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Google Pixel

alaTest has collected and analyzed 216 reviews of Google Pixel. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and battery. The camera and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the reception and connectivity.

performance, usability, camera, battery, portability

price, connectivity, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Google Pixel is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Techradar Recommended 2017

Expert review by: John McCann (techradar.com)

Google Pixel review

 

A breath of fresh Google air in a world of Android over-complication

Supremely smooth performance ; Bright, colorful full HD display ; Comfortable one-handed use

Battery life could be better ; Assistant yet to realize potential ; Expensive

The Google Pixel is an excellent flagship phone that's only let down by mediocre battery life and the still-developing Assistant. If you can stomach the price point, the Pixel is a breath of fresh Google air in a world of Android over-complication.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Cam Bunton (pocket-lint.com)

Google Pixel review: Android at its best

 

For years, Google chose to partner with manufacturers to create handsets showing off the purest form of Android, with the latest innovations highlighted by the best hardware. This was what the Nexus range was all about. But this lead to at least a few...

Design quality is superb, stock Android runs very smoothly, sharp and bright screen

More expensive than Nexus phones, no manual camera controls

The Google Pixel is the best Android experience available right now. For the first time we get to see exactly what Google has in mind for hardware design and features. Google is completely in control, and you can tell. Everything is tight, refined and...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Google Pixel Review: is Google's first smartphone Pixel perfect?

 

Google's first smartphones may be expensive, but are they a worthy Nexus replacement? We review both the Google Pixel and Pixel XL

Great specs ; Fast charging ; Excellent camera

More expensive than Nexus ; Not water resistant ; Design a little uninspired

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Julian Chokkattu (digitaltrends.com)

Google Pixel review

 

Google's Pixel is the polished superphone Android fans have waited 8 years for.

Apr, 2017

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by: Jim Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Google Pixel review

 

Not everyone wants a phone with a big screen, but most small-screen phones compromise on performance and cameras. Not so with Google's latest flagship Android phone: Here's our Google Pixel review.

The Pixel has plenty going for it: it’s small, well built, speedy and has excellent cameras. It also supports Google’s Daydream VR headset and runs the plain version of Android 7 – complete with Google Assistant - and will get timely updates. But it...

Feb, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

Google Pixel

 

If you lust after the latest Android software and cool new features in the Google Pixel XL, but are turned off by large phones, the 5-inch Pixel is a superb alternative.

Compact build. Strong camera performance. Fast Snapdragon 821 processor. Latest Android 7.1 Nougat software. Promising Google Assistant functionality. 24/7 live help. Unlimited Google Photos storage.

No waterproofing, expandable storage, or wireless charging.

Conclusions Overall, the Google Pixel is one of a handful of reasonably sized Android phones that, because of its hardware, can compete with flagship phablets. That makes sense, because at $649-$749, it's priced right in line with those high-end...

Nov, 2016

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Google Pixel

 

The Google Pixel is a landmark device, signalling the first proper foray into phones by the search engine giant. And boy, has it done a good job.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Lynn La (cnet.com)

Google Pixel review

 

The Google Pixel remains our favorite phone, bar none -- unless you're looking for a bigger screen, in which case we'd recommend its big brother, the Pixel XL .

The Google Pixel has a fantastic camera, especially in low light. It's elegantly designed. Google Assistant takes one of the most natural, human approaches to answering your voice.

The phone's display is dim in outdoor sunlight and its camera's Lens Blur feature is shoddy. It's splash-resistant rather than dunkable, and it's pricey compared to previous Google Nexus devices.

If you're wary of Samsung or looking for a worthy iPhone alternative, the Google Pixel is the high-end Android phone to get.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Lynn La (cnet.co.uk)

Google Pixel review

 

The Google Pixel remains our favorite phone, bar none -- unless you're looking for a bigger screen, in which case we'd recommend its big brother, the Pixel XL .

The Google Pixel has a fantastic camera, especially in low light. It's elegantly designed. Google Assistant takes one of the most natural, human approaches to answering your voice.

The phone's display is dim in outdoor sunlight and its camera's Lens Blur feature is shoddy. It's splash-resistant rather than dunkable, and it's pricey compared to previous Google Nexus devices.

If you're wary of Samsung or looking for a worthy iPhone alternative, the Google Pixel is the high-end Android phone to get.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Google Pixel review

 

Is this the Google phone you've been waiting for?

Fantastic camera ; First dibs on Android Nougat ; Decent screen

Weak design ; Buggy OS

Not the slam dunk we'd hoped for, but Google's Pixel still delivers some standout features

Oct, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2770
Browsing time (4G):13
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):13
Continuous audio playback time (display off):110
Continuous video playback time:13
Standby time (4G):456
Talk time (3G):26

Call management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera aperture number:2.4
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:240
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12.3
Rear camera type:Single camera
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:720p, 1080p, 2160p / 720p,1080p,2160p

Design

Brand colour:Quite Black / Really Blue / Very Silver
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Silver
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):100000:1
Display diagonal:12.7
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:AMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:441
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N / No
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Navigation

Barometer:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
Position location:Y

Networking

2G standards:GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G standards:CDMA, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, WCDMA / CDMA,TD-SCDMA,UMTS,WCDMA
4G:Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:USB Type-C

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Processor

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor Model:821
Processor package size:LSDMI256CBEU1000R

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:7.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:No / Not supported
Internal RAM:4
Internal RAM type:LPDDR4
Internal storage capacity:128 / 32

Technical Details

Material:Aluminium

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.5
Height :69.5
Width:143.8