Google Pixel – Was it Worth Killing the Nexus Brand?

Last year was a bittersweet one for Android fans and the reason why I am saying this is because Google decided to introduce the highly anticipated pure Android Pixel smartphone and to kill off the Nexus brand at the same time. Granted, Pixel is an all-round great smartphone but this didn’t stop loyal Android fans from lashing back at Google’s decision to stop producing Nexus devices.

The biggest problem that Android fans had with Google is the fact that smartphones such as Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P are still viable as daily drivers for the years to come and there was no need for Pixel to come out yet. However, Google decided that it wants to follow its own path and stop teaming up with the likes of LG or Huawei and show to the entire world what a pure Android smartphone looks like. With that being said, lets’ take a look at Pixel specs and see what’s causing all this fuss.


The Android parent made the correct decision of going with a moderate sized 5.0-inch AMOLED display which offers a full HD 1080 x 1920 resolution and a pixel density of 441 ppi. The reason why I am saying that a 5.0-inch display is the correct decision is because it’s neither too big nor too small. In addition, Pixel’s display has also been coated in Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

Under the Hood

If we take a look under Pixel’s hood we will be able to see Qualcomm’s highly powerful quad-core Snapdragon 821 chipset. This processor features two cores which clock at 2.15GHz and other two other slower ones that clock at 1.6GHz. However, that’s not all since Pixel’s processor is also coupled with an Adreno 530 graphics processing unit and 4GB of RAM. To make the Pixel package sound even sweeter, Google added a non-removable Li-Ion 2,770 mAh battery under its hood.

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