Google is famous for offering the best and this time again it has done the same with its latest smart phones – Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Well, the completely Android phones have the latest version of Android operation system – Android 8.0 Oreo, octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processors and storage space that varies from 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 128GB. The phones are supposed to give tough competition to the iPhone X and Samsung phones.
Read on for a quick glance of the salient features, price and functionality:
Well, the phones are pricey as they have some of the best features and backed by Google they maintain high standards.
The UK prices for the 5-inch Pixel 2 start at £629 for the 64GB model and a tad bit higher that is £729 for the 128GB model.
The UK price for the 6-inch version opens at £799 for the 64GB model and shoots a bit high at £899 for the 128GB model.
While the original Pixel phones were lookalike, the new ones have some visible difference. The Pixel 2 phone with 5 inch display has bezels on its top and bottom edges.
The larger 6-inch Pixel 2 XL phone sports bezels on edge-to-edge of the display screen.
Both have the signature style glass panels on the back and finger print scanner placed smartly at the area where your finger rests naturally.
Famous for the best camera phone in the market, this time Google Pixel 2 phones have a single-lens camera unlike its rivals Samsung and Apple which offers dual-lens setups in their latest phones.
However, the camera quality has still received the highest rating from DxOMark, an independent image benchmarking firm. The photos look more natural and camera performance is best even in low light situations.
Google has also integrated the portrait mode feature which emphasizes the main image and blurs the surrounding areas. Google explains it by saying that they used the “split” pixels for it.
Both the phones have a startling, valued added feature of Google Lens with the camera. By this, the phone can pull out precise details from the photo. It can be the details about a landmark, art, travel destination, location of an eatery etc. This can be a very helpful feature for the travellers.
Google assistance at a squeeze:
Google has used a new feature called Active Edge through which you can squeeze the phone to activate Google Assistant. You can also silence the phone with a squeeze action and use it to bring up Assistant even when the phone is closed.
The waterproof phones:
Well, the most interesting part of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL is that both can stay under 3 feet of water for a period of 30 minutes and still live, work and breath as normal. Yes, it is Google’s waterproof phone and can be yours in November.
Some points to remember are that the Pixel 2 phones have ditched the headphone jacks so you need to have a USB C to 3.5 mm adapter or a USB C-compatible headset if you are planning to buy these suave phones.
Although, Google has launched the phones on 17th October, the UK gadget freaks will need to wait till November 15th to get this phone shipped to them. They are available for pre-orders in the UK.
To add a quick note, you may find tiny features like double-lens camera missing in the phone when compared to the iPhone 8 but if you are a Google fan then the phones would be worth investing in.
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