After the good sales and reviews of the Pixel and Pixel XL, Google launched it’s flagship smartphones, The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL earlier this week. The Pixel 2 is priced at $ 649 for 64 GB variant and $749 for 128 GB variant and Pixel 2 XL is priced at $ 849 for 64 GB variant and $949 for 128 GB variant . Both of the Smartphones are a big challenge to Note 8, iPhone 8 and 8 plus in the market.
Like any Google device, these are pure Stock android smartphones and come with latest Android version, “Oreo” out of the box. The smartphones have the latest hardware and google promised on the launch itself that these phones will get all the latest security, android and other updates for the next 3 years.
The two and only major differences between Pixel 2 and and Pixel 2 XL are:
The Screen Size, which is 5″ AMOLED Full HD 16:9 aspect ratio in Pixel 2 and 6″ OLED QHD 18:9 aspect ratio in Pixel 2 XL with Gorilla Glass 5 protection on both smartphones
The Battery Capacity, 2700 mAh in Pixel 2 and 3520 mAh in Pixel 2 XL
Both Smartphones support Fast Charging through USB Type- C Port
Else, Everything is same in both the smartphones.
Both of the smartphones have android Oreo, powered by Snapdragon 835(Octa-core 4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo), Adreno 540 GPU, 4 GB RAM and 64/ 128 GB Storage Options with no memory card slot.
The Smartphones also have Dual Speakers and gestures to use google assistant
3.5 mm Audio Jack is missing in the smartphones but you will get an adapter in the box or you can simply use a Type- C headphones.
The Smartphones also have Google Lens beta.
The Pixel Camera
The main and killer highlight of the phone is the camera.
The rear camera is a 12.2 megapixel camera with laser focus, dual pixel autofocus with pixel size of 1.4 micron f/1.8 with OIS and EIS support with upto 4K video recording and Portrait mode through Google’s software with dual tone LED flash.
The Front Camera is a 8 megapixel with pixel size of 1.4 micron f/2.4 with the portrait mode.
That’s all with the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Phone.
These are one of the best flagship grade smartphones in the market in their price range with pure stock android experience and latest updates from google but these are highly priced in India, The Pixel 2 is priced at Rs 61,000 for 64 GB variant and Rs 70,000 for 128 GB variant and Pixel 2 XL is priced at Rs 73,000 for 64 GB variant and Rs 82,000 for 128 GB variant. For People who love smartphone photography and Google’s Stock android can buy anyone of the Smartphones.