Google Pixel 2
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In 2013, Google launched its consumer electronics brand-manufacturing unit, Google Pixel that excels in both Chrome Operating System and Android Operating System. The Google launched the second set of smart phones with Android OS on October 19, 2017. It is widely believed that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are the next in line to the earlier released brands Pixel and Pixel XL. With new in the market, Google Pixel is not in the limelight in comparison to the other brands of smart phones.
Was originally planned to be manufactured by HTC, the Google CEO later declared that the plan has been shifted and LG was the new manufacturer. The features of Google Pixel 2 are not so varied as in the other brands released during the third trimester of 2017 as in One plus 5t and Samsung S8.
Key features of Google Pixel 2:
|Dimensions||H: 145.7 mm (5.74 in)
W: 69.7 mm (2.74 in)
D: 7.8 mm (0.31 in)
|Weight||Pixel 2: 143 g (5.04 oz)|
|Operating system||Android 8.0 “Oreo”, upgradable to Android 8.1 “Oreo”|
|System on chip||835|
|CPU||Octa-core (4 × 2.35 GHz, 4 × 1.9 GHz) Kryo|
|Memory||4 GB LPDDR4X RAM|
|Storage||64 or 128 GB|
|Display||5 in (130 mm) AMOLED, 1920 × 1080 (441 ppi)|
|Rear camera||12.2 MP
1.4 µm pixel size
|Front camera||8 MP
1.4 µm pixel size
Google Pixel 2 display:
This version of the Google Pixel generation does not flaunts it’s 6 inches display screen unlike it’s successor Pixel 2 XL. Built with a display screen of only 5 inches, this Smartphone does not attracts most of the audience since the diagonal screen size is too smaller to be considered. After the release of Note 8 and Samsung S8, the trend that was seen in the electronics market was the typical diagonal 6 inches display screen.
However, with this Pixel generation phone within the clasp of hand, the same couldn’t be said. Nevertheless even though it has got a smaller screen with thick top- bottom borders, the weight is too light and hence the handling of the phone became easier. Moreover, it did not showed any issue regarding the screen burns that became a matter of concern for the Google Pixel 2 XL. So it can be said, though it’s smaller it is safer to use.
The finger touch sensitive lock pad was kept on the back but slightly below than the place where most of the brands are manufacturing the finger touch lock pad.
With the pixel resolution of 1920X1080 of the AMOLED panel, the vibrancy and the clarity of the screen was not much and
Google Pixel 2 software:
No matter how the display and the dimensions of the phone were, but it was really commendable for the Google Corporation to launch their second smart phone generation with the latest Android Operating System platform, Oreo 8. This brought a huge weightage in it’s favour and the phone was really loaded with new features.
With Oreo 8 being installed in it, the first benefit for the users was the Picture-In-Picture mode video conversation. PIP was initially seen in Android TVs but with the latest improvements, this feature was incorporated with Oreo 8. There is also another benefit of the new Android system and that is the notification bubble appearing over the application on the home screen. That really helps the user to know the notification instantly without pulling down the notification panel as in other handsets.
To increase the interaction, the Oreo 8 Android version was upgraded to Oreo 8.1 Android Operating System.
Google Pixel 2 memory:
Provided with an inbuilt memory ROM of 64GB and expandable upto 128GB, the internal memory space is best for serving a storage platform for applications or cache memories.
The RAM is the 4th generation of Low Power DDR DRAM with a memory of 4GB. The most important benefit of this version of the RAM is its low power consumption quality that has been reduced to 1.1V to 0.6V i.e. 55% of the input VDDQ voltage. The low power consumption has enhanced the battery life and hence it’s longevity.
Google Pixel 2 processor:
The operating heart of the phone is provided with octa- core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. With a number of sub processors accumulated together, this provides high speed of the OS upto 1GB and also a good battery back since it works on low input power consumption.
This integrated core- processor is the ruling IC microprocessor in the electronics market that enhances the phone’s features to a great extent, giving the product a refined working platform.
Google Pixel 2 battery:
As the display screen is about 5 inches, the battery capacity of 2700 mAh is a decent figure giving a full day life. However, this full day life of the battery won’t work for high power consumption activities like video streaming, gaming or constantly keeping your social media applications running.
However, the charging is quite fast when compared to the discharging peak of the battery. This can be considered as one of the possible benefit of the battery giving a 90% charge in just one hour.