Pros and Cons of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones

pros and cons of pixel 2 smartphones

Google announced its latest Pixel smartphones at an event in San Francisco last week. The introduction of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL is the company’s answer to the current technology and competition from Apple’s latest iPhone devices and Samsung’s newest high-end smartphones. For Pixel and Android fans, there is no point in even asking whether they have liked the latest dish from the world’s largest search engine. Because they would obviously find the 5-inch and 6-inch Pixel devices better than Note 8 and iPhone X? But are they really better than any other smartphone in the market? You will find answers to those questions in this post.

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Here in this post, we are going to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL smartphones.

Pros and Cons of Pixel 2 smartphones


Let us begin with the advantages of the Pixel 2 smartphones which are listed as follows:

Stunning Camera

The 12.2-megapixel camera in the Pixel smartphone is better than ever before. Because it makes use of the latest Google HDR+ feature to bring more reality to the captured photographs. The f/1.8 aperture works in the best possible way to focus your subject by blurring the background to give you a crystal clear image with a stunning background blur. The quality of the output is very steadier and you will be able to take better photos even in low light conditions with Optical Image Stabilization.

Google Assistant

Google Assistant is getting smarter day by day. All thanks to the huge user base of Google and its services by the world. Because any artificial intelligence application would need data to develop itself and the Google knows us more than we know about ourselves. That being said, you will be able to take selfies and play videos on YouTube all by your voice commands.

Google Lens

Google Lens will provide you with information in an interesting way. Just as the name sounds, after launching the application, you can scan any item using the camera and the information about it will be provided to you instantly. You can test this feature currently with things like the poster of a film or the image of a celebrity.

Best OLED screens

Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 2 smartphones have one of the best OLED screens in the market at present. The bigger 18:9 aspect ratio will immerse you in the content you view on the screen of the Pixel 2 XL. On the other hand, the traditional 16:9 aspect ratio also works perfectly to provide you with a good viewing experience on Pixel 2 smartphone.

Always On Displays

Always on Displays is a drug for manufacturers like LG and Samsung. And it is interesting to see Google following this same path. You will be able to view the Time and Notifications instantly and besides that, the Google Assistant is always listening to you. You can ask Google Assistant to detect any soundtrack you are listening to and ask it to play the video of the same song on YouTube.

Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality is still under development and developers across the world are working on creating or upgrading their applications with AR support. In that case, you must be about happy to have one of the latest Pixel 2 smartphones, because it supports Augmented Reality.

Android Oreo and Guaranteed Updates

Google Pixel 2 smartphones run on Android Oreo out of the box in its purest form. This will give you a chance to try on the latest version of Android in the best way possible. In addition to that, the company has also promised to provide guaranteed updates for 3 years.

Interesting Accessories

Google also announced some interesting accessories like the Google Pixel Buds wireless headphones with Google Assistant feature.

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Listed below are the disadvantages of Pixel 2 Smartphones.


Google has once again implemented a classic design for Pixel smartphones. But, it is a little boring considering the designs of Note 8 and the latest iPhone devices.

Headphone Jack

Google is following the ways of Apple by deciding to not integrate the 3.5 mm headphone jack. When Apple decided to kill the headphone jack two years ago, several users expressed their disappointment. So Google should have continued to stick with the headphone jack because now you cannot listen to songs or place a call using the headphones when you are charging the smartphone unless you also have a Bluetooth headset with you.

Wireless Charging

When the Note 8 and the latest iPhone devices support wireless charging, it is disappointing to see it in the latest Pixel 2 smartphones. This gives the competitors like Apple and Samsung to have an edge over the Pixel 2 devices.

No Optical Zoom

There is no optical zoom in the camera. This is a must needed feature especially when you are zooming on the subject. Our advice to you would be to move closer to the subject and capture the shots rather than relying on the zooming feature.

We hope that this post on the Pros and Cons of Pixel 2 smartphones will help you to take a decision on whether you want to buy a new Pixel 2 mobile or not. However, let us know your views in the comments section below.

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