Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Google Pixel 2 Smartphone Reviewed

If you are in need of a new smartphone

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Not a smart phone image courtesy of Pixabay.com
A few weeks ago my husband and I purchased the Google Pixel 2 smartphone to replace our other cell phones. The phones that we replaced were not really very old but my husband is extremely hard on his phones. His was no longer working properly. So, off we went to find new ones. 

It never ceases to amaze me, the advancements in technology is just incredible! I have said this before and I will say it again. My phone is actually smarter than the first, second and even third computers that I owned! I love my new phone, so let me tell you why!

You might have heard through the grapevine that this phone has an excellent camera. They are not just whistling Dixie...it really is an incredible camera. The images are really remarkable and there are some fun editing features to use, too. I don't usually choose which phone that I want for the camera but this was a very nice bonus to get.

I am amazed at how fast my new smartphone reacts to anything that I want to do. I also like that Google Assistant is a part of the phone. You can set it up in a matter of seconds during the getting started process. It is pretty cool! The other night we were watching television and all I said was OK and the silly thing came on wanting to know its next command. You can also call up the assistant by squeezing on the sides of the phone.

The battery on a phone is a source of concern for me. How often am I going to have to charge it and how long will it take? I have had phones that seemed to run out of juice very quickly and then take forever to get a full charge. This Google Pixel 2 has been a very nice surprise. The battery lasts quite a long time and it charges very quickly. It was a good thing that the phone came with its own charger because my old charger won't work on the new phone. The jack is slightly wider than my old one.

Not that I want to ever try this feature out but it is supposed to be waterproof. That is pretty neat! I have known a few people who have accidentally dropped theirs into places that I wouldn't even have my phone near (another story for another day!) and the wet phone was done for. I still don't plan to have my phone close to that particular receptacle but it is nice to know that it should survive getting wet.

Probably the most impressive part of this smartphone is the software that it runs on. The Android Oreo is the best that I have encountered.

We are very happy with our choice and I would highly recommend this smartphone to anyone who is in the market for a new one. I sincerely believe that you will not be disappointed.

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  1. I will definitely keep your review in mind if I need a new cell phone! I am still using my flip-phone solely because it is waterproof. Prior to owning my Rugby, I had a cell phone ruined by the steam from the shower in a hotel room. Note, the phone was on the bathroom counter, not in the shower with me, but the steam from the hot water in the shower was still enough moisture to ruin the phone in that small bathroom. Horrible timing for my phone to die since I was traveling. Therefore, waterproof became imperative and I haven't been willing to risk that occurrence again. Knowing there is a waterproof smartphone now does make me think I might consider a replacement at some point. Now, I will only have to worry about my miser tendency :)

  2. Will have to keep this one in mind. Fran is in need of a new phone. But, I don't think I could talk her into spending the money. I do agree the technology is moving so fast. Thanks Bev for a great review :)

  3. Love all the features on this Google Pixel 2 smartphone, Bev. My first (and only) smartphone is a simpler version of Samsung and a BIG improvement over my tiny non-smart pay-as-you-go cell phone I had for traveling, but it is now 3 years old. In the not too distant future I will be ready for an upgrade to a newer phone with more features, so appreciate your review.

  4. I still have a flip-phone I got years ago. I've been thinking of getting a smartphone with a good camera, but so far I can't justify spending the money.

  5. Darn, you're making me want to change my phone! I have an iPhone. One of my sons just got a Google phone and he absolutely raves about it.


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