People who are familiar with Google offerings, they might have already known that the Pixel name is given by Google to the consumer hardware products developed with premium Google experience. Nexus phones we are already familiar with. After working years with Nexus phones through a partnership with major manufacturers, Google has finally come with its own variety, stunning in every department. That is Google Pixel, after being unveiled a few days before it is being dubbed as the best Android phone ever released as of date.
What is Pixel?
There are two devices unveiled under this brand name, respectively as 5-inch Pixel and 5.5-inch Pixel XL. This time with a tagline “Pixel, a phone by Google” and with the “G” sign on the back side Google tried to make it clear that these phones are designed by Google instead of its hardware partners. So, with Pixel Google has finally joined the league of most high-end smartphone brands like Apple and Samsung.
The stunning lightweight design makes the new device standout. As for describing 3 different colors that the phone is coming with Google has described the colors as “very silver,””quite black” and “really blue.” There are two tones on the backside of the phone, glossy finish for the top half and metal finish for the lower part. The front display and the glass shade cover in the backside both are covered with Gorilla Glass 4 to protect from scratches. Pixel handsets are made of aluminum with glass at the back covering the camera, flash, and the fingerprint sensor which is referred as Pixel Imprint.
Pixel has come with an array of advanced features thanks to its powerful software. Let us have a look at the key features of Pixel.
- Google Assistant: Pixel has inbuilt Google Assistant allowing to do all things for a digital assistant. You can get things done by voice commands whether with Google or other apps.
- Pixel is packed with the newest Android operating system, Android 7.1 Nougat and it is ready to take any update in the pipeline. Moreover, updating will happen automatically in the background sparing users from the waiting time.
- Pixel phones come loaded with Google Duo and Allo for video call and text.
- Unlimited cloud storage. You can enjoy free unlimited cloud storage for all your full-resolution images and videos shot with this device.
- Pixel is really powerful in the battery front offering up to 7 hours of power with just 15 minutes of charging.
- There is a 24-hour live phone support from Google built right inside the software of Pixel.
- Pixel is made to perform for virtual reality apps and gaming. Pixel is compatible for Daydream View headset to allow VR experience through the phone.
Pixel camera stands out in every respect and is already dubbed as the most advanced smartphone camera ever seen. If you want really cutting-edge photography with robust computing power for smartphone imaging, the pixel must be your automatic choice. It is an incredibly ultra-fast camera with the most easy-to-use interface.
Pixel offers a 12.3MP camera with a f/2.0 aperture and robust 1.55-micron pixels that can capture awesome proposition of light. The imaging credentials of Pixel have already got super thumbs-ups from several photography gurus and experts in image processing. The camera of the device allows capturing unparalleled photos in dim light, bright light or practically in any light condition. Moreover, the camera app offers several rich features to augment the images with various effects like rapid shots taken to select the best one or Lens Blur effect to achieve the desired depth of field.
Price & Availability
The pricing of Pixel starts at $649 for buying the smaller 5-inch Pixel with 32GB of storage while the others in the lineup go like $749 for 128GB onboard storage, $769 for the larger Pixel XL loaded with 32GB capacity and $869 for the XL with optimum 128GB storage.
As for giving a verdict on Pixel, we are nevertheless convinced on the hardware front. The device has all the metals and glass elements that make premium ones. But, the real surprise that gives Pixel an edge over all other smartphones is the software was.
This guest post was writtne by Keval Padia, a Founder & CEO of Nimblechapps – a fast-growing android game development and iPhone app development company. The current innovation and updates of the field lures him to express his views and thoughts on certain topics.