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Google cooperate with various manufacturers to produce their own line of phone, and this year it’s HTC’s turn. Whilst the older Nexus line up had its ups and downs, it seems that Google are now going high end, and the Pixel not only has the best specs we’ve seen from the company, but also the highest price tag. Does that mean that Google are set to compete against Samsung? It could well mean that, since the Pixel is a hard hitter of a phone.
Why should you want one? Well, since it’s a Google it’s the purest Android experience around, with little bloatware. But it’s also good looking, has great performance, some nice cameras on board, and improved battery life as well. Yes, it’s got a hefty price tag, but sometimes you have to pay for the best, and the Pixel is the best Google phone around.
The Pixel has a premium look and hand feel, thanks to a full glass and metal unibody build, a first on a Google phone. Edges are sharp, the profile is slim, and the whole package is sleek. The non removable back panel is smooth to the touch, featuring only an indentation for the camera lens and fingerprint sensor. All in all, the Pixel feels solid and sits nicely in the hand.
It’s not all about looks though, the Pixel gets some nice internal upgrades as well. There’s more power, more RAM, better cameras, a bigger battery, and a new chip set. And as a flagship Android you get access to features and upgrades faster than anyone else.
If you’re on the look out for a new Android, then you could do a lot worse than the new Pixel. It’s got everything you could ask for in a phone and more. The combination of looks and performance is a definite winner, and price tag aside it’s a fantastic hand set. Even more demanding customers are going to fall in love with the Pixel.
Performance is obviously important in a top end smart phone, so let’s first turn there. As a rule, Google don’t equip their phones with high end processors, simply because they don’t need them (the Android OS is slim line enough not to need huge power). So you’re getting quad core processing, with 4 GB of RAM and the new Snapdragon 921 chip set. Combine those things and you’ve got lightening fast speeds and excellent responsiveness.
Obviously, this is an Android, and you’re running the new Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box. This means the familiar customisation possibilities and intuitive interface that you know and love. But since this is a Google phone it also means that you’ll get updates and features faster than anyone else, which is always a plus.
If you’re looking for a mobile that’s going to be fast and that can do all you need, even when multitasking, then the Pixel is a clear choice. Whatever you need, the Pixel can do it, and there’s no hint of lag or freezing.
After the 5.2 inch display on the old Nexus 5X, Google seem to have settled down into a more comfortable 5 inch screen on the Pixel. This is becoming the preferred screen size for most people, since whilst typing is still easy it also means that the phone is more portable, it can be slipped into the pocket, and one handed use is easy.
Resolution numbers are looking good too, with a full HD display. You’re getting 1080 x 1920 pixels, so about 441 PPI, meaning lines are sharp and images are well defined. This is also an AMOLED screen, so colour reproduction is natural and bright, with dark blacks and bright whites.
From HD video to high end mobile gaming, everything looks fantastic on this bright, bold display. Whatever you’re looking at, know that the view is going to be excellent with the Pixel.
We expect our smart phones to take at least decent pictures these days, but the Pixel does so much more than that. At the front it features an 8 MP camera, fairly high resolution for a front cam. And if you’re techie, then that front cam also gets an f/2.4 aperture along with a 1/3.2” sensor as well, for excellent, clear picture quality.
At the rear the Pixel features a 12 MP camera, which isn’t the highest resolution around, but is pretty good. Add in the f/2.0 aperture and the 1/2.3” sensor though and you’re looking at superb image quality. You’re also getting phase detection and laser autofocus with dual LED flash, touch focus, face detection, and all the other regular features.
If you’re looking to take great pictures, then look no further. The Pixel is being touted as the best camera phone in its class, and it does indeed take excellent images. With clear, bright pictures that have true colour reproduction, you’ll never take a bad snap on the Pixel.
The Pixel has a fair few special features, but we do need to single a few out here. Firstly, it’s got a rear mounted fingerprint scanner for added security. Not only is this one of the more reliable scanners we’ve come across, but the back placement does make it easier and more convenient to use as well.
In terms of battery life there’s a large 2770 mAh Li-Ion battery, and that gives you around 26 hours of talk time per cycle. When it comes time to charge though, the Pixel has a USB type C cable (reversible), and fast charge tech as well, so charging times are satisfyingly short.
Last, but not least, this is the first mobile that’s been deliberately built around Google’s new Assistant, the Android answer to Apple’s Siri. This should give you more and more convenient options for communicating with your phone, as well as added help in everything from scheduling to internet searching.
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE|
|Dimensions||143.8 x 69.5 x 8.5 mm (5.66 x 2.74 x 0.33 in)|
|Weight||143 g (5.04 oz)|
|- Splash and dust resistant|
|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)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 4|
|OS||Android OS, v7.1 (Nougat)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821|
|CPU||Quad-core (2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo)|
|Internal||32/128 GB, 4 GB RAM|
|Primary Camera||12 MP, f/2.0, phase detection & laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash|
|Features||1/2.3" sensor size, 1.55µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps|
|Secondary Camera||8 MP, f/2.4, 1/3.2" sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, 1080p|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v4.2, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS|
|USB||v3.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Sensors||Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|- Fast battery charging|
|- MP4/H.264 player|
|- MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player|
|- Photo/video editor|
|- Document editor|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 2770 mAh battery|
|Stand-by||Up to 456 h (3G)|
|Talk time||Up to 26 h (3G)|
|Music play||Up to 110 h|
Google phones tend to be excellent devices, and the Pixel is no exception to that rule. With it’s great performance, smooth good looks, awesome cameras, and so much more, this is one of the best Android phones around right now. For those in the market for a top end Android device, then the Google Pixel is going to be a very satisfying investment.
Connectivity is what you would expect here with WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G and 4G. You’re getting 32 GB of internal memory storage on this model, though beware the fact that there’s no SD card slot, so you can’t add any more. However, Google do provide you with free, unlimited cloud storage for music and pictures.
Right, bottom line time, what don’t we like? The price is a little high when compared to earlier Google releases, and that might be a sticking point for some. Also, this isn’t a water resistant model, something we’re seeing a lot more of at the top end of the market. However, all in all we think this is a great phone, and we’d be more than happy to own it ourselves. If you want an awesome Android, then you want the Pixel, it’s really that simple.
by Dan Forster, Mobile Phone Expert
Dan is our mobile phone review expert helping customers make better buying decisions. With a passion for technology and taking things apart Dan single-handedly reviews all the phones listed on the TigerMobiles.com website.