Google has finally made its first proper footsteps into the phone business and has surprised many customers by doing a fantastic job! Here are 5 reasons, why the Google Pixel is the best Android phone that was launched in 2016.
1. Its fantastic display Some reviews claim that the 5-inch display is one of the best at its size. Google decided to use an AMOLED panel with a 1080p resolution. That decision becomes a little questionable when you take virtual reality into account. The 5.5-inch Pixel XL would be a wiser choice when considering to use the Daydream View headset but for everyday use the Pixel’s display is more than sufficient.
2. Performance Thanks to a combination of the Snapdragon 821 processor and 4GB of RAM the Google Pixel performs incredibly fast. Furthermore, it provides users with an excellent phone call and microphone quality.
3. Its software With the Android 7.1 Nougat software under its belt the Google Pixel cannot do anything wrong. Moreover, it comes with Google Assistant, a voice assistant that some users even prefer to Apple’s Siri. Customers are also able to make use of a proper customer support that is either chat-based or happens by phone. An app that offers gorgeous wallpapers is the icing on the cake.
4. A surprisingly good camera The Pixel’s camera is amazingly fast when it comes to taking pictures and recording videos. Users can shoot in HDR+ mode which guarantees their photos to have an amazing depth and the colours to pop out even in low-light. Both the camera as well as the 8-megapixel selfie camera can easily compete with the iPhone 7’s and Samsung Galaxy S7’s cameras.
5. Its perfect size Yes, smartphones in general tend to become bigger and bigger which makes handling the phones harder and harder. The Google Pixel, which is not overly large and thin, is easy to be held and balanced in one hand.
Okay, we have to admit that Google’s Pixel phone is not impeccable. The design is not too exciting with many users complaining about the 3.5mm headphone jack being located at the top of the phone and the back scratching easily. Furthermore, customers can only choose between a 32 GB and a 128 GB storage option while most other phones offer a 64GB version. And then there is the price. With the Google Pixel starting at a price point of 599 GBP it is almost as expensive as the iPhone 7. Still, we think it might be worth investing that money into what many call the best Android phone out there.