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What’s New with Google Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL: Quick Review and Comparison

So, Google has decided to create a wave of disruption in the smartphone market and compete with the iPhone series with its brand-new Android phones – Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL. With the amazing camera, very new Google Assistant and pure take on Android; Google phone is claimed to have a top position in the smartphone pile. Well, Pixel 2 is the second smartphone released with the label of Google after the quite successful launch of Pixel & Pixel XL.

With a 5-inch screen, Pixel 2 is a smaller version of Pixel 2 XL, having far-reaching search and Assistant capabilities. Pixel is an inch larger than Pixel 2 otherwise both phones match in practically every way. They are an advanced, refined and improved version of the models launched by Google in 2016. Speaking of price, the Pixel 2 starts at $650 while the Pixel 2 XL starts at $850.

Google has said Goodbye to the headphone jack with these two models. But, it introduced Pixel Buds which is a set of wireless (Bluetooth) earbuds works well with any phone. With touch and voice controls, this device is available at $160. Google is claimed to provide better Assistant and the best phone camera which are enough to compete with the best of 2017’s smartphone pile.

Brand new Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 2 both run Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processors. Both smartphones have 4 GB RAM and either 64 or 128 GB internal storage. Pixel 2’s screen measures 1920×1080 pixels while the XL can measure 2880×1440 (4K). Both have OLED screens which provide deeper blacks and more dynamic images. Besides, you can charge both of these phones via USB-C but they lack wireless charging (Google felt this technology doesn’t charge the phones fast enough).

Conclusion

Both of these new smartphones are high-end, top-notch, exciting and bleeding-edge and are way cheaper than Apple’s new models – iPhone X. However, the specs do not tell the whole story, but here we are providing the complete specifications of some of the best smartphones that may dominate 2017 and 2018 as well.

SpecificationPixel 2 XLPixel 2Galaxy S8 PlusiPhone XiPhone 8 Plus
Display6.0 inches5.0 inches6.2 inches5.8 inches5.5 inches
Resolution2880 x 14401920 x 10802960 x 14402436 x 11251920 x 1080
ProcessorSnapdragon 835Snapdragon 835Snapdragon 835A11 BionicA11 Bionic
2.35GHz and 1.9GHz2.35GHz and 1.9GHz2.35GHz and 1.9GHz
RAM4GB4GB4GB3GB3GB
Storage64GB, 128GB64GB, 128GB64GB64GB, 256GB64GB, 256GB
Rear camera12.2 megapixel12.2 megapixel12 megapixel12 megapixel (wide)12 megapixel (wide)
Front camera8 megapixel8 megapixel8 megapixel7 megapixel7 megapixel
Water protectionIP67IP67IP68IP67IP67
Battery3520mAh2700mAh3500mAh2716mAh2675mAh
Weight0.39 pounds0.32 pounds0.38 pounds0.38 pounds0.45 pounds
Dimensions (in.)6.20 x 3.00 x 0.305.70 x 2.70 x 0.306.28 x 2.88 x 0.315.65 x 2.79 x 0.306.24 x 3.07 x 0.30
Wireless chargingNo Wireless chargingNo Wireless chargingWireless chargingWireless chargingWireless charging
Misc.No headphone jackNo headphone jackUSB-C, headphone jackNo headphone jackNo headphone jack
Starting price$849.00$649.00$849.00$999.00$799.00

It’s difficult to say which smartphones will dominate upcoming months in the smartphone market. But, you can easily decide which one is worth buying?

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