Google Pixel
Google Pixel (smartphone) logo.svg
DeveloperGoogle LLC
ManufacturerGoogle, various
TypeSmartphones, tablets, laptops
Release dateFebruary 21, 2013; 7 years ago (2013-02-21)
Operating systemChrome OS and Android
Online servicesGoogle Play (2015–present), Chrome Web Store (2013–present)
Websitestore.google.com/category/phones

Google Pixel is a brand of consumer electronic devices developed by Google that run either Chrome OS or the Android operating system. The Pixel brand was introduced in February 2013 with the first-generation Chromebook Pixel. The Pixel line includes laptops, tablets, and smartphones, as well as several accessories.

Phones

Pixel

Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones

Google announced the first generation Pixel smartphones, the Pixel and the Pixel XL, on October 4, 2016 during the #MadeByGoogle event.[1] Google emphasized the camera on the two phones, which ranked as the best smartphone camera on DxOMarkMobile with 90 points until HTC released the U11, which also scored 90 points.[2] This is largely due to software optimizations such as HDR+. The Pixel phones also include unlimited cloud storage for pictures on Google Photos[3] and, for devices purchased directly from Google, an unlockable bootloader.[4]

  • Display: 5.0" AMOLED display with 1080×1920 pixel resolution (Pixel); 5.5" AMOLED display with 1440×2560 pixel resolution (Pixel XL)
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
  • Storage: 32 GB or 128 GB
  • RAM: 4 GB LPDDR4
  • Cameras: 12.3 MP rear camera with f/2.0 lens and IR laser-assisted autofocus;[5] 1.55 μm pixel size.[6] 8 MP front camera with f/2.4 lens
  • Battery: 2,770 mAh (Pixel); 3,450 mAh (Pixel XL); both are non-removable and have fast charging
  • Materials: Aluminum unibody design with hybrid coating; IP53 water and dust resistance
  • Colors: Very Silver, Quite Black or Really Blue (Limited Edition)
  • Operating system:
    Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones

    Google announced the Pixel 2 series, consisting of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, on October 4, 2017.

    • Display: 5.0" AMOLED display with 1080×1920 pixel resolution (Pixel 2); 6" P-OLED display with 1440×2880 pixel resolution (Pixel 2 XL); Both displays have Corning Gorilla Glass 5
    • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
    • Storage: 64 GB or 128 GB
    • RAM: 4 GB LPDDR4X
    • Cameras: 12.2 MP rear camera with f/1.8 lens, IR laser-assisted autofocus, optical and electronic image stabilization; 8 MP front camera with f/2.4 lens
    • Battery: 2,700 mAh (Pixel 2); 3,520 mAh (Pixel 2 XL); both are non-removable and have fast charging
    • Materials: Aluminum unibody design with hybrid coating; IP67 water and dust resistance
    • Colors: Just Black, Clearly White or Kinda Blue (Pixel 2); Just Black or Black & White (Pixel 2 XL)
    • Operating system:
      Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL on retail display with Pixel Buds and wireless charging accessories

      Google announced the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL at an event on October 9, 2018, alongside several other products.

      • Display: Pixel 3 5.5" OLED, 2160×1080 {18:9} pixel resolution; Pixel 3 XL 6.3" OLED, 2960×1440 {18.5:9} pixel resolution; both displays have Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
      • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
      • Storage: 64 GB or 128 GB
      • RAM: 4 GB LPDDR4X
      • Cameras: 12.2 MP rear camera with f/1.8 lens, IR laser-assisted autofocus, optical and electronic image stabilization; 8 MP front camera with f/1.8 lens and 75° lens, second front camera with 8 MP, f/2.2, fixed focus and 97° lens
      • Battery: 2915 mAh (Pixel 3); 3430 mAh (Pixel 3 XL); both are non-removable and have fast charging and wireless charging
      • Materials: Aluminum frame, matte glass back, IP68 water and dust resistance
      • Colors: Just Black, Clearly White, and Not Pink
      • Operating system: Android 9 Pie; upgradable to

        On May 7, at I/O 2019, Google announced the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, budget alternatives to the original two Pixel 3 devices.[9]

        • Display: Pixel 3a 5.6" OLED, 2220×1080 {18.5:9} pixel resolution; Pixel 3a XL 6" OLED, 2160x1080 {18:9} pixel resolution; both displays have Asahi Dragontrail Glass
        • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 670
        • Storage: 64 GB
        • RAM: 4 GB LPDDR4X
        • Cameras: 12.2 MP rear camera with f/1.8 lens, IR laser-assisted autofocus, optical and electronic image stabilization; 8 MP front camera with f/2.0 lens and 84° lens
        • Battery: 3000 mAh (Pixel 3a); 3700 mAh (Pixel 3a XL); both are non-removable and have fast charging, but no wireless charging
        • Materials: Polycarbonate body
        • Colors: Just Black, Clearly White, Purple-ish
        • Operating system: Android 9 Pie, upgradable to

          Google announced the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL at an event on October 15, 2019, alongside several other products.[10]

          • Display: Pixel 4 5.7" OLED, 2280×1080 {19:9} pixel resolution; Pixel 4 XL 6.3" OLED, 3040×1440 {19:9} pixel resolution; both displays have Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
          • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
          • Storage: 64 GB or 128 GB
          • RAM: 6 GB LPDDR4X
          • Cameras: 12.2 MP sensor with f/1.8 lens & 16 MP telephoto sensor with f/2.4 lens, IR laser-assisted autofocus, optical and electronic image stabilization; 8 MP front camera with f/2.0 lens and 90° lens
          • Battery: 2800 mAh (Pixel 4); 3700 mAh (Pixel 4 XL); both are non-removable and have fast charging and wireless charging
          • Materials: Aluminum frame, matte or glossy glass back, IP68 water and dust resistance
          • Colors: Just Black, Clearly White, and Oh So Orange
          • Operating system: Android 10, upgradable to Android 11

          In 2019, Google offered a bug bounty of up to $1.5 million for the Titan M security chip build into Pixel 3, Pixel 3a and Pixel 4.[11]

          Pixel 4a

          Google announced the Pixel 4a on August 3, 2020 as a budget alternative to the original two Pixel 4 devices, and teased the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5.