Pixel, the first real Google phone, in pictures – CNET

Having used the Pixel since its release, there are a few things that stop me wholeheartedly recommending this phone. For one, it’s very expensive, especially for the meagre 32GB option. There’s also no expandable storage, so I would thoroughly recommend saving up a bit more and going for the 128GB model.

It’s also not the most durable phone, in fact I don’t think I have come across a metal phone that picks up dents and dings quite so much as the Google Pixel. The paint on the back is also prone to scratching off, so a case is probably in order.

Performance has stayed consistently fantastic, I think this phone is faster in general use than the Snapdragon 835-packing Galaxy S8, and Google’s steady stream of updates have kept it feeling fresh. I was never completely impressed by the battery life, but it still manages to get through the day.

If you want a phone with the best camera and software available, the Google Pixel remains a fantastic choice. It’s not the flashiest phone in 2017 and the fact it still commands a high price might put some off, but if you want the best photos from a phone that this is your top pick.