Google Pixel 2 Overview Updated December 16, 2017

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Google officially unveiled the Pixel 2 this morning but it was quickly overshadowed by the Pixel 2 XL. While the latter features many of the same features as the Pixel 2, this handset isn’t much of a step up compared to last year’s model. Here are the Google Pixel 2’s official specs…

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Full hardware specifications for Google’s Pixel 2:

Google Pixel 2 Specification
Android version Android 8.0 Oreo w/ Google UI
Screen size 5-inch AMOLED
Resolution 1920×1080 pixels
PPI  441 ppi
Primary camera  12.2MP, f/1.8, 1.4μm pixels, OIS, EIS, PDAF, LDAF
Front camera  8MP, f/2.4, 1.4μm pixels, fixed focus
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Storage 64GB or 128GB
Expandable storage up to N/A
RAM 4GB
Battery 2,700mAh (nonremovable)
Ports USB Type-C
Weight 143 g
Dimensions 145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8 mm
Other features IP67 water and dust resistant, rear-facing fingerprint sensor, dual front-facing speakers, Bluetooth 5.0, Hi-Fi codecs, USB-PD, 18W rapid Charging
Color options Kinda Blue, Just Black, Clearly White
Carrier availability Shipping October 17
Base price off-contract ~$650
In-box accessories TBD

Google Pixel 2 Stories December 16

Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL get a rare discount of up to $75 off

Google doesn’t give its flagship phone discounts all that often. We’ve seen quite a few discounts from the likes of Verizon and Best Buy, but now, for the first time since its release, the Google Store is discounting the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

Google Pixel 2 Stories December 11

At long last, Google has finally launched its first implementation of ARCore on the Pixel 2 handsets in the form of AR stickers. These sticker packs include characters from Star Wars, Stranger Things, and several of the company’s own creations. Here’s a quick hands-on to show you how they work…

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The Google Pixel 2’s camera is second to none on the market today, and thanks to software updates it’s only getting better and better. Now, one of Google’s biggest camera features is officially launching with AR Stickers.

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

Google Pixel 2 Stories December 7

Android 8.1 OTA adds HD Voice Calling for Pixel 2 XL devices on AT&T

Besides addressing various bugs and issues, Android 8.1 adds a highly requested feature for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices on AT&T. This update, which is rolling out now, adds HD Voice Calling support for customers on the network.

Despite mocking the iPhone last year over the lack of a headphone jack, Google decided to remove the 3.5mm port from its latest flagship smartphones. Because of this, users either have to convert to USB-C or Bluetooth headphones or use the included USB-C to 3.5mm adapter. But what if you want to charge and listen to music at the same time with wired headphones? Moshi has you covered, but it won’t come cheap…

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Google Pixel 2 Stories December 1

One of the main reasons I love Google’s Pixel 2 and specifically the Pixel 2 XL is the battery life. These phones have some serious endurance, but a recent update seems to have messed that up a bit.

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