Google’s Pixel is gaining within the U.S. however is it adequate to make you turn?
“Google Pixel is Fastest-Growing US Smartphone Brand,” Strategy Analytics mentioned this week in a report.
Though the iPhone nonetheless outsells Pixel telephones globally by a large margin (Google would not register in IDC’s international top-5 rankings), it is a signal that the Pixel model could lastly be breaking by means of in America.
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The report asks, “Is Pixel the new iPhone?”
Hyperbole? Maybe not. The Pixel 3’s digital camera, Google Assistant, and the truth that Pixel telephones are the primary with the most recent variations of Android are three huge the reason why the telephones garner good opinions and stack up effectively towards the iPhone.
One of the perfect cameras: distinctive options like Google Night Sight — which has outstanding low-light efficiency — and the general excellence of the digital camera give Google an edge.
Google Assistant: Google’s AI is best than Apple’s Siri. I exploit each* and may testify to this. Features like Google’s clever name screening are scary good.
Display: some previous Pixel telephones had show quirks (the Pixel 2 XL’s show was marred initially with high quality points). But each the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have OLED shows that measure as much as the perfect in the marketplace.
Android 9 “Pie”: The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have had roughly a six month head begin over Samsung. While not a bonus over the iPhone per se, it is one more reason Pixel leads in key areas within the Android house.
I’ve additionally discovered that the “pure” Android expertise of Pie on the Pixel 3 XL comes fairly near Apple’s iOS 12 in tightness of execution. Apple nonetheless has an edge right here however Google is closing the hole.
*I exploit each the Pixel 3 XL and iPhone XS Max. One space the place the Pixel nonetheless has to catch up is integration and syncing with different Pixel gadgets just like the Pixel Slate (which I additionally use). My iPad, MacBook Air, and Apple Watch are basically extensions to the iPhone.