LG has announced the G7 ThinQ, its 2018 flagship smartphone that succeeds the LG G6 and takes from the LG V30S ThinQ that arrived more recently.The new device has some stiff competition in the smartphone market though, with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S9+, Huawei's P20 Pro and Google's Pixel 2 XL all offering plenty.We've already compared the LG G7 ThinQ to the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, as well as the Huawei P20 Pro, but here we are looking at how it stacks up against Google's Pixel 2 XL.LG G7 ThinQ vs Google Pixel 2 XL: Design G7 ThinQ: Glass and aluminium, dual cameras, Google Assistant button Pixel 2 XL: Mainly aluminium, single camera, squeezable sides Both rear fingerprint sensors Both IP water and dust resistant The LG G7 ThinQ features an aluminium core with a glass rear. It offers an almost all screen front, with slim bezels at the top and bottom, along with a notch at the top, which can be hidden with software.There is a vertically-aligned dual rear camera, along with a … [Read more...] about LG G7 ThinQ vs Google Pixel 2 XL: What’s the difference?
Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have commanded the phone camera throne since launch, producing astonishingly good photos that are unsurpassed by rivals of a similar era such as the iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Features like Google’s single-camera simulated background blur have been blowing people away with its results, but in 2018 a new challenger has appeared in the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. Both pack upgraded camera systems in an attempt to retake the crown. The Plus model in particular – and the focus of this article – moves to a Note 8-like dual camera solution with several significant additions, along with improvements to image processing. On the hardware side, we have a 12-megapixel primary sensor with 1.4µm pixels and dual-pixel phase detection autofocus (PDAF), the same set of specs as the main Galaxy S8 camera. But the new addition here is the lens, which features a hardware-adjustable aperture with two settings: an ultra-wide f/1.5 (up … [Read more...] about Galaxy S9+ vs Pixel 2 XL Camera
Google’s recently-announced Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL can mimic DSLR’s depth-of-field effects despite having only one camera on the back. But how? This so-called Portrait Mode has actually been around for a while in the Android world; it was just never really publicized, perhaps because it never really worked quite as well as one would have hoped. The feature suddenly became a must-have for flagship devices last year with the introduction of the iPhone 7 Plus and the growing popularity of dual-lens cameras. With almost all Android OEMs moving towards offering dual-lens cameras on their flagships (and even midrangers), it was particularly odd that Google stuck with single-lens cameras for its flagships this year.Admittedly, Portrait Mode was one of the first things that came to my mind when I first saw this year’s Pixel 2 duo. I thought, “These phones have one camera on the back, so they must lack this bokeh effect that everyone else seems to be doing.” How … [Read more...] about Here’s how Portrait Mode works on the Google Pixel 2
March 12, 2018 - Written By Cory McNutt IntroductionDo we have a good one for you today – the new Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus takes on the pride of Google, the Pixel 2 XL. We always love a comparison that involves a Google Pixel device, especially when it goes up against a Samsung device. These two smartphone users are some of the most passionate in the industry and there is always a war of words in the aftermath of the comparison. The new Pixel 2 XL hit the shelves in October 2017 while the newest Galaxy S9 Plus will be available later this month. Here we will compare the specifications and features of both of these flagship phones. Both devices use the AMOLED technology, both have a great camera section, and both have a high price tag to match. Does the Pixel 2 XL have enough specs and features to stand up to the newest Galaxy S9 Plus? This comparison should help answer that question. Before we look at each individual device, let’s take a look at what they have in … [Read more...] about Phone Comparisons: Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus vs Google Pixel 2 XL
The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have a lot to offer. The two devices sport high-end specs, are resistant to water and dust, and come with a stock version of Android 8.0 Oreo. But how exactly do they stack up against the competition? The Pixel series goes head to head with a number of flagship smartphones from companies like Samsung, LG, and Apple. A lot of them have similar terms of specs and features, but there are some notable differences between them that make each handset stand out. Let’s take a look at how the new Pixel handsets compare with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, LG V30, and iPhone X in terms of design, specs, price, and more.Related: Is the Google Pixel 2’s screen-to-body ratio a big deal? Just like its predecessor, the Pixel 2 XL has a very minimalist design. It sports an aluminum body with a glass window on the back that gives it a bit more character. It has very thin bezels around the display, making the large device a bit more compact and easier to … [Read more...] about Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL vs the competition