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The Google Pixel 2 vs. the original Pixel: What's changed?

Google's tweaked more than just the colors.

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The new Pixel phones are here and, while they don't give us much more to look at compared to last year's models, it's the inside that really counts. This year's 5-inch Pixel gives us a better camera and more powerful processor compared to the original, but we've also lost the headphone jack. What else has changed? Give the specs below a peep, and stay tuned as we put Google's new handset through its paces soon.

Pixel 2 Pixel
Pricing $649, $749 (off contract) $649, $749 (off contract)
Known dimensions 145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8mm (5.7 x 2.7 x 0.3 inches) 143.84 x 69.54 x 7.31mm (5.66 x 2.74 x 0.29 inches)
Weight 143g (5.04 ounces) 143g (5.04 ounces)
Screen size 5.0 inches (127mm) 5.0 inches (127mm)
Screen resolution 1,920 x 1,080 (441ppi) 1,920 x 1,080 (441 ppi)
Screen type Full HD AMOLED Full HD AMOLED
Battery 2,700mAh 2,770mAh
Internal storage 64 / 128GB 32 / 128GB
External storage None None
Rear camera 12.2MP, f/1.8, 1.4μm pixel size 12.3MP, f/2.0, 1.55µm pixel size
Front-facing cam 8MP, f/2.4, 1.4µm pixel size 8MP, f/2.4, 1.4µm pixel size
Video capture 4K at 30fps 4K at 30fps
NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth v5.0 v4.2
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
CPU 2.35GHz octa-core 2.15GHz quad-core
GPU Adreno 540 Adreno 530
WiFi Dual band, 802.11ac Dual band, 802.11ac
Operating system Android 8.0 Android 7.1
Other features Fingerprint sensor, IP67 certified, USB Type-C Fingerprint sensor, IP53 certified, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C

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