Well folks, now we can finally bid farewell to the 2017 flagship smartphone cycle. It's been a good year for flagships. Manufacturers have brought a lot of new features on board, which differentiate this year's devices massively from the past. Whether it's the edge to edge displays, 10nm processors or Facial recognition, all features are available on one smartphone or the other. With the launch of Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Mountain View's made a strange decision. It hasn't equipped either of the devices with a dual camera. Will this affect camera performance? You be the judge. We've got 14 official camera samples for you. Take a look below to find out more.
These Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Camera Samples Give a Good Taste of What to Expect from the Smartphones
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are interesting to say the least. Google built its brand last year around camera, when the original pair's camera boasted an impressive DxO score. Now, Mountain View's taken the same approach and left mainstream thought out of consideration. The Pixel and Pixel XL weren't great camera phones because of their hardware. Rather, it was Google's software expertise which showed full form.
With the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, we're looking at a similar approach. The devices are the first of their kind (allegedly) to feature Image Stabilization for video. The pair also use software at its finest and combine numerous different photographs together to squeeze the widest possible dynamic range from these sensors. So, how well do they perform? We've got Mountain View's official camera samples for you.
Taking a look at the images above, the Pixels show impressive detail. Even the tiniest details for the calligraphy and leaf are captured. The photos are allegedly 'untouched' so initial results look very, very promising. Color reproduction is also at its finest, with all shades of green differentiated adequately. Balance, both white and overall, looks fantastic in the image of the house.
If the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL really do perform as promised in these images, then we've got a winner on our hands. Google also claims an insanely high DxOmark score for the pair. Of course, be wary of using these images as the basis of your buying decision. We can only guarantee results once the device is available for testing. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned. We'll keep you updated on the latest.