It is not often I am tempted to throw a smartphone from two metres or submerge it in two metres of water for an hour – but guess what? I did. LifeProof’s new FRĒ for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL lived up to all its claims.
Google Pixel/XL users would be well advised to check for updates manually as the November update was released on 5 November but does not necessarily get automatically pushed to all devices.
Google’s new 5” Pixel and the 5.5” XL are good smartphones, verging on great, but their strongest attraction - Pure Android - needs some work. Its user interface (UI) is nowhere near as polished, intuitive or useful as Samsung, LG, Moto, Sony et al.