It’s been four years since the Pixel’s bold introduction, and it’s clear that Google’s strategy with the line has morphed and evolved over time. The 2016-released Pixel 1 and the latest Pixel 5 are aimed at different sectors of the smartphone market. They also have different strengths and weaknesses over their respective competition. While some mourned the death of the Nexus brand, there was no denying the energy surrounding Google’s first proper step into smartphone hardware. Over the past three and a half years a lot has changed in the smartphone world. We’ve had an influx of cameras, to the point that multiple camera setups are the norm. High refresh rate displays are now steadily becoming the norm, and we now have foldable smartphones entering the market. When you break it down, it’s clear that the original Pixel was an experimental device for Google to really gauge what its customers wanted and, crucially, what they were willing to pay for. The phone featured the best specs, including the Snapdragon 821 SoC which was Qualcomm’s top-tier processor at the time, 4GB RAM, and FHD/QHD AMOLED display on the regular and XL models, respectively.
From a design perspective, it’s not aged well. There are thick bezels, a big chin and forehead, an aged two-tone rear layout, and harsh lines. But at least it has a headphone port! Granted, the most recent Pixel phone - the Pixel 4 doesn’t feature a cutting-edge design, but it’s a tremendous improvement over the Pixel 1. It feels like you’re holding a piece of history if you’re coming from even a 2019 flagship. The Pixel is a better phone for those who prefer the ergonomic advantages of a 5-inch design, while the 5.5-inch XL tickles the fancies of the phablet crowd. You lose some screen resolution by stepping down in size, but aside from that, the phones are virtually identical in terms of features and performance. Both have top-notch Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processors, the latest Android OS with guaranteed updates, 24/7 live help, and built-in Google Assistant capability.
It’s no surprise that the software is to thank for this still-great user experience. It’s currently running Android 10, which it received back in October 2016 along with all other Pixel phones. That puts it ahead of a bunch of current devices from other brands. Android 10 has transformed how the Pixel 1 feels. There are slick animations, modern gesture controls, and the latest Android 10 features. The Pixel’s camera system has been updated over the years in an attempt to keep up with the latest and greatest. Whilst it isn’t too close to the best cameras that 2020 can offer, it’s not half bad for a phone that’s over three years old. Granted, there’s only one camera on each face of the Pixel, but the quality is still impressive from both shooters. This surprising usability is a testament to Google’s updates to the device’s image processing. The Pixel's rear camera is capable of recording 4K video at 30fps and 1080p at 60fps. In both cases, video is smooth and stable, assisted by excellent electronic image stabilization (EIS). We’ve seen periscope-zoom lenses, ultra-wide lenses, and time of flight sensors all be introduced to Pixel's smartphones, giving you so much technology for taking photographs. The fact that the original Pixel with its single primary camera can produce images this good in 2020 shows just how crucial image-processing is.
This software-focus is something that we should expect Google to lean into more heavily going forward. Based on the success that the Pixel 3a saw, all eyes are on Google to make the Pixel 4a a true successor in every right. And if the Pixel 5 is really going to be a flagship phone with a mid-range SoC, as has been rumored, we should remember that even a phone with 2016 hardware can impress when the software is this good. Fast forward four years and not much has changed on the hardware front for Google’s latest Pixel devices. Sure, there is an extra camera now, but the quality of the hardware has hardly improved. Over the four years, Google’s strategy with the Pixel’s camera was one of iteration. Google took until 2019 to add a second sensor — a 16MP telephoto — at a time when triple-lens setups had become the norm. Even in 2020, Google didn’t add a third rear sensor.
The Pixel 5 is the quintessential super mid-ranger. It’s almost entirely focused on software and doesn’t rely on specs to stand out. It’s mid-tier Snapdragon 765G chipset allows for flagship features like 5G connectivity, and high-resolution photo and video capture. However, it doesn’t have the same grunt as many devices in the same price range, let alone the top flagships. This is a massive shift from the original Pixel which tried to compete with Android’s elite. It just swapped out the telephoto for an ultra-wide, in what was itself a questionable decision. A complete review of the Google Pixel can be seen on the GSMarena page.
This phone is designed to work on select GSM and CDMA networks and is 4G LTE capable. LTE is an advanced cellular network data protocol capable of data speeds so fast that they compete with wired broadband Internet providers. With an LTE connection, this phone should have no problem streaming HD video, downloading apps, uploading photos, or anything else that requires a high-speed data connection. The phone is also backward compatible with 3G and 2G data for instances when you can't get LTE. In addition to cellular wireless, this phone also features Bluetooth, NFC, and Wi-Fi connectivity.
