In this episode, Daniel Bader and Andrew Martonik talk about how well the Pixel 2 is holding up after a month of use. It offers a fantastic overall experience and great battery life at a comparatively reasonable price. They also discuss Huawei’s Mate 10 Pro. Daniel says it comes close to greatness, but the software is its Achilles’ heel.
Other topics include: Android 8.1 Developer Preview, the ‘Pixel Visual Core’ SoC, and Google Photo Books. Andrew and Daniel remind us that as good as smartphone cameras have become, their sharpness and resolution still does not truly equal a DSLR or mirrorless camera.
Show Notes and Links:
Google Pixel 2 review: One month on
With the Mate 10 Pro, Huawei comes close to greatness
This year, I'm thankful there are no more bad phones
When cheap phones can do everything, what happens to flagships?
Android 8.1 Developer Preview released, enables Pixel Visual Core on Pixel 2
The Pixel 2 camera's secret weapon: A dedicated 'Pixel Visual Core' SoC
How to enable the Pixel Visual Core for HDR+ in third-party apps on Android 8.1
Google Photo Books
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