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Google takes a jab at Apple while announcing Pixel 2: "We don't set aside better features for the larger device"

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Google takes a jab at Apple while announcing Pixel 2: "We don't set aside better features for the larger device"


Earlier today, Google officially unveiled the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, making it clear that the two Android Oreo phones offer pretty much the same features - save for the different screens, and different battery sizes (though both provide all day battery life anyway).

 

At some point, while being on stage talking about the new Pixel family, Mario Queiroz, VP and General Manager for Phones at Google, said the following:

 

 

The last sentence was met by the audience with some healthy laughs and applause, obviously being a reference to the way Apple is differentiating its 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone models. For example, the iPhone 8 Plus has a dual rear camera with optical zoom and Portrait Mode, while the smaller iPhone 8 packs a single rear camera without optical zoom and Portrait Mode. Interestingly, Google today announced its own Portrait Mode, which is, of course, available on both new Pixels, as they feature similar cameras.  

 

Sure enough, you will see and feel a difference between the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, because the latter sports a 6-inch screen with reduced bezels and an 18:9 aspect ratio, while the former has a 5-inch screen with quite large top and bottom bezels and a 16:9 aspect ratio. Nevertheless, all their capabilities are similar, so if you think the $849 Pixel 2 XL is too expensive or too big, and you end up buying the $649 Pixel 2, you won't be missing out on any features.



source: Google October 4th Event video (jump to 1:48:06 for the quote above)  

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