Google’s first self designed phones – Pixel and Pixel XL have been launched. With its own innovative android version and built in Google assistant, the Pixel phones are believed to give its competitors a good run for their money. The phones are similar to each other in account of software and hardware specs, but slightly different in case of their size and battery life. Google seems to have defeated iPhone’s camera too with a strong 89 DX OMark mobile score. iPhone’s score is 86.
Sundar Pichai, Chief Executive Officer, Google Inc. shared his thoughts about the Google Assistant with his tweet, “We are excited about building a personal Google for everyone, everywhere”.
The Pixel phones will come in two sizes i.e. 5” and 5.5”, much like the iPhone. The aluminum bodies with round corners are built by HTC. The combination of half glass and half metal body is an attractive concept. Pixel’s uni-body terminates the need of removing battery, giving the phone a sleek outlook with longer battery lifespan. It also comprises similar body design and rear-mounted finger print scanner. Google Pixel’s physical features are mostly identical to iPhone 7 and make little difference.
Both Pixel phones posses an 8 mp front shooter for selfies and a 12.3 mp rear camera with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2560 pixels which will provide high level of details. The camera has scored the highest DX OMark mobile rating of 89.
A 3450 mAh battery which Google promises will charge the phone for up to 7 hours in only 15 minutes is something the customers crave for.
But has the duo line up got what it takes to leave its competitors far behind? Here’s a comparison of current flagship phones with Google’s Pixel duo:
|PIXEL||PIXEL XL||IPHONE 7||IPHONE 7S||GALAXY S7 EDGE|
|DISPLAY||5 inch||5.5 inch||4.7 inch||5.5 inch||5.5 inch|
|PROCESSOR||Snapdragon 821||Snapdragon 821||A10 Fusion||A10 Fusion||Snapdragon 820(2.15GHz and 1.6GHz, quad-core)|
|RAM||4GB||4GB||Not available||Not available||4GB|
|FRONT CAM||8 mp||8mp||7 mp||7 mp||5 mp|
|REAR CAM||12.3 mp||12.3 mp||12 mp||12 mp||12 mp|
|STORAGE||32GB, 128 GB||32GB, 128 GB||32GB, 128 GB||32GB, 128 GB||32GB|
|DIMENTIONS||5.66 x 2.74 x 0.29||6.09 x 2.98 x 0.29||5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28||6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29||5.94 x 2.85 x 0.30|
|BATTERY||2,770mAH||3,450mAh||12 hours estimated||13 hours estimated||3,600mAh|
|WEIGHT||0.31 pounds||0.37 pounds||0.30 pounds||0.41 pounds||0.35 pounds|
|PRICE||Starts at $649||Starts at $769||$649||$769||$769.99|
|MISCELLANEOUS||Google Assistant and fast charging||Google Assistant and fast charging||IP67 water resistance, “Force Touch” home button, no headphone jack||2 camera system, IP67 water resistance, “Force Touch” home button, no headphone jack||Curved display, IP68 water resistance, up to 256GB microSD storage|