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5 Reasons to Upgrade from Pixel/Pixel XL to Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL

Google Pixel 2 came with a bang, Google released its latest second generation Pixel smartphone with amazing features and hardware specs. The second generation packs everything you can ever think in an Android smartphone, and yes the camera is better than ever. The Pixel and Pixel XL differs according to screen size and this time the screen size in Pixel 2 XL is 6 inches while Pixel 2 screen size is still the same as last generation. If you already own a Pixel smartphone and in a dilemma about upgrading to second gen Pixel or not then let me help you with five reasons to upgrade your Pixel to the second generation.

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Display is a factor which makes a smartphone looks neat or a piece of junk, well thanks to he new technology which helps to stretch the display further toward the edges. Because of this technology we got some of the beautiful displays in smartphones recently. Google also adapted to this display and Pixel 2 XL features a full vision display which we saw on LG G6 recently.

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So, upgrading to a more beautiful gorgeous minimal bezels display is a feature which is worth the upgrade. Full specifications of the Pixel 2 XL display are; 6 inches, QHD (1880 x 1440) resolution, pOLED panel, 3D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and always on display.


Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL sports some latest and powerful hardware to get the best performance out of the smartphone and to keep the smartphone experience smooth. Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL sports the latest and the most powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with Adreno 540 GPU. To support that, it comes with 4 GB LPDDR4x RAM and 64 GB / 128 GB storage options.

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You might be thinking that the Snapdragon 821 is working perfect in my Pixel XL smartphone so why should bother, right? No! because the features which Pixel XL is packed with needs more processing power, as you know that Snapdragon 821 heats faster while using it in VR headset. That is not going to hipped this time because of the powerful and more light processor.


The camera on the first generation Pixel smartphone blew all the competition and even the domination smartphones like iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. This time Google played even bigger and the camera which Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL sports scored a whooping 98 on DxO Mark mobile section which is 4 points better than the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 dual camera.

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There are some features in this generation Pixel smartphones which are quite different from the last years Pixel. Features like OIS and EIS technology, motion pictures, f/1.8 aperture and 4K video recording at 30 fps. I’m sure the new camera and the features are making your current pixel outdated. So, camera is another big reason to upgrade your smartphone.

Google Home Mini

Google also announced the Google Home Mini at the same event at $99 price tag and various features which you will find better than the last years Google Home. As the name suggests, it is a mini version of the Google Home and it can do all those things which your current Google home can do by taking much lesser space. So how it connects with Pixel smartphone upgrade?

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Google announced that with every purchase of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL you will get a Google Home Mini free of cost in the package. Well this offer is only for the people residing in US and UK but it makes the upgrade worth, isn’t it? If you already have a Google Home in your house then you will get another one to increase the Google Assistant reachable in every part of your house.

Augmented Reality

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Google was working on AR Core from a long time and it is finally out with the second generation Pixel smartphones. The Augmented Reality is built right in to the smartphone and can be used anywhere anytime. It works smooth and looks almost similar to the one on Apple iPhone 8. This feature might come in various other smartphones too but why wait when you can have it right now with the second generation Pixel smartphones?

Wrapping up

If you own the previous generation Pixel smartphone then it is worth the upgrade and these were the only 5 reasons. There are hundreds more reasons to upgrade because this generation Pixel smartphones are better in every aspect. And you can also get some cool colors like Just Black, Clearly White and Kinda Blue.

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