After countless leaks, the search giant launched Google Pixel and Pixel XL 2 to take on Apple iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 as key competitors on October 4th. Both the phones house a 12.2-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture and optical and electronic image stabilization. The front 8-megapixel camera has a f/2.4 aperture.
While display size and battery capacity are perhaps the only key differences between the two phone versions. Google has also chopped off the 3.5mm Audio Jack, although there will be an included dongle if you want to use your old headphones.
Pixel 2 has a 2700mAh battery and XL-2 has a 3520mAh. And in the camera department, DxOMark score for Pixel camera 98 which takes back the crown from iPhone 8 launched just a couple of weeks ago.
The Pixel 2 is a 5-inch Cinematic 127-mm full-HD (1080×1920) display and Pixel 2 XL will come with a 6-inch QHD+ (2880 x 1440) P-OLED at 538ppi with 18:9 ratio. Both are3D Corning Gorilla Glass 5, and the phone runs on Android 8.0.0 Oreo powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC and 4GB of RAM. In terms of storage, there will be 2 versions:64GB and 128G.
Those gadgets by Google are a manifesto for what Android smartphones should be like. Google is forwarding to hold a better control over the devices in the market, and Pixel series is going to be its key mark for assuring so.
It will be interesting to see how the phone performs on market though, Pixel has low supply issues last year and let’s just hope that Google has taken care of the problem.
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