Tag Archive: Pixel


Daily Briefing: The Pixel is too popular for its own good

Tuesday, October 25 feels like a Thursday. You know?

Xiaomi is an interesting company. The same day that it announces a phone that looks almost identical to the Galaxy Note 7, it follows up with another that looks like nothing else out there. The Mi Note 2 could stand in for any Samsung or Huawei phone from the past year, but Xiaomi says that the future is all-screen, no bezel, and that includes pioneering a number  [Read More…]

I used a Pixel XL for 4 days and all I want is a Note 7

In many ways, Google Pixel is the best phone I’ve ever used. However…

Google Pixel is priced at a point where people expect a premium experience — and in many ways, Google has delivered. The aluminum body looks and feels nice, the software is incredibly smooth and capable, the camera is out of this world excellent almost every time, and the battery life is on the higher end of functional. This is a great phone, and  [Read More…]

Best Car Chargers for Google Pixel

Looking to keep your Pixel charged on the road? Here are our favorite car chargers!

We’ve all been there (some of us more than others): You hop in the car for a road trip or are on your way to work, you look at your phone, aaaand you’re at 33% — with the WHOLE day to go!

You need a car charger for your Google Pixel so that you never miss a message or a call.  [Read More…]

How to take a screenshot on the Google Pixel

How do I take a screenshot on the Google Pixel?

The Google Pixel runs Android 7.1, which is pretty special. There are a whole bunch of new features, and there are rounded icons — for better or worse. If you’re using the new phone, you’re likely going to want to show off some of its awesome looks in the form of screenshots.

It’s easy to take a screen on the google Pixel. Here’s how.

How  [Read More…]

Google and uBreakiFix partner up to offer same-day Pixel repairs in US and Canada

Google’s brand new Pixel and Pixel XL duo has just started shipping out to customers, while also becoming available for purchase in brick and mortar locations as well. As hours pass, more and more units are being sold, so Google has set up a new partnership created to provide protection for these precious new devices

Android and chill: The Pixel and exclusivity

The Pixel, phone by Google. Exclusively for Verizon. Not really.

I’ve noticed something during the past week. There are plenty of people who think the Pixel is a Verizon exclusive. This isn’t an accident, I’m sure.

I have no idea what language is on whatever piece of paper Google and Verizon execs signed about the Pixel. I’m pretty certain it wasn’t a note scribbled on a bar napkin and had enough lawyers look at it to  [Read More…]

Camera comparison: Google Pixel XL vs. Galaxy S7 edge

Google has made a huge stride in camera quality, but can it take on Samsung head to head?

Though Google’s new Pixel phones have seriously impressive imaging that put its previous Nexus phones to shame, we have to remember that before they arrived it was well-observed that Samsung led the pack with the camera on the Galaxy S7 edge (and of course Galaxy S7 and Note 7).

Now that we’ve had a Pixel for a little  [Read More…]

A Guide To Waterproofing Your Google Pixel

So the Pixel’s not waterproof — there are workarounds!

For most people, the Google Pixel’s lack of waterproofing isn’t a total dealbreaker, and most folks will pick up a Pixel or Pixel XL without giving waterproofing a second thought.

Then there are those of us who have dropped our phones in the toilet at some point or have a loved one who has (like a certain writer’s wife), so we know the perils that can come  [Read More…]

Why I’m ready to ditch the Nexus 6P for the Pixel XL

When your phone starts acting up, sometimes you have to live with it.

If you follow me on social media, you’ve likely read my complaints about my year-old Nexus 6P. Frankly, my “Really Blue” Pixel XL can’t get here soon enough. I’m ready to throw Google’s last Nexus device out the window. The frequent lag, the touch-input delay, the poor battery life—things seem to have taken a turn for the worse these last six months with  [Read More…]

Google Pixel XL first impressions: MrMobile edition

Eight years after the first Android phone hit shelves, the Google Pixel is here to solidify the concept of the “Google phone.” Onboard: upgraded intelligence, heavily optimized software, and a camera that works with the gyroscope to produce insanely steady videos. From what Alex and Daniel are saying, it does a pretty bang-up job of redefining what an Android smartphone can be. But all that promise is wrapped up in a humdrum casing that looks unfinished at best and  [Read More…]