The death of the Nexus family is has finally accomplished, we don’t yet know if way definitive or if you will experience a process of hibernation until who knows which date of the future. The fact is that the new Google Pixel are already here and that serves as a kick off to the new era Made by Google, that you can continue with the own manufacture in the future.
As it was the case with the previous generation, the new Google Pixel inherit the double line of devices that ended with the Nexus 5 X and Nexus 6 p. With a remarkable difference. Pixel XL repeats with the equipment of height while in Google Pixel we appreciate if an increase in level. The small terminal stops being a companion of lower power to match the giant.
Google Pixel goes up to first division
LG bet together with Google to build a second line smartphone last year. Was not by far a bad device, but perhaps if he sinned have a rather poor battery, but the choice of processor 808 It was automatically a step behind the Nexus 6 p. Google seemed to want to mark the distances and thus, among other things, to justify the difference in price between the two.
In the beginning of the career of the Pixel we find an equidistance between both terminals. The Snapdragon 821 is the chosen brain both terminal 5 inches for the 5.5 inch and both become, literally, twins who differ only in few details.
Google Pixel is matched in power to his older brother, there is no first and second lines
To situate us, the 808 Snapdragon was the second line of the last year Qualcomm processor. 6 cores built in 20 nanometers in two clusters: dual-core Cortex-A57 and quad-core Cortex-A53 to 1.8 and 1, 4 GHz. With the jump to the Snapdragon 821 this year is passed to quad-core 14 NM, quad-core Kryo in groups of two to 2, 4 GHz and 2 GHz. All this without having the graphics also improves significantly.
|Configuration||6 cores 2 x 4||4 cores 2 x 2|
|CPU||2 x Cortex-A57 to 1, 8 GHz
4 x Cortex-A53 to 1, 4 GHz
|2 x Kryo 2, 4 GHz
2 x Kryo 2 GHz
|GPU||Adreno 418 to 600 MHz||Adreno 530-650 MHz|
|Manufacturing||20 nanometer FinFET||14 nm FinFET|
|Memory||LPDDR3 933 MHz||LPDDR4 to 1866 MHz|
|Connectivity||LTE category 9||LTE categories 12/13|
Thus, while buy the Nexus 5 X the past was being aware of that not got all the power that the market could offer us, the choice of a Google Pixel this year will be more focused to What size of smartphone want to have in your Pocket. If you prefer 5 inches, we will choose the Pixel. If we want something more, will have to go for the 5.5 inch Pixel XL.
Double the memory of one year to the other
Level rise can be seen also in the RAM memory. Last year we had a model with 2GB of RAM as the Nexus of 5 was X and a model with 3GB of RAM as it was the Nexus 6 p. The figure for the new Pixel amounts up to 4GB so the Huawei model does not take off is both the new edition as the normal model.
Double RAM from year to year, from the last to the first Pixel Nexus
HTC doubles in this way the RAM memory of a terminal that already last year with Marshmallow functioned as fluid as they tend to operate the Nexus. Thus, with Nougat 7.1 on board, we are confident that new Google Pixel highlight in terms of operation and management of multi-tasking. Not to mention the capacity that will now have to manage games much more weight, something that your processor will be invited to try.
Google eliminates the difference in power between their smartphones in one fell swoop and take the footpath that Apple has already started with the first iPhone 6, or Samsung with the Galaxy S6. A couple of devices at the same level in terms of power and which should facilitate that each user chose his smoothly, without many incentives to choose the upper front of the bottom as in other brands.
Pixel shrinks, but wins density and becomes AMOLED
Another difference we found between the Nexus 5 X and Google Pixel is the manufacturer, HTC under Google instructions, made to decrease the screen diagonal. 5.2 inches of the Nexus 5 X spent 5 inches in Pixel, and that however gives a slight added will not, however, very appreciable.
424 pixels per inch of the Nexus 5 X automatically passed to 441 pixels per inch in the new Pixel model. A slight gain that, however, should be that we have a somewhat more compact than the previous year model. With everything, terminal frames have already been criticized and it is something that accompany the model during its lifetime.
Let’s see what reduction of Google Pixel front 5 Nexus screen translates X in terms of dimensions. And already pass we will set also the size of the battery, something which affects the size of the device in direct.
