Google Pixel review: Advanced simplicity

07 November 2016
HTC and Google have come full circle twice since the original HTC Dream, which released on T-Mobile as the T-Mobile G1. Then a few years later with the release of the Google Nexus One, yet another phone is made by HTC for Google. And now, with the Nexus lineup seemingly discontinued, the (HTC-made, as well) Google Pixel takes its rightful place as Google’s own flagship offering.

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  • Anonymous

I am pixel user nearly 1.5 years. Please do not buy pixel. Its worst phone and lost cost. I bought with in one year and it has a more issues. The google service center said dont update software ,because this problem due to software update. Why we go for google pixel. we need latest update for whenever latest update release. So why we do not update . waste of cost and waste of tension. Many of them said same problem in google pixel. So please dont buy it

  • googler

Takes amazing photos, better than the new iphone xs max phone and the pixel is old now. Have had no issues except my text messages sometimes takes forever to send to one particular person. I dont think thats the phones fault though.

  • Sad Pixel User

My wife and I have gone through 4 of these devices in under 2 years. I would avoid the pixels at all cost. I have totally lost faith that Google will stand behind their products (no do we think they work). We will not own another Pixel again.

2 charger port issues - device won't charge
1 power button issues - power button will not work
1 Motherboard failure - 100% loss of the phone

  • Sad Pixel User

My wife and I have gone through 4 of these devices in under 2 years. I would avoid the pixels at all cost. I have totally lost faith that Google will stand behind their products (no do we think they work). We will not own another Pixel again.

2 charger port issues - device won't charge
1 power button issues - power button will not work
1 Motherboard failure - 100% loss of the phone

  • Xhxhyy

I bought second-hand pixel regular size and so satisfied with it.
Although it has sporadic little scratches, Pixel stands for its beauty of simplicity.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-295423, 17 Nov 2016Features are copied from iPhone 6. Siri is copied from iPhone. S... moreLol! And apple copy the ai concept of IBM and Microsoft

  • Anonymous

I'm having problem with making calls people can't her me I only have one bar at all times. Is anyone else having this problem with the Google pixel phone

  • AnonD-719750

I've had my Pixel C tablet for a couple years and there's a lot I like about it. The sturdy construction with aluminum case has a good feel and the display is excellent. But....It's very quirky when it comes to powering on. Often the on/off button is unresponsive. The only indication it was pressed is the light bar comes on, sometimes for several minutes. It can take as long as 30 minutes of messing around to get it to power on. For that reason I would not recommend buying a Pixel C, that and it's very overpriced.

  • Satheesh

Pathetic support for google pixel. My Mobile has working normally while i'm restarting my device, but after few minutes, my voice call getting connected with others, but not able to hear their voice & mic not working. So taken support from helpdesk, but they refused to service my device on exceptional case, since my warranty expiry on 7th Nov'17 & device has facing issue from 10th Nov'17. However Google pixel in very new to mobile market. So they shouldn't keep their policy like this... moreover my charger adaptor also got faulty in six months. such things will make our common peoples to avoid to purchase this kind of high hand mobile.

  • Hind naimi

I love this phone but after 6month use I notice some technical problem that my pixel home button and app switcher button don't work and I cant download any APP on my phone

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 11 Nov 2016It's still Android, so it still has issues. Worst security, o... moreLmao. You mean like ios's world lead in app crashes and lags that never supposedly happen.
And android is outdated in ui? Lmao. Troll on

  • Anonymous

Racob, 11 Feb 2017I absolutely love the Google pixel just Perfect for 1 hand ope... moreThe pixel is far from the best one handed device.
And qualcomm makes the sd. They designed and its theirs and they make it. Not google nor anyone else has a say in that.

  • Sonam

AnonD-295423, 17 Nov 2016Nothing special in pixel. Yes really not very special

  • Racob

I absolutely love the Google pixel just
Perfect for 1 hand operation.if I was Google I would let Qualcomm keep making those Snapdragon processors(they do a great job at them, not only that but u get to keep people from losing jobs, & keep letting adrena make the GPUs). & keep letting Google make all the software, & design of the frame of the pH.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 11 Nov 2016It's still Android, so it still has issues. Worst security, o... moreiOS is extremely limited. You want apps, you need to go to the app store and if needed, purchase them. On Android however, you can download the desired apps externally and transfer them to your phone without the unnecessary need to spend money from your bank account. iPhone, in terms of storage, gives you either 32GB, 64GB or 128GB, which the bigger the storage, the more you pay. Android on the other hand, you can easily buy a 200GB micro SD and insert into your android phone, and you ultimately have even more storage than the iPhone has

  • AnonD-39937

AnonD-295423, 17 Nov 2016Nothing special in pixel. The software is special, the hardware is just on par with other flagships.

  • AnonD-613546

all perfect. but design? i dont like it at all... and fingerprint on back of the phone its annoying to me

  • AnonD-611587

It seems that a lot of the negative comments here seem to come from people who have not tried this device. I switched to this device from a Galaxy S7 edge, I am also issued an Apple iPhone 6 from work. I also had the newest Motorola MotoZ for a few days, it under-impressed. This is hands down the best phone I have used. The UI is blazingly fast, the resolution is insane, the features they advertise work even better than I expected even though they advertised the heck out of them. The fingerprint scanner is the easiest and fastest I have ever used. The charging is insanely fast, that would be expected with their own charger and cable given that they advertised it so much, but I have used 3rd party fast chargers and cables and found it to be ridiculously fast even when using those. The camera is a great as they claim it is, and it is also very fast, but the one criticism I would give it is that it allows too much low light before engaging the flash. One of the major differences I have found between it and the other phones mentioned above is it's ability to operate for hours while using the screen and sound without getting so warm it is uncomfortable. On that topic, I do also see a marked difference in battery usage. Where I used to play a game for a couple of hours and need to recharge, this phone only hits about 60% at the same time spent. I do not have the XL, it is just the standard Pixel. I can only imagine the XL would be even better, but that would be larger than I like.
To summarize, this is the best phone I have ever used. I have used android based phones since they were first released. I have also used several Apple based phones as a requirement of work. None of them can compare to the pixel in terms of display, resolution, camera, general design (they even thought to groove the power button so you can tell it from the volume with a touch), fingerprint reader, or speed. On a personal note, I really do like the interface as well. Hands down, the best phone I have ever used.

  • jinku

Fabulous... Features.. And mobile

  • AnonD-295423

Nothing special in pixel.