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Google Pixel

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews of Google Pixel. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and usability. The portability and performance also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the connectivity. The reception and price get critical opinions.

camera, performance, portability, usability, 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 96/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 42 reviews)

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Expert review by: Lynn La (cnet.com)

Google Pixel review:

 

The Google Pixel remains our favorite phone, bar none -- unless you're looking for a bigger screen, in which case we'd recommend its big brother, the Pixel XL .

The Google Pixel has a fantastic camera, especially in low light. It's elegantly designed. Google Assistant takes one of the most natural, human approaches to answering your voice.

The phone's display is dim in outdoor sunlight and its camera's Lens Blur feature is shoddy. It's splash-resistant rather than dunkable, and it's pricey compared to previous Google Nexus devices.

If you're wary of Samsung or looking for a worthy iPhone alternative, the Google Pixel is the high-end Android phone to get.

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: Victor H. (phonearena.com)

Google Pixel vs Samsung Galaxy S7

 

It's hard to say what was the most important event of the year 2016 in smartphones, but Google's direct entry in the phone market with its Pixel lineup of phones that replaced the enthusiast-minded Nexus series was certainly one of them.

Premium eye-catching glass design ; Water resistance is a nice extra ; The fastest focusing smartphone camera ; More affordable ; Expandable storage ; Wireless charging

At the end of the day, it’s clear that the Google Pixel is a surprisingly solid phone, especially considering that it’s a first-generation product.

Jan, 2017

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: 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.

Feb, 2017

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

Best of Year 2016

Expert review by: Michael Desjardin (reviewed.com)

Google Pixel Smartphone Review

 

Google's new phone is one it can proudly call its own

Nov, 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

Expert review by: Patrick O'Rourke (mobilesyrup.com)

Google Pixel review: The high-end Android you’ve been waiting for

 

Google's Pixel is exactly what the Android ecosystem needs to compete with the iPhone in the high-end smartphone space in terms of quality, performance and reliability.

Sleek looking and feels high-end ; Google Assistant is great ; Circular skin adds a level of polish to Android ; Reliable melding of hardware and software

Expensive, especially in Canada ; Not water resistant ; Design may be too simple for some

Oct, 2016

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

Product Specifications

Battery

Browsing time (4G):13
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):13
Continuous audio playback time (display off):110

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera aperture number:2.4
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12.3
Rear camera type:Single camera

Design

Brand colour:Quite Black / Really Blue / Very Silver

Display

Pixel density:441
Screen shape:Flat

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes
Position location: Yes

Networking

2G standards:GSM
3G standards:CDMA, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes

Storage

Internal RAM type:LPDDR4
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