Google Pixel 2 64GB  +1 variation

price₹ 46,490 onwards

launchOct, 2017

74.2

excellence score

58.7

value for money score

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Design

  • Attractive looking (and unique) design, and an excellent, premium, aluminium build
  • Great hand feel
  • Fully water-resistant body
  • The fingerprint sensor is both fast and accurate
  • Pretty compact design - this is the Pixel to get if you either have smaller hands, or value portability over a large display
  • While the phone looks good, the design also feels a bit dated for 2017 with all those bezel-less displays around - it looks arguably less sexy, and has lees oomph, than say the Galaxy S8, or Galaxy Note 8 or the iPhone X

Display

  • Good display - bright and sharp (though not quite as rich as a best-in-class screens on Samsung's flagships)
  • Thankfully, doesn't have the 'blue-tint' display issue of it's bigger cousin - the Pixel 2 XL
  • And with the (relatively small) 5-inch display on the Pixel 2 the bezels stand out even more (the Pixel 2 XL is a little better)

Software

  • This is Google's Android software, as it is meant to be - simple, clean, easy to understand - with a few handy add-ons like the Pixel Launcher, automatic offline music detection, and Always On lock screen
  • Google also borrows from the HTC U11's pressure-sensitive sides - you can squeeze the phone to open Google Assistant and tell it what to do
  • Another interesting and useful add-on is the Google Lens, built into the camera's photo app, which calls up a trove of information on objects like a landmark or a piece of art
  • The camera is also optimized and calibrated to support AR and comes with AR stickers - they work like regular photo stickers you add to your photos and video, but they're 3D elements and characters that move around and interact in real-life environments

Performance

  • Top-end performance backed by the best-in-class Snapdragon 835 - the phone is consistently fast no matter what you throw at it - and matches other top-end flagships in benchmark tests

Camera

  • More than anything else, the Pixel 2 is about its absolutely brilliant camera - which is arguably the best overall camera on any smartphone right now - even beating the likes of the iPhone 8 Plus, and Galaxy Note 8 (although not by a lot)
  • The best way to put it is that camera simply works, no matter what the conditions
  • It can handle all sorts of tricky environments like low light, shadows and brightly lit backgrounds - Google's HDR+ continues to beat the pants off of everyone else
  • And the addition of OIS helps take the camera up another notch from last year's Pixels
  • Even bokeh shots are managed rather well, and without any fuss (even without using a dual camera setup like other phones - purely using Google's excellent software algorithms)
  • All in all, this is a truly impressive camera, and a milestone in how far we have come with mobile photography
  • The front camera is pretty great too - and can also take bokeh-style shots like the rear camera - something thats only offered by a handful of phones right now
  • The presence of OIS takes up video quality a notch higher too - you will be impressed by how smooth and natural-looking the stabilization is
  • Other features like Motion Photos (similar to the iPhone's Live Photos) add to the fun too

Audio

  • Good audio quality via headphones
  • Good set of dual front-facing speakers
  • No standard headphone jack - Google goes the way of the iPhone here - and that is kind of a drag for people who have a pair of great wired headphones or earbuds they'd rather keep using without an adaptor dongle (which comes included in the box)

Battery

  • The battery life is solid - will comfortably last the day with moderate use - overall its similar to what you would get from the iPhone 8
  • Pretty good charging speed too - you will get about 7 hours of battery life with a 15 minute charge
  • The battery life while good, is certainly not class leading among the flagships - it is significantly behind for instance the Galaxy Note 8 and the OnePlus 5 - both of them comfortably give battery life of over a day
  • No support for wireless charging, that's now present on the likes on iPhone 8

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  • Of course, the Pixel 2 gets better the more you buy Google products - it’s a great universal controller for your Chromecast, works in tandem with a Google Home, and will work seamlessly with Pixel Buds too
  • On the whole, if you want the Android phone that does the most stuff, you might choose the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 - it remains the "All The Things" phone to beat - but if you want a phone you don’t have to learn to use or fuss with just to make work properly, you will want the Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL - for the ordinary user, this is the best Android phone out there, as on date

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Google Pixel 2 64GB Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.0 Oreo, Upgradeable to 9.0 PieExpected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 441 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • AMOLED
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • Always-on Display
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Sensors
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
  • Hall Effect Sensor
  • Sensor Hub
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.35 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835Ranked #8 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 540
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity2700 mAh
Fast ChargingYes
Dimensions
Weight143 gm
Thickness7.8 mm
Camera
Primary Camera12.2MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • F/1.8 Aperture
  • 1.4um Pixel Size
  • 1/2.6" Sensor Size
  • Laser Autofocus
  • Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
  • Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS)
  • Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS)
  • Portrait Mode
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch Focus
  • Face Detection
  • HDR
  • Panorama
Secondary Camera8.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • 1.4um Pixel Size
  • F/2.4 Aperture
  • Full HD Video Recording
  • Portrait Mode
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou + GALILEO
CompassYes
DLNAYes
NFCYes
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Water ResistantYes, IP67 Rated (up to 1m for 30 mins)
Dust ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
Stereo SpeakersYes
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  • Fast Battery Charging (7 hrs of charge in 15 min)
  • Active Edge
  • 2 yrs Worldwide Warranty
  • MIMO
  • Google Lens
  • Unlimited Online Storage for Photos and Videos

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