Google Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL Specifications, Features, Price In India

By | 8th October 2017
Google Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL Specifications

Google on Wednesday took the wraps off its new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones, the sequels to the first-ever Google-designed Android handsets.Both devices look sharp, minimal, and sport what the company says is one of the best mobile cameras on the market, with original Pixel buyers able to testify the device line’s prowess in the picture-taking department.But perhaps you’re still on the fence. Maybe you own an Apple product, and you’re simply fed up with iOS, or have no intention of buying the iPhone 8 or shelling out for the iPhone X.Or perhaps you’ve been looking for a cleaner, simpler, and bloatware-free Android phone, but not sure you want to get something quite as premium as Pixel 2.It does start at $649, and can get as expensive as $949 for a 128GB Pixel 2 XL. To make the decision easier, we’ve broken down three of the best and worst qualities of the new Pixel and Pixel 2 Xl, to make that cost-benefit analysis more clear.Don’t just take Google’s word for it — the Pixel 2’s camera really does stand out, more so than last year’s model it appears.The Verge’s Dieter Bohn went hands-on with the Pixel phones prior to the reveal event and came away impressed.“If Google can consistently produce similar results to what I’ve already seen, it has made a big leap over last year’s Pixel camera, and stands a strong chance of contending with the dual-lens / camera bump system on the iPhone 8 (and presumably the iPhone X),” he wrote.

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The best part, however, is that you don’t have to choose which camera to get. Like last year’s models, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have the same single-lens setup.Google decided to only differentiate its pricier XL version with a larger screen and bigger battery.The company also put a lot of the same photo tricks you get with the dual-camera iPhone 8 Plus / iPhone X.That means you get the background blurring bokeh effect on both the front-facing and rear-facing camera on the Pixel 2 phones, without needing the price bump inherent in adding a new component.The promise of a Google-made phone has always been more in the software than the hardware.Beyond the stock Android you get with a Pixel device, Google this time around is also packing in some powerful artificial intelligence and augmented reality features that will hopefully keep its smartphones competitive with the iPhone and ARKit, and to a lesser extent Samsung and Bixby.On the new Pixels, you’ll get Google Lens, the company’s new on-demand object recognition tool, built in.The Pixel 2 is the first phone to fully support the platform, and Google says it will for now work with a handful of useful-sounding categories like books, movie posters, business cards, and landmarks.

 

Pixel 2

Operating system: Androin 8.0 Oreo
Screen: 5″, Full HD (1920×1080), AMOLED, 443 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Main camera: 12 MP, f/1,8
Front-camera: 8 MP
CPU: Snapdragon 835, 8 cores with clock speed 2.35 MHz
Graphic: Andreo 540
RAM: 4 Gb
Permanent memory: 64 or 128 Gb
Battery: 2700 mAh

Pixel XL 2:

Operating system: Androin 8.0 Oreo
Screen: 6″, 1440×2880 pixels, P-OLED, 537 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Main camera: 12 MP, f/1,8
Front-camera: 8 MP
CPU: Snapdragon 835, 8 cores with clock speed 2.35 MHz
Graphic: Andreo 540
RAM: 4 Gb
Permanent memory: 64 or 128 Gb
Battery: 3520 mAh

Price & Availability

The Pixel 2 will start at $649 (INR 42,233) for the base variant whereas the Pixel 2 XL will cost $849 (INR 55,248) for the same. Currently, Pixel 2 India price hasn’t been revealed yet but it will be out soon. The phones are available for pre-orders today and they will ship by October 17th.

 

Do you think the new Pixel phones are worth the price they cost? Let us know in the comments below.

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