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

DONT BUY ONE

Reviewed on Tuesday July 3, 2018 by , Jacksonville Fl
Google employee Brian Rakowski responded to the post by saying the company is aware of the issue and that a software update will not be able to fix it, as it pertains to a flaw in the manufacturing. As he explains: “The most common problem is a hairline crack in the solder connection on the audio codec. This will affect all three mics and may result in other issues with audio processing. This problem tends to be transient because of the nature of the crack. Based on temperature changes or the way you hold the phone, the connection may be temporarily restored and the problems may go away. This is especially frustrating as a user because, just when you think you’ve got it fixed, the problem randomly comes back. We believe this problem is occurring in less than 1% of phones and often happens after a few months of use (it could be triggered by dropping the phone that may not cause any visible external damage).”

However, help is on the way. Rakowski says that Google will replace any Pixels exhibiting this problem and “are taking additional steps to qualify refurbished phones to make sure they don’t have this mic problem.” He says that Pixel phones manufactured within the past month shouldn’t exhibit the microphone flaw and recommends going back to the place where you purchased the phone to request a warranty replacement.

We shall see if Google stands behind its product.
1 Star out of 5

Google pixel worst phone ever

Reviewed on Monday July 2, 2018 by , Ky
We have had 4 Google pixels in 8 months. They all ran hot n turn off. They all drop calls. Just took 15 calls to make 1 call because it goes mute. Verizon will NOT let us switch because of contract. We will NOT continue to do business with Verizon n advise not to buy junky Google Pixels!!
1 Star out of 5

NEVER AGAIN WILL I GET A PIXEL

Reviewed on Thursday June 28, 2018 by , NJ
I got the pixel when it first came out and I loved the quality of the pictures, the battery life and the super charge. (that's the only reason it gets 1 star)

I recently got a "Process System Not Responding" error out of no where while attempting to answer a phone call. After this error occurred, I slowly started to get a microphone malfunction where it now does not work at all. Battery life started to deplete and now the phone is no longer a functioning phone. I need a new mother board, microphone and battery with a expired warranty. The phone has never been dropped and it has been used just to call, text and email and the google techs have no idea what caused it. BUYERS BEWARE - YOU PIXEL IS GOING TO MALFUNCTION FOR NO APPARENT REASON
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.