An unlocked phone is a phone that isn't tied to a specific carrier. When you purchase an unlocked Pixel phone, you get to choose which carrier or plan works best for you. Most phones in the Google Store come unlocked.
Important: Pixel phones work with all major carriers. But not all Pixel 4a (5G) and later phones work on all 5G networks. See a list of certified carriers to make sure your phone works on its 5G network.
All Made-by-Google devices bought from Google Store, like Pixel phones or Google Nest devices, come with a limited warranty. To find the warranty for your device, visit the warranty center. To request a replacement or repair, you can submit a warranty claim.
Important: We may remove paper warranty from the device packaging of Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro phones. You can check the model and region warranty during phone setup. This info is available on your phone anytime, even if you also received a paper warranty.
If we believe you made a false warranty claim, we reserve the right to destroy phones or any item we receive. If you send an item other than the one referenced in your warranty claim, this may be considered a false claim.
The Google Pixel and Pixel XL were released in late 2016 with the camera experience being the central focus of marketing for this Android smartphone launched by Google. The camera experience is central to the Pixel phones, largely due to the advanced software and algorithms and not directly related to having the best camera hardware.
In addition to imaging performance, Google Pixel phones are similar to the Apple iPhone with regular software updates and Android security updates. Nearly every software update brings enhancements, new features, and performance improvements. Unlike some other Android phones, you can rest assured that your Pixel phone will be supported for at least five years too.
The Pixel 7 Pro features a fresh design with some exceptional camera improvements. A new feature is the metal wraparound camera bar, whereas, in previous models, the camera bar stopped at the edge of the phone. Differentiating the 7 Pro further is the extra cutout for the phone's third camera.
Tying it all together is the sleek design, made with recycled materials. Reporters note how surprisingly light the phone feels. Overall, this phone is an absolute powerhouse of refined style and camera improvements.
Camera performance has always been a pillar of the Pixel experience and Google delivers yet again with the Pixel 6 and its unique and distinct camera bar that sits proudly near the top of the back of the phone. There is plenty of RAM to keep things running quickly on the Pixel 6 while the latest Android software is optimized for the Pixel phone experience.
There are some unique Google experiences contained in the Pixel 6 that are not found in Android smartphones from Samsung, OnePlus, TCL, and others. These include the Magic Eraser tool that helps you quickly remove unwanted subjects from your photos, Google Assistant calling features, and the core Material You customization options.
It comes in one color, but the black looks like a very dark green in most lighting conditions, and in one RAM/storage configuration. While the specifications are not as high-end as a flagship phone priced at two times the cost, the power of the Pixel 5a with 5G is in the Google software experience. It is powered by the latest version of Android and continues to receive regular updates along with Google's flagship Pixel phones.
Camera performance and results also continue to be a staple of the Pixel phones here with outstanding results. Given the mid-level processor and lower-resolution display, the phone also lasts a long time on the high-capacity battery so you can use it for one or two days in most situations.
The Pixel 7 does many things well. It literally has battery life for days. Use its Extreme Battery Saver to get up to 72 hours of use on a full charge. And its Adaptive Battery lasts over 24 hours, giving you more time to enjoy the phone's abundant features.
Further, if you're an avid photographer or videographer, the new camera features are fantastic. The front camera features a 92.8 degree ultrawide view, giving you space to wiggle more people or scenery into your shot. Should you need to touch up photos, the Pixel 7 has Photo Unblur and Magic Eraser to sharpen pictures and remove distractions. The phone also has Cinematic Blur, allowing you to bring the subjects you want into focus, while blurring out the rest for a dramatic impact that a fisheye lens does.
Speaking of visually appealing, the phone's sleek redesign enhances its appeal and its durability. Google constructed the phone from 100% recycled aluminum, giving it a durable, yet lightweight grip. Ultimately, this phone shows you don't have to spend handfuls of Benjamins to receive flagship features.
