Google Pixel Revizio

Google Pixel Review
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  • La Pixel estas interesa aparato. Telefona desegnita de Google, la fabrikisto de Android. La programaro flanko estas supro muesca: la plej milda, plejnove kaj plej optimumigita versio de Android disponebla ĉe la momento kaj plej probable en la estonteco, kio kun rapidaj ĝisdatigoj venanta rekte de Google.

Unua smartphone desegnita de Google de nulo iksodojn multaj skatoloj, sed ne tute estelar mondo batidor iuj povus atendi


Funkciigita de Guardian.co.uk#?I tiu artikolo titolis “Google Pixel revizio: iPhone batidor sed ne tute Android reĝo” Estis skribita de Samuel Gibbs, por theguardian.com ĵaŭde 20 Oktobro 2016 06.00 UTC

Google fine ĵetis propran -marko smartphone, la Pixel, defii Apple kapon plu kaj havigi premio Android sperto kun la aparataro adaptita al la programaro de la homoj kiuj efektive faras ĝin..

La nova smartphone sukcesas Google Nexus linio de mekanismoj kaj la kompanio asertas ke la Pixel nun 100% Google, kontraste la Nexus aparatoj kie Google provizis la programaro kaj havis iun enigo en la mekanismoj sed ne totala kontrolo. La Pixel telefono kunigas la Pixel C Android tablojdo kaj Chromebook Pixel kiel Google unua endoma aparatoj.

Sed por Google, la Pixel ne nur smartphone, ĝi estas referendumo sur ĉu Google kiel marko vendas.

kojno formo

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La Pixel estas pli dika ĉe unu ekstremo, sed vi eble ne rimarkos se iu atentigis ĝin. Foto: Samuel Gibbs por la Gardanto

Kun ĉiuj-metalo korpo, ĉiuj-vitra ekrano, roko-solida muntaĵo, fingrospuro skanilo kaj aŭdiloj socket, la Pixel iksodojn plejparto de la skatoloj atendita de supro-fino smartphone, krom manko de waterproofing. Ĝi estas iomete malsama rigardante tro, kun glaso panelo kovrante la supro tria de la dorso kaj kojno-formo jen dika ĉe la supro kaj kaŝas ajnan ĉambron dispremitan. Kiom alloga estas kiel dezajno dividas opinion.

La Pixel sentas grandan en la mano, kun bele kurbaj bordoj kaj plataj flankoj kiuj faciligi kroĉu kaj teni. Ĝi estas ankaŭ ne tro dika, kun la kojno formo signifanta iom vin teni estas maldika kaj havas bonan pezon distribuo.

Ĉe la Pixel bazo estas 7.3mm dika kaj ĝi pesas 143g. Kompare al la konkurado, nome Apple 7.1mm dika, 138g iPhone 7 kaj Samsung 7.9mm dika, 152g Galaksio S7, la Pixel estas ĝuste en la mezo. Ĝi estas pli maldika ol la pasintjara 7.9mm dika Nexus 5x kaj kvankam 7G peza.

La Pixel havas 5in plena HD AMOLED ekrano sur la fronto, Kiu faras ĝin unu el la pli malgrandaj premio smartphones havebla, kun plej aliaj havanta 5.1in aŭ pli grandaj ekranoj. La ekrano estas klara kaj vigla, kun profunda nigruloj kaj bonega visualización anguloj. Ĝi estas relative facile legi en rekta sunlumo tro, farante ĝin unu el la plej bonaj ekranoj ekipita por smartphone, kvankam ne tute tiel bonaj kiel Samsung bona.

