Thursday, October 26, 2017

Google Pixel 2 Overview, Specs and Pros and Cons

Here is a quick glance of the Google Pixel 2, this may serve a short overview of the phone features and specs.

Overview


Advance Camera

Without a dual camera setup, the Google Pixel 2 has only one camera, but it can also do the blurring of the background when taking Portrait mode photos. It has a dual pixel sense technology thus there is no need for a second or dual camera to blur the background.

IP67

With the absence of the 3.5mm headphone jack now the phone is more resistant against water and dust. The only available port is the USB-C

Active Edge

The sides of the Google Pixel  2 are pressure sensitive. When squeeze it may launch a app, you can set it up on what it will do when squeeze. You can adjust the pressure sensitivity thus preventing any accidental usage specially when inside the pocket or when picking up the phone.

Android O

The Google Pixel 2 is the first android smartphone to receive the Android Oreo update. Here are the key features of the Oreo update

  • 2x Faster
  • Limiting of background processes
  • Autofill, remembers your login credentials
  • Picture in Picture, do a video call while browsing the web or etc.
  • Notification dots
  • Android Instant Apps
  • Efficient battery saving

ARCore

Augmented Reality is overlaying virtual images or items over the camera into the real world allowing you to do interactions.

Google Lens

Aim and shoot the camera, then google will scan it and tell what it is or shares a link that has info on what you currently aimed at the camera, may be a object or a thing then let google do its magic.

Specifications


Manufacturer Google (HTC Made)
Model Pixel 2
Model Code GA00142-US
Processor Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Number of Cores 8 Cores (Octa-core)
Processor Speed 4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo
GPU Adreno 540
Screen Size 5 Inches
Screen Resolution 1080 x 1920 (441ppi)
Screen Type AMOLED
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
RAM 4GB
Internal Storage Capacity 64/128 GB
Primary Camera (Back)
  • 12.2MP
  • - ½ 6” Sensor Size
  • 1.4 ┬Ám pixel size
Secondary Camera (Front)
  • 8 Megapixels
  • f/2.4
  • 1/3.2" sensor size
Wireless Connectivity Wifi, Bluetooth
Sensors Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Barometer
Water Resistance Rating IP67
USB Type USB-C
Battery Capacity 2700mah

Pros:

-Great Camera without the need of a dual or secondary camera
-Updated to the latest android oreo operating system
-IP 67 water resistant rating.

Cons:

-No headphone jack
-Not so great battery life

Manual

Google Pixel 2 Setup Guide

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