For most of us, all the new generation phones coming through don’t differ too much on basic features: we make calls, send messages and check our social media. But what does elevate a phone above the crowd is the camera, which makes the new Google Pixel 2 the hot new celebrity of the phone world.
Google Pixel 2 can boast of having the world’s highest-rated smartphone camera, and it is nothing short of spectacular. There’s a huge amount of easy-to-use options: you can opt for a crisp portrait or one with a background blur. You can video and take photos in any light, including dimly lit rooms and at sunset, with picture-perfect quality. There’s also a handy feature called fused video stabilisation, which means even if you’re dancing a jig, the video looks like you have the world’s steadiest hand.
And don’t tell anyone, but the camera has a built-in retouching feature that helps you get rid of blotches, pimples or scratches. Of course, it’s not just the camera that makes the Google Pixel 2 so impressive – there’s free, unlimited online storage for photos and videos taken with Pixel in Google Photos. It also has a battery that lasts up to seven hours from 15 minutes of charge.
Pixel users are also the first to try Google Lens, a new set of visual smarts that help you learn about the world. And last, but certainly not least, you have your own personal Google built-in. So if you need to know something just say “Ok Google”.