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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Phones are Finally Here

The wait is over. The new Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones are now available to buy.

Is the PIxel 2 any different from the original Pixel phone?

Yes, there are a lot of changes both internally and externally. Keep reading to know more.

Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL New Features

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL both have a Snapdragon 835s processor, 4GB RAM, and 64GB – 128GB of storage, and a rear 12MP camera.

Both the Pixel 2 and the XL are waterproof. Both have a built-in embedded eSIM chip to connect to Google’s own Project Fi wireless service. They both ship with Android 8.00.

However, there are no headphone jacks and no wireless charging.

Should you upgrade from Google Pixel or Pixel XL?

The original Google Pixel was and is still a good phone. So upgrading from the Pixel to the Pixel 2 is up to you! It is a want and not a need at this time. But for those who want to own the latest and greatest, then the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL offer many extra features, including summoning the Google Assistant by just squeezing the phone a little harder.

See also: Best Protection for Google Pixel 2 by Urban Armor

Top Rated Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL Camera

Although Google didn’t add a second camera like other hone manufacturers. The Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL camera received the highest rating of 98/100 by a third party testing company DxOMark. The iPhone 8 Plus as well as the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, both received 94/100.

The Pixel 2 is water resistant

The Pixel 2 is water resistant for 1 meter deep and up to 30 minutes under water. The Pixel 2 got a water-resistant rating of IP67.

Headphone jacks are out

Although the Pixel 2 has no headphone jack, it ships with a USB-C to 3.5mm adapter. the Pixel 2 also supports Bluetooth 5.0.

Project Fi ready

Both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have built-in eSIM that connects directly to Google’s Project Fi wireless service, without a physical SIM card.


 

Google Pixel 2 pricing and availability

The Pixel 2 is available now for pre-order, and it will ship on October 19, 2017.

The Pixel 2 price starts at $649 for the 64GB model.

The Pixel 2 XL starts at $849 for the 64GB model, and will ship in late October/early November in the US.

 

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