Meet Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

October 4, 2017 by
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In case you missed Google's keynote speech on October 4th, you can still catch it here. All sorts of new Google goodies have been unveiled, but you're probably here to read about the Pixel 2 arent you?
 
Like the original Pixel phones, the Pixel 2 has a fast-charging battery that delivers up to 7 hours of use from 15 minutes of charging. Also like the original Pixel, there is a fingerprint scanner - but it has been revamped to be more accurate. The new Pixels have an encased glass metal unibody that is IP67 water and dust resistant, and have a new "Active Edge" that you can simply squeeze to activate Google Assistant - even with a protective case on the device.
 
Pixel 2 was given a 98 DXO Mark score, which is once again the highest ever score for any smartphone. Pixel users also get free unlimited storage for all of their photos and videos. Probably the most thrilling part of the Pixel 2 is how completely crammed it is with new software like Augmented Reality stickers, Google Lens, and Google Assistant. You can take a photo of something like a landmark and your Pixel will tell you all about it or help you identify a song that is currently playing and driving you crazy wondering what it is.
 
 

Google also unveiled some new and/or improved Pixel-compatible products to join in on the Pixel party:

 
New Google Daydream View - ...But not called Daydream View 2 like the Pixel... The new model has a few minor enhancements such as wider field of view, better cooling, redesigned face mask and band. It comes in Charcoal, Fog, or Coral colourway. It officially launches on October 19th.
 
Google Home Mini - The Google Home with Google Assistant has been shrunk but is still just as useful. Comes in Charcoal, Chalk, or Coral colourway. Like the rest, the Mini launches on October 19th.

Google Home Max - Google Home Max looks pretty cool. But it won't be coming to Canada until sometime in 2018. It is another version of Google Assistant that also doubles as a high-quality home sound system.

Pixel Buds - Wireless earbuds with quick access to the Google Assistant. They can translate languages in real-time using Google Translate and I'm pretty excited to see where they go. This could be an incredibly innovative piece of global technology!
 
New Google products line-up in 2017
 
Check out Google's official blog here if you want to read more.

Key Features:


  • A more impressive camera. All-around. Capture stunning photos with an effortless photography experience. Pixel 2 changes the way you take, save and share your moments.

  • Your photos, forever. Save all your photos and videos in original quality free, unlimited storage in Google Photos.

  • Search what you see. With Google Lens you can use your camera to explore the world like never before. Simply pull up Google Lens on a photo to learn more about landmarks, artwork and more.

  • Your own personal Google, built in. Need help or answers? Just ask the Google Assistant, built into every Google Pixel 2. You can request a ride, reserve a table, and buy a ticket using only your voice.
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Availability & Pricing: 

Bell | Available for Preorder now!
  • Pixel 2 64GB:  Full price $999.00
  • Pixel 2 64GB:  Starting at $199.00 on a 2-year term
 
Fido | Available for Preorder now!
  • Pixel 2 64GB:    Full price $899.00
  • Pixel 2 64GB:    Starting at $399.00 on a 2-year Large plan
  • Pixel 2 128GB:  Full price $1029.00
  • Pixel 2 128GB:  Starting at $539.00 on a 2-year Large plan
  • Pixel 2 XL 64GB:    Full price $1159.00
  • Pixel 2 XL 64GB:    Starting at $649.00 on a 2-year Large plan
  • Pixel 2 XL 128GB:  Full price $1289.00
  • Pixel 2 XL 128GB:  Starting at $779.00 on a 2-year Large plan
 
Koodo | Available for Preorder now!
  • Pixel 2 64GB:    Full price $905.00
  • Pixel 2 64GB:    Starting at $400.00 on a 2-year Tab Large
  • Pixel 2 128GB:  Full price $1035.00
  • Pixel 2 128GB:  Starting at $530.00 on a 2-year Tab Large
 
Rogers | Available for Preorder now!
  • Pixel 2 64GB:    Full price $899.00
  • Pixel 2 64GB:    Starting at $199.00 on a 2-year Premium+ plan
  • Pixel 2 128GB:  Full price $1029.00
  • Pixel 2 128GB:  Starting at $329.00 on a 2-year Premium+ plan
  • Pixel 2 XL 64GB:    Full price $1159.00
  • Pixel 2 XL 64GB:    Starting at $449.00 on a 2-year Premium+ plan
  • Pixel 2 XL 128GB:  Full price $1289.00
  • Pixel 2 XL 128GB:  Starting at $579.00 on a 2-year Premium+ plan
 
TELUS | Available for Preorder now!
  • Pixel 2 64GB:    Full price $905.00
  • Pixel 2 64GB:    Starting at $200.00 on a 2-year term
  • Pixel 2 128GB:  Full price $1035.00
  • Pixel 2 128GB:  Starting at $330.00 on a 2-year term
 
Videotron | Available for Preorder now!
  • Pixel 2 64GB:    Full price $899.95
  • Pixel 2 64GB:    Starting at $179.95 on a 2-year term
  • Pixel 2 128GB:  Full price $1029.95
  • Pixel 2 128GB:  Starting at $299.95 on a 2-year term
  • Pixel 2 XL 64GB:    Full price $1159.95
  • Pixel 2 XL 64GB:    Starting at $399.95 on a 2-year term
  • Pixel 2 XL 128GB:  Full price $1289.95
  • Pixel 2 XL 128GB:  Starting at $499.95 on a 2-year term

Google Pixel 2 hands-on by TechCrunch

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Hands-on Review by engadget

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL hands-on by engadget

Google Pixel 2 Hands-on Review by Gizmodo

Google Pixel 2 hands-on by Gizmodo

 
About Google:  "Google Inc. is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Google was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University, in California..." - Wikipedia
 
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