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Google Pixel / Pixel XL 2

With the recent release of Galaxy Note 8, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 PLUS by two of the giants in the smartphone industry, you cannot just help but wonder what the other companies may be up to as well. Given that iPhone X is also on its way to the market and will actually arrive in the upcoming months, some smartphone companies in the industry may be having their own plans as well in order to avoid being left behind in all of the improvements in smartphone releases.

Google, for example, is also having some plans of releasing a new smartphone technology before this year ends. As you may well remember, it has also released an update for the smartphone in the previous year. The smartphone is called Google Pixel and up until now, even with the newly released smartphones coming to the market, it is still being used by people. Here are the reviews that the Google Pixel has.

Google Pixel

Google Pixel / Pixel XL 2

Google Pixel has put up the competition on smartphones since the previous year. It has an impressive camera and it runs on the best version of Android. You also will not find this smartphone to be a discomfort when it comes to using it because you can do so even single-handedly. The search engine giant, Google has made sure that it has the right size in order for the users to have a grip on the smartphone and reduce the risk of accidental slips or drops.

However, analysts say that at 599.99 AUD, it is rather too expensive kind of smartphone. The back panel of the Google Pixel is also prone to scratches and bumps (but hey, this is one of the reasons why you need to protect it with a phone case and cover).  Also, the overall review of the analysts and the users agree on one other thing: storage. It would be lovely to have more options for the storage of Google Pixel since there can be a lot of people who need for space on their device in order to store up important documents or install awesome applications that can help in the daily living.

Google Pixel has an awesome camera that may even be the best reason for you to have it. In fact, the quality photos that you can take with it can compete with the ones that you can have when you compare it with the LG G6 and the Samsung Galaxy S8. As mentioned earlier, it also runs on the best Android version. With Android 7.1.1, this device performs smoothly. Plus, with this device, you can upgrade into Android O, considering that the Developer preview for it has been made available.

Google has the design of Google Pixel made well. Made of metal and glass, it definitely competes with the other smartphones that have been released last year, and it may even hold its stand even up to this year’s releases. It is gentle to the touch and the fingerprint sensor for security purposes has been position at the back but at the most convenient angle. It is placed below the camera sensor and is encased with a glass panel that consumes almost a third of the back portion. Given that the Google Pixel has the right convenient size of a smartphone, the fingerprint sensor is easy to reach for your fingers without having to strain too much for it.

The main disappointment here is that the back portion of Google Pixel is totally prone to scratches, especially the fingerprint magnet. Having ugly marks on a smartphone can affect much of its impression to the people. You can actually use these phone cases and covers for you to maintain the awesome exteriors of Google Pixel and avoid embarrassment caused by the scratches.

Google Pixel / Pixel XL 2         Google Pixel / Pixel XL 2

Pixel XL 2

This device is the other phone that Google will be releasing together with the Pixel 2. As you can notice, Google has released two models in the previous Google Pixel. And now, with the Google Pixel 2, it is reportedly going to release another two, being Pixel XL and the Pixel XL 2.

Google Pixel / Pixel XL 2

Pixel XL 2 has a codename of Taimen which is believed to be manufactured by LG. Water resistance for this device is surely going to be included in the recently released smartphones this year has been having this feature. And for Google to compete, it should also have a waterproof feature on its smartphones that are yet to be released.

The design of the Pixel XL 2 is most likely to be an evolution of the previous Pixel model. There has been a lot of rumours about it being a two-tone glass, and the fingerprint scanner being on a metal on the rear of the Pixel XL 2. The glass panel for the scanner is rumoured to be there in order for it to have a more durable state with the metal back.

Pixel XL 2 will feature a 5.99-inch screen display and with AMOLED at that. It is going to sport a 2880 x 1440 pixels as well. You can also expect that this smartphone is going to be bezel-less as reports and rumours present a shrinking of bezels on Pixel XL 2.

When it comes to power, it is most likely that Pixel XL 2 is going to have a Snapdragon 835 as it has the capability to make things smooth for this device. It is also rumoured that this is going to have a storage space of 64GB and 128GB options especially that it doesn’t support a microSD card. There has been no confirmation when it comes to the battery that is going to be used for Pixel XL 2 but based on the information that we have on this page, it is most likely that the device will have a 3500mAh.

Pixel XL 2 is also going to have a single camera. There might just be more to camera improvements than just making it have dual-lens or the megapixels. Pixel has been known for its outstanding photography support so you can expect that it will have an excellent update on the camera of Pixel XL 2.

For the Pixel XL 2 price, you can expect it to start at 1059.79 AUD for the 64GB storage and a rather more expensive 1184.62 AUD for the 128GB model of this device.

These have been the latest updates that the Pixel 2 has before its rumoured release to be in the first week of October. Stay tuned for this one!

Google Pixel has been making noise in the smartphone industry since last year and this only goes to show that Google is up to the competition that has been happening between iPhone, Samsung, and all the other companies out there. This paves way to the releasing of another smartphone that can totally be convenient for the users in which the features and specs are not way too different from that of the released smartphones this year. In due time, it is going to prove its worth, especially that the rumoured release date is fast-approaching.

Are you up for the release of Pixel XL 2? You should be. Let us know about your reviews on it as well! For the meantime, here are some awesome suggestions of the best phone cases and cover that you can have for your these smartphones.

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