Google Pixel 2 Performs Poorly in Stress Test, Premium Plastic Coat Scratches Off Easily

Google’s Pixel two smartphone will be remembered for so many features except for its durability.
This new report comes, showing the performance of the Pixel two device after it went through series of tests.

As it happened, the ‘’premium’’ Plastic Coat of the handset easily sustained scratches. Like every other flagship, the Google Pixel 2 was put through a stress condition and to our surprise, the phone had a hard time dealing with the treatment.

The phone is not as strong as Google might have reportedly claimed it was. Apart from the display and front-facing camera of the handset sustaining a couple scratches, the P-OLED screen, was exposed to fire for 15 seconds, which in turn landed the handset with a partial damage that it couldn’t recover from.

The test also found out that the fingerprint scanner on the Google Pixel 2 is also not that well-built after it went through fire as well.

To refresh, Google recently launched the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices that were both priced at $649 and $849 respectively.

Talking about the Pixel 2, the handset comes with a 5-inch full-HD OLED display, and a fingerprint feature that the company claims is the fastest in the industry. The Pixel 2 XL, on the other packs a 6-inch near edge-to-edge display console tagged with QHD resolution.

The Pixel 2 XL also comes with a new feature called Active Edge that allows a user to squeeze the phone to trigger Google Assistant, similar to what we saw on HTC’s U11 device.

Both Pixel devices run Android Oreo and sports octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor (four 2.35GHz cores + four 1.9GHz cores), coupled with 4GB RAM.

As per storage, the handsets rolled out in 64GB and 128GB variants with unlimited online storage for photos and videos.

In the camera department, the latest flagship offerings bear 12.2-megapixel rear camera and at the front an 8-megapixel camera paired with portrait selfies, bokeh effect, OIS, and EIS, as well as Motion Photos.

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