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Dec 12

Pictures Pop with a Pixel

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Disclosure:  I was provided with a Google Pixel Smartphone from Verizon in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are 100% my own.

 

How many of you remember when the car phone – aka- mobile phone – aka – cell phone turned into a Smartphone and using it to make actual phones calls has become almost obsolete?

 

Just text me…snap a selfie…check in on Foursquare…read an email…check Social Media stats…Facebook…Twitter…Instagram…read my blog…Hello Siri GPS navigation… uploading videos…Livestreaming…Snapchatting and of course the constant picture taking of food, friends, and fun!

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So when I had the opportunity to review this new Google Pixel Smartphone I decided not to use it as a phone for making calls or for checking into social media or even updating my blog but solely as a camera instead. 

Google Pixel Review by Delaware Blogger

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“Content is King” and “Images are the Queen” so it is vital especially as a blogger to capture attention grabbing, eye popping pictures and I have to admit this Google Pixel exceeded my expectations!  

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Fruit under Fluorescent Light

I decided to leave my Nikon Coolpix at home when I headed to the Summit Marina last weekend to capture these amazing pictures overlooking the C&D Canal. 

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These photos were in no way touched up nor did I add any filters, I just emailed and uploaded them to my laptop.  With the Google Pixel you can get unlimited storage of all your photos and videos free in Google Photos which is definitely great for leaving your legacy in the cloud!

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You may remember last month when hubby and I came here to the Marina for another photo shot and the weather was still warm and gorgeous.  However, this time, I was there alone and it was cold so I didn’t stay long, besides those Turkey Vultures didn’t seem too happy to have me around.

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The Google Pixel Smartphone is smaller and lighter than my Samsung Galaxy Note 5, however, the pictures are bigger and brighter.  There are actually two versions of this Android smartphone, the Google Pixel and the Google Pixel XL

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I loved that the Google Pixel weighs only 5.04 oz and the 5 inch screen was the perfect size for viewing VR apps without needing my glasses.  I had recently purchased a Virtual Reality Headset so I downloaded a few free VR apps from the Google Play Store.  

The Google Pixel sat nicely in the headset and because it’s lightweight it was great for walking around “taking a tour of NYC” as well as riding a virtual rollercoaster.  The display on this smartphone is bright, sharp and with the vivid colors, watching some of the VR movies was like being in my own private screening room!

Google Pixel in VR Headset

The battery life on the Google Pixel is amazing which is very important especially as a blogger who may need to cover an event lasting hours.  Not having to search for and then stand next to a power outlet was great for capturing these pictures at a Girls Night In event hosted by my friend Roxie in Middletown.

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Other great photo features on the Google Pixel include the ability to just double tap a button to turn on the camera and a double twist to change to selfie mode. Videos can also be shot in 4K resolution and the powerful speakers were perfect for listening to music and watching DIY videos on YouTube.

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There are also many other features that the Google Pixel is equipped with and below are just a few of them.  However, if you are looking for an Android Smartphone with awesome visuals then you need to head over to a Verizon store and pick one up!

 

Oh, and the Bright Light Flashlight is perfect when navigating a parking lot or a college campus at night.  Speaking of college, you know that I had to take a selfie with my son before he headed back to his after Thanksgiving!

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Your Thoughts

Would you purchase a Google Pixel or Google Pixel XL?

Pier at the Marina in Middletown

Google Pixel Specs

Display

5.0 inches
FHD AMOLED at 441ppi
2.5D Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4
Size
5.6 x 2.7 x 0.2 ~ 0.3 inches
143.8 x 69.5 x 7.3 ~ 8.5 mm

Battery*

2,770 mAh battery

Standby time (LTE): up to 19 days

Talk time (3g/WCDMA): up to 26 hours

Internet use time (Wi-Fi): up to 13 hours

Internet use time (LTE): up to 13 hours

Video playback: up to 13 hours

Audio playback (via headset): up to 110 hours

Fast charging: up to 7 hours of use from only 15 minutes of charging

Side View of Google Pixel

 

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  1. Michelle

    Okay, Those are some amazing pictures!!!

    1. DelBlogger

      Thank you, I would have taken more at the Marina, but those Turkey Vultures started circling – lol

  2. oncealittlegirl

    Well, I am pretty crazy about the ecosystem of iPhone. Pixel is indeed enticing.

    1. DelBlogger

      Hubby and my mini men (sons) are iPhone users, however, I am still #TeamAndroid – thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment – have a wonderful week.

  3. bakinginatornado

    Gorgeous pics, which I need since I post a lot of recipes. Now I know what to put on my holiday list!

    1. DelBlogger

      Yes, you will definitely love this especially on the go when you don’t want to carry your DSL camera.

  4. glendakstyle

    Yes indeed I’d purchase one. The images are fantastic!

    1. DelBlogger

      With your beautiful outfits, your pictures would be perfect!

  5. Got2bGina

    Stunning pictures! I would buy a Google Pixel.

  6. Sonya K

    It takes really good pictures. I’m impressed ☺

    1. DelBlogger

      Yes it does. Hope all is well on your side of the world!

  7. staciesayzso

    The pictures are awesome! I’d look into this, because I need to upgrade my phone but I really don’t want the iphone.

    1. DelBlogger

      You would love this phone because you already take some awesome blog post pics.

  8. Erika Bonaldo

    Pictures are great and luv your sweet selfie! I might have to look into the phone, we got the Samsung 7 edge this year, I normally get Motorola, but hubby always gets the Samsung and we live in a more rural area and the reception on these is awful! #ProductReviewParty

  9. Enjoyfreebies

    I like using Android phones. I’m a diehard fan. Those photos look pretty great too, but what is with all those birds? Creepy! #ProductReviewParty

    1. DelBlogger

      I know right, wonder what they were waiting for? Thank you!

  10. Robynn

    The picture were fantastic. I would consider switching from my SAMSUNG just for the pictures alone.

  11. Louida (@MissLouMae)

    Great review! I was wondering how this phone would be. The quality of the pictures are fantastic for a cell phone, makes me want to keep my big boy camera home.

    And those birds reminds me of The Birds movie, soon to attack. YIKES!!!!

    #ProductReviewParty

    1. DelBlogger

      IKR – those vultures really scared me – especially when they started flying around. I love Alfred Hitchcock movie “The Birds” but never want to star in a remake! That phone was awesome and much easier than lugging my Nikon around. Happy Holidays sis.

    2. DelBlogger

      I’ve moved to http://www.DelBlogger.com

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