Google finally unleashed its new set of Pixel smartphones that astutely integrate Google's search prowess in different ways. The hardware and software features are similar on both phones but unlike the Pixel 2, the Pixel 2XL benefits from a full vision 18:9 display panel.
The Pixel 2 XL has a 6-inch QHD+ (2880 X 1440) display flanked by dual front-firing speakers (top and bottom). The pOLED display supports wider color gamuts and is protected by 3D Gorilla Glass 5. On the rear, you will find a predominant aluminum plate elegantly merged with a sheet of black glass. The handset measures 7.9mm in thickness and is IP67 water and dust resistance certified.
The handset is powered by Snapdragon 835 processor with a rather conservative 4GB RAM. However, Google has managed to consistently deliver butter smooth Android performance with even 2GB RAM in the past, even in the long run, so this isn't something we are particularly distressed about.
You will have to choose between the 64GB and 128GB storage variants depending on your individual needs and how much you are willing to shell out. The Google Pixel 2 XL is running the latest Android software and will continue doing so for the next three years, assures Google.
Software enhancements include an improved search bar now positioned at the bottom, Google Lens preview, software Bokeh mode for cameras, and more. You can also squeeze the phone to trigger Google assistant.
Another major highlight is the Google Pixel 2 XL camera performance. It enjoys the best ever DxoMark rating of 98 and considering our experience with the last generation models, Google's claim of this being the best smartphone camera out there don't seem farfetched at all. On the rear, there is a 12.3MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture optics, dual pixel PDAF, and laser AF. This year, Google has also added Optical Image Stabilization (apart from EIS).
Other features include 4G VoLTE, Fast fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C, dual-band WiFi AC, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, NFC and 3520mAh battery. Pixel XL Price in India is 73,000 for the 64GB storage variant and 82,000 INR for the 128GB storage variant. You can buy Pixel 2 XL in India exclusively from Flipkart.
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- Excellent camera
- Stereo speakers
- Fast Fingerprint sensor
- Light and efficient software
- Sharp AMOLED display