Google’s new smartphones, the Pixel and Pixel XL, are a watershed moment for the company. They’re Google’s attempt to define itself as a hardware manufacturer worthy of comparison not just to Apple’s iPhone, but the very products its Android operating system has allowed to flourish over the past eight years. Or, as the refrain goes: Google is finally going to compete with other smartphone manufacturers.Google carefully sculpted the surfaces of the phone, and rounded the edges to make it easy to grip. We used 2.5D Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4 on the front display and back glass to accent the aerospace grade aluminum body. The glass on the back also features Pixel Imprint, our fingerprint sensor, which is placed on the back of the phone where your finger expects it. You can even swipe it to access your notifications. And no matter what you’re using your phone for, you’ll need a battery that lasts all day and charges fast-up to seven hours in 15 minutes.
Pixel is the first phone with the Google Assistant built in. With your Assistant, you can have a natural conversation with Google to find answers or get things done on the go. Say “Ok Google” or touch and hold the Home button and your Assistant is ready to help.
Pixel puts cutting-edge computational photography in an ultra-fast and easy-to-use camera.Pixel has a 12.3MP camera, featuring an f/2.0 aperture and big 1.55 micron pixels to capture lots and lots of light.
Pixel ships with the newest Android operating system, Android 7.1 Nougat. Google made the update process easier. When a new update is available, it can download and install in the background — no more waiting around for your phone to update.The Pixel also comes with Google Duo and Allo pre-installed so you can video call and text with all your friends, whether they’re on Android or iOS.Pixel comes in two sizes, 5” named pixel or 5.5” named pixel XL, and three colors: Very Silver and Quite Black