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Google Pixel Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Discover all the technical specs of the Google Pixel - from its camera and display to performance and battery life.
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Google Pixel Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Google Pixel is a 2016 smartphone. It measures 143.8 x 69.5 x 8.5 mm and weighs 143 g. It has a AMOLED display measuring 5" inches. The resolution is 1080 x 1920 and 441 ppi pixel density.

There is Single front camera with 8 MP. The main camera is Single with 12.3 MP.

It runs on Quad-core (2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo) CPU with 32/128 GB, 4 GB RAM memory. The battery is 2770 mAh.

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Google Pixel specs

General specs

Brand and model Google Pixel
Release date 2016, October
Dimensions 143.8 x 69.5 x 8.5 mm (5.66 x 2.74 x 0.33 in)
Weight 143 g (5.04 oz)
Body build Front glass, aluminum body, partial glass back
Colors Quite Black, Very Silver, Really Blue
Battery 2770 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion
Battery life
Stand by time- Up to 456 h (3G)
Talking time- Up to 26 h (3G)
Music play - Up to 110 h
Approximate price290 EUR

Screen

Technology AMOLED
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 5" inc
Screen area 68.9 cm2
Screen format 16:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio69.0%
Screen resolution 1080 x 1920 px
PPI /points per inch/ 441 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main 12.3 MP, Single
Camera specs
-12.3 MP, f/2.0, 1/2.3'', 1.55µm, PDAF & laser AF
Functions Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60/120fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS), 720p@240fps
DxOMark Main Score90
DxOMark Photo90
DxOMark Video91
Front camera, selfie 8 MP, Single
Specifications 8 MP, f/2.4, 1/3.2'', 1.4µm
Video 1080p@30fps

Performance

Operating system OS Android 7.1 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie)
Chipset - Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 (14 nm)
Processor CPU
- Quad-core (2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo)
Graphics processor GPU - Adreno 530
External memory No
Internal memory 32/128 GB, 4 GB RAM
Antutu 7 score145789 (Rank 146 of 2084)
GeekBench 5 Single Core307 (Rank 927 of 1556)
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core848 (Rank 1137 of 1550)
GeekBench 4 Single Core1626 (Rank 151 of 987)
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core4014 (Rank 241 of 984)
GeekBench 4 RenderScript7705
GeekBench 4 Battery1738

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Nano-SIM
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps or LTE-A (3CA) Cat11 600/75 Mbps
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC Yes
USB 3.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX
Harmful irradiation
SAR - 0.92 W/kg (head)     0.58 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU - 0.33 W/kg (head)     0.61 W/kg (body)    

Music and Audio

Radio No
Headphone jack Yes
Others
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Other features

- Sensors - Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
- Fast battery charging
- Splash and dust resistant
- Versions: Global, USA, North America

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Google Pixel was around 290 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2016, October.
The weight of the Google Pixel is 143 g.
The screen size of the Google Pixel is 5" inches.
The size of the Google Pixel is 143.8 x 69.5 x 8.5 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support 5G
No, it is not waterproof.
Yes, it supports fast charging.
No, it does not support wireless charging.
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Single main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.