Specifoj

  • Ekrano: 5en 1080p AMOLED (441Ppi)
  • Procesoro: Quad-kerna Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
  • RAM: 4GB de RAM
  • Tenado: 32 aŭ 128GB
  • Funkcianta sistemon: Android 7.1 nugato
  • Fotilo: 12.3MP malantaŭa fotilo, 8MPa fronto-alfrontanta fotilon
  • Konektebleco: LTE, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, USB-C kaj GPS
  • Dimensioj: 143.8 X 69.5 X 7.3-8.6 mm
  • Pezo: 143G

Daydream preta

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Google Pixel ankoraŭ havas headphone ingo, sed ne vere venita kun ajna aŭdiloj en la skatolo. Foto: Samuel Gibbs por la Gardanto

La Pixel estas unu el la unuaj handsets uzi Qualcomm nova Snapdragon 821 Procesoro, kiu estas esence Tweaked versio de la 820 trovitaj en la OnePlus 3 kaj aliaj smartphones.

Elfaro ne estas afero. De Prisma bildoj por grafike intensaj ludoj, la Pixel maĉis tra ĉio mi ĵetis ĝin, kion vi atendus por £ 600 smartphone. Ĝi estas unu el la plej potencaj Android smartphones nuntempe havebla. Ĝi estas bone optimizado, snappy, rapida kaj, eble plej impone, ĝi ne havas tiun varman kiam sub ŝarĝo.

Plej smartphones hejti konsiderinde kiam elŝutanta multajn datumojn, kiel kiam starigadon telefono, sed la Pixel ne. Ĝi ankaŭ kuris ludoj kiel ekzemple Dan la MAN sen varmigo supren en la slightest, kie pasintjara ligilo 5x iĝis rimarkinde varmega.

La Pixel estas ankaŭ la unua smartphone esti atestita por uzo kun Google novaj Daydream virtuala realaĵo platformo. Ĉu tio signifas ion fakte dependos sur kiom sukcesa Google lastan puŝon por VR finas esti. Ĝi estas ankoraŭ ne disponebla, tiel kiel elfaras estas ankoraŭ nekonata.

A day between charges

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The USB and single speaker at the bottom (the left-side hole). Foto: Samuel Gibbs por la Gardanto

Using the Pixel as my primary device, it lasted just over 24 hours without charging, managing three hours of app usage and browsing, hundreds of emails and push notifications, a couple of photos, five hours of music over Bluetooth headphones and the odd game of Dan the Man during my one hour and 20-minute train commute to and from work. It means you’ll get through a day and a night out, but you’ll have to charge it overnight or it’ll most likely be dead before you get to work the next day.

The Pixel has fast charging through USB-C’s power delivery specification, not Qualcomm’s QuickCharge or any other accelerated charging system. A full charge from completely flat took one hour 45 Minutoj, reaching 25% capacity in about 15 Minutoj, 40% Je 25 minutes and 66% in about 50 Minutoj. It’s not the fastest charging smartphone available, but it’s considerably faster than Apple’s iPhone 7.

Android 7.1 nugato

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Pixel comes installed with Google’s latest launcher complete with a new-look homescreen and app drawer. Foto: Samuel Gibbs por la Gardanto

The Pixel comes with the latest version of Android 7.1 Nougat and is the first smartphone to do so. Most other smartphones are still running Android 6 Marshmallow, let alone version 7 aŭ 7.1.

Android 7.0 nugato introduced some solid battery and time-saving features, which are all present on the Pixel. Google’s version of Nougat 7.1 introduces a few more new and useful things including the ability to block visual alerts when do not disturb is activated, such as the flashing LED notification light – handy for those that charge their smartphone overnight next to their heads.

The Pixel also has a new version of Google’s launcher – previously known as the Google Now launcher – which shipped with Nexus devices and is available for other Android smartphones and tablets on the Play Store. The Pixel’s launcher has a new-look Google search bar and home screen weather widget, neither of which can be removed limiting vertical icon space to four rows, and now hides the app drawer behind a swipe up from the five-icon-wide tray at the bottom of the screen.

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Launcher shortcuts pop-up on a tap and hold, but can be dragged from the menu to make a dedicated icon for the shortcut on the homescreen. Foto: Samuel Gibbs por la Gardanto

The biggest functional change for the home screen, Tamen, is the new launcher shortcuts, which mirror Apple’s 3D touch gestures on iOS, but without the need for a pressure-sensitive screen. Tapping and holding an app icon pops up a list of quick actions, from phone calls to specific people to recent text messages, options to jump straight to a selfie or video in the camera app, and other similar functions.

