hands on pixel 2
Hands-on Pixel 2

The Almighty Pixel 2 XL

October 4th, I watched the web telecast of pixel launch event on YouTube.

I would describe the whole event in one line as ‘It was AMAZING….’. Google just nailed it. It launched a whole new lineup of products including the Pixel 2 series followed by Google Home and Home Mini.

But the main highlight was pixel 2 XL and how it will stand against iPhone’s new series.

Design

Design details of pixels
Design Details

Pixel 2 XL is having a beautiful design in front and a simple design on the back side. It’s got a simple design. It’s made from 6000 series aluminium body. In my opinion, Pixel’s front is better than that of iPhone’s but the all-glass rear side of iPhone X is just unbeatable.

USB type-C port in pixel
USB type-C port in the Pixel

Both are having a Type-C USB port.

There’s a new feature called Active Edge, which works similarly to the ‘squeeze’ gesture on the HTC U11, and is set to trigger Google Assistant. But then iPhone’s wireless charging gives it an upper-hand too.

Display

Pixel 2 XL is purely made for those who want to show off as it’s got the trendier 18:9 QHD+ OLED panel. There is also an always-on display which is accompanied by Google’s AI capabilities. Button placement is also at a comfortable level. This year iPhone X is also using OLED panels with Dolby vision.

Camera

DxOmark score of Pixel phones that are better than any other smartphone
DxOmark score of Pixel phones

It’s the area where I would I give Pixel a score of 10 on 10, not just for the performance of camera but for it’s standing out of the crowd decided to stick with the single-camera feature. Last year’s Pixels were having the best camera among smartphones and so does this year’s Pixel.

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As a matter of fact, these new Pixels have accomplished a DxOMark score of 98, which beats the already ruling iPhone 8 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which was tied at 94 points. That is a major hop, even contrasted with the first generation Pixels. Pixels are using dual pixel technology to even beat iPhone X’s True Depth camera technology. Video recording on the Pixel is the best I have ever seen because of it deadliest combination of EIS + OIS + AI. I think it’s the best companion for your long Himalayas road trips.

That is a major hop, even contrasted with the first generation Pixels. Pixels are using dual pixel technology to even beat iPhone X’s True Depth camera technology. Video recording on pixels is best I have ever seen because of it deadliest combination of EIS + OIS + AI. I think it’s the best companion for your long Himalayas road trips.

Performance

It’s the only region where I would say that iPhone’s A11 Bionic chip is going to do better not just because of its high bench-marking scores but because of iOS too. Pixel is powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 835 octa-core chipset. They came with a storage option of 64 GB and 128 GB which is ‘NOT EXPANDABLE’.¬†They do have IP67 evaluations for tidy and water protection and in addition stereo speakers, which brings them on top.

Battery capacity

The Google Pixel 2 is having a bigger 3520 mAh battery while the iPhone X is having 2716 mAh battery. But battery life mainly matters upon the OS capabilities.

In the end, this little comparison might be helpful. I tried to be unbiased as far as possible but maybe being an Android fan, I may have given the Pixels some more light.

Specs comparison comparison between pixel 2 xl and iPhone X
Specs comparison between pixel 2 xl and iPhone X
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Brand Name
Google
Product Name
Pixel 2 XL
Price
INR 73000
Product Availability
Pre-Order Only