Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL launched

Search engine giant Google has finally taken the wraps off Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL on October 4. Sunder Pichai led team was really upbeat about the conglomeration of AI with software and Hardware as they talked about Google Pixel 2. These second-generation google Pixel phones come with water resistance IP68 certification, squeezable sides, and always-on display.

Google Pixel 2, Google Pixel 2 XL Features

Google is offering the Pixel 2 in Two screen sizes: 5-inch and a 6-inch for XL version. The Pixel 2 sports a “full HD OLED” display with 100,000:1 contrast ratio and 441 PPI pixel density. The Pixel 2 XL, on the other hand, comes with is larger 6-inch POLED, QHD+ screen with 18:9 aspect ratio and 538 PPI pixel density.

Design-wise, the phone is pretty much what we have seen in various leaks. The phone comes with an aluminum body which hybrid coating. The Fascia of the Pixel 2 XL is mainly dominated by the display. The smaller Pixel variant has regular 16:9 display and the bigger Pixel 2 XL has a full vision 18:9 display. The phones come with front-facing stereo speakers as well.

 On the flip side, both of them have glass on upper quarter while rest of the body is made of metal. The fingerprint sensor is placed on the rear side which is better placed than the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (review) and Samsung Galaxy S8 (review). According to Google, the Pixel 2 family has the fastest fingerprint on any phone yet.
In terms of specifications, Google’s 2017 flagship smartphones enthrall on Snapdragon 835 chipset which is accompanied by 4GB of RAM and Adreno 540GPU. Google is offering the Pixel 2  and Pixel 2 XL in 64GB or 128GB storage options.

The first generation Google Pixel at the time of its launch was rated best smartphone camera by DxoMark. Google has taken it a step forward. The Pixel 2 comes with a 12.2-megapixel rear camera along with f/1.8 aperture dual-pixel sensor and optical image stabilization (OIS). It is the best-rated camera on a smartphone as per DxoMark. To put things in perspective, DxOmark rated iPhone 8 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 at 94 whereas the Pixel 2 camera manage to score 98 on the same test.

Instead of going with dual camera setup, Google is using dual pixel sensor to offer iPhone 8 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 like portrait mode for blur background images. Both these Pixel phones come with an 8-megapixel selfie camera which also benefits from software enabled portrait mode. Unfortunately, audio jack didn’t make the cut.

Pixel 2 camera image collage

Google Motion Photos is another addition which seems to be inspired from iPhone’s Live Photos feature. It automatically captures a three-second long clip with every image clicked. There were few other features like Google Lens and augmented reality based AR stickers which were showcased during the launch event.

Also Read: 20 Best iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Tips and Tricks

Google Pixel 2 Price and Google Pixel 2 XL Price In India

The Google Pixel 2 will be available in the US, Australia, Germany, India, United Kingdom and Canada; pre-order starts tonight. The Pixel 2 priced at $649 (for 64GB) and $749 (for 128GB). Google Pixel 2 Price in India will be around  Rs. 42,200 and Rs. 48,800 (approx.) for respective models. It will come in three colors: white, black, and kinda blue.

The Pixel 2 XL Price starts at $849 for 64GB and goes up to $949 for 128GB.

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL India Price: 

  • The Pixel 2 XL 64GB – Rs. 73,000
  • Pixel 2 XL 128GB – Rs. 82,000
  • Pixel 2 64GB – Rs. 61,000
  • Pixel 2 128GB – Rs. 70,000

Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL Specs

Model Google Pixel 2 Google Pixel 2 XL
Display 5-Inch, Full HD OLED display; 18:9 aspect ratio 6-Inch, QHD+ POLED display;18:9 aspect ratio
Processor Snapdragon 835 processor with Adreno 540 GPU Snapdragon 835 processor with Adreno 540 GPU
Internal Storage 64GB/ 128GB 64GB/ 128GB
Software Android Oreo Android Oreo
Primary Camera 12.2MP, f/1.8 aperture, OIS, dual pixel 12.2MP, f/1.8 aperture, OIS, dual pixel
Secondary Camera 8MP selfie camera 8MP Front-Facing Camera
Battery  2700mAh; Quick Charging  3520 mAh; Quick Charging
Others 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 2.4G + 5 GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO,Bluetooth 5.0 + LE, NFC, eSIM, GPS, USB Type-C, Fingerprint sensor 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 2.4G + 5 GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO,Bluetooth 5.0 + LE, NFC, eSIM, GPS, USB Type-C, Fingerprint sensor
Price In India 61,000 INR/ 70,000 INR 73,000 INR/ 82,000 INR

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  1. Once upon a time, I was really a big fan of the original Pixel smartphone from Google. But no earphone jack in this one really sucks. They are starting to act more like Apple.


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