The launcher shortcuts can also be dragged from the main app to quick buttons on the home screen, meaning a button for jumping straight to the front-facing camera for a selfie can be placed anywhere on the home screen for one-tap access.

Most of Google’s apps support the new feature, while some third-party apps, including Evernote will soon be updated to add quick actions of their own. How much utility you get out of them will depend on which apps you use, but being able to pin launcher actions as a separate icon to the home screen could be useful for some commonly used functions.

Google’s also included a collection of attractive live wallpapers that change in real time while the screen is on. A collection of Google Earth shots pan across a view of fields in Kent or the Pantheon in Rome, while live data wallpapers display battery charge levels, the current weather conditions, or the time. There’s also the option to cycle through a collection of still images on a daily basis for various different topics such as cityscapes, aerial shots, landscapes and other themes.

Android 7.1 also now has a built-in night mode, which aims to reduce blue tones from the display to limit the amount of blue light shone into the eyes during the hours of darkness. Doing so is meant to help smartphone users sleep by stopping the blue wavelengths of light stimulating cells in our eyes and waking us up. Third-party apps have been doing similar for a while and Apple added a night mode to iOS 9.3, so it’s not a new feature, but it is good to see built into Android.

Google Assistant

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Google Assistant hides under the home button, ready to answer questions and perform basic functions such as setting timers. Foto: Samuel Gibbs por la Gardanto

The most hyped feature of Google’s new version of Android Google Assistant, formerly known as Google Now. The biggest difference is now it will talk back to you and is much more focused on conversational voice interaction. You ask a question, it answers but keeps listening for a follow-up command or further questions about the subject.

Activated by either a long press on the home button or by saying “OK, Google”, Assistant can perform quick tasks such as setting timers, sending messages and playing music, fire up searches and other standard virtual-assistant functions, but it is also the most personal Google assistant to date. It will actively learn from your preferences, either by your searches or by your explicit command.

For users or any other Android smartphone, Assistant is essentially a slightly better Google Now with a much clearer name, but it’s also one of the most capable voice assistants available and makes Apple’s Siri look a bit behind the times. Google’s voice recognition is top notch, and it has access to so much more data it’s more surprising when it can’t answer a fact-based question than when it can.

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rastrumero, phone by Google. Foto: Samuel Gibbs por la Gardanto

It will apparently eventually be able to interact with third-party apps and services allowing users to simply say “OK, Google, order me an Uber” or similar, but they’re not available yet. You can also only directly interact with Assistant via voice from the launcher, but you can type text into the Google search bar or in Allo. It seemed an odd omission, as there were times when I wanted to silently ask it a question using the keyboard.

To get the most out of it you must give your digital life over to Google and that certainly has some privacy implications – it knows where you are, what you’re searching for, can read what’s on the screen and collates all that data – but that isn’t a new phenomenon and is simply a progression of what Google’s been doing for the last couple of years on Android. Whether that matters to you depends on whether you trust Google. You do not have to use Assistant, it can be turned off.

The real promise of Google Assistant, Tamen, is that no matter where you interact with it, it’s the same assistant. For UK users the Pixel phone and Google’s Allo app are the only two places Assistant is available for active interaction, but US users will also be able to buy Google Home, an Amazon Echo competitor. Home will also come to the UK next year.

Google Assistant isn’t a massive step forward in the AI wars, but it’s a solid start for Google in the next phase of conversational assistants. If you’re expecting it to know and be able to do everything about the phone, your life and other things a flesh-and-blood personal assistant might, you’ll be disappointed.

fingrospuro skanilo

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The fingerprint scanner on the back doubles as a pad to swipe down the notification shade. Foto: Samuel Gibbs por la Gardanto

Last year’s Google Nexus phones had brilliant fingerprint scanners on the back. The Pixel continues to use the same winning formula: it’s fast, accurate and can now be used to bring down the notification shade with a swipe on the pad – something other manufacturers including Huawei have been doing for a while. The Pixel Imprint scanner is arguably the best in the business, but if you use your phone on a desk, you can’t activate it without picking it up.

