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NEW - Released October 2016
Google Pixel

At a glance

  • Voice-activated Google Assistant really comes in handy
  • Excellent camera that takes really professional-looking shots
  • Powerful and really fast

Key features

OS
android
Screen size
5.0 inches
Camera
12 MP
Battery capacity
2770 mAh

Select your perfect Google Pixel

Google Pixel Black 128GB

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Select your perfect Google Pixel

Google Pixel Black 128GB

FREE from £40.99 per month
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At a glance

  • Voice-activated Google Assistant really comes in handy
  • Excellent camera that takes really professional-looking shots
  • Powerful and really fast

Key features

OS
android
Screen size
5.0 inches
Camera
12 MP
Battery capacity
2770 mAh

Our Verdict

  • Perhaps the best smartphone camera around. Expect lots of detail and - vibrant colours. And it’s great in low-light conditions too.
  • We found the battery lasted up to two days and fast-charge mode works well when you do run low on power.
  • High quality metal construction and the large, vibrant 5-inch screen is great for watching videos, web browsing and gaming.
  • Google Assist personal assistant is really helpful. But if you don’t really use voice commands, you might resent paying for it.
  • Storage options are 16GB and 128GB, which feels a bit all or nothing. We’d have liked a 64GB model.
  • Unlike some rival top-end Android phones, it’s not waterproof. But it will withstand a splash of water.
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Specifications

Key specifications
  • Operating system: Android
  • Screen size: 5.0 inches
  • Camera resolution: 12.3 MP
  • Battery capacity: 2770 mAh
Physical dimensions
  • Height: 143.8 mm
  • Width: 69.5 mm
  • Depth: 8.5 mm
  • Weight: 143 grams
Hardware
  • RAM: 4 GB
Display
  • Screen size: 5.0 inches
  • Screen width: 1920 px
  • Screen height: 1080 px
Ports
  • SD card slot: No
  • Charging port type: USB-C
  • Headphone jack: Yes
Camera
  • Camera resolution: 12.3 MP
  • Camera flash: Yes
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Video recording: 4K
  • Optical image stabilization: No
Connectivity
  • Network speed: 4G
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Contactless Payment support: Yes
  • WiFi: Yes
  • GPS: Yes
Battery
  • Battery capacity: 2770 mAh
  • Wireless charging: No
Other
  • Fingerprint sensor: Yes
  • Waterproof: No

What has the Google Pixel got to offer?

The Google Pixel’s key features are:

  • 5.5-inch Quad HD screen
  • 32GB and 128GB storage options
  • Android Nougat software
  • 12-megapixel and 8-megapixel cameras
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • All-day battery and fast-charge mode

The Google Pixel is billed as the first phone to be fully designed by Google inside and out.

It features a voice activated Google digital assistant, unlimited free cloud storage for photos and videos, an all-day battery (which can be charged in fast-charge mode), and a superb camera.

12-megapixel camera

Google Pixel sample image 6

DxOMark, an independent camera ratings agency, gave the camera on the Google Pixel a score of 89. That's the highest rating it has ever awarded to a smartphone camera.

The eight megapixel front camera on the Google Pixel is ideal for selfies and making video calls, whilst the twelve megapixel rear camera contains lots of extra features to help you get better picture.

Some of the key ones include touch focus and face detection, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, laser autofocus, and phase detection.

Optical image stabilisation is also included, as well as 4K video recording.

All-day battery with fast charge mode

A large 2,770 mAh battery powers the Google Pixel, which should last most users all day. The fast charge mode takes just 15 minutes to provide up to seven hours of use.

Choice of storage and colours

Available in either black or grey, the Pixel also comes in 32GB or 128GB storage options.

Unlimited storage for photos and videos

In addition to onboard storage, all Google Pixel phones also come with unlimited cloud storage.

You can use this for storing photos and videos, which will free up the storage on your actual phone for games and apps.

Google Assistant

Google’s digital personal assistant, Google Assistant, is built into the phone.

Using voice activation, you can manage day to day tasks, conduct searches, set reminders, check out travel updates, and even translate text into over 100 languages!

Large Quad HD screen

Google pixel hockey table portrait full

The Pixel’s Quad HD AMOLED 5.5-inch screen is capable of showing up to 16.77 million colours. Made of robust Corning Gorilla Glass, the screen is strong enough to withstand drops from height.

All-metal construction

The Google Pixel was constructed from aluminium, much the same as the HTC premium line of phones.

Fingerprint security

A fingerprint sensor is embedded in the rear of phone, making it more secure than phones that just have a password.

Google Duo app built-in

The Google Duo app can be activated with just one tap, enabling you to make video calls to any compatible handset.

Android Nougat and quad-core processor

android nougat

Android Nougat software powers the Pixel. Features include a low-power doze mode, a night mode that limits exposure to bright light during the evenings, a split screen mode which enables you to use multiple apps at once, and an improved system for notifications.

The quad-core Qualcomm processor gives phone a real sense of 'zip', even when you've got multiple apps and services open simultaneously.