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Google is looking to make their presence felt in the smartphone market with the Pixel 2 and based on the latest reviews for it they most certainly will.

Google Pixel 2

The competition is always steep with Apple and Samsung both offering new versions of their popular smartphone lines. It’s hard to make a dent in the market that Apple has sure grip on but with these latest reviews, the Pixel 2 might catch the attention of smartphone enthusiast.

Dieter Bohn of The Verge gave the phone a very solid 8.5 and in his review states:

The Pixel 2 works really well

Still, there are just a lot of little things that are better on the Pixel 2. You find yourself using the Assistant more because it’s giving you better answers over time. You are able to triage your notifications a little faster. The camera makes it much easier to get great shots, even in low light.

The Pixel 2 isn’t the nice dining room table with the fancy silverware. It’s the kitchen counter where you actually eat. It’s not as impressive, but it’s much more comfortable. That’s what makes the design of this year’s Google Phones great. They’re meant to be of use, and they are.

David Pierce from Wired on Pixel 2 in his review:

My whole Pixel experience comes down to this: It has the fewest flaws of any Android phone on the market.

But if you want a phone you don’t have to learn to use or fuss with just to make work properly, you want a Pixel 2. It doesn’t try and make you use Bixby, or provide three browsers and email apps just to confuse you. Google’s version of Android is simple, stable, and eminently understandable. Its hardware design doesn’t scream “the future!” but it feels good and won’t break in a rainstorm.

There’s no better Android phone, anywhere, than the Pixel 2.

Sam Rutherford from Gizmodo, had this to add about Pixel 2 in his review:

The second-gen Pixel XL is kind of handsome in a simple, stoic way, especially on that black and white model with the orange power button. Meanwhile, the regular Pixel 2 feels like it got neglected. Either way, you’re not buying this phone for its build or its style, you’re getting it because you think Google’s software has the answers. And more often than any of its competitors, it does.

Mostly all reviews enjoyed the phone’s simplicity, newest features as well as maybe it’s most important feature, the camera. The biggest complaint is the phones lack of a headphone jack and no wireless charging.

If you’re in the market for a new smartphone and want to steer clear of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, iPhone 8 or X (which drops in a week) this is the phone for you.

The Pixel 2 starts at $650, $850 for the Pixel 2 XL and is currently available for pre-order and will ship officially on October 22nd.

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