Poll: Do you like the design of the new Pixel phones?


Well, the Pixels have finally been revealed and... well, we knew what they are going to look like, thanks to numerous spot-on leaks. Still, after the Google event — we can say that everything about the phone is clear now.

That little glass panel on the back has been quite peculiar ever since we first saw it. Some have speculated that the phone might have a touchpad on its back, others thought that it was an unfinished part of the handset. But nope, turns out it's just a shiny area that's supposed to look awesome.

Half familiar, half weird and innovative, we do have to say that the Pixel phones look like their own thing, and for that we applaud Google. But are they liked? What's your take on the design?

Do you like the design of the Pixel phones?

Oh, yes!
27.6%
I suppose I can live with it...
34.48%
No, they look pretty awful!
37.92%

Related phones

Pixel
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2770 mAh(26h talk time)
Pixel XL
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3450 mAh(32h talk time)

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36 Comments

1. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

only an iphone user would not see this design as atrocious

11. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

LOL!!

34. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

iPhone users are used only to beautiful devices ;).

35. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"iPhone users are used only to beautiful devices ;)." Are you for real? Don't kid yourself.

36. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I can assure you I'm not. Except for iPhones, I have only seen beautiful phones built by HTC, now Samsung (this years models), Nokia and BB; I had all brands and I settled for Apple. If iPhone 7 turned out to be a bad device, I would have gotten a S7 edge, but it's not the case.

2. RodrigoFreijanes

Posts: 58; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Yeah. Looks like my iPhone. hehe

3. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

The design is meh at best. That being said, the iphone 7 blows this out of the water in the looks department tbh heck even the htc a9 destroys this phone on looks too.. Not like so many will agree on this site anyway. I guess the best designed google phone still remains the nexus 4 and the best designed google phone remains the galaxy Note 7

4. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Sorry *android phone*

6. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Many on this site might not agree, but almost everyone on other sites will agree with you. It is unattractive in the official pictures, but you ll get to realize how hideous it looks as soon as you see the hands on videos. And I dont care what others might say, but it is a shameful attempt by Google to release a phone that looks a lot like an iPhone, except that they failed miserably.

28. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Better yet, they followed iPhone pricing with a device that will be sending every shred of data about how you use it back to Google to serve you more ads. At lower prices, it was a better value proposition if you wanted a version of Android without a heavy skin. Now you will be paying a Galaxy/iPhone prices to still get data mined 24/7, with a small portion of the Samsung accessories and a sliver of the accessories available to the iPhone. People discount that last point, but the XDA forums are full of threads of people scrounging for accessories...unless they own a Galaxy.

5. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

no..........it looks like a 'no-name' chinese phone

7. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Should have put a home button on the body and not on the screen as losing much of the screen spoils the look of this phone, like to see how the Snapdragon 821 chips preforms as this chip should have been used by Samsung on the Note 7 to make it different from there S7 models but rushing out the Note 7 just because of they wanted another Top phone out to compete more with the Apple iPhone 7 phones as caused them more trouble instead of praise

8. libra89

Posts: 2271; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I can live with it. It's not the most hideous but it also isn't super attractive either.

9. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Not fan of half glass back. Phone should've front stereo speakers.

10. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

I actually like the half metal/ half glass back. It's unique.

12. Subie

Posts: 2350; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

My sentiments too.

13. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I actually like the look of the phone, at least the white model.

14. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

The is the ugliest phone I have seen lately I rather stick with my nexus 6p than this awful looking phone. After jabbing apple for not having stereo speakers now Apple iPhone 7 has stereo speakers and this thing doesn't. Google should just stick to software and leave the hardware to the pros

15. tedkord

Posts: 17303; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Not really. Bezels are too big, and I don't like the back. But that's the least important aspect, since I'd be using a case regardless.

16. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Was this google made? With no help? 'CAUSE IT NEEDS IT.

17. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

I love it, the subtle look is exactly what I want in a phone, just pure simplicity. Thank you Google, finally after all these years, and iPhone of Androids. Price is way too high, the base price is 1079 here in Australia. Should have been 600.

18. canned.acid

Posts: 26; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Where is the Ugly AF option!!!

19. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

20. Zappo

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 04, 2016

I think the front is okay, not so sure about the back...

21. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

This is google official candy bar phone.. reminds me of G1 lol.. this phone is fugly.. Looks like a fisher price toy phone. . 6p is way better..

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

While not terrible looking, Google could've done better. They made a phone, that looks like an iPhone 5C, just with a white front vs a black one. C'mon el Goog. At least it has good specs, and 7.0. It's slightly over priced, but doable. What's with all the wasted bottom space though?

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ok, I'm just gonna say it. They should call these phones the Google iPixel, and iPixel XL.

24. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

They should call the big one megapixel. But yes, the front really resembles the iPhone.

25. meropixan

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

Iphone clone....

26. kabel

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

When google is going to learn that on-screen navigation on this design with humongous chin is not helping ... Capacitive buttons would help hide this ridiculously humongous chin to some extent ... I wasn't happy with nexus 6p top and bottom bezels, but the front facing speaker grill helped hiding the bottom bezel and in the end I got used to it ... Now, this design is atrocious ...

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