The day has finally come and Google has officially announced the 2nd generation of Pixel smartphone. Just like the last time, we have 2 new Pixel smartphones, namely, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. And if you're guessing what the XL means, well just the last time, it's the same phone but with a bigger screen and bigger battery.

Pixel 2

Google Pixel 2 Design:
Both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL features an all aluminum design which not only makes the smartphone lightweight but durable as well. None of the smartphone features a headphone jack, so if you were thinking about using those premium earphones you've always used with the new Pixel 2, then you're out of luck. Well not really as you can still make those earphone work with the Pixel 2 with an aftermarket dongle. 

Pixel 2


As for the display, the Pixel 2 features a 5" P-OLED display with a max resolution of 1080×1920 and 67.9% screen-to-body ratio. Whereas the bigger brother, Pixel 2 XL features a 6" P-OLED display with a max resolution of 2880×1440 and 76.4% screen-to-body ratio.


Both the phones also feature a fingerprint sensor which is present at the back and "easier to reach" position. Whereas the power button has been given a bright orange touch as to easily distinguish between the volume rockers.

Google Pixel 2 Camera:
As the rumors suggested, both models have single a cameras. The Pixel 2 has a 12.3 MP F/1.8 back camera while 8 MP f/2.2 front camera. Whereas the Pixel 2 XL features the same 12.3 MP f/1.8 back camera while 8MP f/2.4 front camera.

Pixel 2


Also according to Google, both Pixels have been rated as the best smartphone cameras by DxOMark. The first gen pixel earned a score of 89 by DxOMark, which is by no means bad, but the Pixel 2 has earned a score of whopping 98 points! Just for a quick comparison, the Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 and Apple's iPhone 8 Plus scored 94 on the site.

 

Google Pixel 2 Specification:

Specification: Pixel 2 Pixel 2 XL Pixel Pixel XL
Screen size 5 inches 6 inches 5 inches 5.5 inches
Resolution 1920 x 1080 2880 x 1440 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Chipset Snapdragon 835 Snapdragon 835 Snapdragon 821 Snapdragon 821
RAM 4GB LPDDR4X 4GB LPDDR4X 4GB LPDDR4X 4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage 64GB base model
128GB max. configuration
64GB base model
128GB max. configuration
32GB base model
128GB max. configuration
32GB base model
128GB max. configuration
Storage expansion No No No No
Battery capacity 2,700mAh 3,520mAh 2,770mAh 3,450mAh
Rear camera 12.3MP 12.3MP 12.3MP 12.3MP
Front camera 8MP 8MP 8MP 8MP
Screen protection Gorilla Glass 5 Gorilla Glass 5 Gorilla Glass 4 Gorilla Glass 4
Charging port type Type-C USB 3.1 Gen. 1 Type-C USB 3.1 Gen. 1 Type-C USB 3.1 Gen. 1 Type-C USB 3.1 Gen. 1
Water-resistant rating IP67 IP67 IP53 IP53
Screen-to-body ratio (percentage) 67.9 percent 76.4 percent 69 percent 71.2 percent
Phone dimensions 145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8 mm (5.74 x 2.74 x 0.31 in) 157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm (6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 in) 5.66 x 2.74 x 0.33 inches 6.09 x 2.98 x 0.33 inches
Wireless charging capable? No No No No
NFC capability Yes Yes Yes Yes
Available colors at launch Kind of Blue

Just Black 

Clearly White

Kind of Blue

Just Black 

Clearly White

Very Black 

Quite Silver

Really Blue

Very Black 

Quite Silver

Really Blue


Other than some pretty great specifications and camera quality, the both phones also features an Always-On display which means the phone will push notifications onto the display without the need to turned on the screen. This features also means that this is one more thing that will conserve battery. But worry not as both phones comes with Android Oreo out of the box.


Some other features include squeeze pop-ups which mean the phone will know when you're squeezing the phone intentionally to pop-up some options. And the phones also feature fused stabilization feature which means the phone is using both optical and digital image stabilization.


Prices and Colors:
Both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL features the same 3 colors of Kind of Blue, Just Black and Clearly White. As for the pricing goes, the Pixel 2 starts at $649 for 64GB whereas the Pixel 2 XL starts at $849 for 64GB. The Pixel 2 will ship starting 19th October whereas the Pixel 2 XL starts shipping a month later, on 15th November.

Source: WCCFTech