Google Pixel Specs

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Google Pixel Review
8.8

Description

Google Pixel is promoted as a phone "made by Google" - both on the outside and on the inside. As such, it comes tightly integrated with Google's services, and even gets a few exclusive perks. Among them is the new Assistant feature, allowing natural language interaction between the user and the device. Pixel owners also get to enjoy unlimited full-res photo and video backup on Google Photos, 24/7 customer service, and the new Pixel Launcher interface. On the hardware side of things, the phone comes with Qualcomm's fastest processor to date, backed by plenty of RAM. And the camera on the back is promised to be one of the best ever put on a handset.

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Display

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Size: 5.0 inches
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 16:9 ratio, 441 PPI
Technology: AMOLED
Screen-to-body: 68.88 %
Features: Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

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System chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
Processor: Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
GPU: Adreno 530
RAM: 4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage: 128GB, not expandable
OS: Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat) Screenshots
Device type: Smartphone

Battery

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Capacity: 2770 mAh
Type: Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Charging: USB Power Delivery

Camera

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Rear: Single camera Camera samples
Main camera: 12.3 MP (Laser and PDAF)
Specifications: Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm
Flash: Dual LED
Video recording: 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
Features: Video calling, Video sharing
Front: 8 MP
Video capture: 1920x1080 (Full HD)
Dimensions: 5.66 x 2.74 x 0.34 inches (143.84 x 69.54 x 8.58 mm)
Weight: 5.04 oz (143.0 g)
Materials: Back: Aluminum, Glass
Resistance: Splash, Dust; IP53
Biometrics: Fingerprint (touch)
Features: Notification light
Keys: Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Colors: Black, Gray, White

Cellular

4G (FDD): Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)
4G (TDD): Bands 41(2600+)
3G: Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)
Data Speed: LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS
SIM type: Nano SIM
HD Voice: Yes

Multimedia

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Headphones: 3.5mm jack
Speakers: Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Features: aptX-HD
Additional microphone(s): for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth: 4.2
Wi-Fi: 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
USB: Type-C (reversible), USB 3.0
Features: Charging, OTG, Mass storage device
Hearing aid compatible: M4, T4
Location: GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
Other: NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:
Date approved: Feb 12, 2017
FCC ID value: NM8G-2PW4100
Measured SAR:
Head: 0.92 W/kg
Measured in: 1900 MHz
Body: 0.58 W/kg
Measured in: 1900 MHz
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.08 W/kg
Wireless Router: 0.58 W/kg

Buyers information

Price: $ 749
In The Box: USB-C 18W adaptor with USB-PD, A-C cable (USB 3.0), C-C cable (USB 2.0), SIM tool, Quick switch adapter, In box promos and collateral

Availability

Oct 04, 2016
Officially announced: Yes
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Alternative variants

Google Pixel 32GB
Differences from the main variant:
Internal storage: 32GB
Price: $ 649

Carrier Availability

Discontinued

Verizon

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User Reviews

Overall User Rating
Build quality
10
Camera quality
10
Performance
9.3
Display
8
Battery life and charging
7.3
Rating breakdown (out of 10)
6.5
Google Pixel 128GB - Very Silver
Phone owned for less than a year

I am writing a review for Google Pixel 128GB Very Silver, on Cricket.

To me, the Battey isn't good (every 1% lasts about 45 seconds) -- I use my phone alot so this is a problem. If you don't use your phone a ton, you don't think their SMS is ugly, and don't mind no water resistantance, this is a great phone. It takes calls ok for me but it doesn't work for my mom so I gave it a 3. It's pretty tough, and with a screen protector doesn't need a case. Plus it's beautiful--other than those oversized bezels. And I love the fingerprint scanner. Overall, it's a pretty good phone, I'd say it's worth $300-350. 

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10
A+
Phone owned for less than 3 months

I loved my Nexus 5. But once I needed CMDA I switched to the Droid turbo. This phone is night and day compared to both of those phones. The camera, display, charging time, speaker quality, battery all a huge improvement from what I was using.

I also love the fact that google gives you free unlimited original-quality photo and video backups with this phone. Some people complained about not having the option of using a sd card, but with the pixel you likely wouldn't need expandable memory.

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10
Awesome phone
Phone owned for less than a month

Came from a nexus 5x. This phone is truly a beast. The OS has a blazing fast user experience, i have yet to see the phone hiccup in any way at all. Biggest difference i notice is loading some data heavy apps such as messenger (i rarely delete my messages), i ported over all of my messages and i just fly between conversations with no lag. my nexus 5x would have delays and some times needs to catch up with me. the camera is also a huge upgrade. I don't really notice any better quality... but the huge upgrade is that it launches almost instantly and pictures are captured instantly with no delay what so ever. Now the battery life.... i was absolutely astonished by the battery life of the Nexus 5x when i received it (coming from an iphone 6). I would charge the phone once a day and would easily get 8-14 hours of moderate-heavy use with rapid charging within 90 minutes. The Pixel completely builds on this. so far i am getting 26-30 hours of moderate-heavy use on a full charge. it is absolutely amazing. full charging from 0-100% takes 1 hour 45 minutes tops.

the speaker is night and day coming from the nexus 5x, however it is not as loud and satisfying as the 6p stereo speakers. Also on the bottom of the phone there are 2 speaker grills... only one of them is he speaker.

Another personal preference is that i became accustom to the plastic feel of the nexus 5x with the grippy mat plastic finish on the back. The pixel feels really delicate in my hands and extremely slippery without a case.

Display is amazing, however the raise to wake ambient display feature isn't included in the pixel android 7.1 software due to some bug that google cannot find at the moment. I definitely do miss this feature.

if you are coming from a nexus 6p i'd say wait another year. the 5x showed its age and i didn't like the massive size of the 6p.
this may come off as a rant but....
The default ringtones on this phone are absolute garbage. The default sound for the alarm is water running with bells in the background??? Thats going to help me go back to sleep in the morning... the text message sounds are very short subtle dings that you question if you even got a notification which defeats the purpose of having the phone off vibrate. and the default phone ringtones... there arent any legit ringtones, all creepy soothing sounds. atleast give me a telephone. I know i can manually set me own but for a $649 phone base price... id expect to have useful notification sounds. the ones on the nexus were fine....

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