Fotilo

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The camera app has a few more bells and whistles, but doesn’t have the extensive manual controls third-party camera apps have from Samsung, Huawei, LG and others. Foto: Samuel Gibbs por la Gardanto

The Pixel’s 12.3-megapixel camera is cracking. Camera rating firm DxoMark ranked it slightly above all other smartphone cameras and it’s clear why, as it’s very difficult to take a rubbish photo with it.

In good light you get crisp, well judged photos with an excellent amount of fine detail. Google’s HDR+ feature is particularly good, producing some of the best high dynamic range photos I’ve seen and without the image blur that can creep in with other systems.

Low and poor light performance is also excellent, despite the camera not having optical image stabilisation, while the Google Camera app now has some much needed extra features, including the ability to switch the automatic white balance with the tap of a button and a golden ratio grid, which helps you frame your photos. The camera struggled to correctly identify office fluorescent lighting, Tamen, leaving images with a yellow tint. Selecting the fluorescent lighting option corrected it.

Full manual control isn’t included – you’ll need a third-party app for that – but it has most of what many will need on a day to day basis. Shooting burst photos by holding down the shutter button even creates a gif out of the resulting stills.

The 8-megapixel selfie camera is also very good, producing images with good depth and colour. Most selfie cameras are either soft and lack detail or hard and capture every wrinkle and pore on the face, but the Pixel’s treads that fine line with soft, flattering focus without losing too much detail.

observoj

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The back has a glass panel covering the top third of the device. Foto: Samuel Gibbs por la Gardanto
  • The glass panel on the back aids grip by the index finger
  • It only has one down-firing speaker on the bottom, which is easily blocked by hands when gaming
  • Google Photos on the Pixel comes with free, unlimited full resolution photo and video backup, not just up to 16MP and 1080p video
  • The notification LED is not enabled by default, but is available in notification settings
  • Gif search is built into Google’s Keyboard for apps that support it such as SMS Messenger app
  • The calendar app now shows the correct date on the home screen
  • The charging meter is inaccurate: #?E 96% it says four minutes until done but took 17 minutes to reach 100%
  • Wallpapers are normally things I set and forget, but I really liked the new live Google Earth images

Prezo

The Pixel costs £599 with 32GB of storage or £699 with 128GB of storage in black or silver. It is also available in blue in the US.

por komparo, Apple iPhone 7 costs £599 with 32GB of storage, Samsung’s Galaxy S7 costs around £500, La Huawei P9 costs £449 kaj la OnePlus 3 costs £329.

Verdikto

La Pixel estas interesa aparato. Telefona desegnita de Google, la fabrikisto de Android. La programaro flanko estas supro muesca: la plej milda, plejnove kaj plej optimumigita versio de Android disponebla ĉe la momento kaj plej probable en la estonteco, kio kun rapidaj ĝisdatigoj venanta rekte de Google.

But the phone itself is only up to par with the best of the rest and not leagues ahead. The design isn’t as innovative or interesting as that produced by Samsung. It’s not waterproof, ĉu, and it doesn’t have expandable storage. La ĉambro estas granda, so is the screen and the build quality is excellent, all things you’d expect from a £600 smartphone in 2016.

If Google’s aim was to beat Apple, it has done so on battery life alone. If it was to challenge the current king of Android, Samsung’s Galaxy S7 line, then the result is less clear.

Pros: grandan ĉambron, bona ekrano, a day’s battery life, Android 7.1 nugato, Google Assistant, granda fingrospuro skanilo

Trompoj: not waterproof, no expandable memory, no front-facing speakers, Ne senkabla ŝargado, multekosta

A review of the larger Google Pixel XL with a 5.5in screen, the smartphone competing with the iPhone 7 Plus Kaj Samsung galaksio S7 Edge, will be available next week

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