Google made a really big claim with the Pixel camera. Not only did they say it was the best camera they had ever made, they claimed it was the best smartphone camera ANYONE had ever made. Were these claims legit? Time to dig deep into the photo and video performance of Google Pricey Premium flagship in our Pixel XL Real Camera Review!

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35 Comments

  1. Junky228

    June 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    what app was used for raw capture?

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  2. Cristhiam Reyes

    June 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    That cell phone has better camera the pixel XL or LG v20 or Galaxy s7, which is better both in photos and when taking vídeos With both cameras ( front and main, day and night), i hope please answer me thank you very much.

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  3. MV

    June 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Flares in Hard Light are an effect some people even pay for in digital flare packs or vintage lenses…. I like it and its just part of the aesthetic.

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  4. jayaprakash narayana

    June 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Where are the manual options like shutter speed, iso and others are the the manual options

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  5. Suzy Siviter

    June 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    How can a phone which uses Sony sensors beat a Sony Camera Phone, unless they are complete genius on the software side.

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  6. Damian Jones

    June 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Nokia 1020?

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  7. TheNickle

    June 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    What third-party camera app do you use to shoot RAW?

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  8. Chikamso Ukuwa-Ekele

    June 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    The trees look like the British Isles.

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  9. Peterson Reis

    June 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    truth be told, it's amazing

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  10. Inspiring Rishab

    June 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Before getting into the video,please give a proper glance at the camera interface…please..

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  11. Haider Rajpoot Ahil Rajpoot

    June 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    lol.camera

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  12. Alvar Lagerlöf

    June 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Disabling HDR is just stupid. It's unfair

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  13. skiing crocodile

    June 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    UUUUUGHHH i can't decide between the pixel and the v20. some help?

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  14. terry feng

    June 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    pocket now, you are dumb…. of course your viewfinder and your end video is different. Thats what happens when you use stabililzation cause you need to crop some of that footage in order to stabilize it…. never has there been camera software where what you see is what is recorded

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  15. Michael Non

    June 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    nokia 808 is stil the best!

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  16. christina feliciano

    June 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    I just got the Google pixel XL and I can't figure out for the life of me how to edit when I mean edit photos like draw a little funny stuff on there, Circle stuff that I want to point out to other people I can't do that or I just haven't figured it out please help

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  17. Andonis Ratsos

    June 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Great Review! I think the Samsung Galaxy S7 camera is the king when shooting in Pro mode (+ Native RAW file support by Samsung Camera app), it beats overall the Pixel and the iPhone. The Samsung GS7 Camera Hardware is better and there are more advanced modes and settings if you dig into the camera app. You can even download and extend the sooting modes from the Galaxy Store or get more color effects from third party providers.

    What Google dont mention when they show the DXOmark score is that the Pixel has the same exactly score as the Galaxy S7 Edge.

    Its true that the Pixel HDR mode is amazing but this is software feature that later Sammy could improve, but even better when i shoot in RAW on my GS7 i can fix everything related to HDR in Adobe Lightroom (even with the free mobile app).

    In my opition the best camera is the Galaxy S7, then the Pixel and last its the iPhone 7. I was disappointed from apple, they released the new iPhone after the Galaxy and they could not make better camera than what was currently on the market.

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  18. KWAN Francis

    June 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    very professional review

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  19. hbgalore1

    June 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    I'm getting this phone for Christmas and it's really motivating knowing it has a kick ass camera.

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  20. Saiful Anwar Production

    June 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Wait were all footages captured with the LG V20? 7:00

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  21. Rishabh Mahajan

    June 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Huawei p9 has the best lens.reply pocketnow

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  22. wentium

    June 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Thx for the great review! I really want to like the Pixel for the wrong reason (unlimited storage), but there are too many cons compared to S7…

    -Can't trust viewfinder
    -lack manual controls
    -minimal RAW support
    -flare prone
    -panning jerks
    -short shutter speed (0.6s)
    -poor audio
    -user unfriendly pano

    The biggest drawback of the S7 surprisingly is the jello video. Google really did a great job with the EIS on Pixel.

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  23. flashxm1

    June 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    It is the best but if only if you keep HDR on. If you turn it off you cripple it and most people won't do this.

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  24. sundar tumbahangphe

    June 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    which third party camera app are you using to take the raw photos jaun?

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  25. Hendrix

    June 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    i dont like most the examples you showed us. it just looks ugly to me. i love my galaxy s7 wayyyyy more

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  26. bayu putra

    June 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    How good camera for photography…??

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  27. Shahed Rasul

    June 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    ya I think HTC 10 has this lens flaring issue too same family hmm….

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  28. Nathaniel Graham

    June 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    That is a real bummer about the lens issue. I got a Pixel XL earlier this week and I'm diggin' it hard, it's probably going to be my favorite smartphone that I've ever owned. I haven't noticed any crazy lens flaring but I haven't had it long so I will keep an eye out for that. Hopefully your test device had a worse case of it than is the norm. This thang is so insanely fast though, it's hard not to love it.

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  29. dani

    June 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    what are those dots at the back of the google pixel near the camera

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  30. Quoutub

    June 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    It's a very bad decision to turn HDR+ off. HDR+ auto is the default mode. Moreover HDR+ is not comparable with HDR from other phones. Furthermore even the iphone uses multiple exposures even when HDR is not enabled, so disabling HDR+ is not fair. Many people need to understand that it does not make sense to compare camera sensors in this case. Computational photography is the future and you have to accept that computational photography is a main component of the Pixel's camera and it will be a main component of future cameras, too! Imagine that you review the Light L16. Does it make sense to turn 15cameras off when you compare it with other cameras? No, it doesn't unless you want to compare the sensor and not the camera!
    But it's good that the video shows the difference between HDR+ and HDR+ off

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  31. a004

    June 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    I stopped watching when he said "we turned hdr off". how stupid. it's zero lag, hdr is the default mode. disliked video.

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  32. GOPROMOTE NEPAL

    June 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    which camera did you use to shoot this video?

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  33. Matt Brum

    June 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    keep your reviews going, Juan. They are the best.

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  34. Bro Swirski

    June 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Thumbs up for creepy tunnel!!

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  35. Dhanad Autade

    June 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    please make video of Google pixel xl vs HTC desire 10 pro

    Reply

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