If there’s a rockstar of the Android world in 2017, it’s the new Pixel 2. Google’s own smartphones may not sell in as great a number as, say, Apple’s iPhone or Samsung’s Galaxy, but they’re arguably no less important in their own way. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL embody Google’s vision of hardware, software, and artificial intelligence, all working collaboratively.
It’s a vision that gives privacy advocates sleepless nights and demands you buy into the idea of Google’s cloud wholeheartedly. It also comes with a premium price: the Pixel 2 starts at $649, while the Pixel 2 XL kicks off at $849.
Design and Hardware
One phone, two sizes. The Pixel 2 may be made by two different companies – HTC is responsible for the regular model, LG for the Pixel 2 XL – but the familial resemblance is strong. Whether that’s a good thing is questionable.
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