Pixel and Pixel XL review: Google designs its own phones
After years of experimenting with Nexus devices, Google finally decided it wanted to make a phone of its own. HTC might be assembling the phones, but Google designed and developed the Pixel from end-to-end. In doing so, it crafted a truly great smartphone that sadly looks a little dull. Still, the inclusion of a speedy new Snapdragon 821 chipset and a fantastic camera make the smaller Pixel a device to be reckoned with. Now, if only it were a little cheaper.
- Excellent build quality
- Fantastic camera
- Smooth performance
- Yawn-inducing design
- Less water-resistant than rivals