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.
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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.
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.