Google Nexus 5 X
|Screen||5.2 inches FullHD
|5 inches FullHD
|Size and weight||147,0 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm
|143,8 x 69.5 x 8.6 mm
|Battery||2700 mAh||2.770 mAh|
We have left to the end which is key in this generation jump. HTC has provided the new Pixel AMOLED panels by what Google leaves the IPS LCD line who was riding with the LG model and the previous ones, although he already worked this technology previously. Thus, new Pixel should be able to display more vivid colors and sharp than its predecessor, and not only because of increasing density. The new panel will also help you to save some battery.
The cameras remain intact, or not?
We are so accustomed to seeing how megapixels grow year after year the movements that we see in the photography giant continue to surprise us. We have defended on multiple occasions that having more megapixels does better on a camera, and with the Nexus returns to be demonstrated.
Apple repitó with the 12-megapixel iPhone 6s 7 iPhone, Samsung did the same with its 12 megapixel camera from the Galaxy S6 to S7, including curved versions, and also Note 7, and now we see the same movement on Google with the Pixel. The 12 megapixel camera with Dual LED flash and aperture f/2.0 the Nexus 5 X back through Google Pixel.
If Google has raised the photographic processing of the Pixel at the level of the Nexus 6 p, we will have much fun with this generation
More evolved, that if, but can we expect from them the same quality, if not increased, already obtained with the sensor of the past year. Let us hope that Nougat 7.1 has made special emphasis on improving the processing of photographs of the Nexus to locate them competing against the photographic leaders today: Samsung and Apple.
The front if grows, however. The 5 megapixel camera become the 8 megapixel in this new Google Pixel so that data nor will be an obstacle for the selfie lovers. With the front sensor of the past generation, we got good pictures, but now we can work better cuts. Without a doubt, an advantage.
If any improvement, the price increases. Unfortunately.
It was one of the biggest fears as soon as they began to filter out the features of the new Google Pixel. 4 Nexus and Nexus 5 took the blame. They offered much for very little and that the impact of the price on later generations was much higher.
Motorola Nexus 6 wasn’t bad phone and certainly than the Nexus 5 X and 6 p nor were it, but they had lost the feeling they had with users thanks to its price. With the new Google Pixel is exactly equal. If we want to first line smartphones touch pay per your specifications, especially if we know that they have been manufactured by HTC, a constructor that does not usually “throw” prices of their devices even if this cost you sales. Perhaps because you can not do it.
Best specifications, higher price
The Nexus 5 X went on sale in Europe at 479 euros, although past a time fell to the current 429 euros. Google Pixel will depart from 649 dollars in 32GB model memory, and do not know where will be placed the 128 GB model. If finally to translation to euros is 1:1, something which already we are getting used in Europe, will get a terminal almost 200 euros more expensive than last year. Another terminal, no doubt, but with price first leagues.
At this point, what to buy?
Select models of the previous generation is a tactic that many have for years using, especially when generations evolve in a homogeneous way. In this case, however, the generation gap of the Nexus to the Pixel is noted in many things that would justify the purchase of the new terminal.
Google Nexus 5 X
|5.2 inches FullHD LCD IPS display||AMOLED display of 5 inches FullHD|
|Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808||Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821|
|2 GB RAM||4 GB RAM|
|16 GB / 32 GB capacity||32 GB / 128 GB capacity|
|12 and 5 megapixel cameras||12 and 8 megapixel cameras|
|USB port-C||USB port-C|
|Footprints on the back sensor||Footprints on the back sensor|
|2700 mAh battery||2.770 mAh battery|
Agree that we can find the 5 Nexus X for 300 euros in many online shops and Google Pixel it will cost us more than double. We are talking about completely different terminals share Android inside and that they must be held to the highest level. But different, in any case.
The second line of the last year compared to a flagship in any rule in this. That mean that the Nexus 5 X is a bad terminal? Much less. But if we have to be aware that, for example, we will have one year less than official update regarding Google Pixel. Something that we must also consider.
The start of the new Pixel line is really promising, so it is worth getting to it
What is clear is that Google Pixel is an interesting bet by Google, which now seems to start the path to become the sole manufacturer of its own terminals. The differences between generations are there and this first step of pixels is very promising. It could be that he hoped to be one of the motives of the year despite almost reach the last. Let’s not discount that.