#GooglePixel #Android – 6 Ways Google’s Pixel Phone May Be the Best Android of 2016 : There are tons of great Android phones on the market. Android fans can find high-end phones with advanced components and innovative features. They can find mid-range phones that offer premium specifications at affordable price points.
And they can even find extremely budget-friendly phones that offer a surprising amount of power despite their low price tags. But there are some notorious drawbacks associated with Android phones at all price points, including slow updates thanks to phone manufacturers.
Google’s new Pixel phone offers features that most other Android phones can’t or don’t provide (including immediate updates to the latest version of Android). And for plenty of Android fans, the Pixel may be the best Android phone of 2016.
Read on to check out a handful of ways that the Pixel is better than other Android phones. You’ll get a pretty good idea of whether Google’s new Pixel is 2016’s best Android phone for you and your particular needs and priorities.
1. The Pixel offers the same specs as many high-end Android phones, but a higher-performing camera
The Pixel competes with the year’s best Android phones both on features and price. Slashgear’s JC Torres notes that while the screen size, screen resolution, and battery size vary depending on which model you go with, “you will mostly be getting the same core set of features whichever you choose.
That includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, 4GB of RAM, up to 128GB of storage, so on and so forth.” This just so happens to be the same set of specs you can expect from any 2016 Android flagship. (And, for the record, you can choose either a 5-inch model with an HD display or a 5.5-inch model with a QHD display.)
Google didn’t make a big deal of those specs at its hardware event. In fact, the only component it really talked about was the 12.3MP camera. Google is proud that the Pixel’s camera is the best of the best according to DxOMark, thanks in part to video stabilization that doesn’t use traditional optical image stabilization (but is also the subject of some conflicting claims in the DxOMark review).
Nonetheless, the fact remains that the Pixel offers the same specs as many other Android flagships, but offers a camera that performs better than the systems seen in those phones.