Google Pixel

Also known as the Pixel Phone by Google

Networks:

Canada: Bell, Fido, Koodo Mobile, Rogers, TELUS
US: Verizon Wireless

Released:

October 2016

Features:

  • Android 7.1 (Nougat)
  • 5-inch FHD AMOLED display
  • 12.3 MP camera with 4K video
  • Pixel Imprint Back-mounted fingerprint sensor for fast unlocking

Latest Reviews

3 Stars out of 5

Great phone but unreliable

Reviewed on Wednesday January 3, 2018 by , Boulder, CO
Some problems do not crop up for a while. My Pixel has been a great phone since I purchased it in November 2016, but then on December 05, 2017 Google installed a security patch and the app that makes phone calls stopped working correctly. From numerous experiments and troubleshooting, I eventually figured out that the phone is only reliable with a Bluetooth device, which means that if you do not have a Bluetooth device on hand, you may not be able to make a call. Google has declined to help in this matter, either by replacing the update or replacing/fixing the phone due to the warranty expiring after one year. However, it is odd the phone stopped working one month after the warranty expired and immediately after the security patch. I am quite sure the problem is the security patch but have no way of proving that, which makes it a Google problem and not a warranty problem. The lack of resolution on Google's part is a severe breach of consumer confidence, and the only recourse I have is to decide that Google is not a company that stands behind its product, especially when issues become fuzzy. That is not the experience I have had with Apple during my ten years of owning their phone. I am switching back to Apple.
2 Stars out of 5

Don't trust professional reviews

Reviewed on Wednesday December 27, 2017 by , Rocky mountains
I have noticed a large difference in professional reviews versus consumer reviews. The professionals become hyped about features, then we get stuck with the poor performance. I would say at best the phone is a labor of love. When it running it is great, but with daily screen freezes, the daily restarts, the phone is not worth the money, the more you use it the worse it gets.
1 Star out of 5

this product is the WORST EVER

Reviewed on Wednesday December 20, 2017 by , Tuscaloosa AL
It is the night before we leave for 7 months in France and my THIRD replacement Google Pixel phone is not working. Google you have FAILED. I would like to tell everyone I know not to buy this product!!! The first phone lost microphone service at random times. The second one the same... and the third one is even worse. At least the other two had a period of service but this one is 3 days old!! I cannot even use this (!%^ phone. IT IS SIMPLY THE BIGGEST WASTE OF MONEY! Don't buy anything from Google.
1 Star out of 5

Disapointing

Reviewed on Thursday November 23, 2017 by , London
I expected a lot more from the pixel. It's very expensive yet after less than a year it's already playing up. It restarts itself at random times and then gets stuck on the start up screen for ages. I take it with me on holiday and my last holiday in the state was a revelation as the shortcomings of this phone. Didn't get network coverage even though it's supposed to go onto the local one. Couldn't make phone calls, connect to the internet when I had WiFi or send texts. If I wasn't still paying for it on my monthly contract I would have smashed it to pieces in anger and frustration. Many features are missing particularly in the settings. Very simple things that make life easier. Non existent here.
The camera is also temperamental and takes blurry photos whenever it wants to. Zoom not great. Nothing about this phone is as good as Google pretends. I regularly loose the sound so can't speak to my son and he can't hear me. The earphone jack works intermittently sometimes just stops mid song. I feel stupid for buying into it. I guess when you're such a big company you can buy any advertising you want. Overrated and underwhelming as far as I'm concerned. I'm going back to carphone Warehouse to tell them that it's faulty. If not faulty then it's definitely not fit for purpose and Google should refund. No way a phone lasts so little time. I even have my very first mobile and not a scratch on it, none of my previous phones performed so badly. Never again. I'm going back to the overall better performance of Samsung.