Google Pixel 2 is the latest Google flagship device that is expected to tick all boxes its predecessor -Google Pixel- left unchecked, the device was unveiled at the Pixel event in San Francisco alongside its senior counterpart which is dubbed Google Pixel 2 XL.
One remarkable highlight of the new Pixel phones is their unmatched camera quality, it has also out-scored the likes of iPhone 8 Plus and Galaxy Note 8 in DxO camera test. Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone 8 Plus’ score of 94 was quite impressive but the Pixel 2 has pushed the bar higher to a record 98 points overall.
Google Pixel 2 Key Specs
- OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
- Fingerprint: Back-mounted
- SIM Type: Nano SIM and e-SIM
- 4G LTE: YES
- Screen Size : 5.0 inches AMOLED Touchscreen
- Screen Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels (441 PPI)
- Processor Type: Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
- Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
- RAM: 4 GB
- Internal Storage: 64/128 GB
- Back Camera: 12.2 MP camera with LED Flash
- Front Camera: 8 MP Camera
- Battery: Non-Removable 2700 mAh
Google Pixel 2 Features Overview
Coming as a Google flagship device, the Pixel 2 was sure to run on latest Android version which is the Android 8.0 Oreo, it will also be getting frequent system updates and Android P upgrade.
Google Pixel 2 has a smaller screen than the Pixel 2 XL, its screen measures 5.0 inches diagonally. Its display is AMOLED with 1080 by 1920 pixels resolution and 441 Pixels Per Square-Inch.
Pixel 2 hosts an Octa-core processor with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, its processor clocks at 2.35 GHz Kryo and 1.9 GHz Kryo. The device comes in two internal storage space variants; 128 GB and 64 GB with no external storage option, available RAM is 4GB.
Google Pixel 2 uses a 12 megapixels rear camera with an aperture size of f/1.8 which is sure to deliver optimum camera output, the front sees 8 megapixels camera with f/2.4 aperture. LED flash is only available for the rear camera.
For connectivity on the Pixel 2 you have 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v5.0 and Micro-USB Type C 1.0 that supports reverse connection.
Google Pixel 2 is a Nano SIM smartphone with electronic SIM technology (e-SIM) which are built-in SIM chips that are not removable, available sensors include the accelerometer, fingerprint, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor.
The Pixel 2 will be available three different colors including; Kinda Blue, Just Black and Clearly White. It has a dimension of 145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8 mm and weighs about 143 grams. Google Pixel 2 houses a non-removable 2,700 mAh battery with fast charge technology.
Google Pixel 2 Price and Availability
Pixel 2 commands a 650 USD price tag which when converted to naira will read about 240,000 naira. The price seems over hiked but it may worth it after all, considering what the Pixel 2 has to offer. The device will be available for purchase via Google official store and other retail stores from October 2017.
Google Pixel 2 Full Specifications
|2G Network||GSM: 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – CDMA2000 1xEV-DO|
|4G Network||LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 32(1500), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)|
|SIM||Nano SIM – electronic SIM (e-SIM)|
|Status||Available: October 2017|
|Dimensions||– 145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8 mm|
– Weight: 143g
|Colors||Kinda Blue, Just Black and Clearly White|
– IP67 certified – dust and water resistant
– Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
|Type||AMOLED touchscreen, 16M colors with multi-touch (up to 5 fingers)|
|Size||5.0 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels, 441 Pixels Per-square Inch|
– Always-on display
– Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Memory And OS
|OS||Android 8.0 Oreo|
|Processors||– Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)|
– Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
– Adren 540 GPU
|RAM||4 GB RAM|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter
|2G||GPRS up to 3.1 Mbps|
|3G||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps|
|4G||LTE-A (3CA) Cat15 800/75 Mbps|
|WIFI||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|Infared | NFC||No | Yes|
|USB||3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Primary||– 12.2 MP, f/1.8, OIS, phase detection & laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash|
– FEATURES: 1/2.6″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps|
|Secondary||8 MP, f/2.4, 1/3.2″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, 1080p|
|Capacity||Non-Removable 2,700 mAh battery|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|Miscellaneous||– FM radio: No|
– Fast Charge Tech
– XviD/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|Price level||About 240,000 naira (650 USD) (Rs 41,199)|