Google Pixel is the big G’s move of taking things on its own hands and come up with their own smartphone. This move was executed after rolling out a host of Nexus devices that were co-developed with brands like Samsung, LG, HTC, and Huawei. With HTC as a contract manufacturer, Google made their very first phone – The Google Pixel. Designed and developed by the Google, the Pixel boasts a camera that is rated the highest among all the smartphone. The phone also happens to be the first to be rolled out with Google Assistant built in.
|5.0 Inch AMOLED Display (441 ppi) with Corning Gorilla Glass v4||Quad Core 2.15 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro||4GB||32GB internal||
Front Camera: 8MP f/2.4
|Non-Removable 2770 mAh||Black, Blue, Silver|
Design and Construction
|Dimensions (Inches)||5.66 x 2.73 x 0.33|
|Colour Options||Black, Blue, Silver|
|Screen Size||5.0 Inches|
|Screen to body ratio (%)||68.8%|
|Pixel Density||441 ppi|
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass v4|
|System on Chip||Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro|
|CPU||Quad Core 2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo, 64 bit|
|Internal memory||32 GB|
|Expandable Memory Slot||Dedicated MicroSD|
|No. of SIMS||1|
|Sim 1 Type||Nano SIM|
|No of sensors||1|
|Autofocus type||Laser Autofocus, Phase Detection|
|Flash details||Dual LED|
|Video Resolution||2160 x 3840|
|No of sensors||1|
|Os version||Android v7.1 Nougat|
|USB||USB Type C|
|Talk Time||26 hours|
|Standby Time||456 hours|
|Music Play time||110 hours|
|Video Play Time||13 hours|
|Internet use LTE||13 hours|
|Internet use wi-fi||13 hours|
|Fast Charging||Yes hours|
|Wi-Fi||802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz|
|USB||USB Type C|
|Music formats||MP3, WAV, FLAC, AAC|
|Video formats||MP4, H.263, H.264|
|GSM||1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz|
|UMTS||1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 800 / 850 / 900 MHz|
|LTE (FDD)||2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 1500(band 21) / 850(band 26)|
|LTE (TDD)||2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39)|
The Google Pixel features a unibody crafted out of Aerospace grade aluminum and polished glass. On the front is a 5.0 inch FullHD AMOLED display with a pixel density of 441 ppi. The screen is protected by a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The front is simple and clean with a front facing camera, proximity sensor, and an earpiece on the top of the screen. There are no touch capacitive buttons instead the phone gets on-screen keys. At the rear is the primary camera with a Flash. The fingerprint sensor is dubbed as the Pixel Imprint.
The Google Pixel is rolled out in two colours – Quite Black, and Very Silver. The Pixel is also available in a shade of Blue that is a limited edition.
The Google Pixel has all the premium stuff packed into it. Starting from the power station inside, the Pixel gets the top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 64Bit SoC. This Quad-core chip is assisted by Adreno 530 GPU and 4 GB RAM. The Pixel is offered in two internal storage options – 32GB and 128GB. The ‘highest rated’ camera setup comprises of a 12.3 MP unit at the rear with large 1.55μm pixels and f/2.0 aperture. The camera uses a combination of Phase detection autofocus and laser detection autofocus.
At the front is an 8MP camera with f/2.4 aperture and uses fixed focus. The phone features a Single bottom-firing speaker. The sensor set includes Proximity, Gyrometer, Magnetometer, Pixel Imprint, Barometer, Hall effect sensor, Android Sensor Hub, Advanced x-axis haptics.
Google Pixel. The Pixel draws energy from a 2,770 mAh battery pack that supports fast charging. The phone gets a USB Type-C port, USB 3.0, and 3.5 mm headset jack.
The Google Pixel features Android v.7.1 Nougat. The developers have said that the Pixel will receive two years of OS upgrades from launch and three years of security updates from launch.