Google Pixel 2

google pixel 2

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

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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.

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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 NetworkGSM: 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G NetworkLTE 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)
SIMNano SIM – electronic SIM (e-SIM)
StatusAvailable: October 2017
Dimensions– 145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8 mm
– Weight: 143g
ColorsKinda Blue, Just Black and Clearly White
CoverMetal Body
– IP67 certified – dust and water resistant
– Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
TypeAMOLED touchscreen, 16M colors with multi-touch (up to 5 fingers)
Size5.0 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels, 441 Pixels Per-square Inch
– Always-on display
– Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Memory And OS
Card slotNO
Internal64/128 GB
OSAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Processors– Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
– Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
– Adren 540 GPU
Alert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes,  with stereo speakers
Audio portNo
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter
2GGPRS up to 3.1 Mbps
3GHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps
4GLTE-A (3CA) Cat15 800/75 Mbps
WIFIWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
Infared | NFCNo | Yes
USB3.1, 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
Video2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps
Secondary8 MP, f/2.4, 1/3.2″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, 1080p
CapacityNon-Removable 2,700 mAh battery
Talk timeN/A
Music play
Other Features
SensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
MessagingSMS, 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 levelAbout 240,000 naira (650 USD) (Rs 41,199)
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