Google Pixel 2 is an impressive second generation offering from Google that features the best camera on a smartphone.
Apart from having robust features, the Google Pixel 2 will continue to enjoy the latest Google software for years to come.
Google Pixel 2 Quick Specs & Features
- 5.0-inch AMOLED Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (441ppi)
- Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU with 4GB RAM
- Android 8.0 (Oreo)
- 64GB or 128GB built-in Storage
- 12.2MP Rear Camera and 8MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE Data (up to 800Mbps download)
- Fingerprint Scanner (Rear)
- 2700 mAh Battery with Fast Charging
Design and Display
Built by HTC, the Google Pixel 2 retains the attractive aluminium and glass design of its predecessor. Google Pixel 2 also boasts textured feel that makes it fit well into the hand with minimal worry about it slipping off. With an IP67 rating, here is a device that reduces concerns over damage by water and dust.
It has an AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection 5. You can sure expect sharp images with a Full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels to show. The display boasts 95% DCI-P3 coverage.
The camera on this phone is the best camera on any phone you will use.With an all-time high score of 98 on the DxOMark, it take very astounding images. You get a 12.2MP sensor with a f/1.8 aperture on the back of the Google Pixel 2. This completes with optical image optimisation (OIS), phase detection and laser autofocus, and dual-LED flash.
The selfie shooter is no slacker either with a resolution of 8 megapixels. It shoots Full HD videos as well.
Hardware and Software
The Google Pixel 2 houses an octa-core Snapdragon 835 chipset with Kryo CPUs under the hood. This pairs with an Adreno 540 GPU and respectable 4 GB of RAM.
Onboard storage is ample at 64 GB or 128 GB, depending on the model you buy. However, there is no microSD card slot. You get good value in software as Google Pixel 2 ships with latest Android 8.0 Oreo OS. In addition, you will enjoy upgrades until Android R release.
The Google Pixel 2 comes with a 2,700mAh battery, which is quite disappointing. It enjoys fast charging with a USB Type-C cable you get in the package.
Google Pixel 2 offers you practical front-firing stereo speakers, something that every phone maker should incorporate but unfortunately uncommon on smartphones. Its connectivity options include speedy dual-band Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi Direct and DLNA, Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC. Google Pixel 2 packs a fingerprint sensor on its rear.
Pricing and Availability
The Google Pixel 2 is available in Nigeria and you can now buy the smartphone from online stores in Nigeria starting from 340,200 Naira.
Google Pixel 2 Specs
- Platform: Android 8.0
- Processor: Octa-core Processor: 2.35 GHz quad-core Kryo and 1.9GHz quad-core Kryo (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998)
- GPU: Adreno 540
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Colours: Kinda Blue, Just Black, Clearly White
- Dimension: 145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8 mm (5.74 x 2.74 x 0.31 in)
- Weight: 143 g (5.04 oz)
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Single SIM
- Display: 5.0 inches AMOLED Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels, (441 ppi), Always-on display, DCI-P3 95% coverage
- Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Rear Camera: 12.2 MP Camera, f/1.8, 2160p ultra HD 4K Video@30fps, 1080p HD Video@30/60/120fps, 720p HD Video@240fps
- Rear Camera Features: OIS, phase detection & laser autofocus, dual-LED flash, geo-tagging, HDR, panorama
- Front Camera: 8 MP Camera, f/2.4
- Built-in Storage: 64GB or 128 GB
- Memory Card Support: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 32(1500), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes, 42.2/5.76 Mbps
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes, LTE-A (3CA) Cat15 800/75 Mbps
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes, USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector (PowerDelivery 2.0)
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: –
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/Flac player
- Video Player: DivX/XviD/MP4/H.265/WMV player
- FM Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: No
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: Yes
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear)
- Iris Scanner: No
- Face Unlock: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: No
- Water Resistant: Yes, up to 1 meter and 30 minutes (IP67)
- Dust Resistant: Yes
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: No
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 2700 mAh Li-Ion Battery (Non Removable)
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes
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