The Pixel smartphone was officially released over a year and a half ago and continues to have the reputation as one of the best smartphones on the scene. Google Pixels offer many advantages over other smartphones, and the first version is still a fantastic option, even now. Here's why you should consider buying the first edition.
Pure and updated software
It may sound obvious, but one of the main reasons to buy any Google Pixel is having bloat-free software and a simple, clean user experience. Smartphones that offer a stock Android version without unnecessary applications are fast and efficient.
Pixels offer the best Android experience of any smartphone
The advantage of having a smartphone that is 100% Google is that your device will always be one of the first to be updated. Monthly security updates, fixed bugs, performance improvements or design changes - this is the best experience Google's mobile operating system has to offer. It provides updates for the next 2 years after release, including monthly updates with security patches.
You can enjoy the latest Android update as soon as it is officially released with your Pixel. So you won't have to wait weeks or even months to get the new features. Developers and tech enthusiasts alike who are interested in the new version of Android P can also install the first developer preview on their device.
The design still scores some points
The first generation of Google Pixels don't shine aesthetically, as the design isn't particularly original, and they don't have bezel-less displays. I have to admit, however, that I still prefer the design and feel of the first generation of the Pixel. The metal body has a less 'plastic' feel and the glass panel on the back that houses the fingerprint reader look better than they do on the Pixel 2.
It's true, in the front you won't find a bezel-less display or an 18:9 format, but for some users this could be a positive design choice. Unlike on the new Pixels, the camera doesn't jut out, making the back of the phone much smoother and sleeker.
The camera has stood the test of time
If there's one aspect that impressed us with the launch of the range, it's the camera. This is one reason why this phone is a more than valid choice almost two years after its release. The shots are of an excellent quality and will definitely meet your expectations (even high ones!).
The first generation Pixels boasted the world's best smartphone camera and kept this title for a while until its successor, the Pixel 2 XL, the Galaxy S9 Plus, and now the Huawei P20 Pro (with its triple camera setup) arrived on the scene.
Pixels have a 12.3 megapixel sensor (4:3 format), which is almost the same as the Pixel 2, and an aperture of f/2.0. Google's processing and machine learning means it takes great photos. In addition, first-generation Google smartphones have an exclusive camera application that effectively process images, even in HDR+.
The price has more than halved
Let's talk about the cost. The Google smartphones that marked the end of the Nexus program made heads turn because of the price. But more than a year later, the price tag has been greatly reduced (by almost half), making the Pixel and Pixel XL a real bargain.
What's your opinion of Pixel smartphones? Do you already have one, or are you going to buy one? Let us know in the comments!