Google Pixel, revisited: Still the best Android phone?

by birtanpublished on September 17, 2020

Shortly after the Google pixel was announced back in October of last year I posted a rant video on my channel about this phone but I stated it be the phone I'd end the year using as my daily driver and the reason I said this was despite what it lacked it still packed a

Very enjoyable user experience that I just couldn't seem to tear myself away from but it's been a little over seven months that this phone has been out and during that time a handful of other flagships have been released so how well

Has the pixel aged and is it Loki still the best Android phone out right now since October we've gotten v1 plus 3t the LG G six and the galaxy s eight just to name a few and have used each of these phones quite extensively the 3t

Has the speed the quickness and the bang for your buck factor to g6 and the s8 have flashy designs with little to no bezels and loaded scratches and even before the g6 and si were released I often switched between the 3t and the

S7 edge but no matter what phone I used I always came back to the pixel XL it doesn't have fancy looks and there's really no wow factor here but this is something we were talking about when the phone came out and do you think it's

Gotten worse with more futuristic phones now on the loose it does have thick side bezels and that large empty chin but as time went on the boring design just began to fade and I didn't really mind it as much what I do mind is the phone

Being quite slippery and the back glass panel is easy to scratch so of course I applied ad brand skin to line the pixel also lacks things like stereo speakers expandable storage wireless charging and most importantly water resistance so why

In the world do I keep coming back to this phone well firstly it's the software Google did a fantastic job optimising Android to work as smoothly as possible with this hardware not to mention it'll get the latest

Versions of Android before any other phone as of now the pixel stole has the most fluid and the most consistent user experience I've seen on an Android phone I haven't performed a factory reset I haven't had to purposely reboot the

Phone and it's been through well over 350 app installs yet it keeps chugging along it no sweat battery life has also been very solid and while it may not be as reliable as the iPhone 7 plus azure the galaxy s 8 pluses it still

Admirably and it's better than what I get on the g6 and it's right on par with what I get on the 3t thanks to certain software updates and I know exactly what I can get out of it during daily usage speaking of daily usage overall

Performance has remained very good while the pixel isn't as quick and it may not load apps as fast as many of the other top phones out there it still holds its own playing games and jumping between applications is as smooth as ever and

This is where the s8 let me down a bit stutters and hiccups are already present but I guess I should have seen that coming just because the s8 is the newer phone and it has the latest and greatest Snapdragon 835 that doesn't mean a whole

Lot when the much older pixel is still straight butter if you told me back before the s8 was released that I'd continue using the pixel as my main phone after having used both the Si and si plus I'd say you're crazy but nope

It's true I could have sworn the s8 the s8 plus in particular would steal my heart and for a short period of time it did with its incredibly gorgeous display water resistance wireless charging expandable storage and all that good

Stuff but the honeymoon phase didn't last now myself popping my sim card back into the pixel now I think the biggest reason I still use the pixel is because of its a set of cameras I've taken some of my favorite shots using this phone

Both selfies and regular rear-facing camera shots and although I don't take video that often when I do results are also very satisfying now of course the camera isn't the fastest thing out there it does take a couple of seconds to

Process when shooting with HDR plus it also doesn't have oh is and occasionally I'll get those weird light players but regardless if I'm going somewhere where I know pictures will need to be taken pixel is the phone I use so while the

Pixel isn't here to wow you with design it isn't looking to grab you with a stacked spec sheet it still delivers the best Android experience out there with its software and sharp and colourful screen it's comfortably placed a

Fingerprint reader excellent cameras solid performance and good battery life it really shows what's most important to me when using a smartphone with Excel Excel is still one of the best smartphones out there period even though

It is quite pricy now to be honest it'd be quite silly of me to recommend picking up a pixel right now Google only had a short amount of time to put this film together which means if they can make this great of a phone in a short

Amount of time that makes the second generation look very very intriguing so what do you guys think of the Google pixel as of right now could it possibly still be the best Android phone out right now let us know

Your thoughts down below in the comments and if you have Google pixel also let us know what your experience has been with the phone and how well it's fared over the time that you've had it we'd love to hear your feedback but anyway that does

It for this video I hope you guys enjoyed it if you did please feel free to hit that like button subscribe to the Android police channel if you haven't already that does it for me I'll talk to you guys later and thanks for watching

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