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Review Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL: Waterproof phones are always tasting Android Update

In addition to Google Pixel, in fact Google has also launched a smartphone Nexus. Unfortunately fans of the Nexus lineup, now you can frown when the ranks of Google Nexus icon to die. However, if you’re interested in the Pure Android experience as envisioned by Google, you do not have to worry because Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL bring along many of the same characteristics.

Google-made smartphones always offer a Pure Android experience. Because before the Android update was officially launched, Google smartphone users will first try it and can provide input to Google. This is certainly one of the advantages of Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL compared to other Android smartphone.

The difference between Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL is very small. But the difference Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL can be seen directly from the first viewer, namely the size of the body and screen. The rest of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have in common, except batteries with different capacities.

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The biggest competitor of Google’s smartphone is Apple, which this year also launched three mobile phone models at once namely the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. Plus again Samsung, Sony and LG are also launching several models of its latest flagship smartphone. This will make you confused to choose one smartphone that will accompany your activities. Each phone has advantages with each style

Google Pixel is a top-class Google Android smartphone. Late last year, Google launched Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. Both HP is then a mobile phone that is very much in demand by smartphone users. This year, Google re-launched two smartphones simultaneously. Namely Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL, a pair of waterproof HP at a depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes.

Here I will try to review from the outside to the inside, the latest from Google’s Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL.

1. Design Google Pixel 2 dan Pixel 2 XL

The main difference between Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL is the size. Google Pixel 2 measures 145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8 mm with 5 inch screen while Pixel 2 XL is 157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm with 6 Inch screen size.

Therefore the weight of these two phones is also different, 143 grams and 175 grams. But the rest of Google’s latest phone is almost twin.

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The design itself is a polarizing element of Pixel 2 and 2 XL. At the front there is a front camera on the top bezel. Its position is not in the middle because there are speakers long enough. In the bottom bezel there is an elongated microphone, the same as the speakers on the top bezel.

At the back, there is a combination of matte metal color and a glossy plastic coating on the top of the back. This is an eclectic combination, which leaves a lot of imagination. The matte finish of the finish provides a comfortable grip while the glossy part makes the Pixel 2 XL stand out.

The back also keeps a circular fingerprint sensor and a very distinctive Google G logo. The camera is paired parallel to the rounded flash.

Around the side of the phone, there is a power button and volume on the right. This button is quite stiff, but easy to press. On the left, there is one SIM card slot and for those accustomed to microSD expansion on other Android phones, this is not available on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL do not have headphone jacks. While at the bottom there is only one small hole for USB Type-C port.

2.  Display

In terms of display or display difference is the second difference HP is Pixel 2 has a smaller screen than Pixel 2 XL, which is each 5 inches and 6 inches. Pixel 2 resolution is 1080 x 1920 441 density while Pixel 2 XL resolution 1440 x 2880 Pixel with 538 ppi density.

It’s a bright and sharp panel that’s fun to use, even in bright outdoor conditions.

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This screen size means about 67.9% and 76.4% screen size compared to body size. This is quite standard with the latest mobile phone phone output. But of course this is inferior to its bezelless iPhone X competitor. Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Protection also helps to protect your HP so the screen is protected from fingerprint scratches.

Google Pixel 2 runs an AMOLED screen while Google Pixel 2 XL runs a P-OLED screen that are both capable of producing 16 million colors. Both will produce the same bright and sharp and colorful look.

Both of these screens are the latest smartphone display technology because they no longer use LCD. This type of screen includes cool enough and comfortable to use in a long time.

3.  Platform

From the platform side of these two high-end phones is exactly the same. Nothing differs from operating system, chipset, CPU, GPU, even to internal memory and RAM, all the same. Both of these phones look like twin phones of different sizes, that’s all.

Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL are powered by the latest Snapdragon 835 chipset, which has 4 high-powered Kryo cores at 2.35GHz and 4 cores with high efficiency at 1.9GHz. Besides, on the graphics side both have been equipped with Adreno 540. This graphics capability is very well known on Android smartphones because it has the power to run graphics that are quite complex.

Overall, the benchmarks show Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL have excellent computing packages. Any performance feels very good and Pixel 2 and 2 XL are probably the latest fastest Android smartphones. 4 GB of RAM that he brought very many applications support simultaneously.

The best example of this is multi-tasking because it takes just a fraction of a second to switch between the latest apps by using a new shortcut from two pressing buttons.

