It’s been a half a year since Google released the Google Pixel. As its first endeavor into the smart phone industry, we thought this would be a good time to review the phone and perhaps offer the designers at Google a little fodder for the future.
Patrick Mahony would want us to start with the negatives in order for us to end on a positive note. Putting the article title aside, we are going to start with the ugly. Google usually has a knack for getting things right the first time. After looking at the aesthetics, its clear Google’s designers missed the mark. To call the Google Pixel an “eye-sore” might seem an embellishment, but the truth is the phone isn’t much to look at. With Nokia, Samsung and Apple setting the industry standard, the Pixel is bland, uninspired and downright generic looking. It needs improvement.
The good news is there’s no other bad news to report. In all other ways, this smart phone does very well to measure up to other industry leading models. The most one can hope for from a new smart phone market entrant is a high level of functionality. In that regard, the Pixel hits the mark.
By tightly integrating both the hardware and the software, the phone is highly functional and very easy to use. This will be a boon for users who need the ability to multi-task in a seem-less and quick fashion.
The one option that warrants all due consideration is the Pixel’s camera. It would not be a stretch to go out on a limb and state that the 12MP camera on the Pixel is among the very best in the marketplace. From the camera’s sensors to the lens combinations, it would be hard to imagine anyone not feeling like they had become a professional photographer with this little gem.
As we learn more about the Pixel and its capabilities, we will keep you updated.