Google has entered the smart-phones market with a bang last year. Yes, Google’s Pixel gave it all to its competitors who dominated android platform. With a wide focus and appeal to all users, Google Pixel and Pixel XL offered some of the drastic services. The services are very common yet they are authentic. This proved Google’s strength over smartphone devices.
Google Pixel offered great performance, elegant software experience, advanced camera, and Google Assistance. There are a few more improvements expected this year with the pixel.
This time it’s something different Google Pixel. It is not the usual aluminum chassis that is going to cover the entire phone and the huge glass. But a few differences have made the Android device look much better. The glass is made a little short and the chassis not going to cover the fingerprint sensor like the one in the last year. Whereas, the camera sensor is the same as big as the last year.
Otherwise, the Pixel is same as last year with the Google’s logo at the back bottom of the panel. While the power and the bottom button settle on the right side. Google has claimed that the fingerprint sensor is going to work much faster than any other smartphone devices.
Comparison between Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL:
The most awaited difference between the two is expected in the front. The littler Pixel 2 owns a 5.0-inch OLED 1,920 x 1,080 that come with more conventional 16:9 perspective proportion, while the Pixel 2 XL goes the more present-day course with its 6.0-inch 2,880 x 1,440 P-OLED show with an 18:9 viewpoint proportion. There’s a perceptible measure of bezel on the best and base of the Pixel 2, while the 2 XL has exceptionally thin bezels around its screen.
Additionally, because of the distinction in a measure, the Pixel 2 accompanies a considerably littler 2,700 mAh battery while the Pixel 2 XL dons a 3,520 mAh cell. Now I hope the price is bothering you. Set them aside. There is going to be a huge difference in price too.
They are the same:
Though both these devices may differ on the design they are still the same when compared to few specifications. Both these devices feature octa-core 2.35 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Application Platform, an Adreno 430 GPU and 4 GB RAM. While both do not come with a microSD slot. Whereas the onboard storage is getting better this time. Both models come in 64 GB and 128 GB models.
The display is as smart as ever:
What makes it smart?
The display continually listens to audio playing around it, if enabled. On analyzing the music received you would be updated with the song information without even unlocking your phone nor asking it manually.
On tap at the “Always-ON” display, the Google Assistant brings you the relevant information on the song.
Google goes water resistant:
Last year it was the lack of water resistant which was the biggest concern for all users. This time Google is turning out Pixel into a water-resistant device. This time Google has spent much time to bring the users requirement. Both the pixel devices have come up with the water and dust resistance ratings of IP67.
So, it means the pixel is capable of surviving in up to 1 meter of fresh water and up to 30 minutes of time.
No more headphones jack:
Rumors have turned to be a reality. Yes. the pixel devices do not own a 3.5mm jack which is now replaced by a USB ‘c’ port for wired headphones. Which means there is no possibility of using both the charger and the headphones.
An overview on PIXEL 2 specifications:
|NETWORK||Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE|
|LAUNCH||Announced 2017, October|
|Status||Available. Released 2017, October|
|BODY||Dimensions 145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8 mm (5.74 x 2.74 x 0.31 in)|
|Weight||143 g (5.04 oz)|
|SIM||Nano-SIM card & eSIM|
|– IP67 certified – dust and water resistant|
|– Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes|
|DISPLAY||Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.0 inches, 68.9 cm2 (~67.9% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~441 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|– Always-on display|
|– 95% DCI-P3 coverage|
|Platform||OS Android 8.0|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)|
|Memory||Card slot No|
|Internal||64/128 GB, 4 GB RAM|
|Camera||Primary 12.2 MP, f/1.8, OIS, phase detection & laser autofocus, dual-LED flash|
|Features||1/2.6″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps|
|Secondary||8 MP, f/2.4, 1/3.2″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, 1080p|
|Sound||Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|– Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter|
|Comms WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|USB||3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector (PowerDelivery 2.0)|
|Features||Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
– Fast battery charging
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 2700 mAh battery|
|Misc||Colors Kinda Blue, Just Black, Clearly White|
Hope PIXEL 2 and PIXEL 2 XL is going to have its way this 2017 with its jaw-dropping features and functionalities. You would definitely enjoy the development of the android services rendered by Google. Believe there is a lot more to come and Google is going to mark its brand in the smartphone space.