Google celebrated the official release of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL by listing ten selling points of its new Android-powered flagships. The company's Thursday communication sought to summarize some unique features of the newly available devices and convince consumers seeking a new smartphone that they should look no further than the Pixel 2 series. The imaging capabilities of the two handsets were one of the first major features Google wanted to bring attention to, being quick to point out that DxOMark found the Pixel 2 camera to be the best mobile setup to date, awarding it its highest-ever score of 98 on its absolute scale. Apart from boasting about the combination of OIS and EIS that allows the Pixel 2 devices to deliver perfectly stable shots and recordings in a variety of situations, Google also wanted to remind consumers that its new handsets come with robust Portrait capabilities meant to automatically process your subjects in a manner that makes them pop out from the background.
The Alphabet-owned company said that switching to the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL from any other phone takes less than ten minutes as far as data transfers are concerned, adding that consumers who have trouble setting up their new device can take advantage of a 24/7 customer support line. Google Lens is another major selling point of the new flagships allowing everyone to benefit from the latest and greatest advancements in the field of computer vision and machine learning, Google said, adding that photography enthusiasts will also be pleased to know that they're entitled to unlimited Google Drive storage for creating photo and video backups. This particular offer comes with a provision that says you won't be able to back up original-quality content after January 15th, 2021, but even the "high-quality" format offered from that point on should be enough to satisfy most users, Google previously suggested.
The tech giant also boasted about the Pixel 2 lineup's Active Edge, a pressure-sensitive frame that allows you to physically squeeze your phone to perform customizable actions, in addition to emphasising the front-facing stereo speakers found on both devices, as well as their Always-On Display technology that plays well with the new music ID service which users can enable to always see info about any songs playing in their surroundings on their lock screen, with this particular feature even working offline. Finally, Google said that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are fully integrated into its existing product ecosystem and a great choice for anyone who already owns devices like the Google Home or uses services such as Android TV.