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Google Pixel

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 reviews of Google Pixel. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and portability. The usability and camera are also appreciated, whereas the reception and price get critical views. Opinions are divided on the connectivity.

performance, camera, usability, portability, design

price, 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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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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.

Apr, 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

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

Expert review by: Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Google Pixel phone by T-Mobile

 

T-Mobile Google Pixel smartphone deal : T-Mobile is again shaking up the status quo - starting now, bring your Pixel, Phone by Google to T-Mobile and get up to 50 percent back off the retail price - that's $325 - when you sign up for T-Mobile One. If...

To take advantage of this limited time offer, purchase an unlocked Pixel from Google or anywhere else, sign up for T-Mobile ONE, then just show us your proof of purchase via our validation site. You’ll automatically see a $13.55 credit to your monthly...

Oct, 2016

IT Pro Recommended

Expert review by: Adam Shepherd (itpro.co.uk)

Google Pixel review: Did Google's Pixel sell just 1 million units?

 

Ars Technica used Pixel Launcher download figures to determine how many had shipped

Android 7.1 and Pixel Launcher are speedy and slick; Best-in-class camera; Attractive and user-friendly;

Google Assistant has limited uses; No expandable storage or waterproofing; Expensive;

Look past the disappointing Google Assistant, and the Pixel is a highly capable premium flagship. It's not quite as good as its main rivals on paper, and it's missing some fan-favourite features, but we're inclined to forgive it thanks to its slick and...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

Google Pixel phone and Google Pixel XL review: Google phone gets £70 Black Friday price cut

 

The Pixel phone is a fantastic smartphone with a brilliant camera, but that price is hard to look beyond

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Greg Morris (coolsmartphone.com)

Pixel, Phone by Google – Review

 

I have changed by default response to the question I always get asked. When anyone says to me now “what phone should I get?” the Answer is now - get a Pixel.

Nov, 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