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Google Pixel 2 is an impressive second generation offering in Google’s Pixel range of devices. It boasts awesome photography capability despite not featuring dual cameras like most new flagship devices. You have in this one a phone that will continue to enjoy latest Google software for years to come.

Where to Buy Google Pixel 2

Jumia Nigeria – See Offers | Jumia Kenya – See Offers | Jumia Ghana – See Offers

Google Pixel 2 Key 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

Google Pixel 2

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.

This is a 5-incher featuring 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.

Camera

Google is apparently not a party to the latest craze about dual lens rear camera setup. You get a 12.2MP sensor with an 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. Now, these are solid specs. DxOMark rates it the best smartphone right now for photography and video capturing with an all-time high score of 98!

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 should deliver zippy, enjoyable performance. It 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.

Other Features

Somehow, the Google Pixel 2 comes with just a 2,700mAh battery. But this is not entirely bad when you consider the bigger iPhone X packs comparable juicer. It enjoys fast charging with a USB Type-C cable you get in the package.

Google Pixel 2 offers you front firing stereo speakers, something that is 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 price of the Google Pixel 2 starts at $649 for the 64GB model and $749 for the 128GB model in the United States. The Google Pixel 2 is not officially available in Nigeria, but you can now buy the smartphone from Jumia Nigeria starting 348,200 Naira.

Google Pixel 2 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Google Pixel 2:

General Features

  • 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

  • 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

Camera

  • 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

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 64GB or 128 GB
  • Memory Card Support: No
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 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)

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: –
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –

Entertainment

  • 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

  • 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

Other Features

  • 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

  • Battery: 2700 mAh Li-Ion Battery (Non Removable)
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: Yes

Chiemerie Izuogu also known as Lil Emmzy is a Tech blogger @ weboform.com, he post the best blogging tips you need, networking tips, hacks, educative posts, phones and reviews on latest updates and how to making money online tips.
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