Google’s Pixel phones available in Aus from $1079 exclusive to Telstra

 

The phone comes in 5inch and 5.5-inch (12.7cms to 14cms) and, in another dig at Apple, comes in Quite Black, Really Blue and Very Silver.

Other specs include fingerprint sensor, aluminium body, USB-C charger, a headphone jack and a 12.3 megapixel camera with a f/2.0 aperture.

Unlike the Samsung and Apple phones, it is not water resistant.

It costs $US649 but the Pixel phones will be Australia starting at $1079…

Telstra is the exclusive Australian retailer for the Google Pixel phone.

Telstra says the advantages of the Pixel phone include: the latest 4G technology for the fastest mobile speeds in Australia of up to 200Mbps in 4GX areas.

 

The Pixel looks like a damn nice Android phone. So far from the hands on videos up their new launcher looks pretty good too albeit focused on circular icons.

The marketing BS and independent testing around the “best camera in a smartphone” seems a little over the top but it certainly does look faster than anything I’ve used on a phone before. Including the iPhone 7.

Most impressive is Google’s smart assistant that appears to operate in a more conversational way. Having it actually know that something you say/ask may be related to something you said less than 10 seconds ago to it already is a welcome and vast improvement in the digital assistant market.

It’s not cheap though and it solidifies Google (HTC) as a competitor in the high-end smartphone manufacturer pool.

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