Unfortunately, neither the Pixel 2 nor the Pixel 2 XL has a standard headphone output. The package of smartphones includes an adapter with USB-C, but rather you should prefer a wireless headset. Overall, both the phones are just fine, so where is the outstanding things that Google should bring? May be, Google will surprise us with the next Google Pixel 3.
When we first heard about the technology of the active side frames Active Edge in the Pixel 2, we were skeptical about it. However, after a couple of minutes of use, we changed our mind. The Google Assistant is activated by an easy compression of the device in the palm of your hand, while it works faster, more accurately and more universally than Siri.
Google Pixel 3:- Next Generation Smartphone
Calling the Assistant by simple compression of the smartphone, we were able to quickly find out the score in the football match, run the photo application and make selfi, see all the photos taken on the same day and remove the “like” from the playlist on Spotify. Of course, all this could be done and pronounced “OK, Google”, but it turned out to be much more convenient to use Active Edge – besides, it does not look so ridiculous. So, Google should work on this technology for the Google Pixel 3.
In the Active Edge settings, you can adjust the compression sensitivity level and turn on the availability of this function when the screen is off. Accidental launches of the Helper were very rare. Apple is asking for $ 999 for the ability to own an iPhone X with a color OLED display and enjoy wide viewing angles and an ideal black color. Prices for Galaxy S8 with OLED-screen start from $ 750, and in Pixel 2 you get a display, made using the same technology, for $ 649. However, the display of Pixel 2 is not as interesting as iPhone X, so serious improvements in the Google Pixel 3 can make it a verdict.
The 5-inch screen in Pixel 2 does not have the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, and it’s much smaller than the 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 display, but it showed an excellent color gamut in 148% of the sRGB palette. Launching a trailer on the Pixel 2 screen for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”, we were amazed at how orange feathers looked around Porg’s unbearably lovely eyes against the background of white fur and how naturally the gleam on Captain Fazma’s armor and his silvery helmet played.
The 6-inch Pixel 2 XL screen has a higher resolution of 2880 x 1440 pixels. It showed a slightly smaller color gamut in 130% of the sRGB palette, but the displayed colors were almost as accurate as on paper. In the delta-E error test, the Pixel 2 XL screen produced 0.26 (ideal-0) and the Pixel 2 display 0.29.
Meanwhile, the Pixel 2 XL screen has some problems. After reading a few reports on the distortion of colors when viewed from the side and other shortcomings, we conducted an extensive comparison with the displays of other phones. Unfortunately, we are forced to confirm that, at certain angles, the image on the Pixel 2 XL screen goes into the blue, and that a grainy texture appears on the brightly colored areas. So, Google is now aware what things to be looked upon in the Google Pixel 3.