Google Pixel 2 – The Android's iPhone
The Google Pixel 2 is the Google's newest release of smartphone under its pixel series along with its bigger sibling, the Pixel XL 2. The Google pixel 2 is the successor for the last year's excellent Google Pixel smartphone and also the second shot of the company in developing an Android version of iPhone 8 and an attempt to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S8.
Body and Build
In terms of design and build, the Google Pixel 2 has an aluminum body and a stoney-like textured finish at the back for easier grip. The Google Pixel 2 is different from the first Pixel handset when it comes to physical look but it has been improved in various ways such as the dual front-facing speakers, IP67 water and dust resistance, and a faster Snapdragon 835 processor. The device has a 5-inches AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The upper and lower screen bezels are thick, unlike any other flagship devices. There's a fingerprint sensor at the rear panel of the device but it lacks a headphone jack which is a quite annoying change. The Google Pixel 2 has a dimension of 145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8mm and weighs 143 grams. The smartphone is available in Just Black, Clearly White, and Kinda Blue color variants.
The camera of the Google Pixel 2 is one of the amazing features of this handset. It has improved its single-lens camera from the previous version but didn't follow the trend of having a dual camera like those featured in the iPhone X and the Samsung Galaxy 8. The device comes with a single primary12.2MP sensor with f/1.8 and optical image stabilization. It can shoot UHD 4K video at 30fps but not as good as the iPhone 8's incredible UHD 4K at 60fps. Other features include OIS, phase detection & laser autofocus and dual-LED flash. It has a secondary 8MP sensor with f/2.4 for snapping selfies and has the capability of recording HD 1080p videos.
OS and software
The Google Pixel 2 unsurprisingly runs on Android 8.0 Oreo, the current version of the mobile operating system which makes multi-tasking easier and excellent.
Memory and Storage Specs
The Google Pixel 2 incorporates a Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835, an octa-core system-on-chip which is more advanced than the first-gen Pixel phone with just Snapdragon 821. It is coupled with 4GB of RAM, Bluetooth 5/0 radios, and up to 128GB of internal storage. There's also a dedicate Adreno 540 (Graphics Processing Unit) which is added to this setup for a seamless high-end graphics computing.
The Google Pixel 2 carries a non-removable Li-ion 2700 mAh battery with support to quick charging thanks to its USB-C fast charger which can charge from empty to 60 percent in just half-hours' time. The Google Pixel 2's battery will last for about a full day on a single charge.
- Pros: Great camera, fast battery charging, IP67 dust and water resistance, speedy Android updates,
- Cons: expensive, huge bezel, no headphone jack
About the Company
Google is an American multinational company which is engaged in Internet-related services and products. The company is based in Googleplex, Mountain View, California, U.S. It was founded by Sergey Brin and Larry Page on September 4, 1998, when they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University. The Google owns the Android operating system which is the world's most famous smartphone OS and involves in numerous acquisitions such as the YouTube and Waze.