Google Pixel vs Pixel 2: all major differences to expect

This week is Pixel week, and, with the bombshell that was the acquisition of HTC's Pixel-making assets by Google last week, the line is bound to become exponentially more interesting, starting with the expected successors that are about to be unveiled this week. 

Needless to say, the phones are expected to be faster and better, plus the larger one may follow the bezel-less trend of late, but, given the rumored starting price, we'd expect the Pixel 2 to prove the more popular of the two handsets, and that's the one likely to have been made by HTC, so check out what major differences with the original Pixel can be expected from its heir apparent.

Related phones

  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 128GB
  • Battery 2770 mAh(26h talk time)
Pixel 2
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 128GB
  • Battery 2700 mAh



1. Scott93274

Posts: 6042; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

While everyone is getting hung up and bezels and headphone ports, I'm simply excited about last year's best Android phone getting plenty of awesome upgrades, waterproofing, stereo speakers, doubled base storage, new squeeze input, upgraded camera, improved speed, better battery life (Than my Nexus 6P). lol I'm just overdue for a new phone and I love me some stock Android devices.

3. applesnapple93

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

I can understand your enthusiasm. But for someone that upgraded from a Nexus 5x to a Pixel (only because nexus 6p is too big for me). Pixel 2's upgrades should have been included in the original pixel. At least the stereo speakers at a minimum.

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6042; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I do agree with you, though at the same time, Google had a 7-month development cycle for the first Pixel so I still am impressed with the quality of the phone despite the hardware shortcomings. I still think I would have been annoyed not having front-facing stereo speakers coming from a Nexus 6P.

4. Sparkxster

Posts: 1260; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

I'm excited for the new Pixels too and am liking the new features added so far. Hopefully they will have availability on all carriers.

2. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Can’t wait to see what they bring.

6. MrJohnDoe

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 02, 2017

Disappointed it's only a IP67 vice IP68. I use my phone in/around the water continuous while taking pics/vids as well. Hopefully Google has something else up their sleeve with the phone or it I may upgrade my GS7 to Note8. Water resistance is a huge selling point for me and others.

7. Pitrich

Posts: 239; Member since: Apr 13, 2016

I thought the whole carrier exclusives where over with major phones. I was salty the original pixel didn't come to TMobile

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