The Google Pixel might be reaching its second birthday real soon but it performs tremendously well in a market showcasing the bezel-less revolution of smartphones. The 5-inch device is a very strong contender, even after those humongous-sized bezels. For those that don’t know, it had one of the best cameras at the time, and in my opinion, it is running the best possible version of Android; stock Android.
Might user preference will vary, I personally believe that stock Android is the best form of Android there is thanks to its fluidity and ease of use. Additionally, those timely software updates and security patches sweeten the value of the phone by a significant margin.
What is even more amazing about this announcement is that the Google Pixel first-generation now features better value for money than it did when it was first launched. The smartphone carrying a price of $315 for the 32GB model is certainly a steal, though you will still have to pay more for the 128GB model if you want to take advantage of additional onboard memory.
In terms of specifications, the Pixel features a Snapdragon 821, 4GB of RAM and a 5-inch AMOLED panel with a 1080p resolution and the traditional 16:9 aspect ratio. It has a 2,770mAh battery and receives its power from a Type-C USB port. Thought it does not support wireless charging, it retains the 3.5mm headphone jack, a port which slowly withering on devices these days.
This particular model is compatible with all GSM-based carriers around the world, including the U.S., and its $315 price means that it commands tremendous value for money.