The Google Pixel phones were officially announced last October and were released the same month. In that time, it was well received by fans and critics, being it to be the first smartphones designed entirely by Google and praised by tech enthusiasts for its high-end camera. During that time, it was also rumored to be the world's finest phone of 2016, despite its bad reviews from tech analysts and users.
Now to talk about what makes the Google Pixel a great phone:
Google Pixel's Camera
One of the main selling points of the Google Pixel was its camera. In a written review at Paste Magazine, they conducted a test to see how well does the Pixel's camera perform. In their review, they ranked it "very good."
Pixel Camera's Specs and Features
For its rear camera, it is a 12.3-megapixel camera with phase detection and laser autofocus with dual-LED flash. For the front snapper, it is a 8-megapixel camera. And as for the video, it captures 2160@30fps, 1080@30/fps, and 720@240fps. Other camera features are geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, and panorama.
In terms of picture quality, the pictures are in tack sharp focus, colors are vibrant, and the level of details is great. Based on the review, the Pixel's camera is also capable of taking exceptional photos in good lighting conditions. As for the dreaded "taking photos in the dark" which many camera phones struggle, the Pixel's camera is very well capable of capturing good quality photos in low light conditions.
Other Things That Makes the Google Pixel Great
Android and Updates by Google. First and foremost, it is smooth, fast, no bloatware, and users are able to get the software update directly from Google. Just recently, Google has launched two new features - Double-Tap and Raise-To-Wake. Sadly, these new features are only available to Canadian users, but fans and critics believe that Google will eventually roll-out these new features to other Pixel owners. However, there are already reports of some members from the XDA Developers who allegedly "captured" the new features and are now posting it for download.
Solid Battery Life. The Pixel phone is equipped with a 2770 mAh battery. Stand-by, time can last up to 456 hours, talk time up to 26 hours, and music plays up to 110 hours. This really can save you a lot of time from constantly needing to charge your phone and ending up affecting the battery's performance.
VR Compatible. Ever heard of the Google VR set? Apparently, the Google Pixel and Pixel XL are the only phones created by Google that are compatible with the Google VR. However, it is reported that all future Google phones will be compatible with the Google VR. In regards of the Google VR, it is also said to be compatible with other phone brands by 2017.