Google Pixel 128GB  +3 variations

price₹ 45,399 onwards

launchOct, 2016

51.4

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48.2

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Design

  • Excellent build quality, and well crafted design
  • Hits a sweet spot in terms of weight and heft, and feels comfortable to hold
  • Fingerprint reader on the back is fast and accurate, and as a bonus you can use it to slide down notifications on the screen
  • The front-facing camera is excellent, too - it has a wide enough lens to fit a lot of faces in each frame, and it softens skin tones enough to look appealing without appearing too airbrushed
  • Although the phone has some basic dust and water resistance, it can't quite handle a dunking like the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, and Samsung's 2016 flagships

Display

  • Beautiful display
  • Sunlight legibility of the display is average

Software

  • The first device to feature Android 7.1 which brings in a few new features like launcher shortcuts (Google's take on Apple's 3D Touch)
  • Coming directly from Google, regular Android updates are ensured - something that other Android flagships can't match
  • The key differentiator though is the built-in Google Assistant - the search giant's new, thoroughly robust voice-and-search service - it's the most powerful and natural voice assistant yet (beating Apple's Siri and Microsoft' Cortana) and uses machine learning and Google's vast search database to answer all kinds of questions you throw its way - think of it as Google Now evolved

Performance

  • Smooth, slick performance, even with graphics-intensive games, backed by top-of-the-line hardware (matching other Android flagships in benchmarks, though falling a little behind the iPhone 7 which is the fastest phone right now)

Camera

  • Fantastic camera - rivaling the already great camera of the Apple iPhone 7 Plus - the camera is fast, images are in focus, colors look vibrant, and landscape scenes retain an impressive amount of detail and depth, even with objects that are far away
  • Low light performance is especially good
  • The camera can shoot 4K video, and though it doesn't have optical image stabilization, it uses a combination of the gyroscope and software to steady your videos which works pretty well
  • The camera's lens blur feature to get artsy background blurs on portrait shots doesn't work as well as that on the iPhone 7 Plus

Audio

  • Good call quality
  • Nice, clear, balanced loudspeaker (though it's not stereo, which would have been great)

Battery

  • Supports fast charging technology (though it's not as fast as some of the other flagships)

More

  • It can also schedule reminders, look up facts and places to eat, set alarms, give directions, translate phrases and more
  • Good battery life - survives a solid work day with medium to heavy usage - on the whole it does better than the iPhone 7, LG G5, HTC 10 and Motorola Moto Z, but is behind the Samsung Galaxy S7
  • For a flagship phone, the design is, on the whole, uninspiring (although this is subjective)

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Google Pixel 128GB Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to 9.0 PieExpected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 441 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • AMOLED
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • 100% Colour Gamut
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Sensors
  • Proximity/ALS Sensor
  • Accelerometer/Gyrometer
  • Magnetometer
  • Barometer
  • Hall Sensor
  • Sensor Hub
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.15 GHz, Quad Core, Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821Ranked #19 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 530
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity2770 mAh
Battery Talktime (3G)26.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Battery Standby Time (4G): 456 hrs
  • Internet Usage Time (WiFi): 13 hrs
  • Internet Usage Time (4G): 13 hrs
  • Video Playback Time: 13 hrs
  • Audio Playback Time (via headset): 110 hrs
Fast ChargingYes
Dimensions
Weight143 gm
Thickness8.5 mm
Camera
Primary Camera12.3MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • Phase Detection Autofocus
  • Laser Autofocus
  • Electronic Image stabilisation (EIS)
  • Video Stabilisation
  • Dual-LED (dual tone) Flash
  • 1/2.3" Sensor Size
  • 1.55um Pixel Size
  • Geo-tagging
  • Face Detection
  • HDR
  • Panorama
Secondary Camera8.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.4 Aperture
  • 1/3.2" Sensor Size
  • 1.4 um Pixel Size
  • Full HD Video Recording
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM
Dust ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • Fast Battery Charging: up to 7 hrs of use in 15 min charge
  • Dedicated Chat support with screen sharing option
  • Unlimited Google Photos storage for videos and image
  • Google Assistant
  • Google Duo

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