Google Pixel is here and it's great
These great-looking devices are first device we can truly call iPhone competitors: Google has experience and excellent engineers and it shows. Industrial design has some similarities with the Nexus but it is more than that: Pixel is a phone. Not a fancy device with shiny colors, it's a phone for those who want a device that does its job well, without number of additions to the operating system and fancy hardware solutions.
The Pixel has a 5-inch display, and the Pixel XL has a 5.5-inch screen, and both actually are slightly smaller than the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus because they don't have hardware buttons on the face. So, Pixel feels smaller and it fits well in the pocket and in the hand. Thanks to its design, it is also possible to use it with one hand which is a nice thing after all those "5-inch monsters" out there. Displays on the Pixel (1080p) and the Pixel XL (Quad HD) both look great, with deep blacks thanks to the use of AMOLED screens.
Both device have the new Pixel Launcher, which makes the software navigation buttons present in Android smaller. The backs of the Pixel phones represent Google’s unique design choice which some may embrace but we think Google could do better. The fingerprint sensor is located in the middle and the camera is located up and to the left corner. Performance is great, thanks to the newest processor and, of course, Google engineers who did a great job tailoring software to hardware and leaving Pixel without any fancy add-ons.
The new Google Assistant features are fast and they handle queries well. The Pixel has Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 821 CPU along with 4GB RAM and either 32GB or 128GB internal storage. The 821 is a new processor and capable of really great things. The battery should lasts for the whole day and Google is giving unlimited storage for your documents. Google Pixel is finally here, some would say, and they would be right: Other big smartphone makers could learn a thing or two from the Big G how to make a phone, not a fashion accessory. ■
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