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Google Pixel

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of Google Pixel. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and battery. The screen and performance also get good feedback. Many are critical about the design and price, while there are some mixed comments about the reliability and size.

camera, performance, screen, battery, usability

price, design

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 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 28 reviews)

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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.

Dec, 2016

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

Google Pixel review: Android at its best - Pocket-lint

 

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

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

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: (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

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Google Pixel Phone Review: In Depth

 

Google Pixel phone review: We've tested this ‘Made By Google' 5-inch smartphone, a premium mobile that just swaggered onto the scene.

Beautiful screen ; Excellent camera ; Nougat and Google Assistant

Pricey ; No microSD support

The Google Pixel phone comes packing the same super-premium price of Apple’s iPhone 7, but like Apple’s flagship handset it’s an absolute powerhouse. There’s nothing this mobile can’t do, from multi-tasking with apps to capturing detail-packed 4K video...

Oct, 2016

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.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Stephen S. (phonearena.com)

Google Pixel Review

 

One of the trickiest considerations for a company making smartphones is just how many options it should give shoppers. How many mid-rangers do you launch each year? How many flagships? What screen sizes do you hit, which phones get the best cameras –...

Unique design with a build that feels even better than the Pixel XL ; Snapdragon 821 + Nougat = silky-smooth performance ; Battery life isn't just good, but could even beat the Pixel XL ; Well-done camera makes it easy to capture impressive pics ;...

Display in need of a brightness boost ; A little on the thick side for a phone this size ; No waterproofing/dust resistance

It's been a rough few years for users who prefer smaller smartphones, and Google's last five-inch model was introduced all the way back in 2013, with the Nexus 5. But now with the Pixel, Google's really offering shoppers a no-compromise handset that's...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Pierre Vitré (androidpit.com)

Google Pixel review: the best Android experience around

 

During the #madebyGoogle event on October 4, Google presented two new Android smartphones, the Pixel and the Pixel XL, putting an official end to the Nexus line. This change of heart had one main reason, which has been repeated more than once by the...

Best Android experience ; Excellent camera ; Very good performance ; Unlimited cloud storage for high definition pictures ; Mini headphone jack ; Google Support service "Care by Google"

Unspectacular design ; Not water resistant ; No microSD card slot ; Not available worldwide

My thoughts on the Pixel? For Google’s first independent smartphone, they did a good job and it fits right in alongside other high contenders on the market. Apple has its iPhone, Google has its Pixel.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Ryan Whitwam (thewirecutter.com)

The Best Android Phones

 

The Google Pixel is the best Android phone for most people right now thanks to its excellent camera, fast and useful software, and great build quality.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: S21 (s21.com)

Google Pixel review

 

The Google Pixel phone introduces Android Nougat 7, and gives you a phone that's very fast and has a great camera. But design-wise it's an ugly duckling. It's available in a choice of 32GB or 128GB versions, but misses out on a microSD card. For a...

The Pixel is an excellent example of a good phone that's been over-priced and over-hyped. It's priced the same as an iPhone 7, yet if you put the two phones next to each other, the appearance of the iPhone's in a totally different league. The Pixel is...

Oct, 2016
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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

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Front Camera: 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: Yes
Video recording modes:720p, 1080p, 2160p

Design

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

Display

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: Yes
Pixel density:441
Screen shape:Flat
Second display: No
Touchscreen: Yes

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Messaging

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

Navigation

Barometer: Yes
GPS: Yes
Position location:Y

Networking

2G standards:GSM
3G: Yes
3G standards:CDMA, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards: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

Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor Model:821

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:7.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards: No
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