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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.

Specification Pixel 2 XL Pixel 2 Galaxy S8 Plus iPhone X iPhone 8 Plus
Display 6.0 inches 5.0 inches 6.2 inches 5.8 inches 5.5 inches
Resolution 2880 x 1440 1920 x 1080 2960 x 1440 2436 x 1125 1920 x 1080
Processor Snapdragon 835 Snapdragon 835 Snapdragon 835 A11 Bionic A11 Bionic
2.35GHz and 1.9GHz 2.35GHz and 1.9GHz 2.35GHz and 1.9GHz
RAM 4GB 4GB 4GB 3GB 3GB
Storage 64GB, 128GB 64GB, 128GB 64GB 64GB, 256GB 64GB, 256GB
Rear camera 12.2 megapixel 12.2 megapixel 12 megapixel 12 megapixel (wide) 12 megapixel (wide)
Front camera 8 megapixel 8 megapixel 8 megapixel 7 megapixel 7 megapixel
Water protection IP67 IP67 IP68 IP67 IP67
Battery 3520mAh 2700mAh 3500mAh 2716mAh 2675mAh
Weight 0.39 pounds 0.32 pounds 0.38 pounds 0.38 pounds 0.45 pounds
Dimensions (in.) 6.20 x 3.00 x 0.30 5.70 x 2.70 x 0.30 6.28 x 2.88 x 0.31 5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 6.24 x 3.07 x 0.30
Wireless charging No Wireless charging No Wireless charging Wireless charging Wireless charging Wireless charging
Misc. No headphone jack No headphone jack USB-C, headphone jack No headphone jack No 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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