Look, it’s no big secret that I’m a fan of Google’s Pixel program.
I’ve personally owned Pixel phones since the first-gen model graced our gunk-filled pockets way back in 2016. And Pixels have been the only Android devices I’ve wholeheartedly recommended for most folks ever since.
There’s a reason. And more than anything, it comes down to the software and the overall experience Google’s Pixel approach provides.
- Part of that is the Pixel’s interface and the lack of any unnecessary meddling and complication — including the absence of confusing (and often privacy-compromising) duplicative apps and services larded onto the phone for the manufacturer’s business benefit and at the expense of your user experience.