Google has finally put its Nexus lineup of smartphone and has launched the newest Pixel smartphones this year. Already, the smartphones have attracted a lot of attention from smartphone lovers with many claiming it to be the real iPhone Killer. From killer design to bleeding edge features, Google Pixel has it all to conquer the smartphone market. However, the only downside of the handset is that it comes with a massive price tag and is not exactly Indian buyer material. Here is a brief overview into the pros and cons of the handset for those who are looking to buy one.
Google AI, Allo and Duo: To give competition to Apple's Siri, Google has now finally integrated the Google Assistant in the device itself. This means that everything your are doing receiving and sending out on this smartphone, Google Assistant is always listening and ready to help you with anything. This is the future! Google Pixel also comes with Allo to compete with likes iMessage and Whatsapp as well as Duo to comepete with Facetime.
Best camera with 89 DxOMark Mobile score: At the launch event, Google highlighted the fact that DxOMark Mobile has rated the camera on Google Pixel at 89, which is the highest till date. The handset has beaten the likes of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, which is a huge brownie point. Google has gone down to 12.3 Megapixels snapper but with bigger 1.5 microns pixels. What this means is that it takes in more lights and details than usual smartphone camera.
Unique Glass and Metal design: This year Google was involved in every aspect of the design and everything else. It only used HTC's plant to manufacture device and that is where Taiwanese brand's contribution ended. Google has managed to come up with a design that is part metal and part glass on the rear panel. This looks absolutely stunning and different from the existing breed of smartphones.
Pixel Imprint fingerprint scanner: This handset comes with what Google likes to call Google Imprint fingerprint scanner. It is expected to be the fastest and accurate fingerprint scanner, which is something we all would love.
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Too costly: The brand has priced the handset ridiculously high for the base 32 GB variant and that is something which prevents most buyers from even considering it. This is completely different perspective from Nexus devices, which were intended to provide top notch features in lower price.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||October 13, 2016|
|Color||Black, Blue, Silver|
|Operating System||Android v7.1.1 (Nougat)|
|Phone Body||Case: Metal Back: Metal Side: Metal|
|Dimensions||143.8 x 69.5 x 8.5 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||2.15 GHz Quad core 64 bit (2.15 GHz Dual + 1.6 GHz Dual) (Kryo)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro|
|Display||Size||5.0 inches (12.7 cm)|
Corning Gorilla Class 4
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Hall Sensor|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels, Full HD|
|Pixel Density||441 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||68.8 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
Dual LED Flash
|Rear Camera Sensor||Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor|
|Rear Camera Aperture||f/2.0|
|Front Camera Aperture||f/2.4|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Rear Auto Focus||
Phase Detection autofocus, Laser autofocus
2160p@30fps, 4k, Full HD, HD
|Battery||Battery Capacity||2770 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-ion, Non Removable|
|Talk Time 3G||26 hr|
|Music Play Time||110 hr|
Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration|
|Storage||Internal Storage||32 GB|
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Type-C Cable, OTG Dongle, User Manual, Warranty Card|
Yes, both SIM card slots in Google Pixel support 4G LTE.
Yes, the smartphone support VoLTE feature.