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10 things to love about Google Pixel 2

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Posted on October 6, 2017

4 min read

The next evolution of Google’s popular smartphone line, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, is coming to Telstra. As the exclusive telco partner for both phones in Australia we’re excited to show you what these phones are capable of on our network.

Here’s 10 reasons to love the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL:

  1. Fresh, sleek, bold design

An evolution of last year’s design, the Pixel 2 and 2 XL features a fresh and even bolder look that feels great in your hands. The signature glass-aluminium design is back with an elegantly crafted glass shade made of 3D Gorilla Glass 5, topped with a blazing fast fingerprint sensor, right where your finger expects it.

  1. World’s highest-rated smartphone camera

With a DxOMark Mobile score of 98, the Pixel 2 and 2 XL feature the highest-rated smartphone camera ever with brilliant photos and standout videos in any light. There’s also an all new Portrait mode for crisp, beautiful portraits and selfies with a gorgeous background blur.

  1. Unlimited online storage for your Pixel 2 photos and videos

Enjoy unlimited online storage for photos and videos taken with Pixel 2 in Google Photos. With Google Photos baked directly into your camera, it’s easy to save, organise, find and share any photo or video. No more endless scrolling to find an old photo. Just enter a location, a person’s name or even an emoji and quickly find what you’re looking for.

  1. Telstra Wi-Fi Calling supported

Both devices are also Telstra Wi-Fi Calling enabled, extending basic voice call coverage over supported Wi-Fi networks to places in a home or apartment when leaving 4G coverage. This means free calling on Australia’s best mobile network wherever you have a good Wi-Fi connection.

  1. Long-lasting, fast-charging battery

The Pixel 2 comes with a battery that lasts as long as you do, and charges superfast. With a full charge, your Pixel can last all day. No time? No worries – you’ll get up to 7 hours of battery from just 15 minutes of charge.

  1. Be the first to try Google Lens

Pixel 2 and 2 XL owners are the first to try Google Lens in Google Photos. Lens is a new set of visual smarts that help you learn about the world around you and get things done. Learn more about landmarks, artwork, books, movies, music albums, and even video games. Copy and share URLs from posters and ads or save phone numbers and email addresses right to your contacts.

  1. Have your own personal assistant

The built-in Google Assistant is the easiest and fastest way to find answers and get things done on your Pixel. To pull up your Google Assistant, just squeeze the sides of your phone, say “Ok Google” or long press the Home button. Spend less time digging in settings, say “turn on night light”, “turn on do not disturb” or “change my ringtone” and your Google Assistant will make it happen.

  1. Free Google Home Mini

This year Telstra customers will also receive the Google Home Mini as gift with purchase with Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, the compact and mighty new addition to the Google Home Family (while stocks last).

  1. Seamless switching

It’s easier than ever to switch to Pixel. Transfer your stuff from your old phone in around 10 minutes or less – photos, videos, music, contacts, calendar events, apps, messages and more.

  1. Better together

The Pixel 2 and 2 XL are made to work seamlessly with your Google devices. Send a message to your Google Home while you’re away from home. Say “Ok Google, broadcast. I’ll be home soon” and your Assistant can help you relay your message. And pairing your supported Bluetooth devices is easier than ever with Fast Pair.

Both devices are available for pre-order now (Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL) and plans will include all the great extras exclusively available to Telstra mobile customers like unlimited Wi-Fi at over one million Telstra Air hotspots around Australia and 20 million Fon hotspots worldwide.

Things you need to know

Google photos: Unlimited original quality online storage for photos and videos taken with Pixel 2 until Jan 15 2021, and high quality storage for photos taken with Pixel 2 afterwards. Requires Google account and internet connection. Data charges apply for upload and download.

4G coverage: The Telstra Mobile Network offers 4G in all capital CBDs and associated airports, most surrounding suburban areas and in over 600 regional towns. You’ll automatically switch to our fastest available 3G in other coverage areas around Australia. Check coverage at telstra.com/coverage