If you bought your Google Pixel from a network service provider either on “pay as you go” or “on contract” most probably your Google Pixel is locked to that network and you are not able to use it with other carriers. If you want to use your device with other GSM SIM cards you need to unlock Google Pixel. The SIM lock activation means that your mobile phone device can only function with the SIM card of the carrier who sold you the Google Pixel and with whom you have signed the 12 or 24 months contract.
One of the bright sides is that you can always attempt to unlock your brand new Google Pixel - meaning an unlock that will allow your Google Pixel to function on any SIM card by any carrier anywhere (Worldwide).
So, if you have just signed a contract with your carrier and purchased a Google Pixel have a look at the SIM unlock procedure described below.
And why not? Who is to say that you are bound to use one carrier with your Google Pixel when you can use the services of any carrier in the world you want. You already pay the installments for the device, and you’re bound by law to do so. There is no problem with that. You want the device, and you will pay for it one way or another. But there is a problem when you have to use the services of one carrier only for two years. Let’s say that you have bought your Google Pixel from T-Mobile, but most of your relatives use Verizon. Your relatives are paying less on their monthly bills. The math doesn’t add up, and all logic points to the fact that you need to change the carrier.
Lucky for you, you can now perform an easy, quick, and cheap SIM unlock. You don’t have to wait for months or pay enormous fees to free your device from that restriction. All you have to do is read the instructions provided for you here, and you will be good to go and have the freedom to choose a carrier that will give you the best quality service for your budget.
See if it asks for a code. If it does use the standard SIM unlock method, and if it doesn’t use the USB unlock method.
Get in touch with one of our customer support agents; they will advise you of the best SIM unlock solution for your Google Pixel mobile phone device.
To be able to enter the SIM unlock code you will need to make your Google Pixel ask for it. There is only one way for you to do this. Enter a SIM card from another carrier than your current one and power on your Google Pixel. Upon starting, you will be noted that the SIM card cannot be used and you will be prompted to enter an unlock code if you want to proceed.
Enter the SIM unlock code you received via email. Click ok, and your Google Pixel will be permanently unlocked.
To complete the unlock processes using the Remote USB Unlock for your Google Pixel. You will need to visit the Live Chat link you will receive via email and one of our professional techs will assist you in completing the processes.
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Unlocking your Google Pixel phone doesn’t request any effort (almost). You just have to send us the phone’s IMEI number and the name of the service provider that locked it. What we’ll do is search several databases looking for your unlock code. Once found, we’ll send it to you accompanied by clear info about what you have to do to unlock the device.
An unlocked phone basically allows you to change the network provider on your own terms, according to your requirements and priorities.
With an unlocked phone, all you need when you go abroad is your cell and a local SIM. That’s the smart way to call locally without being charged a fortune for roaming service.
When you decide to sell your phone, you’ll get a better deal. Unlocked cells mean bigger bucks at resale. Not to mention that you can sell it abroad.
IMEI unlock is the recommended method to unlock your phone, since it implies genuine unlock codes from de company that has manufactured the device. Nothing fancy, no need for software or breaking the device’s case. And NO need for warranty loss.
It doesn’t matter if your device has been modified or updated in terms of software. Our unlocking technique works regardless of the updates to the original software.
But if the phone has been subjected to any sort of modifications, we can’t guarantee anything. You have to restore the phone’s initial settings and be aware that it’s possible to have altered some important elements of the software that we needed in order to unlock it successfully.
First of all, you must be sure you’ve followed our instructions.
Attention! It’s important to follow these rules!
Here are some requirements you need to follow prior to ordering a Google Pixel unlock code:
If you’ve done just that and the phone still doesn’t react to the unlock code, that means that the device was previously unlocked or that it doesn’t recognize the SIM. If you’re getting the messages “Network Locked”, “SIM not valid” or “Card error” you can unlock your handset with UnlimitedUNLOCK.
If you bought your Google Pixel in the USA and it’s locked on T-Mobile and MetroPCS, make sure you’ve put in place the Device Unlock app. Then forward your request using our Device Unlock App Service.
Not much, actually. You must have your devices' correct IMEI, internet connection, and a valid email address since that’s how we’ll send you the code and information on how to use it. Then you need to have access to the device’s menu and keyboard.
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