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Google Pixel C

Google Pixel C
alaScore 95

350 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 350 reviews of Google Pixel C. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the usability and design are overall positive. The battery and screen also get good reviews, but some have doubts about the GPS navigation and storage. There are some mixed comments about the connectivity.

performance, screen, battery, design, usability

price, portability, camera, storage, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Google Pixel C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Brad Bourque (digitaltrends.com)

Google Pixel C review

 

The Pixel C is the first decent Android 2-in-1, but still has problems.

Android enthusiasts are ready for something more satisfying, a device they can sink their teeth into, and this is it. Like the Chromebook Pixel, the Pixel C shows that a lightweight operating system can function well on high-end hardware. It’s a...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Pixel C review: Google's first tablet makes rookie mistakes

 

The Pixel C, while an intriguing first effort at making a convertible, is simply tough to recommend. It's well built, but Google has made some surprising usability mistakes with the Pixel C, and Android just isn't cut out for productivity as much as...

Premium build quality ; Keyboard feels great ; Noticeably fast for a tablet

Keyboard is another $149 ; Android still isn't built for desktop-like multitasking ; Still not a wide variety of great Android tablet apps

The Pixel C, while an intriguing first effort at making a convertible, is simply tough to recommend. That's especially true when there are plenty of cheaper and better equipped options out there. But it's also an intriguing first effort by Google. It's...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Google Pixel C

 

Google's Pixel C tablet has high-end hardware, but buggy Android software holds it back.

High-end metal body. Good CPU performance. Long battery life.

Extremely buggy. Lags behind other tablets on productivity. Dull cameras.

Comparisons and Conclusions It's very difficult to rate a product that's crippled by solvable software bugs, as those bugs may get solved, but I have to rate the product that's on sale right now. Honestly, I'd have rated this tablet at 2.5 stars,...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com)

Google Pixel C review

 

Google's latest tablet is its greatest yet. In fact, the Pixel C hands down is the most powerful Android tablet I've ever used. The real question here isn't if the Pixel C is the best tablet, it's "who cares"?

The Google Pixel C has a slim, compact aluminum build that feels sturdy. Its optional Bluetooth keyboard is equally solid and doubles as the tablet's cover and it has a powerful, long-running battery. The tablet runs the latest version of Android and...

It's a bit heavy when attached to the keyboard (which is sold separately). Big-name apps and games still tend to hit iOS before Android.

The Google Pixel C is the best Android tablet money can buy.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Google Pixel C tablet

 

The Pixel C starts at $500 and has a high-end design, spectacular screen, fast performance and long-lasting battery. (UK and Australian pricing has yet to be announced, but the US price converts to around £335 or AU$695.) But with interest in tablets...

The Google Pixel C has a slim, compact aluminum build that feels sturdy. Its optional Bluetooth keyboard is equally solid and doubles as the tablet's cover and it has a powerful, long-running battery. The tablet runs the latest version of Android and...

It's a bit heavy when attached to the keyboard (which is sold separately). Big-name apps and games still tend to hit iOS before Android.

The Google Pixel C is the best Android tablet money can buy.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Jon Phillips (pcworld.com)

Google Pixel C review: A killer Android tablet with an unfullfilled productivity mission

 

A great hardware keyboard telegraphs the Pixel C's intentions. Now Google just needs to make Android a productivity OS.

No-compromise build quality and industrial design ; Exceedingly competent keyboard accessory ; No-excuses display and CPU performance ; Pure Android—just how we like it

No multi-window support ; Android still doesn't feel like a productivity OS—and that's a missed opportunity

Killer industrial design, awesome performance, and a great hardware keyboard telegraph the Pixel C's intentions. Now Google just needs to make Android a productivity tablet OS.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Dieter Bohn (theverge.com)

Google Pixel C review: Too clever by half

 

A funny thing happened on the way to inventing the future of touchscreen computing: everybody is botching it. Google is the latest company to try to rethink how we interact with computers,...

