DxOMark: Google Pixel 2 has Best Smartphone Camera

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The Pixel 2 XL is certainly an impressive smartphone, and the centerpiece of this handset is the six-inch quad HD OLED display. That's an OK design decision as far as these things go, but it means the Pixel Buds don't look almost as elegant as Apple's truly wire-free AirPods, which cost the same as Google's new earbuds. It also has a 13-megapixel front-facing camera with soft LED flash and a secondary 2-megapixel camera.

Most of this week's biggest headlines came through tech conglomerate Google, the likes of which held a special event earlier this week to announce a range of new products aimed squarely at mobile users.

Clips is powered by machine learning, which enables it to know to take a shot when someone's in the frame.

There's now a tiny-sized version of the Google Home speaker. However, somewhere else there is greatly improved news for enthusiasts of the Google Pixel extend, as the execution of the camera incorporated into the Google Pixel 2 has just been altogether commended.

It is also a recognition of Google's history of fits and starts with devices. The Google Home Max ($399) is a higher-end speaker with the company's built-in Google Assistant technology.

Apple's description for DND while driving says the feature can automatically detect if a user is driving and silences the incoming calls and notifications. Essentially this means that the telephoto cameras don't absorb as much light as the main cameras which is one of the reasons why these portrait modes don't work as well in low-light situations.

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The device will launch in December and include a free 12-month subscription to YouTube Red, the video service's subscription option. "[F] or this wave of computing to reach new breakthroughs, we have to build software and hardware that can bring more of the potential of AI into reality - which is what we've set out to do with this year's new family of products". The battery lasts all day and gains up to seven hours of life with only a 15-minute charge. For instance, the Pixel Launcher app isn't yet available although its features are public and available for a while now.

Pre-orders are now accepted for the Pixelbook and its stylus but it will not be released until October 31.

In other news, Bose' wireless headphone QC 35 II comes with an inbuilt Google Assistant with a dedicated button.

From new smart speakers to smart earbuds and everything in between, here's what else Google had to reveal.

Keep an eye out for Google because based on their latest products, this company plans to stick around as a smartphone competitor. It is also working with companies like DC Comics and Disney on new apps.

"We are working closely with many relief agencies in affected areas and are committed to doing our part", said Pichai.