Last year, the Google introduced the Google Pixel smartphones for the first time. It was not just named change from Google Nexus to Pixel, the Pixel offered a fantastic camera, stellar performance, a redefined software experience. As great as the Pixel has been last year, still there were some rooms for improvement. And just yesterday night, the Google brought a couple of successor to Google Pixel, i.e. Google Pixel 2 and Goole Pixel 2 XL, perhaps the most anticipated phone of the year.
In case, if you missed the yesterday’s live event, not to worry we have all covered here.
If you look at the design, the Pixel 2 does not look so different from its predecessor. However, we can notice few changes in the design. Both devices feature the aluminum chassis with a glass panel towards the top. Actually, if you have noticed the glass is much shorter and does not cover the fingerprint scanner. The camera sensor is also larger around too.
Additionally, the Pixel 2 has the front facing Stereo Speakers, which is pretty cool to have these. Talking about the differences between Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, other than name is its size. The Pixel 2 sports a 5.0 inch OLED Full HD display, with the traditional 16:9 aspect ratio, whereas the Pixel 2 XL sports 6.0-inch 2880X1440 pixel P-OLED display with 18:9 aspect ratio.
The design seems pretty interesting, what about the internals? Let’s talk about, what’s under the hood?
Basically, both the device have same specs under the hood, save for a few specifications. Larger the device, the larger will be the battery. The Pixel 2 packs smaller 27, 00 mAh battery, whereas the Pixel 2 XL packs a 3,520 mAh battery inside. The phone also supports the quick charge, which will get you 5 hours of back-up in 15 minutes of charging.
Both the devices feature an Octa-core 2.35 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, Adreno 430 GPU and coupled with 4GB RAM. But, the downside of these phones are, they do not support card slot. So, the users are stocked with 64GB and 128GB storage only.
I think the camera is the most important part of any smartphones. Its predecessor already had a really great camera. And, Google Pixel 2 and XL are in a league of their own. According to DxOMark, Pixel 2 is the best to the till date. With the score of 98, the Google Pixel stands on the top of the list, and iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 received just a score of 94. The pixel has a 12.2-megapixel sensor at the rear and 8-megapixel sensor for the selfies.
Always on Display
The Pixel 2 sports a new smarter Always-On Display. That means, it will now continually listen to audio playing around you (if you choose to enable it), which allows it to show you song information without the need to unlock and ask it manually.
Additionally, the Google Pixel 2 is now water-resistant, the much-needed feature. Moreover, the headphone jack is also removed, which means you’ll need to rely on USB Type-C port for wired headphones.
The Pixel 2 has a new feature called “Active Edge”. Basically, when you squeeze the sides of the Pixel phone, it will launch Google Assistant. Though, it’s not customizable.
The Pixel 2 costs $649 for the 64 GB model and $749 for the 128 GB version, while the 64 GB Pixel 2 XL costs $849 and $949 for the 128 GB variant.