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Google's Pixel 2 competes mightily with high-end Apple and Samsung phones

Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL come with Google-designed visual core chip for better HDR+ photos Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL Have a Pixel Visual Core SoC, an Image Processor Google Hasn't Activated Yet
Eloisa Felix | Octubre 21, 2017, 21:48

Also Read: Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL are expensive, boring and unique just like iPhone. With Visual Core activated, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will run HDR+ five times faster and cement the company as one of the most premium flagship camera makers. Seeing such comments at the release of a highly anticipated phone like the Google Pixel 2 XL isn't completely unexpected.

"Google's smaller, cheaper version comes with the same bells and whistles but a 5" screen and comes in Clearly White, Kinda Blue and Just Black.It costs £629 (64 GB) and £729 (128 GB) and will be available from 19 October. And Pixel 2 users get a generous cloud photo storage offer for unlimited photos and videos through 2020 - after that, Google has placed some additional parameters on how it will store photos.

Neither phone has a headphone jack, which is still an annoyance because if you don't want to use the bundled 'buds you have to use the silly adaptor cable which you'll lose in a few days' time. The battery itself is glued to the inner frame, making removal a bit more difficult than last year's model. But because the Pixel 2 is capturing more data, it tends to render both areas more accurately. Both are fully waterproof, have a fingerprint sensor on the back used to unlock the phone, and include a "squeeze" gesture-firmly grasp the edges of the phone to bring up Google Assistant, Android's digital helper. In parallel, we've also been working on creating hardware capabilities that enable significantly greater computing power-beyond existing hardware-to bring HDR+ to third-party photography applications.

"Handing more control to the software makes the hardware simpler and more efficient, but it also makes the IPU challenging to program using traditional programming languages". In bright daylight, the Pixel 2 takes wonderful photos and renders colors more naturally than other models. In India, for instance, the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL have been announced, but availability will start from November 1 and November 15 for the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL respectively. Buy a new Pixel 2 handset and wait to receive your prepaid shipping trade-in kit.

However, the glass shade on the rear case does require heating with iFixit speculating that the thick pad of adhesive doubles as a shock absorber for falls. The company brags that the Pixel 2's camera is the best one on the market, having earned the highest marks ever for a phone from DxO Mark, a respected image rating group.

The camera is impressive, particularly at picking up detail and in lowlight settings, providing crisp and clear pictures even from fairly casual snapshots. A second camera on the back is designed for wide-angle shots, with a field of view of up to 120 degrees. They slightly change their resistance when when stretched or squished, and that's how the software knows to interpret your squeezy actions. You can even set the phone to constantly listen and identify songs as they're playing. It's important to note here, you won't be fooled when looking at a side-by-side comparison of a headshot taken on a DSLR, but that's not the point. So this dark theme should look even better than it would on a phone with an LCD display. This allows, says Google, Pixel 2 phones to offer an improved portrait mode that is as good as the one offered by phones like the iPhone 8 Plus that have dual-camera system.