 in the US from Oct 20, 2016.
143.8 x 69.5 x 8.6 mm (5.66 x 2.74 x 0.34 in)
Quite Black, Very Silver, Really Blue
Quad-core (2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo)
Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821
microSD, up to 256 GB
AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps
up to 11 hours
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer