Brian X. Chen, writing for the NYT:
The absence of a major competing Android device works out
especially well for Google because the Pixel is, relatively
speaking, mediocre. It is slower than Apple’s iPhone 7 and the
Galaxy S7, Samsung’s smaller flagship phone. Photos shot with
Pixel’s camera don’t look as good as the iPhone’s. And Google’s
built-in artificially intelligent virtual assistant, called
Assistant, is still fairly dumb.
Chen’s Pixel review is the least enthusiastic I’ve seen. His comments on the camera — he labels it “mediocre” — are out of line with most reviews. I’m not saying he’s wrong, just that his take is quite different.
★ Tuesday, 18 October 2016