I know it has been a long time since an article has been published but today we are talking about the Google Event. On October 4th, 2017, Google released many new devices. One of them was the Pixel 2. Last year, Google released the Pixel, and for that time it was an amazing phone. This year, Google has released the Pixel 2, a revolutionary phone. The design has become more modernized and there are new features. Let us go ahead and take a good look at this phone.
This time, Google has also joined the competition to have a front with a minimal amount of bezel, just leaving space for the front-facing camera and dual speakers. This wasn’t really surprising, seeing that many other phone companies like Apple, Essential, and Samsung have done the same thing with their phones.
However, only the Pixel 2 has an AMOLED display. Its XL variant has a new type of display called a POLED display. A plastic substrate is used instead of a glass substrate in a POLED display. The back of the phone stays relatively similar to the original Pixel, with the fingerprint sensor, and a single camera, more on that later. The phone is now IP67 water resistant, and it consists of an aluminum body with a hybrid coating. HTC manufactures the Pixel 2, and LG manufactures the XL variant.
Unlike all of its competition, the Pixel 2 doesn’t sport a dual-camera set-up. Instead, Google has opted to stick with a single-camera. Even all its competitors have 2 cameras, DxOmark gave it a test score of 98, four more than Apple’s iPhone 8 Plus and Samsung’s Note 8. This has set a record for the highest phone camera rating. For people who don’t know DxOmark is a company that exclusively reviews cameras, mobile or not. It also provides image quality reports with ratings for the cameras.
Rear Camera Specs:
- 12.2 MP
- 1.4 µm pixels
- f/1.8 aperture
- Autofocus with laser + dual pixel phase shift detection
- 4K (30 fps) video capture
Front Facing Camera Specs:
- 8MP camera
- 1.4 µm pixels
- f/2.4 aperture
- HD video capture (30 fps)
Processors and Memory
The Pixel 2 has an 8 core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU which houses a Kryo 280 architecture. The processor can run 2.45 GHz max for performance and 1.19 GHz max for efficiency. The Pixel 2 also has an Adreno 540 GPU(graphics processing unit) which runs at about 710 MHz. With this, the phone also has 4 GB of LPDDR4x RAM.
Google has stuck with a USB-C charging port, as USB-C was used since the Nexus 5X. But this time, Google has left out a key feature that many people even ridiculed people for the headphone jack. That’s right. Google, who even made fun of Apple for removing the headphone jack in its advertisement, has removed this extremely useful port. This may be so that Google could make way for its new Pixel Buds. A Google executive also said that they ditched the headphone jack so that they can make an easier transition into thinner bezels.
Compared to all the new phones released this past year, Google’s Pixel 2 is standard. The phone costs 650 dollars for a 64 GB model and $750 for a 128 GB model. This would be a cheaper option for people who think that the Apple iPhone X is too expensive for them. The Pixel 2 XL costs $949 for a 64 GB model and $1049 for a 128 GB model, comparable with the price of the iPhone X. Google is also allowing a trade-in of up to $410 on their website.
The Google’s Pixel 2 is truly an advanced phone. For more information, check out Google’s website, by clicking on this link .