Google wants to hear your thoughts on the Pixels' design


The Pixel and the Pixel XL were Google's answer to the iPhones and the Galaxies out there, and it was a pretty good answer overall. Ticking all the boxes an exceptional flagship should, these two devices are definitely among the best ones you can lay your hands on right now. 

Google seems to be rather content with the public's opinion on the Pixel and the Pixel XL, but as usual, there's always room for further improvement. One of the best ways to do that is to engage your customers in a constructive conversation and hear their input and feedback about the product you're selling, and that's exactly what Google's doing right now. 

Krishna Kumar, the Product Lead for the Pixel phones, asked, and it's up to you to answer. 


The whole ordeal takes place on Google's Product Forums and in case you have an opinion on the matter, you can share it right here. Hopefully, this important feedback will be taken into account by Google when the Pixel 2 and the Pixel XL 2 hit the drawing boards.

What about you? What do you love or don't like about the overall design of the Pixel and the Pixel XL? Feel free to chime in below.

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29 Comments

1. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3097; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

They need to make it less iPhone-ish, reduce the bezels, and add front firing speakers.

22. fiji.siv

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

...and external storage. The OS supports it now. Personally I'm addicted to wireless charging. As a longtime Nexus user, when I saw the Pixel announcement w/o wireless charging, I bought an S7.

26. dadip68

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 30, 2016

Bring back Nexus 6 with 6" screen, wireless charging, bring back stereo speakers, more memory 256gb or external sdhc card, 5000 mAh battery and updates for at least five years. I will buy spares.

2. apakalo1

Posts: 67; Member since: Nov 19, 2015

Phonearena.com; Are you people affiliated to Google? Or has Google given you permission to ask us anything? You exhibit too much unprofessionalism. s**t

6. cmdacos

Posts: 4094; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Did you read at all and click the link to see the request made by Pixel's developer lead?

21. talon95

Posts: 992; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Thanks PA, appreciated knowing this was going on. Now I can take part. This news was beneficial to me. Unhappy readers should not read what they don't want to know about.

4. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

The design is just too generic, nothing special. The successor must look unique, if Google wants their flagship to have its own character in design.

8. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

The default home screen looks good but the physical design is SO boring! My favourite looking Google phone was the Nexus 6. That was one good looker!

5. notfair

Posts: 718; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

thank you for this. maybe they will come to their senses when they will hear the fans complaining.

7. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

Pixel and the iPhones are ugly. Specially round corners and bezels.

9. monoke

Posts: 1156; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Come out with something that looks like Frankenstein iphone and now they ask what people want? Where was this question beforehand?

10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Reduce the forehead and chin. No need to make the screen bigger. Keep the screen size but make it more one hand friendly. Battery improvements. Less -iPhone like in the front. stereo speakers. waterproofing AVAILABILITY! ideally a removable battery & upgrade-able flash. I'd rather have the ability to change out my battery when it goes bad (or dead) over 0.1mm thinner. One of the main things that kept me on my Note4 instead of upgrading.

11. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

it's ugly... Nexus6 is the best looking pixel/nexus phone IMO.. (but it's screen is too big, make it 5.5-5.7inch and it will be great)

12. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

There plenty of 5.5 inch phone. They should have another 6.0 inch or 6.4 inch phone. Why not release a 5.0, 5.7 and a 6.4 inch to cover all the ground.

14. Quicksword_Phantom

Posts: 180; Member since: Jun 15, 2015

The screen of the nexus 6 was not too big. It was perfect and the last good design of a google device. Not everyone has small hands fyi.

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Nexus 4 was the sexiest. They should have stuck with that and just evolved it.

17. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

Loved that phone. The only phone that was slightly wider than any other phone. Nowadays all phones are narrow tall and slim, rather than being wide like the Note series. Only the N7 ruined the note series. Being lookalike the S7E.

13. Nexus456

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

I think the pixel looks pretty good, perhaps not quite unique enough, but definitely good. They made two mistakes, the lack of front facing speakers, and IP water resistance. At least it 67 if not 68. Those changes would pretty much make it the perfect phone for me. :)

15. DFranch

Posts: 533; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Needs: Smaller Bezels, 64Gb option or expandable storage, lower price. Wants: OIS, Bigger Battery.

18. Kardar2

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 17, 2017

It sucks I really miss my note 7 I can't wait till I can get another Samsung. Taking screen shots was so much easier and the pen was a major help.

19. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

The design is crappy and outdated. Take design cues from what Samsung was doing 2016 and what Samsung and LG are doing 2017. Even the next iphone might look ok, atleast the Oled version.

28. Trex95

Posts: 2380; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

iPhone already looks ok Lol. Google needs to make there own phone not other manfucturter doing it lg, htc etc... make your own design same as Apple and Samsung .

20. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Just reduce the bezels and bring back front firing speakers.

23. Plutonium239

Posts: 1199; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Overall, it seems to want to be an iphone, they aren't pretty.

24. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

It looks like an $80 dollar phone

25. dadip68

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 30, 2016

Bring back Nexus 6 with 6" screen, wireless charging for my tylt charger, bring back stereo speakers, more memory 256gb or external sdhc card, 5000 mAh battery and updates for at least five years. I will buy spares.

27. TrackPhoneUser

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

Make an original design, addling a glass part is the only way to differentiate it from an iPhone

29. Trex95

Posts: 2380; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

One word UGLY. - front fingerprint scanner and no more on screen buttons. - IPS display same as nexus 5 still remain one of the best screen to date ( Samsung Super Amoled still better than any Super Amoled used by other OEM's, Samsung knows how to makes they're Super Amoled as brghit as IPS, but other OEM,s don't that's why better to stick with IPS excellent panel overall and doesn't has issues like Super Amoled). - Better hardware every single nexus had some hardware issue and trouble build quilaty and the worst goes to nexus 6P, Motorola nexus 6 build quilaty is excellent, but design ugly. - water and dust restaint. - stereo speakers same as iPhone 7/7 plus and mate 9 no need dual front speakers that makes the phone bigger and add more ugly bezels. -

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