October 4, 2017, Google released two new smartphones Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Both devices look minimalist and sports and, according to employees of the company are equipped with one of the best cameras in mobile devices.
Pixel 2 Price starts at 649 dollars, and Pixel 2 XL version with 256 GB will cost 949 dollars.
Advantages of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
👉🏼 Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL equipped with the same steep cameras.
Camera Model Pixel 2 is really different from last year’s version. According to the browser The Verge, Pixel Camera 2 can compete with dual-lens system 8 iPhone, and can be an X. The iPhone.
The new models are equipped with a lens with the same settings and are able to take photos with the same effects, which have triple-iPhone.
For example, both the smartphone Pixel 2 can take a photo with the effect of background blur.
👉🏼 Google Lens, stickers augmented reality and an improved assistant.
Pixel users receive not only the advantages of Android, but also advanced artificial intelligence and augmented reality, which may allow new models to compete with the iPhone and ARKit, or at least with Samsung and Bixby.
On the new gadget will be installed Google Lens – a built-in object recognition tool. Pixel 2 – the first smartphone fully equipped with a similar function.
With it, you can recognize books, posters with pictures, business cards and signs, as well as some other categories of objects.
ARCore acts analog ARKit and equipped with new stickers of augmented reality, such as full-size cartoon characters Stranger Things.
Assistant improvements will allow Pixel 2 favorably to other Android-smartphone and can become one of the most powerful software updates. Call Assistant will not be difficult even for a fairly large Pixel 2 XL.
👉🏼 The display and microphone are always on.
Several years ago, always on display, it was a breakthrough, but it caused users doubts about the duration of battery life. Pixel 2 on a similar function reappeared. More advanced artificial intelligence illuminates the display with a light rotation.
Always On display Google constantly listening to the music playing in the background and helps you find your favorite tune. In fact, the phone works like Shazam continuously and allows you to instantly identify the song sounded.
Of course, the rare smartphones come without drawbacks. And, despite the fact that the essential problems of the first generation of Pixel were eliminated weaknesses in Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL is still there.
Disadvantages of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
👉🏼 Both models are equipped with the same camera.
Yes, we have mentioned it. And the phone for 649 dollars, and in the version for 849 dollars, set the same good cameras with remarkable technical features and software. Sure, it’s good. But, on the other hand, it appears that the user pays $ 200 for a larger screen and a larger battery. Even the iPhone Plus 8 with two cameras can be purchased for $ 50 cheaper.
Thus, the “best” camera is no longer an absolute advantage in choosing a smartphone a larger size.
👉🏼 No Headphone jack in Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2.
Of course, this is a moot point. Especially after both the headphone jack refused not only Apple but also such manufacturers of Android-smartphone like Lenovo and LeEco. With the iPhone 7 release date of more than a year and it seems that people are resigned to the loss of 3.5-millimeter jack. However, at the same time charge the phone and listening to music can only owners of expensive wireless headphones.
In addition, the adapter for 3.5 mm jack is worth 20 dollars – almost twice more expensive than a similar adapter from Apple.
👉🏼 Pixel XL 2 screen does not reach the edges.
Larger screen Pixel 2 XL in terms of design does not look as impressive as that of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 or Apple iPhone X. Compared with these smartphones, the scope of Pixel 2 XL looks massive. Of course, this does not detract from the merits of the display, but frameless solutions fans will be disappointed.