As the rest of the phone industry is competing to have the most bezel-less phone, the Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL has it's mind set on everything else that makes a phone great. A top of the line camera, simplistic design, and clean UI are features fans loved on the original Pixel, and it's successor enhances on all of those features.
Announced today at Google's live event showcasing it's new "Made by Google" lineup, the new Pixel phones were the clear highlight. Take a look at the many features and spec on this years model below.
Both the Pixel 2 and 2 XL are crafted in 5-inch and 6-inch forms with cinematic OLED and pOLED 18:9 displays with very thin bezels compared to the older model. The phone also has water have and dust-resistant metal unibody construction, and comes in three new color ways “kinda blue,” “just black”, and “clearly white.” A new feature is "active edge," which bring up Goggle Assistant when you squeeze both sides of the phone.
The phone is also equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processors and a USB-C quick charging port at the bottom of the phone. However, it doesn't have a headphone jack just like the iPhone. Sorry, cord lovers.
The original Pixel had arguably the best camera during it's run, and the Pixel 2 is picking up right where it left off. During the event, Google stated the new camera has received a DUO score of 98, which is the highest score on any smartphone ever. The phone sports a 12.2MP f/1.8 aperture rear cameras with dual-pixel autofocus and 8MP forward-facing cameras Google also adds dual-pixel sensor, optical and electronic image stabilization to help capture more clear low light photos. The camera will also feature portrait mode like the iPhone and Galaxy Note 8.
The cherry on top? Pixel fans won’t have to choose the XL in order to take the best shots: both phones feature the exact same camera setup unlike it's competitors.
To all of the battery lovers out there, the new Pixels will surely make you happy. The Pixel 2 is rocking a 2700 mAh battery, while the 2 XL is equipped with an impressive 3520mAh battery. During the live event, Google stated that only 15 minutes of charge time will power the phones for up to seven hours. The has very high battery life potential.
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are available to pre-order now with prices starting at $649 USD for the the 5-inch Pixel 2 with 64GB of storage and $849 for the Pixel 2 XL. You can also spend $100 more on either model to get 128GB of storage. Both phones will be available October 19.
In the meantime, watch the iPhone 8 and Galaxy 8 go head-to-head in a drop test.