Do Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have what it takes to be the best smartphones of the year?
Pixel 2 Unboxing: https://youtu.be/a-9IZz8Ry5I
Top 5 Android 8.0 Features: https://youtu.be/qfy6Bbro8GI
Reddit on the display: https://redd.it/77gm3r
Video Gear I use: http://kit.com/MKBHD/video-gear#recommendation17959
Intro Track: Liquid Spirit (20syl Remix)
Phone provided by Google for review.
Although it's a good concept, I think the portrait mode on these new cameras and their artificially blurred backgrounds is reaaally cheesy... It's super obvious in most photos especially the ones that bleed the blur into the hair or subject in general. You can't perfectly simulate shallow depth of field w/o a proper lens. Cool concept for sure, but doesn't even remotely compare.
I went for the Pixel 2 over the XL and I'm glad I did... the HTC screen quality is better than the LG offering.. and yeah...how they've made a camera this good is amazing, doesn't have a zillion features, but it's so good at just point, click, you don't need them ! No bloaty skin either, love it
Awesome review.. Google should pay you for this ;)
Which has a better screen?
I remember using both side by side and noticed Pixel 2 had a yellow shade on display.. No, the night shift wasn’t enabled on Pixel 2..
Really need help on this..
howyan yeah only after the Update 😐.
Till now stock android didn't have it on status bar, in Nougat it displayed just the number that too inside the small battery icon , that had to be checked with the help of a magnifying glass, it was that tiny.
But Sony XZ Premium does 960fps slow mo, 23Mp camera(With faster autofocus), headphone jack, sdcard socket, waterproof and has 4K display(Plus less expensive). Plus I trust Sony more than Google not to steel personal data.
If you have 23Mp, you can just spend a couple of mins in Lightroom and get better results than the Pixel; its really for people with lots of money that cant be arsed.
I like the camera rotate feature though; thats neat.
If only people were making so much of noise about No Guaranteed Help and Support and No Guaranteed Security Updates after October 2020 as they are making about the display issues.
For such an expensive phone No Guaranteed Security Updates after just three years is such a put off. Not that am an Apple fan, never bought one but hey atleast they do not abandon their older flagship phones. My brother is using iOS 11 on his iPhone 6S plus.
I've had one for a week, which is long enough to know that I hate it like poison. It's fast. It has a great camera. The screen is nice. But the user interface is bizarre and non-intuitive, especially if you're coming from Samsung. And things that should be simple, such as moving files around (or even accessing them at all), setting custom ringtones, etc, are absolute misery. It doesn't even come with a decent file manager.
Fortunately for me, my son-in-law manages a Verizon store, so I'm switching to an S8. Should have done it in the first place. My bad.
Richard Powell google pixel!! ..used Samsung and Apple for years kinda tired of Apple because of no customization and Samsung gets laggy after awhile and there cameras are so unrealistic looking I turnt my s8 back in