Last week, Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were made official, but they won’t be available for purchase – at least in the U.S., Canada, the UK, India and a few other countries – until next week. The two phones are successors to the Pixel and Pixel XL from 2016, two phones that have been – and still are – hard to come by here in Kenya.
At least, you’ll be relieved to know that it’s not just Kenya that still has no official access to the Google Store’s Pixel – and Nexus – phones. There are so many countries out there where Google hasn’t started selling its phones officially. Still, it doesn’t mean the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL won’t be available for purchase in Kenya.
Perhaps you won’t be impressed by the fact that the two don’t have a 3.5mm audio jack, but it seems it’s the new trend that you’ll have to learn to live with. However, before you even start thinking about getting your hands on the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, here is a closer look at the specs and features the phones come with.
|Google Pixel 2||Google Pixel 2 XL|
|Dimensions||145.7mm x 69.7mm x 7.8mm||157.9mm x 76.7mm x 7.9mm|
|Weight||143 grams||175 grams|
|Display size||5 inches, AMOLED||6 inches, POLED|
|Display protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Display resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels, 441ppi||2880 x 1440 pixels, 538ppi|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835|
|CPU speed||Octa-core, 2.35GHz||Octa-core, 2.35GHz|
|Storage||64GB, 128GB||64GB, 128GB|
|Rear camera||12.2MP, f/1.8, dual-tone LED flash, OIS, PDAF||12.2MP, f/1.8, dual-tone LED flash, OIS, PDAF|
|Front camera||8MP, f/2.4, 1080p||8MP, f/2.4, 1080p|
|Video recording||4K at 30fps (main camera)||4K at 30fps (main camera)|
|Connector||USB Type-C||USB Type-C|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 5.0, NFC||Bluetooth 5.0, NFC|
|Sensors||Pixel Imprint, Active Edge||Pixel Imprint, Active Edge|
|Software||Android 8.0 Oreo||Android 8.0 Oreo|
|Colors||Just Black, Clearly White, Kinda Blue||Just Black, Black & White|
|Price||$649, $749||$849, $949|