Oh picked up a shiny new Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL did you? Not had to return it due to screen or audio issues? Wanting to dig a little deeper into the neat features that are available on Google's own-brand smartphone? Well, you've come to the right place -- here are 10 tricks to do more with your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL phone.
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Google's brand new flagship phones are off to a rocky start. From reports of faint clicking sounds coming from the Pixel 2's earpiece to a number of issues with the Pixel 2 XL's POLED display, it seems Google still has some room for improvement as a hardware manufacturer, even after two years.
The screen on Google's Pixel 2 XL is taking a hammering. First, users noticed how its weird colour-shift effect made it look excessively blue when viewed off axis. Then, they saw how the device's default settings can make images look dull and dreary. But the latest issue with the Pixel 2 XL's POLED screen may be the worst yet. After only about a week, several users have reported seeing the effects of screen burn-in on Google's latest high-end phone.
The Google Pixel 2 has the best camera of any smartphone. This much we already know to be true. It also has an excellent portrait mode for blurring the background in photos, but it doesn't use two camera lenses to do that like the iPhone or Samsung Galaxy Note8. Instead, it uses some very smart software and machine learning, and the minute difference between the pixels in its camera sensor, to simulate blur that looks very nearly as good as a much larger and more expensive digital SLR.
If you're in the market for a Google Pixel 2 when it comes out on October 31, you're probably in the market for a case too. The pair go together like hand in glove and, just like gloves, there are plenty of options to wrap around your phone to keep it safe. Here are a few of the cases coming out soon for the Pixel 2.
When it announced the iPhone X, Apple pushed the expectations (and price tags) for flagships phones higher than they have ever been before. Now, Google gets a chance to hit back with its own homegrown handsets that will not only show how Google has matured as a hardware maker, but also what's coming soon on Android Oreo. And with a full year of experience and development (including a bunch of new IP and personnel) under its belt, Google really can't afford to mess up its second-generation of Pixels.
Looking for the right place to watch Google introduce its next Pixel phone -- and assorted goodies -- to the world overnight? Here you go.