Excellent hardware ; Great battery life ; Keyboard surprisingly good

Android needs work on tablets ; Some performance stutters

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : David Pierce (wired.com)

Review: Google Pixel C

 

It's important that Google's new Pixel C tablet is a Pixel, rather than a Nexus. The Nexus lineup has always tried to be best-in-breed, proof that Android can be better than Samsung or HTC lets on. Pixel, on the other hand, proves a point. They built...

Nice-looking, nicely made hardware. That screen is beautiful, and that processor is crazy fast. The root-two aspect ratio is a smart one

Way too small to be really good at multitasking, and too small to be a great keyboard. Android's never been good for tablets, and it's not now either. Too many apps don't work or look good on the bigger screen

A Work Tablet isn’t just a tablet with a keyboard. And right now, even the best Android tablet isn’t a great tablet—not until Google fixes Android. So here’s hoping Google forces every Android engineer to use a Pixel C full-time, starting right now....

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Brandon Chester, Joshua Ho (anandtech.com)

The Google Pixel C Review

 

In early 2010, Google and HTC launched the Nexus One . While it was designed in a partnership between Google and HTC, it represented Google's first step into the arena of smartphone hardware design. Since that time, having a Nexus device designed and...

At the very least, I think existing buyers should be given some public timeline of when Google plans to issue the much needed bug fixing updates. In its current state, I honestly can’t give the Pixel C any sort of recommendation, even to the biggest...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Henry T. Casey (laptopmag.com)

Google Pixel C Review

 

Powered by a brawny Nvidia Tegra X1 processor, the Pixel C is the first Android tablet that Google has built on its own. It's also a very compelling option, thanks to its beautiful display, long-lasting battery and detachable design. The Android...

Brilliant display; Powerful processor; Long battery life; Strong hinge and excellent hybrid experience

Android on tablets needs work; Cramped keyboard

The Google Pixel C is a phenomenal piece of hardware; we only wish that Android were better optimized for tablets and keyboards.

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:2770 / 34.2 / 3450
Battery capacity (Watt hours):34.2
Battery life (max):10
Browsing time (4G):13 / 14
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):13 / 14
Continuous audio playback time:130
Continuous audio playback time (display off):110
Continuous video playback time:13
Standby time (4G):456
Talk time (3G):26
Video call time:14

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
Built-in flash:Y
Face detection:Y
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2.4
Front camera resolution (numeric):2 / 8
Geotagging:Y
Maximum frame rate:240 / 30
Multi-shot:Y
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12.3 / 8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Self-timer:Y
Smile detection:Y
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:2160p / 720p,1080p,2160p
Zoom capability:Y

Design

Color of product:Aluminium, Silver / Anthracite / Blue, White / Silver / Silver, White
Device type:Full-size tablet
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Bar / Slate

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):100000:1
Display brightness:500
Display Diagonal:10.2 / 5 / 5.5
Display number of colors:16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440 / 2560 x 1800
Display Technology:LTPS
Display Type:AMOLED / SAMOLED
LED backlight: Yes
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:308 / 441 / 534
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Memory

Internal memory:3
Internal memory type:LPDDR4-SDRAM

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

FM radio:N

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Barometer:Y
GLONASS:Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GSM / GSM
3G:No / Y
3G standards:CDMA,TD-SCDMA,UMTS,WCDMA / CDMA,UMTS,WCDMA
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11a
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct: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 / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
Flight mode:Y
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calendar, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:Y
Microphone in: Yes
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0/3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) / 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.6
Processor:x1
Processor cores:4
Processor family:NVIDIA Tegra / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.9 / 2.15
Processor model:821 / x1

Software

Operating system installed:Android / Android 7.0
Operating system version:7.1
Platform:Android

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Compatible memory cards:Not supported
Internal storage capacity:128 / 32 / 64
RAM capacity:4
RAM type:LPDDR4
Storage media:Flash
USB mass storage:Y

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.276 / 0.335
Height:2.74 / 6.09 / 7.05
Weight:0.0182 / 5.93
Width:2.98 / 5.66 / 9.53