5 Pros And Cons To Buy Pixel 2 And Pixel 2 XL


On October the 4th, Google introduced the second generation of its smartphones

1. Display

Google Pixel 2 remained the same 5.5in display with 1920×1080 resolution. Pixel 2 XL grew to 6 inches with 2880 x 1440 resolution taking up most of the front panel.

Both smartphones have OLED display. This is a new type of display with greater contrast and a range of colors.

Why contrast ratio matters? Let’s compare with the iPhone 8 that has a contrast ratio of 1400: 1. It means that there are 1400 intermediate links between the darkest and the brightest point of the color range. Thus if you’re watching a dark video on your phone and do not see the details, it means that the phone has low contrast. Google claims that Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have a contrast ratio of 100,000: 1!

Sourse: 9to5google.com

2. Camera

Google is also boasting that its camera is the highest-rated on a smartphone camera, with a DxOMark Mobile score of 98.

Furthermore, Pixel’s 2 and Pixel’s 2 XL front cameras are 8MP that allows taking quality selfies. Both the cameras are also able to add depth of field focus achieved without dual-lens cameras as other smartphones usually do.

3. Google Lens

Google Lens is a new AI technology. 

“With Google Lens your smartphone camera won’t just see what you see, but will also understand what you see to help you take action” – explains Google on Twitter.

Google Lens will spot a picture and give you search results based on the object it’s pointed at.

The program is able to recognize the object on the image, give you its name and in some cases even a brand. You also may point the camera at the Internet router, with a written password on it and the program will connect to Wi-Fi. Also point the camera at a cafe – and Google Lens will give you information about it: reviews, menus, prices (if it is available on the Internet).

4.  Storage

Finally, Google gives us a really capacious drive. Now the basic configurations of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL include a minimum of 64 GB of internal storage, while the maximum configurations have 128 GB on board.

 5.  Active Edge

The new Pixel 2 is equipped with sensitive side frames. To recall, HTC had earlier tried the same thing with its U11 flagship. Squeezing the smartphone allows you to call the Google Assistant, unlock your phone, open apps, Send a text message etc.

Source: www.androidcentral.com

What you probably won’t like in new Google Phone:

 1. Bye-Bye Headphone Jack

Both the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL versions do not have a 3.5mm headphone jack. You may use special headphones adapter, but in case you lose it you’ll have to pay $20, which is more than twice what Apple charges for its similar 3.5mm to Lighting adapter.

 2. “Old” Snapdragon 835 chipset

Both, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be powered by a 64-bit Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. It’s an excellent chipset for the flagships in 2017, but it will lose its positions as soon as Snapdragon 845 coming out.

 3.  Memory

Another point is just 4 GB of RAM, while modern flagships offer 6 GB that looks like a standard for 2018.

 4. Design

Both phones look near-indistinguishable from 2017’s other flagships. They are divided into zones, and this is clearly seen. But most importantly – this is the framework for the screens, for flagships they are too large in 2017-2018.

The Pixel 2 offers more when it comes to colors as this device can be picked up in Just Black, Clearly White and Kinda Blue.

Meanwhile, the larger XL only arrives in Just Black or Black and White.

Google’s mishmash design is an accomplished taste, and it still riles up debates from time to time.

It’s here! Meet the new Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Highest rated smartphone camera. Again. pic.twitter.com/8w9s8Z1VGd

— Made by Google (@madebygoogle) 4 жовтня 2017 р.

 5. The Price

The company has priced the Pixel 2 at $ 649 for the 64 GB version while the 128 GB variant will be priced at $ 749. Pixel 2 XL with 64 GB internal storage is priced at $ 849 and the 128 GB variant will come at $ 949.

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