With the launch of Android, a boom in the manufacturing of cell phones on an entirely different level came. Many cellular manufacturers like Samsung, HTC, Huawei, LG etcetera not only changed the software compatibility from other versions to android, but also the race in giving different phone specific feature started for increasing the sale. The same happened in advertising industry of cell phones which gave the cellular manufacturing companies a great rise in their sale.
There have been many cell phone manufacturing companies which brought cell phones into the market with different features and specifications. A competition between the features like good pixel front and rear cameras with flash, long battery timings, slim and sleek design, metallic body, dual sim, more internal memory etcetera started and the prices varied accordingly. However, making a comparison of recently available cell phones in the market, the best phone for the year 2017 is Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL. Details and review about the cell phone are discussed as under.
Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL are here, and they’re fantastic. These latest phones are the first made entirely under Google’s control, following in the footsteps of the two Chromebook Pixels and the Pixel C tablet. That makes these phones interesting from a hardware perspective, wearing just the “G” logo on the back and taking on some neat design cues, but also in terms of how the software and features are deeply integrated into these aluminum blocks. Here’s everything you need to know about the Google Pixel and Pixel XL.
The Google Pixel does almost everything right. Its metal body is well-built and easy to grip in either the 5 inch or 5.5-inch size. Its specification sheet is top notch featuring a Snapdragon 821 and 4GB of RAM. Android has come a long way but even the best manufacturers cannot achieve what Google has achieved with the launch of this phone. Android 7.1 flies through every task and the small software additions add up to something larger. Then there is the camera which is one of the best in the business, helped along by Google’s exemplary electronic stabilization scheme.
Google could have built another Nexus phone with a partner like Huawei, LG or even HTC, but with the Pixel, it decided to go it mostly alone. Tapping HTC for the manufacturing, Google’s first “real” Android phone hits all the right marks. In either size, the design is familiar but striking, with a plain front in either black or white and a dual-toned rear finish in silver/white, silver/black, or blue/blue. The larger of the two models, the Pixel XL, is the true enthusiast phone, boasting a large 3,450mAh battery and 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display, but both devices have largely the same internals and camera setup. To that end, the Pixel flies: Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 chip, coupled with Google’s own take on Android 7.1 Nougat, is the fastest Android experience we’ve had to date.
While the phone lacks waterproofing and expandable storage, Samsung’s Galaxy S7 is still two major Android revisions behind, and its software can’t match the effortless polish of the Pixel. And then there’s the camera. The cornerstone of any flagship, if the Pixel’s camera wasn’t as good as the S7’s, it probably wouldn’t have topped our list — but it is. Despite lacking optical image stabilization, the Pixel’s camera takes amazing photos in almost every condition.
Alex Dobie in his review about the cell phone stated that “The chassis is attractive, though some may say it’s not as bold as Samsung’s glass and metal designs. The software is fast and mostly good-looking. It’s always going to be up-to-date with the latest Android software, and exclusive tricks from a new and highly ambitious AI-focused Google. The battery easily lasts a day, and charges quickly. The camera matches the Galaxy S7.”
The best overall Android experience right now can be obtained by either the Google Pixel or Pixel XL. Regardless of which size Pixel, you are getting a great design, excellent build quality, incredible performance, and one of the best cameras on the market. That, combined with Google’s simple but beautiful interpretation of Android 7.1 Nougat, and always first updates, makes the Pixel the best option for most people right now.