In terms of the Google Pixel specs, they don’t really jump out of the screen when compared to the other smartphones in the market today. Gone are the days when Google was the go-to phone when you need a cheap but reliable workhorse that features the latest Android software. Not surprisingly, the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL are meant to showcase the Android Nougat the way it should be enjoyed. People were hoping that last year’s Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X were the outliers in terms of cost but as the latest launch has proven, we may have to turn to other brands if we don’t have the budget.
Will The Google Pixel Specs Be Worth The Price Tag?
The price tag of $649 and $769 for the Pixel and Pixel XL, respectively, can be a little steep. Now, there are some features missing in these two smartphones that could be a deal breaker. For example, it’s vulnerable to water, no microSD slot to expand storage and no wireless charging. Would you pay that kind of money for the Google Pixel XL and Google Pixel specs? Let’s find out.
1. Google Pixel Specs: Camera
The camera of the previous Google phones has been underwhelming, to say the least, so it’s a good thing the search giant is listening to customer feedbacks. The turnaround is amazing. One of the more impressive features of the Google Pixel specs is the 89 score it got from DxOMark, the industry standard in image quality. The 12.3-megapixel cam takes high-resolution photos with no marked lag, plus there’s video stabilization. You may need to up your selfie game with this one.
2. Google Pixel Specs: Siri Alternative
The Google Assistant, the search giant’s own answer to iPhone’s Siri, is touted to be better, more responsive and offers more functionality compared to the Cupertino-based technology. Pixel is the first smartphone to feature the built-in Google Now app. Theoretically, it means there are fewer glitches because the company, after all, made this phone from inside out.
3. Google Pixel Specs: Latest Qualcomm Processor
Among the Google Pixel specs are the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821. That makes the flagship among the first smart phones today to feature the new processor, which highlights the quad-core Kryo PU and Adreno 530 GPU. One feature that makes this chipset perfect for the new Google Pixel is the downlink rate that can reach 600 Mbps. The Pixel and Pixel XL have the unlimited storage option on the cloud.
Here is the rundown of the Google Pixel specs:
- 5-inch AMOLED at 1080 x 1920 pixels (~441 ppi pixel density)
- Android Nougat 7.1
- 12 MP main camera, 8 MP front snapper
- Wi-Fi 802.11 dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
- Fingerprint sensor
- 2770 mAh battery good for 456 hours of standby time, or 26 hours of talk time
- Quite black, Very silver, Really blue colors
If you need to know more about the Google Pixel specs and features, watch this clip from Android Police:
Some people may complain about the Google Pixel specs not worth the high price tag, especially compared to the previous smart phones from the same company. To be fair, you need to understand that the brand is trying to compete with the iPhone and Galaxy lineups. And high-end parts are expensive. You get a much better camera lens and you have a more powerful battery, for instance, and they don’t come cheap.
You can also read on some fashion tips to match your new Google Pixel if you ever decide to buy one. Are you excited about to try this technology? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
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