The Guts of the Google Pixel

The Google Pixel has received positive reviews in its first few weeks of life. But choosing to switch devices when you’re comfortable with a model and its upgrades takes consideration. The Pixel runs on Android Nougat, and the device looks like it could be the iPhones sister.

Google offers great detail about its smartphone, but you need to understand how the materials used and the technology employed work before you can commit to purchasing this phone. Find out what’s inside the newest smartphone on the block,

Strong Glass and AMOLED Display

Get either a 5-inch AMOLED display depending on whether you’re examining the Google Pixel or the Google Pixel XL. Expect QHD (Quad High Definition) 1,440-by-2,560 pixel display with a 534-ppi (pixels per inch) resolution.

The glass itself is a 2.5D Gorilla Glass 4, which means that the glass curves slightly at the edges to create a seamless joining with the metal part of the phone. Aesthetically pleasing, this glass fits in your hand more easily. Gorilla Glass 4 is also thinner than other types of strong glass, the Google Pixel offers superior touchscreen performance inherent with the best smartphones available.

Superior Camera

Google has created a superior camera in its first smartphone, and users are raving about the feature. The camera works quickly, perfect for when you only have  a split second to open the app and get the perfect shot. The camera’s 12.3 megapixels capture large, sharp images, while the f/2.0 aperture gets you a fast shutter speed and great photos with good lighting. The pixels themselves are large too, so your low-light photos come out with better quality.

Autofocus comes in two styles: phase detection and laser detection. Either way, you’ll receive a flawless autofocus focus experience. The additionally front facing, selfie camera has 8 megapixels.

Snapdragon 821 Processor

The processor you find at the heart of the Google Pixel is one of the most advanced models any smartphone possesses. The Snapdragon 821 has X12 LTE and has used the success of the 820 processor to create a better experience for users. Qualcomm’s innovative Snapdragon mobile processor. In addition, the X12 LTE offers 33 percent faster download speeds and tripled upload speeds when compared with the 810 version.

Image of woman wearing a green shirt holding a Google Pixel mobile phone.

Fingerprint Sensor

The Pixel Imprint fingerprint sensor unlocks the phone quickly. You can also use the fingerprint scanner to access your notifications with a swipe.

Unlike the iPhone, the fingerprint sensor isn’t stuck within the home button. The circle where you place your finger is on the back, which means you can easily unlock your phone while holding it, especially if you us your index finger. Accessing your apps and notifications with the scanner is also simple thanks to this intuitive design.

Aluminum Hardware

Glass and aluminum make up the Pixel’s body. You’ll find rounded edges like those you’ve come to expect from smartphones manufactured in the past year. The Pixel’s body is thinner at the bottom end than at the top. The reason for the slight profile widening at the top is simple: instead of letting the camera lends stick out from the phone, the lens nests nicely within the shell and does not create a bump. the phone might feel a little different in your hand at first, but you’ll come to enjoy having no camera aperture extending from the device.

Google has made some interesting ergonomic choices with the pixel, such as having the fingerprint scanner on the back and making the phone slightly wider in the profile at the top. The company has also taken obvious cues from popular iPhone and Android designs to create a sleek-looking piece of technology. The components of the phone itself, from the screen to the processor, are top-notch ingredients that come together to make a phone that’s received mostly positive reviews.

This article was contributed by: Ashley Carter

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