Google Pixel Tablet review: At a glance

  • What is it? The Google Pixel Tablet is the first Android-based tablet from the search giant since 2015’s Pixel C. It comes with a bundled Charging Speaker Dock, which transforms it into a smart display with an improved speaker and Nest Hub-like features. The Pixel Tablet is powered by custom Tensor G2 silicon, has a 10.95-inch LCD display, front and rear 8MP cameras, and a 7,020mAh battery.
  • What is the price? The Google Pixel Tablet is available from $499 in the US for the base model with 128GB storage, or $599 for the 256GB storage variant. It is priced at £599 in the UK and €679 in selected European markets.
  • Where can you buy it? You can buy the Pixel Tablet from the Google Store, Amazon, Best Buy, and other major retailers.
  • How did we test it? I tested the Google Pixel Tablet for two weeks. The review unit was purchased by Android Authority.
  • Is it worth it? The Google Pixel Tablet’s unique feature set fills a very particular niche. For those that want an authentic Nest Hub experience, the Pixel Tablet isn’t quite there yet, nor is it entirely on the level of other Android tablets in its price range when taken spec-for-spec. But if you’re on a strict $500 budget and in the market for a basic smart display and a simple-to-use, reasonably-sized Android tablet, then the Pixel Tablet is an easy recommendation.

Should you buy the Google Pixel Tablet?

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As tablets have become larger and more powerful, the leading examples have all crept closer and closer toward the realm of laptops in terms of design and functionality. The Google Pixel Tablet bucks that trend entirely.