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Pixel 2 Release: Five New Google Pixel 2 XL Features You Won’t See On Apple iPhone X

Google recently unveiled Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Many consumers are still thinking whether to get iPhone X or Pixel 2 XL. Here are the Pixel 2’s new features you won’t see on iPhone X.

In the most recent month, we have already seen the most wanted new premium flagship smartphones from Apple, Google and Samsung. The Cupertino is offering the 10th anniversary flagship iPhone X, which feature an all-screen display and nearly bezel-less as well as the absence of the physical home button. The iPhone X also include some of the cutting-edge technology like TrueDepth Camera System-powered Face ID and support for wireless charging.

On the Mountain View side, consumers got the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL smartphones, two impressive smartphones that appears a little different from each other. While neither of these new handsets from the search engine giant feel as futuristic as the Apple’s flagship iPhone X, both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have a huge of advantages over the former.

Each year, we get to see a huge number of upgrades in the paper and improvements in the flagship smartphone market. By and large, these are mostly repetitions, but this year is a different one. Smartphone makers have addressed an upgrades and improvements vital sections. The argument when we look at the performance is about 10 nanometer class processors. The small the size in processor the big of upgrades all across the board. Now that all manufacturers are done with their super cycle product unveiling, we can now ultimately take a look at which flagship smartphone tops the benchmarks.

There have been a a number of astonishment for 2017 as well, most notably with Apple’s 64-bit ARM-based A11 Bionic system-on-chip (SoC) processor. Apple has added a couple of high-efficiency cores (which are up to 70% faster than the energy-efficient cores in the A10) to the iPhone X’s CPU bringing total cores to six. Take a look below to find out more.

Benchmarks measures how a certain device’s processor handles particular tasks, under definite situations. However, it does not mean that what wee see is a hundred percent accurate statement of its real performance. Various elements, including the specific version of the software being used and mobile operating system, come into mix when calculating these figures.

Fingerprint sensor

Google Pixel 2 XL Fingerprint Scanner

The fingerprint sensor has been an vital component of biometric technology in smartphone security since the release of the iPhone 5s. Fingerprint scanner is a pivotal for securely unlocking the device and secured wireless payments. With the departure of the physical home button on the iPhone X, the Touch ID fingerprint sensor is also completely removed.

While the Face ID is the Cupertino’s replacement for Touch ID. Google has included its fingerprint scanner on the back of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL in a quite suitable and fitting area, unlike Samsung’s recent smartphones, which can be found on the very side of the back camera.

Front-firing stereo speakers

Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL Front-firing stereo speakers

Nowadays, people uses their smartphones for audio more than they perceive. Next to better battery life in a smartphone, front-facing speakers are among the most requested features on phone and the search company has delivered that request.

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The new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL both have a pair of front-firing stereo speakers that get pretty impressive and loud. While the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are certainly not the first handsets to integrate front-facing stero speakers, the second iteration smartphones designed by Google surely have this advantage over the iPhone X.

Virtual Reality

PIXEL 2 GOOGLE VIRTUAL REALITY SUPPORT

Virtual reality is an department the Cupertino has been falling behind on for several years. While the virtual reality isn’t automatically distinctive to the iPhone X, there’s no doubt that the Pixel 2 smartphones are fit for the future of virtual reality compared to iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.

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Google refreshed its Daydream View VR virtual reality headset this year with an updated design that’s designed mainly for the new Pixel phones.

Active Edge Squeeze

When you squeeze the frame of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL the Google Assistant will be activated and there’s a neat little animation that pops up on the home screen. The Mountain View firm calls this feature Active Edge. The squeeze-to-activate feature was inspired by HTC on the U11 smartphone.

Camera

Google Pixel 2 XL vs iPhone 8 Plus vs Pixel 2 Camera Image Quality

While the iPhone X have the dual rear-facing camera sensor, Google have opted to include only a single shooter on the back. Apple implemented dual-camera on its iPhone X for Portrait Mode. Google has achieved that feature through a software enabled Bokeh Effect and the results are promising. It should be worth noting that the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 Plus has the same rear cameras. The Pixel 2 XL have set a new record for overall smartphone camera quality, according to DxOMark — the leading source of independent image quality measurements and ratings for smartphone, camera and lens. The unedited photos looks amazing.

Price Tag

The Google Pixel 2 starts at $649 for a base model with 64GB storage capacity. While the iPhone X does have other futuristic features that make it stand out among the rest of the flagship smartphones in the market, it’s main selling point is the radical design and TrueDepth Camera System (Face ID and Animoji). The Pixel 2 XL, which also has the Galaxy S8-esque bezel-less design, sits comfortably at $849 price tag right in between the $799 iPhone 8 Plus and $999 iPhone X.

There are a number of noteworthy Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL deals you can score right now. Verizon is offering up to $300 worth of savings when you trade your aging Pixel phone. Competing wireless carrier T-Mobile is offering Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL buyers with up to 50% cash back.

Brendee Salvador

Dee enjoys playing DOTA 2. An IT graduate, he has spent his career working as an online technology writer. He's most fascinated with futuristic tech because it reminds him of "Back To The Future" move.

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