Overview of the Google Pixel:
The google pixel hasn’t been that impressive on paper in terms of design. It’s one of those phone that you have to try on a daily basis to fully experience how amazing and functional this phone actually is.
Starting with the design:
There’s isn’t much bells and whistles with curvy edge panels and water resistance etc. The design is very simple with a glassy section on the back cover. It’s available in these colors (Quite Black, Very Silver, Really Blue) and if you want to step it up, you can always get a skin.
Dimension and weight wise:
143.8 x 69.5 x 8.5 mm (5.66 x 2.74 x 0.33 in) and it weighs 143 g (5.04 oz).
Onto the specs which make this phone really impressive:
OS: Android OS, v7.1 (Nougat).
Chipset: Snapdragon 821.
CPU: Quad-core .
GPU: Adreno 530.
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.
The primary camera: 12.3 mb with 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 and panorama.
Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps
The secondary camera: 8 MP, 1/3.2″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, 1080p.
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
The charger is a USB v3.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector.
It features a Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass and a barometer.
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
It also has GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS.
NFC is also there.
It doesn’t have Radio but you can always use applications to listen to your favorite radio stations.
In terms of performance:
It’s top top notch. It runs incredibly smoothly out of the box and after heavy abuse and it’s what a pure stock android experience delivers. The battery life is also amazing. It’ll last you the whole day with 20% left by the end of the day.
It’s comes so clean out of the box. There’s hardly any unimportant applications pre-installed and the ones installed, can be uninstalled. It’s also comes with google assistant.
For more information check this video here.
Also checking the amazing and sturdy build quality of pixel:
And here’s a teardown of the pixel if you’re interested in maintenance because this is important if you want to change the battery.
In terms of price/performance, this is a great phone. We’ve seen great specs before but it never ran as smoothly as this phone runs. The camera is beautiful. It’s mostly the same as the iPhone 7 with the difference being in image processing.