As if googling
about anything and everything, and getting their information to the T wasn’t
enough, Google has done the world yet another favour by introducing the Google
generation Pixel smartphones, including Pixel and Pixel XL, announced on
October 4, 2016 run on either the Chrome OS or Android operating system. Apart from the quality hardware, like the camera and
processor, it offers new software features that are easy to use. So, if
you are weary of the ubiquitous Samsung phone and looking for an alternative
for the esteemed IPhone, the Google Pixel is your phone!
warm silver, engaging black, sharp blue or the faultless white colour, Google
Pixel looks anything but a stunner in your palm.
the lens story
striking feature of Google Pixel is its camera. It has a 12.3 MP rear
camera with f/2.0 lens and IR laser-assisted autofocus and an 8 MP front camera
with f/2.4 lens, which are absolutely fast and they take stellar pictures. The
colour looks vibrant and close-up shots appear sharp and refined. It is
comparatively better than the dominant IPhone 7 camera. You can just not be
selfie-ready with this one, but even objects that are far away get absolute
justice, as it renders them detail and depth.
The front-facing camera is splendid. Having a wide enough lens to fit a
lot of content, it also softens skin tones for the pictures to look natural,
and not airbrushed.
The camera can even shoot a 4K video, and though it doesn’t have optical
image stabilisation, it uses a combination of the gyroscope and software to stabilise
your day with Pixel, talk to it!
with Google’s search devices, the Pixel is the first hardware to have the
Google Assistant or Al bot built in. Interestingly, Al bot uses machine
learning and Google’s vast search database to answer all the questions that you
toss its way. It doesn’t just schedule reminders, set alarms, or translates
phrases, but the more you use it, the more it will know about you and become
Besides, Assistant is extremely conversational. You can speak into it in
a back-and-forth way, as it has a chat-like interface. After every interaction,
there are recommended follow-up queries you can tap on to continue the
Alike most voice assistants, Assistant doesn’t hear every question
correctly every time, but it works comparatively quickly. Additionally,
Assistant builds upon the previous queries, only making the interaction longer.
Other Fascinating Features
runs on Android 7.1 Nougat, which is the first to have Google’s messaging
service Allo and its video calling app Duo preloaded. They can be
uninstalled on choice.
You can send
all your GIFs inside Google Keyboard itself.
There is a
Night Light setting that tints the screen to yellow from the bluish bright
light to lessen the strain on eyes.
The back of the phone has a fingerprint
reader for added user security and services such as Android Pay.
The final verdict
Pixel is an enticing phone that strikes a perfect balance between speed and beauty.
Ergonomically devised, it offers the look and competence of an iPhone, with a
truly great camera and loads of innovative software and services