The Pixel 2 is the newest flagship released by Google. It's an excellent phone for people who want a pure Android experience. Unfortunately it's not much of an upgrade on the hardware side of things compared to the first Pixel.
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Pro Durable body without being too bulky
The Pixel 2 has a sturdy aluminium body that adds a lot of durability while still keeping the phone thin and comfortable to hold.
Pro Some of the best audio coming out of a smartphone
The Pixel 2 is one of the last flagship phones not to go with a completely bezel-less design. Instead, the top and bottom bezels are home to two front-facing speakers that produce excellent audio (for a smartphone).
Pro The screen displays colorful and bright pictures
The OLED display does not disappoint and is probably one of the best hardware-related features for this phone. The colours are warm and true to life. The blacks are also very inky and quite nice.
Pro The Android ecosystem is perfectly integrated with this phone
Google uses the Pixel line as a platform to show off their operating system instead of treating the software as a second-class citizen and it shows. The Android ecosystem, starting from Google Assistant is perfectly integrated with the hardware. By using the same technology as HTC which lets users squeeze the sides of their device, you can bring up the smart assistant at any point, even with a locked screen (of course, you have to unlock the phone to give the assistant any commands). This is a welcome change for people who disliked the "Ok Google" command.
Pro The software is always up to date
Since it's a Google phone and since it runs stock Android, it's the first device to get an update once a new Android version hits.
Con Can't use wired headphones without a dongle
Since it doesn't have a headphone jack, you are forced to use bluetooth headphones or use a lightning-to-3.5mm jack adapter.
Con Battery life might not last a full day of heavy use
Tests show that this phone's battery lasts an average of seven hours of relatively heavy use (using mobile data, sending messages, browsing the web and watching videos).
Con Not much of an upgrade from the first Pixel
The Pixel 2 is not much of an upgrade from the first Pixel; the hardware is almost the same and the new software updates will be available for the new model soon enough. Outside of a few gimmicks and the removal of the headphone jack it's virtually the same phone.
Con The picture quality captured by the camera is not on par with similar flagships
The quality of the pictures that the single camera captures is subpar for a flagship and for this price. While it performs relatively well in both low-light and medium-light conditions, it does not take highly detailed pictures. For example, a picture taken with another flagship would be detailed enough to make out single strands of hair on a person's head. The Pixel 2 is unfortunately incapable of doing that.