Google finally made a phone that competes against the iPhone: the Google Pixel. Pixel phones are made by Google inside out, and are designed for the purest Android experience. The Pixel replaces the Nexus phones and allows Google to really innovate on the hardware side of their smartphone business, to make the hardware high optimised for their OS.
The Pixel comes in two sizes, 5” and 5.5”, although most specifications remain same across both models. Both run on the latest Snapdragon 821 chipset and have 4 GB RAM, in addition to a AMOLED displays. The Pixel phones are also said to have the best cameras in any smartphone according to DxOMark. They are also Daydream VR ready, and will work well with Google’s Daydream VR headset called “Daydream View" that they announced at the event. And need I mention the headphone jack?
The core feature of the Pixel is Google Assistant. Google replaced the Now-On-Tap feature with Google Assistant that’s essentially a chat with an AI agent that can “do” things for you. It’s not exactly Google Now, but Assistant feels more useful than Google Now. Want to try Google Assistant? Just get Google Allo for Android and iOS and you can experience chatting with Assistant right now.
With that, here are must-watch videos from over the Internet that’ll give you a good first impression of the phone:
You can find pre-order/purchase information on Google’s new website:
The Pixel is a premium phone, and is priced as follows (in USD):
$649 Pixel 32 GB
$749 Pixel 128 GB
$769 Pixel XL 32 GB
$869 Pixel XL 128 GB
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