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Google Pixel 2 turns on 'DND' mode while driving

Google Pixel 2 turns on 'DND' mode while driving

The Pixel 2 phones were the main attractions at Google's event last night, but the company had a lot more to show off.

It was hard to imagine even a decade ago that a simple search engine would eventually let us take better pictures, but that's where our gadgets are going.

Apple has often been criticized for its slow intake of smartphone technology compared to Samsung, but it appears that Google's entry into the hardware market will relieve some pressure off Cupertino's shoulders.

Pixel Buds, synched to freshly-introduced second-generation Pixel smartphones, promised real-time translations of conversations involving any of 40 languages.

It also features a 5-inch HD AMOLED display. However, with Pixel and Pixel XL previous year, the search engine giant certainly made shot directly at Apple. And as great as the original Pixel's camera was, the detail and the lighting of the photos taken on the Pixel 2 are some of the best we've ever seen from a smartphone. The Pixel 2's photo performance is really impressive at 99, and just one point short of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which scored an incredible 100 in our photo category. Both of them have dual camera 12-megapixel each but the aperture size if different. It records 4K videos @ 30fps, 1080p @ 30fps, 60fps, and 120fps. Google does win out in the front camera department: its selfie camera is 8MP versus the 7MP sensor found in the iPhone 8 Plus. The Pixel 2 XL also listens for any music playing nearby, identifies the song and displays the title and album on the lock screen. Following the trend, Google has also ditched the 3.5mm audio-jack and the audio is routed through a headphone adaptor.

Google has defended its decision to scrap the 3.5mm audio jack from the new Google Pixel 2, suggesting that the phone still has a headphone jack. Not to mention they completely render most headphones useless. Both devices are IP67 water and dust resistance. Yes, technically, but you've also got to understand that this collection is likely to have been sampled from a mountain of possible images to highlight the very best of what the Pixel 2s can offer. Apart from Flipkart, you will be able to get the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL from certain offline retailers that are listed here. Pixel 2 starts from Rs 61,000 for 64GB and Rs 70,000 for 128GB variant. It costs $150 more than the 64GB Pixel 2 XL.

Both smartphones feature same camera setup and are same on performance.

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