Google held its ‘Made by Google’ event where it unveiled a slew of hardware products including Pixelbook, Pixel Buds, Google Clips, Google Home Mini and Google Home Max. But the highlight of the event was undoubtedly the second-generation Pixel smartphones – Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. As Google impressed us last year with the Pixel and Pixel XL, expectations were higher this year with the flagship smartphone bar raised even higher. Also Read - Netflix launches 3 new Android games on Play Store: Wonderputt Forever, Knittens, Dominoes CafeAlso Read - Steam support coming to Chrome OS devices soon
While experts give their opinions on how the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL fare in the smartphone race, the internet lot also had its say. Overall, the Pixel 2 duo received praise for being impressive yet again with a few disappointments in between. Here’s a look at how the Twitterati reacted to the launch of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
Let’s start on a happy note. The monochrome color scheme continues, but the black and white combination stood out.
Google did an Apple this year by removing the headphone jack. Many were left unhappy last year with Apple removing the headphone jack, but Google managed to overcome the hate. Although, there are still a bunch that can’t accept this.
This one’s a bit more upset than the others.
The Google Pixel features a 5-inch full HD OLED display, while the Pixel 2 XL has a taller 6-inch P-OLED QHD+ display. The smartphones are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM. Storage options include 64GB and 128GB. In the photography department, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL sport a 12.2-megapixel camera of aperture f/1.8, and with optical image stabilization (OIS), 4K video recording capabilities. Up front, the smartphones house an 8-megapixel camera. Both the rear and front cameras are equipped with Machine Learning-based Portrait mode to add DSLR-like bokeh effects to your photos without the dual-camera setup. ALSO READ: Google Pixel 2 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 8: Price, specifications, features compared
On the software front, the Pixel 2 smartphones run on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box. The smartphones also come with IP67 certification for water and dust resistance. The Pixel 2 is fueled by a 2,700mAh battery, while the Pixel 2 XL packs a bigger 3,520mAh battery. More features on the Pixel 2 series include always-on displays, an HTC U11-like squeeze feature to launch Google Assistant. ALSO READ: Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL India prices start at Rs 61,000 up to Rs 82,000; here is when they go on sale in India
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