The Google Pixel: What Can We Expect?

We have all been inundated with news and reviews in regards to the latest Samsung or Apple smartphones.  While these are indeed impressive, their price tags can be prohibitively expensive for some consumers.  If you have been looking for an economical and yet powerful alternative to these models, Google Pixel could be the perfect option.  However, there is obviously much more than meets the eye in terms of what this phone offers as well as some potential bugs that you may find annoying.  Let’s therefore go ahead and take a quick look at what you can expect from this novel smartphone.

A Basic Overview

One aspect of the Pixel that analysts have already noted is that it seems to strike an excellent balance between speed, versatility and ergonomics.  This should really not be much of a surprise considering the fact that this model is considered to be the flagship phone of the company.  In particular, its seamless integration with Android Nougat 7.0 is seen as being one of its best features.  Another major point to mention here is that the Pixel is one of the fastest charging phones on the market today; ideal if you are constantly out and about and do not wish to suffer a sudden loss of power.

Another interesting improvement can be seen in its camera.  It is said that this unit takes a better picture than the vaunted iPhone 7, so users will be quite happy.  Close-up shots are extremely clear and the camera functions exceedingly well within low-light environments.  It boasts no less than 12.3 megapixels, so you do not have to be an avid fan of photography to appreciate the image quality to be expected.  The front-facing camera is also impressive, as it is able to automatically adjust for metrics such as brightness, contrast and even skin tones.

The AI present within the Google Pixel is also leaps ahead of many of its predecessors.    This largely arises from the fact that the bot has a truly expansive knowledge base (thanks to its access to the Google search engine).  So, any answers are extremely intuitive; even when compared to respected systems such as Siri.  This will help to dramatically impact the overall user experience.

In terms of functionality, Google Pixel is likewise highly competitive.  A long-touch option allows users to pull up more in-depth menus when they keep their finger placed upon an app icon.  GIFs can be sent directly from Google Keyboards.  A night light setting can even help to reduce eye strain by tinting the 5-inch LCD display a blue hue.

A Few Negatives

Of course, no phone is perfect.  One of the complaints that some users have is that as opposed to the iPhone, the Google Pixel is not waterproof.  While this might be a rather small concern, we have to wonder why the company did not allow its casing to be more robust.  This also applies to the back glass panel, as it could chip or break.  Finally, the Pixel is pricier than the Nexus (its predecessor).

All in all, the Google Pixel offers users a well-rounded choice of functions.  It boasts a streamlined appearance and it quite easy to use.  Thanks to an excellent camera and the use of Android Nougat 7.0, functionality should never be a real concern.  Although not technically the equivalent of high-end models such as the iPhone 7, the fact of the matter is that the Pixel may give more established producers a slight run for their money if a few improvements are made down the line.