The Pixel lineup isn’t as popular as the iPhone or Samsung Galaxy series, but it offers top performance with a sleek design and some of the best camera technology available on smartphones. The Pixel 7 Pro is the latest model, which has high-quality displays, AI features, and an extremely long-lasting battery.

The Google Pixel lineup is also the best option if you prefer a clean Android experience. Other manufacturers offer additional features and apps that are not available in the default Android by using custom skins. Samsung’s One UI, and OnePlus’ OxygenOS, for example offer features like gesture navigation, a gallery application that is superior and more user-friendly, as well as a VPN integrated.

The experience of using a Pixel phone is almost always smooth and has almost no lag when running multiple applications. Also, they have the largest storage of any phone within their price range. We’ve used our Pixels open for hours with everything running from Slack and Twitter to Reddit and YouTube with no indication of crashing or slowdown.

Pixel phones are typically faster in updating their software than other Android smartphones. The majority of the times, Pixel phones are among the first phones to receive major Android versions and quarterly Pixel Updates to Features. This is an excellent benefit for users who want an efficient, well-optimized and reliable smartphone that’s kept up to date with the latest security patches. The only downside to the Pixel phones is that they’re less customizable than other Android flagships.