Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL specs

Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL

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)
Battery 2700mAh 3520mAh
Connector USB Type-C USB Type-C
SIM card Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
Connectivity Bluetooth 5.0, NFC Bluetooth 5.0, NFC
Resistance IP67 IP67
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
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