Game Day Fun with Verizon & Google Pixel

If I ever get an Android phone, it will definitely be the Google Pixel. Jacob and I had the opportunity to experience the Google Pixel phone at the Seahawks vs. Rams game at CenturyLink Field in December, and I was so impressed with the camera and all of the phone’s capabilities!

Great seats!

Great seats!

First of all, CenturyLink has historically had awful wireless connectivity. Seahawks fans now have access to free Wi-Fi thanks to Verizon. According to GeekWire, Ookla conducted a Speedtest during the Seahawks vs. Cowboys game and found that Verizon had the fastest average download and upload speeds (20.19 Mbps and 9.55 Mbps, respectively.) For the first time ever, I was able to actually post updates in real-time during the game! 

Just two fans happy to be here.

Just two fans happy to be here.

Google Pixel is one of the first smartphones designed from the ground up by Google and integrates your Google account in managing the phone. That means photos save to your Google Photos, which means you’re not eating up all the storage on your phone! 

Bokeh effect via Google Pixel

Bokeh effect via Google Pixel

There’s a Google Assistant on the Pixel that’s backed by Google’s search engine, so anything you ask, you are literally Googling. You can also add task reminders, items to your shopping list, create calendar entries, or like we were doing at the game, get updates on game stats — all without having to open multiple apps. If you’re a Verizon Wireless customer, you also have access to NFL Mobile without it counting towards your data plan.

Google Pixel turns photo bursts into GIFs!

Google Pixel turns photo bursts into GIFs!

Battery life on the Pixel was another feature I was really impressed with. The Pixel has what’s called ‘Type C’ charging, which gives the Pixel the ability to store seven hours of battery life on a 15-minute charge. It was nice not to have to go searching for an outlet to charge my phone once during the game or at dinner afterward!

Photo Sphere effect via Google Pixel

Photo Sphere effect via Google Pixel

My favorite feature by far is the Pixel’s camera. The 12.3 megapixel rear and 8-megapixel front cameras are supported with a built-in backlight feature that helps ensure better photos in low light situations, including action shots of the game. The Burst feature lets you capture a bunch of photos by holding the camera snap button down - which the Pixel then turns into a GIF! I also really liked the panorama and Photo Sphere features a lot.

Panoramic view

Panoramic view

Thank you Verizon for a great time with the Google Pixel at the Seahawks game!

Disclosure: Products provided by Verizon for this post. All opinions are mine!