Google Pixel Hands On and Photo Gallery


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Google finally announced Pixel smartphone at an event in the US yesterday. We were live at the event and have got our hands on the Pixel smartphone. So let’s take a detailed look at the hardware and specifications of the phone.

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The Pixel smartphone sports a 5-inch (1920x 1080 pixels) AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. It is powered by a 2.15 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 821 processor with Adreno 530 GPU. Running Android 7.1 (Nougat), the phone comes with 4GB LPDDR RAM and 32GB / 128GB internal storage options.

It has slim bezels on the sides and a slightly large bezel below the display. The new Pixel launcher is sleek and looks polished with small navigation buttons.

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At the front you have 8MP front camera with Sony IMX179 sensor, 1.4µm
pixel size, f/2.4 aperture, earpiece and the usual set of proximity and ambient light sensors.

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The power button and volume rockers are present on the right side. The device measures 143.8 x 69.5 x 7.3 ~ 8.5 mm and weighs 143 grams.

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The left side houses nano SIM card tray.

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At the bottom you have a Type-C port, speaker grill and microphone.

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A 3.5mm audio jack is present along with antenna band cut out on the top.

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The phone has a unibody metal design and a 2.5D glass on the top half. The fingerprint sensor is present on the glass back along with 12.3MP rear camera with LED flash, Sony IMX378 sensor, 1.55um pixel size, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, LDAF. Also seen are microphones and laser auto focus next to the camera module which does not come with a hump.

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The Pixel phone has a ‘G’ branding at the lower back as it is Made by Google. Also seen at the end is the antenna line.

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The Pixel comes with connectivity options such as 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and NFC. It has a 2,770mAh battery.

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The Google Pixel comes in Quite Black, Very Silver and limited edition  U.S. only Really Blue colors and starts at $649 for 32GB and $749 for the 128GB version. In India it is priced at Rs. 57,000 for the 32GB version and Rs. 66,000 for the 128GB version. It will be available for pre-order in India on Flipkart online on October 13th and will also be available from Reliance Digital, Croma and other offline stores.

Sneha contributed to this post.


Author: Varun Krish

Varun Krish is a Mobile Technology Enthusiast and has been blogging about mobile phones since 2005. His current phones include the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge , Apple iPhone 6S Plus & Nexus 5X. You can follow him on Twitter @varunkrish and on Google+ You can also mail Varun Krish