Google Pixel 2 XL: specifications of the Google smartphone
In the database of the popular benchmark Geekbench – a utility that serves to assess the performance of a device – “flashed” the upcoming flagship Google smartphone from the new line of Pixel. It’s about the Pixel 2 XL with a screen of 5.5 inches, the production of which will HTC.
The “merged” Geekbench specifications serve as confirmation of earlier leaks, including Qualcomm’s 4-core processor (1.6 GHz clock speed) and 4 gigabytes of RAM. For the first time it became known that out of the box Pixel 2 XL will work on Android 8.0 (Oreo). The new version of the OS should provide a “reference” smartphone supporting a number of new functions (including the virtual reality platform Daydream), as well as fix errors.
Google Pixel 2 XL has a QHD screen resolution, which makes the numbers from the tests even more impressive. The Google smartphone uses the latest Snapdragon 835 chip, unlike the Xiaomi Mi 6 with Full HD (review). The Chinese flagship and in toys now and then podlagivaet, and trotting it is noticeable. For example, the result of the AnTuTu 3D test for Mi 6 in just 10 minutes drops by 32%, while for Pixel 2 XL the drop for an hour is fixed at around 7%. Games smartphone Google pulls just as well and steadily as OnePlus 5, which got us the title of the best gaming Android-smartphone. The Pixel 2 XL is heated slightly under load.
The Qualcomm codec, which is an integral part of the Snapdragon 835 chip, will satisfy most listeners. With a high-quality headset type Beyerdynamic DT 1770 Pro, it’s not worth it to pair the phone – it cannot shake them – but the “Pixel” proved itself with the Denon D600 and Sennheiser Momentum M2 (via wire). With them there is a small volume of loudness, the development of frequencies does not cause criticism. However, recently I had the imprudence to compare Pixel 2 XL with Meizu Pro 7 Plus and the Chinese flagship, of course, made it clear that the dedicated cams and amps are still labor.
Precise information on the Google Pixel 2 XL chipset, however, is still not there. Some sources ascribe to it Snapdragon 835, others – 830. Also the device is promised 32 GB of internal memory, 12-mp main and 8-mp selfie-camera. The expected battery capacity is 2770 mAh.
As expected, Google will hold a presentation of new products in October for sure. Pixel 2 and its modification Pixel 2 XL will not only have very close specifications, but also design. Most devices will differ in screen size (5.2 and 5.5 inches). In addition to smartphones, the Internet search engine should announce the price and characteristics of Google Home – the “smart” column for the house, which was shown in May.