Google Pixel 2
The Google Pixel 2 houses a 12.2MP sensor with 1.4um pixels, Dual Pixel phase detect autofocus and an F1.8 lens on the back, and an 8MP camera with 1.4um pixels, fixed focus and an F2.7 lens on the front. Video specs for the rear camera max out at 4K 30fps while the front camera can do up to 1080p at 30fps. The whole phone is encased in an IP67 water and dust resistant aluminum unibody, and is powered by the latest and greatest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.
|Front camera effective pixels||8 megapixels|
|Rear camera effective pixels||12 megapixels|
|Rear camera aperture||1.8|
|Camera image stabilization||Optical|
|Video camera recording format||4K (3840x2160) 30 fps, 1080p (1920x1080) 120/60/30 fps, 720p 1280x720 240 fps|
|Built in memory||64/128GB|
|Weight||143 g (5.04 oz)|
|Dimensions||146 x 70 x 8 mm (5.74 x 2.74 x 0.31″)|
The Google Pixel 2 combines hardware with powerful software to produce incredibly detailed and vibrant still images in both daylight and low light. Class-leading dual pixel AF is fast and accurate even in low light, and 4K/30p is both beautiful and also smooth thanks to optical + electronic stabilization. The camera's background blurring mode is among the best. And unlimited free photo storage via Google Photo is just the icing on the cake. We wish it offered wireless charging, a more accurate color display and a telephoto rear camera. But still you'd be hard put to find a smartphone in 2018 that takes prettier pictures.
Good for: General shooting, portraits, high quality casual video, street photography, social photography
Not so good for: Sports or action, extremely low light shooting, those who still appreciate a traditional camera form factor
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