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

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.
5 Stars out of 5

New phone after 10 years - Pixel 2

Reviewed on Tuesday March 6, 2018 by , United States
After 10 years of loyalty to the iPhone, I was finally persuaded to switch with the new release of Google's phone. Part of me just wanted to try something different, and the Pixels camera quality and cool design enticed me. I'm glad I did; I've never seen a more beautiful display with an array of vibrant colors. The phone operates flawlessly, the battery is great, it has quick charge which apple hasn't had. It's an all around amazing phone, best I've ever had !
1 Star out of 5

Continued problems, worst phone experience I've ever had

Reviewed on Wednesday February 28, 2018 by , Los Angeles
I bought the Pixel XL last year and was excited at first to get my hands on this new phone. Unfortunately the honeymoon period was short-lived, as very early on I experienced camera issues that, long story short, turned out to be a hardware issue. So, after a painful factory reset, it was determined that I needed to send the (new) phone back in to Google and have it replaced with a refurbished one. After that the camera worked very well, but soon thereafter the phone ringtone stopped working. I'm talking factory-installed ring tone. So, my phone only would give me missed calls or, if it were on my person, it would vibrate. Another factory reset and I'm ready to go back to iPhone and chalk up the hefty $1000 price tag of the Pixel XL as a very painful learning lesson. Avoid this phone!
2 Stars out of 5

Patchy at best

Reviewed on Tuesday February 27, 2018 by , United Kingdom
Took delivery of a replacement for my first Pixel today. After a range of problems the first one finally gave up with a broken microphone. When it worked it was OK but then to work it needs to connect to WiFi (it didn't reliably) and Bluetooth (it didn't work well with speakers or earphones). The first one gave me a miserable year. I'm stuck with this new one for another year. So far WiFi reception is better, the jury's out on Bluetooth. But the back up worked well. At best though I suspect it'll be tolerable. I won't be getting another.