Google officially launched its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL to the public today and Google brought the rest of the smartphone industry reason to be concerned. Here is a brief overview of Google Pixel 2 as we have chance to get the hand on it.
Design & Build Quality
The first Pixel generation was really eye-catching with the split glass top and metal back. Pixel 2 continues to inherit this premium design, though the glass strip has become a little narrower. Pixel 2 comes with the thick black bars above and below a 5 inch screen, which make it less than cutting-edge in appearance. The case is designed to against water and dust with IP67 certification.
Google Pixel 2 will be available in black, white or blue colors and the front always comes with black. The Pixel 2 is 7.8 millimeters thick and weighs 143 grams. A 3.5 mm headphone jack has also been removed and there is only the digital USB-C-port, which is also used for both charging and putting the headphone jack. At the back of Pixel 2, it’s a fast, responsive fingerprint sensor for unlocking the phone.
Because off its small size, so Pixel 2 fits well in the hand and it looks fantastic though the border between the glass and aluminium at the back is not really perfect.
Google Pixel2 features a 5-inch Full HD display. Google uses the OLED panel for the smaller Pixel 2. Both the new models also support for Google’s VR system, Daydream View. Furthermore, the new Always-on-Display feature displays important information for users and automatically detects background music.
The OLED panel offers richer colors and sharper contrasts. Moreover, the brightness and viewing angle stability are also exemplary, so the missing QHD resolution is not big problem for a 5-inch phone.
With Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC and 4 GB of RAM, Google Pixel 2 can easily meet the daily demands. Along with the stock Android version, Pixel 2 will absolutely run quickly and smoothly, without notable pauses in charging. In terms of ROM memory, Google offers two options: 64GB or 128 GB.
Although Google Pixel 2 does not come with dual camera as 2017 flagships, the new smartphone has still demonstrated excellent camera performance. At the back of the phone, it has a 12 MP sensor with aperture f/1.8 and OIS, while the front is an 8 MP selfies camera. Portrait mode is available on both front and rear camera. Moreover, the rear camera also support recording video to 4K resolution.
The camera of Pixel 2 can even do more. The new camera lens allows you to use it as a search tool. This works through the automated object recognition with the help of Google’s AI technology. In portrait mode, Pixel 2 can simulate studio light and depth-of-field blur in somewhat mixed results.
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Google Pixel 2 is pre-installed Android 8.0 Oreo in its purest form. There is no surprise as Google has left the user interface untouched and offered the user everything one from Google – and nothing else.
Google Pixel 2 is powered by a 2,700 mAh battery capacity. As for the powerful processor, that’s doesn’t sound too much, but the Pixel can still meet at least one day away from the mains. Moreover, with the help of Quick Charge tech, the battery can be charged very quickly, though there is not wirelessly.
Release date and price
There is several ways to purchase a Pixel 2 phone: If you are the US, you can visit Google Store, Best Buy, Project Fi websites. The Google Store and Carphone Warehouse are also taking pre-orders.
The Pixel 2 is priced at $649 for 64 GB variant, while the 128B version costs at $749. The Pixel 2 continues the trend towards ever more expensive luxury smartphones. Pre-ordering is now available for a limited time, and if you do it right now, you will receive a Google Home Mini for free.