Date Published: 5th October 2016

This morning, Google launched it’s first self designed and self built phone – the Google Pixel. Here’s everything you need to know about Google rival to the iPhone.


Physically, Pixel will feature rounded the edges to make it easy to grip, hard wearing ® Gorilla® Glass 4 on the front display , and the ‘Pixel Imprint’ fingerprint sensor on the back where the users finger would naturally rest.


The phone will comes in two sizes, 5” or 5.5”, and three colors: Very Silver, Quite Black and the US only version – Really Blue.  Google’s ‘Live Cases’ mean the users can customise their phone’s look with their favorite pictures, or artwork from other artists.


When it comes to use, Pixel will run the newest Android operating system, Android 7.1 Nougat. The new update process means that when an update is available, it can download and install in the background – so the phone is still function while updating. The phone will also provide up to 7 hours of battery life from just 15 minutes of charging, and have Google Assistant built in; all features which will rival that of Apple’s iPhone.


Google have also fitted the Pixel with the highest rated smartphone camera anyone has ever made; the 12.3MP camera hosts  an f/2.0 aperture and 1.55 micron pixels, which means it can capture lots and lots of light.  The Smartburst feature enables action photography, by taking a rapid-fire sequence of shots and automatically selects the best one. Other Pixel camera features include Lens Blur which gives shallow depth of field and bokeh effects, making the image’s subject pop. Even better news for photography lovers; Pixel owners will receive free unlimited storage for original quality photos and videos at full resolution in Google Photos.


Pixel is available for pre-order today starting at $649 (£510) in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany and Australia.

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