The Long-Awaited Google Smartphones Have Been Released

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“Pixel Design, Redefined”

Hitting stores October 19th, Google’s anticipated and long awaited Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were brought to light at a national event in San Francisco during the past week. The two phones, established to compete against the new iPhone X and iPhone 8, have similar prices, $649 and $849 respectively, to their competitor, the iPhone X, but they will seemingly do better due to the iPhone’s poor performance.

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How does the Pixel 2 compare to the first Pixel?

The new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL compared to their previous counterparts have similar specs in that their processors remain the same as well as their Camera, Charging/Audio port, and finger sensor, which is located on the back of the phone. While the preceding Pixel had a 5-inch AMOLED screen along with full-HD resolution and 1080 x 1920 pixels, the Pixel 2 comes with a 6-inch P-OLED display with QHD+ resolution, 2880 x 1440 pixels.

So, what’s the difference between the two phones?

Both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL run the Android 8.0 software and have certified water and dust-resistant bodies. The most notable discrepancies between the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL are not only size, but also their display, aspect ratio, amount of edge, and battery. Besides that, they’re almost identical. One distinguishing quality that the Pixel 2 has against its competitors is its Always-On-display.

Always On Display

The Pixels’ Always-On Display will constantly listen to audio playing around the user (only if the user enables it in settings), which gives it the option to display song information without the need for a passcode or ask it manually. All a user has to do is tap on the song title from the Always-On Display and ask Google Assistant to bring up relevant information related to that selected song.

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Connor Browder is a 16 year old from Greenwich, Connecticut. He is a member of the St. Mark’s Class of 2019. He plans on pursuing a career in bio-engineering, software development, and entrepreneurship. He intends on getting a major in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in computer science. Some other interests include squash, golf, computer programming, and cross country.

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