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The Technical Details

  • 5-inch AMOLED display
  • 1080 x 1920 resolution
  • 12.3-megapixel rear camera
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • 32/128GB storage
  • 4GB RAM
  • 2770 mAh battery

Google Assistant

Looking for answers? Turn to the Pixel’s Google Assistant - an artificial intelligence similar to Apple’s Siri, which can help you set reminders, send texts, check your calendar, and more. Simply say ‘Ok Google’ and ask your question.

The Assistant is especially great because it’s so conversational: it understands when two questions are linked and will provide you with answers accordingly. (For example, if you ask it ‘what’s the weather like in London?’ before asking ‘how about Edinburgh?’, it’ll understand you’re still talking about the weather.

What’s more, the Assistant gets smarter and smarter the more you use it, as it learns more about your habits and usage. Just make sure to talk to it often!

Camera And Video

The Google Pixel’s 12.3MP camera achieved the highest ever score on DXOMark when it was released (it has since been overtaken by the HTC U11), and captures incredible photos even in low light.

The six-element lens system captures photos in HDR+ mode (which basically means that the quality is very, very good) and its shutter speed is amazingly fast. All this results in some of the best photos you’ll ever take on a smartphone, and the camera can also record video in 4K quality and slow-motion videos in HD - so get snapping!

It Was All A Daydream

With their cardboard headset, Google were an early adopter of Virtual Reality, the tech on everyone’s lips at the moment. Now, the Pixel features its own VR platform, known as Google Daydream.

This makes the Pixel fully compatible with Google’s Daydream View headset and controller, and allows you to experience virtual reality video and games without having to shell out for an expensive headset and computer!

Pixel specs

Manufacturer Google
Operating System Android
Release Date
Sim Card Type Nano
Accelerometer Yes
Proximity Yes
Compass Yes
Barometer Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Size & Weight
Form Factor Candy Bar
Thickness 8.5 mm
Size 69.5mm x 8.5mm x 143.8mm
Weight 143 g
Battery Type Lithium Ion
Capacity 2770 mah
Standby 456 hours
Talktime 26 hours
Display Size 5 inches
Screen Type AMOLED
Resolution 1080 x 1920 inches
Pixels Per Inch 441 ppi
Touch Screen Type Capacitive
Processing power
CPU 0 mhz
Processor Cores Quad Core Cores
Memory 4000 MB
Internal Storage 32, 128
External Storage No
Camera & Video
Primary Camera 12 MP
Flash Yes
LED Flash
GEO Tagging Yes
Auto Focus Yes
Fixed Focus No
Touch Focus
Face Detection Yes
Smile Detection
Image Stabilisation No
Video Quality 2160p
2nd Camera 8 MP
Generation 4G
Frequency Dual-band
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Hotspot Yes
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Loudspeaker Yes