Friday, 13 October 2017


Google has unveiled Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones. The new phones will go on sale on October last and November first week.

 It is now accepting preorders on the Pixel 2 in Just Black, Clearly White and Kinda Blue, and the Pixel 2 XL in Just Black or Black & White. Both come with either 64- or 128GB of storage.
The squeezabale active edge-on both models- that instantly make avail of the Google Assistant for quick access to all your phone’s most commonly used features,. The performance of the camera has scored the highest mark by DXOMark.
It can achieve the same things as a dual-camera but with a single lens, and the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are the first phones to build in Google Lens.
You will get the same features in both the phones irrespective of the size or price.
The key difference between the two is the 5in full-HD (1920x1080) 16:9 screen on the Pixel 2, and the 6in Quad-HD (538ppi) 18:9 display on the Pixel 2 XL. They offer a wide colour gamut, and have been optimised for VR - both Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are Daydream-ready.
One of the new features is that it can recognize any song you are listening to – without any communication with the Google data base. When you tap , Google Assistant will pop up and offer to find out the source on a music streaming service or the web. And Pixel offers at-a-glance readout of the time and date, reminders and whether you have any notifications.

Both are coming with waterproof, with an IP67 rating - with an all aluminium body that has a refined glass visor that transitions seamlessly into the metal body. The fingerprint scanner is said to be the fastest you'll find in any smartphone, and falls naturally under the finger on the back. Google has also added a splash of colour on the power button.
The new Google phones do away with the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack, but you do get a USB-C adaptor in the box.Or you can use a pair of wireless headphones (Google has also announced a version of its own that build in the Google Assistant) or use the stereo speakers.
The primary camera is a 12.2Mp f/1.8 model with 1.4um pixels and OIS. While the original Pixel scored 89 in DXOMark, this new camera acheives 98 - the highest ever recorded in a smartphone camera.
Although it's a single-lens camera, Google's Dual Pixel sensor is able to generate a true depth map that enables the phone to create bokeh-effect (blurred background) photos just as a dual-camera might. This portrait mode works on the 8Mp selfie camera too.
Other new features include AR stickers, with Star Wars versions reportedly coming soon, and Google Lens. We first heard about the latter back at Google I/O. It's a smart feature that works a bit like Bixby Vision, giving you more information on whatever you're looking at. It can read email addresses, phone numbers and more.

In video the Pixel 2 supports both OIS and EIS, thanks to new 'fuse video stabilisation', and Pixel 2 owners will be pleased to learn Google is extending its offer of free Google Photos storage of all their full-resolution photos and video.
In terms of core hardware you get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM and either 64- or 128GB of storage. There's also Bluetooth 5.0 and the latest wireless connectivity.
A fast-charging battery (2700mAh in the Pixel 2 and 3520mAh in the Pixel 2 XL) can last all day, but offers up to 7 hours of use from a 15-minute charge.
Despite the larger screen and bigger battery, Pixel 2 XL is only slightly wider and taller than the Pixel 2. It measures 3x6x0.3in, while the Pixel 2 is 2.7x5.7x0.3in.

The software is obviously Android 8.0 Oreo, and the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be the first to get any OS updates. Google has moved the Google bar to the bottom of the home screen where it finds it a better fit. You can also squeeze the edge of the handset to bring up the Google Assistant.
Ref: Tech Advisor 

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