IPhone 8 Plus vs Google Pixel 2 XL - What's The Difference?

When Apple did it, everyone was talking about it. Removing the headphone jack from a smartphone is still controversial it seems, as that particular feature ensures day-to-day convenience. They are both crammed with new features, but there was a notable omission: the headphone jack. Once you subscribed, the Times provided a redemption code to use at Google's online store.

Apple has often been criticized for its slow intake of smartphone technology compared to Samsung, but it appears that Google's entry into the hardware market will relieve some pressure off Cupertino's shoulders.

In other words, what Google intends to do with the Max is that it is focussing on smart sound and the not just sound.

The Californian search firm has developed a pair of wireless headphones that it claims can translate up to 40 different languages "in real-time" - and even help you come up with a response. If you want to buy the 256GB model, you will have to fork out $1,149. And while I understand Google's desire to maximize the size of the screen by getting it as close as possible to the edges of the device, that shouldn't be as the expense of another feature most of us use on a regular basis.

But Google has introduced something revolutionary. We can all remember how long it took to get Pixel Launcher and Google Assistant after being launched on Pixel and Pixel XL.

Well, we can't blame them as the Google Pixel 2's camera has bagged whopping score of 98 out of 100 on DxOMark. "When the waiter responds in Italian, you'll hear the translation through your Pixel Buds", says Adam Champy, product manager for the Buds.

Nevertheless, Google will still provide a USB Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack dongle inside the box and one can deal with that, things shouldn't be that hard. These could be crucial to students studying overseas, as well.

This is a narrative that the company had been emphasising even with the last Pixel, and when Sundar Pichai got on stage last week, he spent most of his time in the same vein - telling the audience how good AI has become. They are available from Verizon and an unlocked version that works on all carriers is available from Google.

Now, there are always possibilities of hiccups along the way. The new Google PixelBook is a high-end Chrome book that resembles the Yoga Laptop's brought to us by Lenovo. The translation may not always be ideal, but there is always room for improvement through patches and updates. You'd probably just look at it as another smartphone to compete against Samsung or Apple.

  • Arturo Norris


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