Apple released their flagship devices IPhone 8 plus and IPhone X last month. Google also revealed their latest gizmo Pixel 2 XL which is speculated to be the direct competitor for the newly launched IPhones. The screen size of the smartphone is 6 inches with quad high definition and pOLED features. POLED features refers to plastic organic LED which is quite different from the conventionally used AMOLED screens. The substrate of the OLED screen is made from plastic in pOLED. The handset has great ergonomics and built quality. The phone is made up of gorilla glass and aluminum but the texture that is given makes it feel like it is made up of plastic.
Pixel 2 XL is equipped with Quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 4 GB of RAM. It comes with an internal storage option of 64 GB and 128 GB. It comes with the latest android version that is the android 8.0 Oreo. The phone has dimensions of 157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm and weighs 175 grams.
The battery backup of the phone is quite good. The phone takes up about 100 minutes to charge fully with a type-C USB cable and the battery lasts for a day easily with full usage. The most anticipated accessory of the gadget is its camera. The 12.2 megapixel rear camera is a real masterpiece and can give other smartphone cameras like those of Galaxy Note 8, HTC U11 and IPhone 8 a run for their money.
Features like low-light photography, auto-focus and exposure are of top notch. The 8 megapixel selfie camera is also best in the business which can capture detail and has optimum lighting. Google offers a mode which can virtually smooth-en the skin for selfies making people look like they are wearing makeup. Google uses a different version of popular portrait mode which does not require a dual camera setup like the ones possessed by the competitors.
It uses the dual-pixel system of a single camera to gain depth information. It uses depth-sensing to identify the subject and blur the background to create a Bokeh effect. This means that it works on both the rear and selfie camera.
The Google Pixel 2 Xl is the best android smartphone out there to grab. The android 8.0 is the smoothest interface ever by android and is par with the new iOS 11. It has a speculated price of 73,000 rupees for the 64 GB variant and 82,000 rupees for the 128 GB variant. The smartphone is priced little on a higher side but still this phone will give you the value for your money.
Article by Indrajeet.