Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were launched at a starting price of Rs 61,000 and Rs 73,000, respectively. However, the second-generation Android flagship devices are now available at lower-effective prices in India. While the Pixel 2 now starts at Rs 42,000, the Pixel 2 XL starting price has been revised to Rs 57,000. Also Read - HP Chromebook 11a review: Great for students, not so for professionalsAlso Read - Happy Father's Day 2021: Google Doodle wishes dads with cute pop-up greeting card
The Pixel 2 with 64GB is now available at Rs 42,000 while the 128GB variant retails for Rs 51,000. The Pixel 2 XL, on the other hand, is priced at Rs 57,000 for the 64GB variant and Rs 66,000 for the 128GB variant. Also Read - Google might be working on a 'Find My' network clone for Android users
The Pixel 2 is available at an effective discount of Rs 19,000, while the Pixel 2 XL gets a price cut of Rs 16,000. The discounted price is inclusive of Rs 8,000 cashback available for those purchasing the Pixel 2 phones on EMI with HDFC Bank Credit Card. During Flipkart’s ‘Big Shopping Days’ sale, the Pixel 2 was available for Rs 39,999.
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL is known for this camera performance, and has been appreciated by benchmarks including DxOMark. Both the phones feature a 12-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, dual-pixel autofocus and optical image stabilization. The smartphones lack a dedicated secondary camera, the but Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL use a dual-pixel sensor to capture portrait mode images with a blurred background.
The second-generation Pixel phones can record 4K videos at 30 frames per second and combine OIS with EIS for a smoother video. The smartphones also feature an 8-megapixel front camera that can also shoot portrait mode images.
The Pixel 2 features a 5-inch Full HD AMOLED display with big bezels while Pixel 2 XL has a modern design with 6-inch OLED display. Both the phones are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset coupled with 4GB RAM and option for either 64GB or 128GB internal storage.
Both the phones run Android 8.0 Oreo but have started receiving Android 8.1.0 update. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL miss out on headphone jack and come with a USB-C to 3.5mm headphone dongle. The IP water and dust resistant phones carry a brand warranty of 2 years and offer free unlimited storage in Google Photos.
The Pixel 2 comes with a 2,700mAh battery while Pixel 2 XL packs a larger 3,520mAh battery. Both the phones are affected by multiple issues since launch but make for a great experience if you are looking for a great camera and clean software experience.
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