Further on the software side of things later but I would say that while Android is known for offering the best experience, it feels like the first time Android OEM has worked really fast. Because of Snapdragon 835 and because of Pure Android itself, this is one of the most reliable and reliable experiences out there.

4.      Hardware

Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL definitely look on par with most flagships, except for the lack of a microSD card slot. There are two 64GB and 128GB storage options. If you upload a full photo to Google Photos it will be backed up automatically when connected to WiFi and makes it easier to make sure the images have been synced to Google’s servers.

When you run out of space, the Free Up Space Assistant checks which images on your phone are backed up and can then delete them from local storage to free space. As long as you have an internet connection, you can still view and access the images in the Photos app, but it’s pretty slow, especially on mobile data connections.

Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL are equipped with a number of hardware features that you expect to find on your flagship smartphone by 2016, including Cat LTE 12, dual-band n / ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, NFC and a connector USB Type-C 3.0 reversible.

Also onboard in the fingerprint sensor on the back, which is slightly larger than most fingerprint sensors used on other Android smartphones. Google Pixel 2 also supports swipe-down gestures that let you quickly down the notification panel.

The fingerprint sensor is also a bit quick to open your handset and seems to work almost every time, though sometimes you can let go of your finger before it is recognized. This is the easiest way to unlock your phone, especially since you can open it just by using your fingerprint.

Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL have an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance. What does this mean in real-world use? Simply put, when a mobile phone has to withstand a drop in the toilet or get stuck in a rainstorm, Pixel 2 and 2XL will be able to do so. HP waterproof is able to survive in water as deep as 1 meter for 30 minutes.

5.   Battery life

Google Pixel 2 is equipped with 2700 mAh battery while Google Pixel 2 XL is equipped with 3520 mAh battery. Capacity greater than Google 2 XL certainly does not provide much different battery life. Due to the bigger and denser look.

Of course in addition to screen size, factors such as screen brightness, how many apps are synchronized in the background and how much you use this phone really impact on battery life. But most, users can easily get use throughout the day.

According to Google claims, Pixel 2 and 2 XL support fast charging and in 15 minutes you can use your mobile for 7 hours. In addition Rapid Charging definitely helps charge the battery when you only have a limited time.

6.   Camera

At the launch of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Google focused on five key sales points for its flagship handset, with a camera of one of the main messages. Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL equipped with 12.2 Mega Pixel rear camera and 8 Mega Pixels front camera. In addition, both are able to record video with super high quality Deifinition up to 2160p at 30 frames per second.

In the daytime, the picture is very sharp, very detailed and the camera has a very good dynamic range. This is especially true in HDR + mode which does a great job by tightening the highlight and shadow, without making the image look unnatural or fake.

Thanks to HDR on the sensor, processing is the best part of taking the camera with no time to process the image.

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Images are very sharp in almost any condition and while the lack of manual control does not give much flexibility to customize your images. Focus on the subject and adjust the conditions quickly. Additionally the exposure slider gives you more EV levels than most Android devices.

In lowlight, the camera also continues to provide good quality. Although it does have some gaps in the armor. You have to keep your hand perfectly if you do not, most likely you will end up with a noisy picture full of noise. Although low light performance is not the best, the photos are still good enough to be shared on social media.

Overall there is no doubt that Pixel and Pixel XL cameras are much better than competition and in the end, Google has created a camera that makes it easy for everyone to take pictures. Offers excellent speed.

Even when using the double button on the power button shortcut to launch the camera. Great photos and great video recordings, there’s no doubt that this smartphone camera is on par with the best.

7.  Software

From the operating system, as I’ve written above Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL running the latest Android OS 8 Oreo is still very Pure. Because basically Android is a Google Creation. In addition, Google-made HP users will get a chance to try and provide testimonials for the latest version of Android that will be updated.

So far, Google Pixels biggest selling point is Google Assistant. Namely a new AI-based voice assistant from Google that offers some amazing features. The same assistant who empowers Google Allo is also available on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. In essence, this is a much smarter version of Google Now. And lets you communicate with Google using more conversation conversation patterns.

The ability to have more conversation means you can say more, you can joke with it and you can even ask him to read a poem. The basics have not been forgotten either, because you can also use them for basic things. Like setting a timer, checking calendar, weather, sports score, or more.

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For those who often have full diaries, the daily briefing feature lets you digest your agenda for the day ahead alongside other information. Of course without having to do much more than prepare it and say Good Morning. This is a really useful feature and also available on Google Home which may be more practical than your morning coffee.