From the camera to headphone jack – CBR takes a look at the features which may motivate you towards the Google Pixel smartphone.
Google is trying to lure users away from the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with the launch of two new phones. Google has ditched the Nexus brand in favour of Pixel, a name previously used by the company for its laptop and tablet devices.
Pitched as the ‘first phone built by Google inside and out’, the tech giant is offering the smartphones at roughly the same price point as the Apple iPhone. Buying direct from Google or Carphone warehouse, you can pick up a SIM-free 5-inch Pixel for £599. The larger model, the 5.5-inch Pixel XL, is priced at £719.
The phones, offering either 32GB or 128GB of internal storage, both feature the Google Assistant – a challenger to Apple’s Siri – as well as Google Duo and unlimited cloud storage for pics and videos.
CBR looks at some of the key features of Google Pixel which may sway users away from rival smartphones.
Google has really stepped up to the mark when it comes to the Pixel’s camera. The camera starts capturing images the second it is launched, continuously capturing images in order to minimise any shutter lag.
The tech underpinning the camera is called HDR+ by Google and built specially on Qualcomm’s Hexagon chip technology. Features like Smartburst allow for the rapid-fire taking of pictures and for all you bad photographers, the feature even picks the best shot for you. The unlimited cloud storage offered by Google lets you store as many pictures that you want, all in full resolution.
Digging into the specs of the camera, Google boasts a best-ever 89 DxOMark Mobile score alongside 12.3 MP for sharp images and large 1.55μm pixels for ‘great shots in any light’. Bright, even photos are also ensured with the f/2.0 aperture.
For Google, Pixel delivers on the wow when it comes to the camera.