A Review of my Pixel Products
⚠️ I am not affiliated with Google, and these are my opinions on these devices.
- Pixel 7 Pro
- Pixel 6
- Pixel Buds A-Series and Pixel Buds Pros
- Pixel Tablet
- Pixel Watch
- Other Google Products
Pixel 7 Pro
My initial thoughts on the Pixel 7 Pro weren’t bad. It’s slightly bigger than the Pixel 6, which isn’t entirely a bad thing, but it’s going to take some time to readjust to the screensize. The camera is a bit better than the Pixel 6, but I don’t take many pictures, so it’s not a big deal. Everything synced up incredbly well and quickly. I really like the face unlock feature. It’s much more convenient than having to use a fingerprint sensor. I’m sure I’ll have more to say about the Pixel 7 Pro as I use it more. I’ll update this post as I do.
My Pixel 6 is nothing astonishing. It’s like any other Android phone I’ve had, just newer..? I never really run out of battery or storage. It connects pretty seamlessly with all my other devices. There are a few hiccups, but other than that, it’s not a bad phone. The camera is quite good from what I’ve used.
Pixel Buds A-Series and Pixel Buds Pros
The Pixel Buds A-Series and Pros are some of my best earbuds. The sound quality is as good as I’d expect like to be. The charge lasts for quite some time, and they recharge quickly with their case. I have no particular preference between the two. It’s more a matter of which one I take while going out. The Pros have swipe controls to increase and decrease volume, which is nice, though I can live without it if I grab the A-Series instead.
The Pixel Tablet is much more versatile than I initially thought when I purchased it. I thought it was just Google’s attempt at an iPad, but it does more than that. It is an Android tablet at its core, but it has a dock that essentially allows it to be a Nest Hub. The dock becomes a stand for the tablet and adds a much more powerful speaker than the ones integrated. The only thing I don’t like about the tablet is where the power button and volume rocker are. They’re in the top left corner, which differs from what I’m used to. However, this isn’t a big issue, so I can live past it.
My Pixel Watch is like any other smartwatch. It counts steps and displays notifications on my wrist. This being Google’s first stab at a watch is very obvious. The UI can be buggy and hard to navigate at times. Also, with Google’s contract with FitBit, I cannot have my heartrate automatically tracked in Google Fit, so I have to use FitToFit to sync the two up. Other than that, it’s an okay watch.
Other Google Products
I have a few other Google products that I want to throw my two cents at.
I tried installing Minecraft: Pocket Edition on it. It did not work. Other than that, it’s a good version of the Chromecast. I haven’t had any issues with it whatsoever.
I never actually used Stadia as a service. And now I never have to anymore since Google sunset that project earlier last year. I absolutely love the controller. In my opinion, the ergonomics are great. No other controller I’ve used has been as comfortable.