If you’re anything like me, you have been begging for a fantastic alternative to Apple’s latest iTrash 7. You’ve scoured the internet but could only come up with the typical, and arguably sub-par, Samsung and LG phones.

Well, have I got news for you!

Yesterday, Google introduced several new technologies at their #MadeByGoogle keynote and one of them was – yep, you guessed it – the Pixel smartphone.

This beckoning beauty comes in two screen sizes, the 5-inch Google Pixel, and the 5.5-inch Pixel XL. The latter matches the size of the iPhone 7 Plus, but the smaller 5 inch is noticeably larger than the standard 7.

Plus, it will hold 4GB of RAM, two 2.16 GHz processors as well as two 1.6 GHz processors; a fingerprint scanner, A 3.5MM HEADPHONE JACK, and blue-tooth compatibility. The device features 32GB and 128GB storage options, and rocks 3 stylish colors of Quite Black, Very Silver, and of course, Really Blue (those are actually the names).

Alright, so all that stuff is well and good, but Google decided to emphasize the phones top-of-the-line camera during their presentation. The rear camera clocks in at a cool 12.3 MP, while the front-facing camera remains at 8 MP. According to Google, the Pixel received a rating of 89 by the camera quality analyst group, DxOMark, and is said to be the highest ever received by a smartphone.

The camera also utilizes advanced Smart-burst and video stabilization technologies. The first of which allows its users to take the perfect shot by taking multiple pictures at once, and automatically choosing the sharpest.

What does video stabilization do? It stabilizes video.

Both of these features have been seen before, but I can see how it was important for Google to let us know that they are “hip” with the times.


They also threw in some handy additions, like having updates install in the background, unlimited video and photo storage (whew), built-in customer service, and 7-hours of life in just 15 minutes of charging. There is also a comfy new VR headset in the works for Pixel phones.

I couldn’t be more hyped. All I need to do now is wait out my contract and get my hands on this baby. What do you guys think? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, or right here on the site!

Google Pixel starts at $649 (somewhere around £510).


Below is a video showcasing all of the highlights from the Keynote!


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