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Google’s first ever smartphone – Pixel and Pixel L


I’m a die-hard fan for Apple releases. As I remember, I never miss any of Apple iPhone releases for last four years.

Even though whichever mobile pieces makers announce many of events to bring out their new babies, I not fall in love with any of their announcements. My love is only for Apple and I got attraction on their style of releases.

But, this time, when I started to see that simple Grey line design with just the letters Oct. 4 on left and the most familiar four colours G on the right, I just turned to say “WOW!”. With the expectation of another finely crafted masterpiece to the mobile world from the giant, this time, my mind fell in love with the Google’s Pixel Event.

Google's Pixel Event Announcement

G… Giant… Google…

My head was up with the expectation to meet the Pixel on October 04th and however due to the hours loaded with other professional commitments, I missed to meet Pixel in live. Just a day before, the leaked images and information of Pixel walk through the web also blasted the mind like a glass which suddenly met a stone.

However, as expected the official announcement of Google, really it’s fantastic to meet the Pixel officially..!

Almost, with the burnt and blasted batteries, Samsung burnt and blasted its reputation as well. Within the battle of Apple and Samsung, this time, Google’s Pixel arrived in the war field like one man army. After series of releases of Nexus by shaking hands with other hardware makers to incorporate its most lovable software, ‘Android’, this time, Google cleared the ground to play with its very own hardware.

Obviously, one of the reasons that why Apple keep prominent domination in the mobile market is its carved the body at their own and pumping blood into the body via their own soul, iOS. In Android’s scenario, even though the Google provides the soul, someone else gives the body to it. Now, Google took that advantage also in its hands to carve own body for their very own soul and hopefully it’ll give positive turn for the Android’s domination and Google’s domination as well in the mobile world.

Wait..! the sales will tell rest of the story…

Let’s move to see what Pixel brought to this world. With the rounded edges, the body of Pixel sculpted with the aerospace grade aluminium body with glass surface at the back top portion. The display covered with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4 and the body powered by Google’s most latest release of Android 7.1 Nougat. As stated by Google, the Pixel ‘phones will get software and security updates as soon as they’re available, directly from Google.’ Also ,Google said that ‘When a new update is available, it can download and install in the background – no more waiting around for your phone to update.’ It seems cool..! Isn’t it?

What special in Pixel?

Pixel Imprint

It’s the name of the fingerprint sensor placed at the glass body area on the backside of the Pixel. It can be used to unlock the phone and swipe down on the fingerprint sensor will give quick access to notifications.

Google Pixel Imprint

Image source : store.google.com

Built-in Google Assistant

With the hands on experience of Allo, many people said their first hello to Google Assistant which brings the answer to us on the questions we throw at it. Pixel is the first phone which has the Google Assistant as an attached assistance which comes with the phone and like Siri, Google Assistant will help along with certain system tasks as well like create a reminder.

As like “Hey Siri” to wake-up the Apple ’s assistant, it’s time to say “Ok Google” to wake-up Google Assistant to get support.

Google Pixel Google Assistant

Image source : store.google.com

Best Smartphone Camera

‘It’s the best camera we’ve ever made’. These words normally came out on Apple event about iPhone camera. This time, the Google’s statement is something interest as, ‘The Pixel camera is not only the best smartphone camera we’ve ever made, it’s the highest rated smartphone camera anyone has ever made.’

As they stated, the given sample photos those taken by Pixel showed stunning view with crystal clear details. Pixel has a 12.3MP primary camera, featuring a f/2.0 aperture and it has the front camera with 8MP and f/2.4 Aperture. Dual tone flash also integrated for best shoots.

Google Pixel Camera

Image source : store.google.com

Unlimited Storage

The Pixel owners will never get a notification “Storage is full”. This is because the Google Photos will give unlimited storage facilities for Photos and Videos on Pixel phone. It’s really an amazing and most needed feature as not need to worry on click countless snaps on a vacation with climbing a cliff.

Google Pixel Unlimited Storage

Image source : madeby.google.com

Fast Charge

I’m thinking something like,

Just one glass water to heal an entire day thirst..!

As stated above, a most wanted feature arrived with Google’s Pixel that is, for 7 hours of battery life, it just needs to put the Pixel in charge only for 15 minutes. Hope, it’s enough to plug the charger with the Pixel just a moment ago before load the travelling bag on shoulder.

Google Pixel Fast Charge

Image source : store.google.com

Quick Switch

If you like to switch to the Pixel from an iPhone or any Android phone, it’ll not be a headache to think about the data transfer pain. You can do it just like a kid game. By using the Quick Switch Adapter which comes with the pack of the Pixel, just three steps away to transfer the data. Connect, Sign in and start the transfer. To get this feature with the Pixel, you need to have iOS 8 or higher in iPhones and Android 5.0 or above in Android devices.

Google Pixel Quick Switch

Image source : madeby.google.com

Above are just notable features on the Pixel and it’s come with the apps Allo and Duo as well, as they are also the child of Google. You can take 4K shoots also using the Pixel to keep high resolution moving memories.

Some other main tech specs are as below,

  • AMOLED screen
  • 4GB RAM
  • 32GB or 128GB internal storage
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor
  • USB Type-C port

To get to know the full tech specs, visit this official site of Pixels

Pixel comes in two sizes, 5.0 inches screen which called as Pixel and 5.5 inches screen which called as Pixel L.

Am I forgot to say something??

Where is JACK??

This was the question most people asked after the arrival of iPhone 7 as Apple said “RIP” to the headphone jack. What about Pixel? Pixel says, it’s still alive and you can have that tiny music pumping 3.5 mm hole on Pixel.

Along with Pixel, Google announced certain other amazing products as well and visit this link to see them all at a glance

What about the price of the Pixel is a reasonable question to ask and the answer is it’s starting at $649 and pre-order is on while writing this article.

If you ask me, is it really worth to spend on Pixel? I’ll throw a question back, “Why not?” Hopefully, it’s worth to have such beautiful and powerful device in hands which really a good opponent to iPhone.

Araniyan Sivanesaraja

Araniyan Sivanesaraja

Business Analyst at Innovay (Pvt) Ltd
Do things different in unique ways is my thought always and keen to learn new things with knowledge thirst as having entrepreneurial mind towards my career.
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