Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: All the pieces it is advisable learn about Google

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    Google is again with a follow-up to its acclaimed Pixel telephone, and it is not fairly what we anticipated. Sure there’s a Pixel 2 and a Pixel 2 XL, however not like final 12 months, they are not bigger and smaller variations of the identical telephone. The smaller Pixel 2 seems rather a lot like final 12 months’s telephone, however the XL model has a brand new display screen measurement, ratio, and design.

    Apart from how they appear, there are loads of adjustments on this 12 months’s Pixel 2 lineup, and that is the place to be taught all about them:

    Google Pixel 2 specs

    Pixel 2

    • Dimensions: 145.7 X 69.7 X 7.8mm
    • Weight: 143 grams
    • Show: 5-inch FHD (1920×1080) AMOLED
    • Chip: Snapdragon 835
    • RAM: 4GB
    • Battery: 2,700mAh
    • Digicam: 12.2MP, f/1.eight, OIS
    • Storage 64GB, 128GB
    • Water/mud resistance: None
    • OS: Android
    • Colours: Simply Black, Clearly White, Kinda Blue

    Pixel 2 XL

    • Dimensions: 157.9 X 76.7 X 7.9mm
    • Weight: 175 grams
    • Show: 6-inch QHD+ (2880×1440) pOLED
    • Chip: Snapdragon 835
    • RAM: 4GB
    • Battery: Three,520mAh
    • Digicam: 12.2MP, f/1.eight, OIS
    • Storage 64GB, 128GB
    • Water/mud resistance: None
    • OS: Android
    • Colours: Simply Black, Black & White

    Pixel 2 XL Assessment

    The Pixel 2 XL is a worthy successor to the unique Pixel XL, with AI smarts, a stellar digital camera, and a pristine Android Oreo expertise. Try our full review.

    Pixel 2 XL Fingers-on

    Uncover the Pixel 2 XL for the primary time with us as we take a look at the brand new design and options.

    Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: Show

    Whereas the smaller Pixel 2 has the very same show as final 12 months’s mannequin—a 5-inch 1080×1920 Full HD AMOLED display screen with 441 PPI density—the Pixel 2 XL has undergone a dramatic change. Not solely is it larger (6 inches vs 5.5 inches), it additionally has a brand new ratio (18:9 vs 16:9), and a brand new manufacturing course of (pOLED vs AMOLED) with a 538 psi density. It’s principally the identical display screen because the LG V30.

    Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: Design

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    The Pixel 2 XL (left) is nearly the identical measurement as the unique Pixel XL from 2016, however affords extra vertical display screen actual property.

    Just like the display screen sizes, the 2 Pixel 2s are vastly totally different in design. The smaller one has the identical large bezels as the unique Pixel, however the Pixel 2 XL adopts a lot skinnier bezels and curved edges on the aspect of the diplay. Each telephones function the identical aluminum rear design, with a digital camera within the higher left nook surrounded by a glass antenna window that stops simply above the fingerprint sensor. And Google has added a splash of shade to the ability button on some fashions: On the Kinda Blue Pixel 2 it’s turquoise and on the Black & White Pixel 2 it’s crimson.

    Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: Sound

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    The Pixel 2 XL has front-facing stereo audio system.

    Headphone fanatics will probably be bummed to be taught that neither Pixel 2 has a Three.5mm jack, so that you’ll must both use a pair of Bluetooth buds or the bundled USB-C-to-Three.5mm adapter. To mark the event, Google is promoting a pair $159 Bluetooth Pixel Buds. Nonetheless, Google has added front-facing stereo audio system to each Pixels, giving the handsets a lift within the sound division. And what’s extra, Google has added 25 quantity “steps” for exact management over the loudness.

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