Putting a break to incessant leaks, Google has thrown a few surprises at the launch of Google Pixel 2. The search giant has surely made its phone perfect competitor to Apple’s new iPhone X.
Whatever might be the reason, the last 10 years didn’t see any major improvements in the making of the smartphone. Most of the phone makers copied each other’s designs. Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL is the remarkable blend of hardware and machine learning.
Though Google Pixel launched a year back, it could only grab 2 percent market share globally. Now, the innovation when combined with good sales and marketing network will surely help Google to make an impact. In fact, it could pose a serious threat to Apple and Samsung in the premium segment.
Google’s pragmatic approach makes the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, something really special both in terms of quality and functionality. Only if you happen to stare at these smartphones, you’ll be able to find the significant difference as they are aimed at very different kind of users.
Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL Specifications:
The shared or common specifications are as follows:
• “Active Edge” squeezable sides
• Chipset/Processor: Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
• Adreno 540 GPU
• Memory: 4GB RAM
• Internal Storage: 64GB or 128GB
• Primary / Rear camera: 12.2-megapixel, 1.4μm pixel size, dual LED flash, Laser autofocus, Dual-pixel phase detection, Optical and electronic image stabilization, f/1.8 aperture lens
• Secondary / Front camera: 8MP, 1.4μm pixels, f/2.4 aperture lens, fixed focus, 1/3.2" sensor size
• Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps
• USB-C, no wireless charging
• No headphone jack
• Bluetooth 5.0
• WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA,
• Latest Android 8.0 (Oreo) OS
• 18W power adapter and USB-C headphone dongle in box
Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL: Here’s How They’re Different
For those unaware, Google Pixel 2 is manufactured by HTC. On the other hand, Google Pixel 2 XL is from LG’s manufacturing unit.
Let us look at the other key differences between Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL.
||Google Pixel 2
||Google Pixel XL 2
||95 percent DCI-P3 coverage
||100% DCI-P3 coverage
||1920 x 1080 AMOLED
||2880 x 1440 pOLED
||5.7 x 2.7 x 0.3 inches
||6.2 x 3.0 x 0.3 inches
||Kinda Blue, Just Black, Black & White
||Just Black, Black & White
|Indian Price 64GB variant
|Indian Price 128GB variant
Which Phone Should You Buy?
As disclosed, the new handsets from Google are quite similar in specs. The purchase decision is purely based on your interests. If you want a larger phone with extended battery life, then Google Pixel 2 XL is for you.
However, if you just want Google’s killer camera without stretching the budget, then go to Google Pixel 2. Just to mention, if budget is not a constraint, then Google Pixel 2 XL is the best choice.
The pre-orders of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL handsets will commence from 26th October and 1st November respectively across 1000+ stores including the online marketplace Flipkart.
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