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

Google Pixel 2

Reviewed on Tuesday May 8, 2018 by , Seattle, WA
Over all it is a good solid phone. Great camera, easy compatibility, etc. Some small, but very annoying gripes: 1. The "squeeze feature--to activate the helper, you simply squeeze the phone and the help screen pops up. Great, except for when you are trying to put it in a phone holder in a car, turn down the volume, or any other time you might had the phone. 2. You get a call from a new friend, then go to save it to your contacts--but you can't. You have to write down the number, open contacts then type it all in. Neither of these are bad, just very annoying--it seems like for all the other bells and whistles on the phone, they would have recognized these operational issues.
1 Star out of 5

Completely junk

Reviewed on Sunday April 15, 2018 by , 4 LaPlata Place #3 Durango CO 81301
I have had my Google pixel phone for a year it is the worst cell phone I have ever had. It drops calls, deletes contacts all the time and the microphone doesn't work. Half the time it won't turn on it charge. anyone that buys one of these phones will be very sorry
1 Star out of 5

Unreliable and Shoddy Hardware After Less than a Year of Use

Reviewed on Saturday April 14, 2018 by , Canada
Initially, I had high hopes for this phone but the expectations we're cut short within a few months of buying it. One of the speakers were not working from the moment I pulled it out of the box, but I overlooked this with the notion that I mostly use external speakers/headphones/headsets anyway. Ironically enough, even that was eventually plagued by this phones poor hardware performance. Blue tooth wireless headphones/headsets will constantly disconnect despite the numerous "fixes" I have tried with Google's suggestions, as well as having the same issue with random WIFI interruptions. Furthermore, there are huge problems if you try to charge the phone whilst having any auxiliary cable hooked up - there is a constant noise/static if both are plugged in at the same time. For reference, I've used all the same hardware mentioned above against my company phone (an iPhone - of which I am not a fan of either), and all the equipment works fine under the same conditions.

This phone has been a nightmare from the get go. Do not be fooled by the sleek design, because whatever is inside this case is clearly not up to par. Wait out for future generations of the pixel if you must, but I would definitely recommend you go with the safer bets in the other and more reliable brands.
1 Star out of 5

Pixel and Project Fi

Reviewed on Friday March 30, 2018 by , Guam
Received the Pixel Phone and immediately encountered software and hardware problem. Slow SMS writing of up to a second between letters. Ultimately stopped charging, and returned to Google for exchange. This took two months. Google charges a deposit after sending out replacement phone and until old phone is received. Old Phone was received by Google but charged $826 anyway. Multiple shipping confirmations received. The Phone was the worst Phone I have had and the lousy phone was only exceeded by the lousy service. Now fighting the billing. A nightmare.