The Google Pixel 2 XL has a decent design, powerful SoC, pure Android OS but the most remarkable aspect of the Google’s flagship is its camera. 2017 has been a year of bezel-less displays and dual camera modules, but Google has stuck to single lens setup infusing a 12.2MP unit. This doesn’t sound radical on paper, but practical usage clearly connotes why it’s a top pick. The perks of having a Pixel 2 (if you are a camera aficionado) are its software and processing skills.
The Portrait mode is one of the best that you will get compared to the premium models available in the market. The feature works wonders resulting in impressive depth mapping. The colours are accurate with crystal clear detail on the subject. The rich bokeh effect makes the shots look artistic. Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 dual camera also has this Portrait trick that comes under the moniker Live Focus. The mode basically applies shallow depth of field effect to the shots captured. But the images don’t look that stunning as the Pixel 2 XL’s when you snap them in low light.
Moving to the normal mode, the camera on the Pixel 2 XL delivers real depth, balanced colour and accurate focus. Courtesy of the wide aperture, the low light images that you capture with the Pixel 2 XL won’t be in the blues anymore. The shots are bright, and the camera adds light on to a dark scene. We also tried playing with shadows and snapped a few shots with brightly lit background and we are pleased to say that the new Pixel smartphone didn’t disappoint us one bit.