Pixel Phone by Google represents Google's vision for a pure, perfect Android smartphone. It includes Google's new Google Assistant AI, you can ask it questions. Tell it to do things. To start, just say 'OK Google', or touch and hold the Home button. And the more you use it, the more useful it gets. It’s your own personal Google, always ready to help.
Using Smart Storage with Google Photos, makes it easier than ever to ensure that you never run out of space on your Android. Its camera is also easy to use and takes clear photos even in low light conditions. You can use Smartburst to capture action shots as they happen.
Google Duo brings dead simple, easy to use, video calling to your Android. It brings you face to face with your friends with a single tap and its Knock Knock feature gives you a preview of the video call, before you accept it.
Google Allo is Google's new chat app that includes Google Assistant integration. You can even deputize Google Assistant to answer messages for you with its Smart Reply feature.
It has a reversible USB Type-C charger that can bring you 7 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes of charging time. When you're not using your Pixel, its Doze mode puts most of your phone to sleep state to better conserve your battery.
||143.84mm x 69.54mm x 7.31mm
||Android 7.1 Nougat
|What's included in the box
||USB-C 18 W adapter with USB-PD, USB-C to USB-C cable, USB-C to USB, Standard-A plug cable, SIM tool, OTG Dongle, Safety and warranty information, Quick start guide, Google Play Music promo card, Google Assistant card, Google Social promo card
||5.0” FHD AMOLED display (1920x1080)
Rear: 12.3MP camera
||Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821 2.15 Ghz + 1.6 Ghz, 64 Bit Quad-Core processor
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4G LTE: (Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 41)
4G (HSPA): 2100MHz(Band I) / 1900MHz(Band II) / 1800MHz / 1700MHz(Band IV) / 850MHz(Band V) / 900MHz(Band VIII)
2.5G (GSM): 850MHz / 900MHz / 1800MHz / 1900MHz
- Pixel Phone by Google’s most promoted new feature is its new Google Assistant. It’s easily the best digital assistant available on any phone. It is able to interpret vocal commands more naturally and garner clues from context and previous questions asked. It even has a sense of humour thanks to help hired from The Onion.
- Pixel takes excellent photos. This is currently topping many reviewer’s lists for the best smartphone camera currently on the market. Its camera app is simple and easy to use and its camera performs well in all kinds of lighting conditions. Also the Google Photos app includes free, unlimited photo and video backup in full resolution.
- Pixel's battery is better than many of its competitors, while not being super large, it is able to use its energy efficiently. It offers about 14 hours of mixed use on a single charge with about 3 to 4 hours of on screen battery life.
- Pixel has an excellent fingerprint sensor, those switching from iPhones may have to take some time to get used to having the fingerprint scanner on the back, but its scanner is fast and convenient.
- Pixel still has a headphone jack! Google is not forcing you to adopt wireless earphones yet. It has upgraded to a USB Type C port for charging, but that handy headphone jack still remains.
- Pixel's design is nice, but it does closely resemble an iPhone, without offering any flash-y new changes or risky, innovative designs. It’s kind of bland and serviceable.
- Pixel's icons just got more eye-catching. This time Google has opted for uniformly sized, clean circular icons.
- Pixel is definitely the fastest Android smartphone on the market. It has the best processor of any Android with 4GB of RAM for lightning fast speeds.
- Pixel has a night mode that limits your exposure to blue light that is perfect to use when reading before bed.
- Pixel offers new on-board suport, with the ability to reach experts with the simple tap of a button.
- Pixel has a new long press feature that is comparable to Apple’s 3D Touch. Also the Google search bar has been replaced by a G logo on the left side of the page. It’s also worth noting that the app drawer is now accessed by swiping up from the bottom of the phone.
- Pixel now has a wide host of shortcuts that you can enable to make it even easier to use your smartphone to perform simple tasks.
- You can find and send GIFs from Google’s revamped Keyboard app.
- Pixel will get updates including security updates before any other Android devices.
- Pixel will also support Google’s VR effort Daydream, when it becomes available.