Google Pixel 2 XL Singapore – The Almost Perfect Smartphone
Although Google is by no means a start-up or a newly established company, it is a relative newbie in the smartphone industry. However, the tech giants prove that you should not count it out just yet. The Google Pixel 2 XL is Google’s latest smartphone to champion its efforts to make a mark in the industry. It has many features that makes it a rival to the flagships of the top brands.
In terms of design, the Google Pixel 2 is a refined mix of metal and glass which gives the smartphone a glossy finish that is usually seen on high-end smartphones. The rear of the smartphone is made primarily of aluminium and Google has accented the metal to make it less slippery. The device also has a three-dimensional curve around its edges that not only contributes to its overall aesthetics but makes the phone easier to hold on to as well.
The Google Pixel 2 XL sports a 6-inch OLED display with a QHD+ 2,880 x 1,440 resolution and 18:9 screen-to-body ratio. Colour reproduction is accurate and blacks are deep, meaning that there should be no complaints when it comes to the visual quality of the screen. This makes the Pixel 2 XL a great choice if you are looking for a mobile entertainment device, as its large screen and immersive colours will heighten your media consumption experience. Furthermore, its QHD+ capability makes it the ideal device to explore the world of virtual reality through Google Daydream View. If you are a frequent traveller, you have nothing to worry about as the screen is bright enough to be used both indoors and outdoors under direct sunlight without affecting the legibility.
Under its hood, the Google Pixel 2 XL is equipped with a reliable pairing of a Snapdragon 835 CPU processor and 4GB RAM. This should result in the phone offering the fastest and smoothest Android experience of the year. Games and apps should run on the device without any issues and multitasking should be a no-lag experience too.
Instead of following the dual rear camera setup trend, Google has decided to put its faith on a singular 12.2MP rear shooter. The result does not disappoint though as the camera offers accurate colours, sharp details, and fantastic dynamic range without being oversaturated. The camera has optical image stabilization that reduces the risk of shooting blurry photos. The wider f/1.8 aperture also means better low-light shots.
Although the battery pack in the Google Pixel 2 XL is not industry-leading in terms of capacity, the 3,520mAh battery is more than capable of powering the device through the day with ease. Even with heavy usage including gaming and video-streaming, you will still get a full day of use before needing to recharge the device.