The Google Pixel 7 Pro elevates photography. Along with the ample photo and video editing features the phone contains, it's also sleek, lightweight, and has enough battery life for 24 hours of use. All told, it's one of the most dynamic phones on the market. See how the best Google Pixel phones compare based on price, processing speed, and display size:
If you are interested in a Google Pixel phone, it's nice to know there are not many options available to confuse you or overwhelm your decision-making process. The first consideration is price and if you have a maximum amount you are willing to spend on a phone then the price dictates which is right for you.
Thankfully, when it comes to the software experience Google provides the same experience across all of the actively supported Pixel phones. Here is a look at some of the unique purposes the best Google phones serve:
This article only includes Google Pixel phones that are actively sold by Google on the Google Store. There are older model Pixel phones that continue to receive software and firmware updates, but these are only available as used or refurbished phones from retailers such as Amazon and some wireless carriers.
Display refresh rates are a consideration today since Android phones now support refresh rates up to 120Hz. For displays with high refresh rates, the default is 60Hz, allowing you to scroll up and down the display faster with smoother performance. It is primarily noticeable when you swipe up and down side-by-side with devices that have different rates, but once you use a phone with a 120Hz refresh rate, it is tough to go backwards.
People use their smartphones everywhere today and having some level of dust and water resistance is important. You should not swim or intentionally submerge your phone for extended periods in water without a waterproof case and warranties generally do not cover water damage. However, if you are outside in the rain, accidentally drop your phone in a puddle, or spill something on your phone it should be able to survive such an incident.
Thankfully, all of the current Pixel phones have a fairly high level of dust and water resistance. The Pixel 5a and 6a are both certified for IP67 while the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are rated for IP68.
Wireless charging is a convenient way to charge your phone without having to plug in a USB-C cord directly into the phone. Wireless charging is also now rated as fast wireless charging in many cases, but even with this \"fast\" rating, it is still faster to charge up your phone with a direct USB-C cable.
Stay connected and productive with the latest tools, 5G connectivity,11 Requires a 5G data plan (sold separately). 5G service and roaming not available on all carrier networks or in all areas. Contact carrier for details. 5G service, speed and performance depend on many factors including, but not limited to, carrier network capabilities, device configuration and capabilities, network traffic, location, signal strength and signal obstruction. Actual results may vary. Some features not available in all areas. Data rates may apply. See g.co/pixel/networkinfo for info. and more.
Pixel helps your workforce stay connected and productive with the latest collaboration tools and 5G connectivity.11 Requires a 5G data plan (sold separately). 5G service and roaming not available on all carrier networks or in all areas. Contact carrier for details. 5G service, speed and performance depend on many factors including, but not limited to, carrier network capabilities, device configuration and capabilities, network traffic, location, signal strength and signal obstruction. Actual results may vary. Some features not available in all areas. Data rates may apply. See g.co/pixel/networkinfo for info. All while saving you time and effort by helping automate processes and accelerating workflows.
Google Assistant can help with to-do lists, schedule appointments, get answers, and use Call Screen to catch spam calls by identifying what the spammer says, not just their phone number.22 Google Assistant and some related features are not available in all languages. See for updates to language availability.,33 US only. English only. Call Screen may not detect all robocalls and spam calls. For more information, see g.co/help/callscreen.
Use Live Translate to quickly send colleagues secure, private text or video messages in languages other than your own. Translate with no apps or internet required.44 Not available in all languages or countries. Not available on all media or apps. See g.co/pixel/livetranslate for more information. Translation may not be instantaneous. Internet connection required during setup only.
Collaborate at 5G11 Requires a 5G data plan (sold separately). 5G service and roaming not available on all carrier networks or in all areas. Contact carrier for details. 5G service, speed and performance depend on many factors including, but not limited to, carrier network capabilities, device configuration and capabilities, network traffic, location, signal strength and signal obstruction. Actual results may vary. Some features not availab