I don't care what everyone thinks, IMHO GSMArena has done a very fair review. Especially the last 2 paragraphs on the Conclusion page, totally agree with them.
Its a shame Sami can't catch up with Apple performance. Actually it's Qualcomme that really needs to do fart much better job.
If the iPhone 7 had a better screen i would have switched. lets see next year
Pixel or Pixel XL has moved to the top slot on my short list, thanks largely to the Assistant feature, which is a software package not available on the other Android phones. There is a way of installing it on other Androids by so called rooting, but it is too complicated (for me) and could be overridden by Google later.
Google phone = crappy to mid-range hardware + tons of software tweaks to make it competitive. Alas, there only so much softwares can make up for lack of features.
The glass panel on the back is only there to make the phone not exactly an iPhone clone. There is no functionality to it as the iPhone 6 style antenna lines and lack of wireless charging show.
Moreira3, 31 Oct 2016If only looking at GSM (since this is GSMArena) then I concur that there are cheaper alternati... moreAt last an explanation which sorts out many things... To be honest I thought that whoever chooses an Pixel over an Axon7 or OnePlus3 was just lazy or at least misinformed. Thanks for clearing that up.
To us who are living in European countries these details about networks in US weren't known...
It looks positively ancient compared to Mi Mix. What the heck Google (and in general American companies)? Get your act together. We have reached a point in history were a Chinese product genuinely looks better. Do something, or things will get worse from now on...
This phone is great, the only problema is the price, for 500$ probably the best.
Any idea who makes the screen? It seems identical to the one in the Axon 7.
Anonymous, 30 Oct 2016do a pixel vs nexus 6p comparison. I'd also be interested in a Pixel vs Nexus 6P comparison. Especially comparison of photo samples.
The downsides (negatives) of this phone outweight the upside and therefore I won't be a buyer! There are other, better top end phones out there that beat the crap out of Pixel. We find it amazing that G is trying to build (HTC actually) a top end phone with middle spec's. Keep trying Pixel (or Nexus or whatever you want to call yourselves), maybe you'll hit the nail on the head one day.
Android Modder, 30 Oct 2016HAHA you are wrong man.you can get the same performance in 400$ phones also(one plus 3,zte axo... moreIf only looking at GSM (since this is GSMArena) then I concur that there are cheaper alternatives.
If looking at Pixel's major market which would be US where CDMA on partner carrier Verizon and Project FI (Sprint, Us Cellular, & T-Mobile)
OnePlus doesn't bother to be CDMA compliant. ZTE Axon 7 is missing Sprint bands according to https://www.zteusa.com/axon-7; which leaves the LeEco Le Pro 3 which specs show correct band support for Verizon & Sprint yet the device is not supported on either carrier.
It's like they cut costs by choosing not to get US CDMA support.As such these devices are not real alternatives for US CDMA users.
Which leaves HTC 10, LG V20, Samsung Galaxy S7 series and iPhone 7/plus as the competition for Pixel/Pixel XL for devices that have all 4 Major carrier support. Neither of those devices are what I would consider as a bargain compared to ZTE, OnePlus, or LeEco.
Great camera? HUH! There is a high level of noise, if this was xperia you would call it a bad camera.
I like Samsung because of the button placements its perfect for my use.
I cant have a phone with no front button.
Robi, 30 Oct 2016Battery sucksI bet you have never owned or used the phone as if you had you will realise what a stupid comment to make that was. The battery life is absolutely top notch.....rocking the white one!
everything has it's price. for some reason google put its effort and price on design and camera. also screen is more dense than chinese phones. so if it were not for interface(actually most important thing for me -I love htc sense) i would give a damn high score to it.
ithehappy, 30 Oct 2016Camera is the main selling point. And I am not sure whether this phone performs better than On... moreoneplus3 has 95% good camera compared to pixel's and oneplus is 400$
pixel is stupid expensive
Nick.B, 30 Oct 2016Hate both pixel and pixel xl honestly. 800$ for what ? You can get same performance in 600$ phoneCamera is the main selling point. And I am not sure whether this phone performs better than OnePlus 3 or not, maybe more snappier, smoother, don't know.
Nick.B, 30 Oct 2016Hate both pixel and pixel xl honestly. 800$ for what ? You can get same performance in 600$ phoneHAHA you are wrong man.you can get the same performance in 400$ phones also(one plus 3,zte axon 7) hehe