When the Google Pixel was unveiled a couple of weeks back, many of us were taken aback at the impressive rating its camera received from DxOMark, the best score ever assigned to a smartphone camera by the site.
However, numbers don’t always equate to real-world performance. Now a few reviewers have gotten early access to the Pixel and Pixel XL, both of which feature the same camera module.
Thus far, the reviews have generally been excellent, with many reviewers specifically calling out the camera as one of the best features of the Pixel phone. One of the first samples of video footage was provided by Nat & Lo, two Google employees who provide regular behind the scenes videos of Google products and announcements. The pair have recorded an entire video using just the Pixel phones, and the results are compelling.
The Verge recently published a smartphone shootout between the iPhone 7, Galaxy S7 Edge and Google Pixel. “If we’ve learned anything early on in our time with the Pixel, it’s that Google was right to be excited about the main camera on this phone. In most situations it is better than the iPhone 7, and it even beats out the Galaxy S7 in some others,” said Sean O’Kane in his conclusion of the piece. He accepts that all three phones are excellent smartphone shooters, but appears to favour the Pixel in this scenario.
David Pierce of Wired was glowing in his review, noting that “most of the time, the Pixel takes a nicer photo than you’d expect. Some photographers prefer to make those creative decisions. But I like that my photos look awesome on Instagram, no filters necessary. I’ve never been more confident shooting with my smartphone. ”
In the wake of a number of highly positive reviews the stock price of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, spiked to its highest value ever recorded ($828. 81 per share) before settling down slightly before markets closed.
We’re yet to get our hands on a Pixel, but once we do we’ll be sure to update your with our thoughts. In the meantime, it looks like the Pixel will be a very formidable mobile shooter.. digitalrev.com