On October 4th, Tuesday, Google created a massive stir in the smartphone cauldron by launching its stunning phones Pixel and Pixel XL which have garnered rave reviews from all the techies who had their time with the phone.
Bowled over by its classy appearance and the sheer comfort factor of the fingerprint sensor that has been very thoughtfully placed in the back panel, reviewers have a lot to say about the phones. Here are important pointers and features that our team feels that plugs many holes in the legs of Apple iPhone 7, Samsung Note and Note 7.
1. Scintillating design: Built with aluminum bodies, Pixel has 5 inch 1080p display and Pixel XL is endowed with 5.5 inch Quad HD panel which makes it the only difference between these two devices. Pixel is supported by Android 7.1 Nougat.
Built by HTC, however is not mentioned or reflected in the device, instead the phone is empanelled with a “G” in the back panel showing Google who developed it. Installed with Snapdragon quad core processor, performance is as smooth as it gets.
Boasting a rock solid battery that lasts a day, it has 2770 mAh battery and gives fast charging within 15 minutes which seems a bit unbelievable after the claim made by Oneplus 3’s half an hour dash charge.
Google made sure that its users are wired with device, by retaining the 3.5 mm headphones jack, thereby taking a dig at its competitor Apple’s decision to blackout the jack.
The feather on its cap is that the Android software supports Daydream virtual reality platform thus making it much sought after by VR device buyers.
2. Crystal clear camera output: Google ensured that it delivers smashing camera quality, giving Apple a run for its money.
Armed with 12.3 MP rear and 8 MP front lens, it is auto adjusting to the time of the day and night, as well as provides HDR without pulling the performance of the phone as is the case in other phones.
Armed with cutting edge computational composition, it combines quality with speed which is a redeeming factor.
3. Allo at your service! – Google integrates its AI chatbot with the phone that just takes the game to a whole new level! Just by typing/saying “ok google”, users get to summon their assistant. Play, tease, scold or take advice, the assistant blurs the boundary between reality and the virtual world.
With pre-order sales showing out of stock for the blue colored version of Pixel, it would not take much time to get it all out of the shelves once its sales start. Priced at $649 for 64GB, one would say that it is the best buy ever and one can never regret this decision.
Collaborator: Shruti Balakrishnan