Like a lot of people I am sure there are those who are interested in how the original Pixel currently runs in 2019 (I certainly did extensive research my purchase). I have always been interested in getting the original model, mainly because of its size (I'm not a fan of big phones), but also because it still has the headphone jack (my last phone was the Huawei Nova).
I purchased a second hand product which was advertised as rarely used (previous owner had it for test purposes) and was very happy with its condition. I have now been using it extensively for a over a month and I hope to provide my personal insights into how it currently operates.
The main positives are that it runs very fast. Apps are quick to load, almost zero lag. My Nova was fast but the difference with stock Android is incomparable. The clean interface and lack of bloatware has always been a selling point for me. This phone is still getting updates, including the Nightsight mode which works very well. Like everything else, taking pics is very speedy and easy to use.
For the disadvantages, there are several niggles which I wish it did not have but it is nowhere near enough to cause problems. The first is that 32GB is quite a small capacity, especially with the phone getting regular updates. If you are a heavy user, you may struggle. I am a fairly moderate user and videos/photos take up most of my space. There is the option to use the cloud storage (I believe this model is the only one that offers unlimited capacity). Coming from my last phone that included 32GB plus the option for a micro SD card, it took some adjustments and sacrifices.
The battery life is also relatively short in comparison to newer phones. This was the main issue I have with this since my last phone was able to carry on for very long time from a single charge. The battery adjusting software I do not think is that effective, your best bet is to disable the apps which you do not use or need (some cannot be uninstalled). However, I think this is just a simple case of expectations. It can still run a full day quite easily but again it depends on your usage.
I have heard stories of defect models where the mic doesn't work. This isn't the case for mine and I have had no problems with making calls etc.
If the issues that I have mentioned above were eliminated, this would be the perfect phone and I feel that I can use this for a long time. Given it was released in 2016, if you can pick this up at a bargain price I think you will get a lot of enjoyment from this first model. Big thumbs up from me!
Weega, 26 May 2019Best and worst phone I have ever bought, all the brilliant little things that it automatically... moreThink you have reviewed the wrong phone. My Google pixel has a 3.5mm headphone socket
Best and worst phone I have ever bought, all the brilliant little things that it automatically does is amazing, so much better and more useful and surprising than all of the Iphones I owed before, I will never buy an apple product again. However, the most important thing I want to use my phone for is music, and thank god I don't have to settle for itunes anymore. The Pixel can deliver amazing sound, but I bought the pixel buds, big mistake, they rely on their awful battery life and the Pixel's totally awful bluetooth! when they do connect they last for less than an hour. So back to wired, but the usb-c is dodgy a F!, it decides, all on it's own, when laid flat on a table top, no tension on the wire, and it will decide to skip back or forward songs. Try to walk down the street with the phone in your jeans pocket and you will give up trying to listen to anything within 100 meters! It really is that bad. If you are looking for a phone to use as just a phone that as a side line will tell you when the next bus will arrive at the bus stop you are walking past with no intention of catching a bus, then this phone is for you. If you like listening to music on your phone, do not buy a pixel, get a phone with a proper headphone jack! And to Google, just fix the headphone problem and you may have a phone for 2019 here!
Massi, 09 May 2019How to fix the problem ?Uninstall google health services & digital well being from settings -> application -> system applications.
This will solve the problem i had this problem for 6 months Finally thanks to reddit blog i figured it out the solution
GalaxyX410, 11 May 2019If im wrong about the Q Update, im sorry.no worries.
i believe it will soon be clear
ArIeN, 11 May 2019much appreciatedIf im wrong about the Q Update, im sorry.
GalaxyX410, 10 May 2019ArLen, get the Pixel, the pixel is getting Q. plus its more powerful than the J6.much appreciated
ArLen, get the Pixel, the pixel is getting Q. plus its more powerful than the J6.
is this still worth it in 2019(a used one that is)...or should i just get a brand new J6??
i know they aint on the same league but am simply betting on the possibility of getting the android Q btn the two
Still the best. If you don't need water resistantance, this is the best way to go.
If you want my opinion about performance and camera then I will say Google Pixel is best at it! But after having some recent problems I am really getting frustrated about google pixel phone and probably in near future I am never going to buy any pixel device. Within an year my battery doesn't last long! Where as I always properly charged the phone and I am advanced user so I know what I am saying and secondly the new problem which I am facing is microphone issue! No one can hear me from otherside untill I turn the speaker phone on! Problem like these from such expensive phone is really unexpected! I never even dropped my phone. I doubt the build quality of Pixel phone.
Is Google Pixel worth buying brand new in 2019? I have heard of the bootloop issue that happens for this phone too. If I buy a new google pixel, would it mean I am just throwing money to the waste?
Yes, Android 10 aka Q is going strong on this phone. Sailfish & Marlin will get Android 10 fantastic decision by Google. =)
It's a very good phone, but there is a bug where the sound stops working and the phone app freezes. But other than that, I really liked it.