Google Pixel 2 Review
The Pixel 2 is Google’s answer to the iP8 and S8, aiming to give us the cleanest Android experience so far, and it seems to be doing that incredibly well – not focusing on adding tons of features and endless specs. Build quality is superb, battery life is good, well designed and sufficient power – this is the Pixel 2.
This new device from Google is released with a purpose, and that is to dominate its class of photographical capabilities. The main camera is 12.2MP with an f/1.8 aperture, with a ton of settings crammed in to get that perfect shot. The front facing camera is an 8MP one with an f/2.4 aperture, and both front and back cameras stomp the nearest competitors in nearly every aspect. Even though there is no dual camera fitted to the Pixel 2, it still easily takes the best photos out of its serious competitors – producing the most real-life and well lit images.
The Pixel 2 still manages to last all day with moderate use on a full charge even with a smaller battery fitted (a 2,700mAh battery.) The phone also comes with fast charging ability, one downer on the battery life is the fact if charging the phone from 0% there is no display of what percent the phone has charged to – a slight inconvenience.
The smartphone comes with a Fast Snapdragon 835 chipset, 4GB of RAM and the option of 64GB or 128GB of storage. These specs and power may not be on par with other flagship phones, but it’s certainly more than enough to power the Pixel 2 – and does so very smoothly and quickly, anything more would have proved wasted. Unlike other Android devices, there is no microSD slot here for extra storage, maybe they’ll add this in future phones (hopefully.)
The screen fitted to the Pixel 2 is 1080p Full HD, and is superb with it being bright and colourful. It is a 5-inch display, considering it’s not following suit with other big manufacturers in bringing in OLED screens and such it’s not an innovative display. But it is one of the best Full HD displays out there, but again another let down is the distracting bezel around it, it makes it feel like an older phone.
Overall this phone is superb and unbeatable for its main purpose – taking photographs, even better than most dual-lens equipped phones out at the moment, with unmatched colour accuracy and other features. This phone is really aimed at those who always have a camera on them and want a smartphone.
Google Pixel 2 Tech Specs
- Screen – 5” Full HD Display
- 4GB RAM
- 12.2 -Megapixel f/1.8 rear camera
- 8 -Megapixel front camera
- Wireless and Fast Charge capable
- Water, dust and splash resistant