By now, Christmas feels like a distant memory, but cast your mind back and you’ll remember a technological tug-of-war for sales, between phone giants Apple and Samsung, with Google and other ‘smaller’ brands competing for runner-up. Looking at articles written by BGR, Forbes and Localytics, assessing who ‘won’ Christmas, has been very interesting, with some surprising results.
With Apple releasing the iPhone X in time for Christmas shoppers, you would expect them to have the most sales volumes, which they did with 44% of new devices sold being from Apple. However, the real surprise came from Google!
Google had a very successful Christmas sales period, thanks to the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL. Both phones saw a huge rise in sales compared with the original Pixel in 2016, with the Pixel 2 seeing a 38.61% lift and Pixel 2 XL seeing a 31.41% lift. This is a fantastic result when you consider the Apple iPhone X experienced a 28.72% lift in sales, and the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus experiencing 17.7% and 13.98% lift respectably. While the quantity of units sold were far less than Apple, the Pixel 2 family gained the largest lift in sales across the board, which shows real consumer confidence in the new Google Pixel smartphones.
If the Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL is your phone of choice, you are going to want to keep it protected from accidental damage, such as dropping or scratching. At Frequency Telecom we have a few mobile phone case options from Case-Mate and Redneck.
Case-Mate offer 4 different style cases for both the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The choice includes: Naked Tough Waterfall (Rose Gold), Karat Petals, Naked Tough (Clear) and Wallet Folio Case (Black).
Naked Tough Waterfall (Rose Gold) – This fun cascading sparkle case, provides endless entertainment (for you or others) through its dynamic snow globe effect of glitter. Offering dual-layer protection and refined metal button accents. The shock absorbing bumper will keep your phone protected from drops, while giving all-round military strength impact protection.
This fashion focused phone case pairs elegance with classic beauty, and is aimed at the fashion-conscious individual. The genuine delicately dried flowers encased in clear resin, gives this case a truly elegant twist, resulting in a vibrant, eye-catching design.
This ultra-clear case embraces a minimalist approach. With its slim profile, military grade drop protection you can be sure to have a very well protected phone against accidental drops and falls.
A handcrafted, premium leather wallet folio, with a timeless, sophisticated look. Designed with multiple slots for cards and cash. There is an access recess on the back to allow for fast fingerprint scanning, and a camera recess to allow for clear photographs.
All Case-Mate cases are in stock and available to order now – Click here to find out more
Prima Wallet Folio (Black) – Designed to suit those ‘on-the-go’, it features an internal card holder, cash pocket, and has a built-in stand, making this the ideal case for watching movies handsfree. Other than being practical, this case also provides great protection thanks to its integrated shell and magnetic clasp front cover. Available for both the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
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When comparing the Pixel 2 and 2XL with their predecessors, we’ve noticed a sleeker overall design. Both phones come with fast fingerprint scanners on the back, which is why it’s important that you choose a mobile phone case that comes with a space for the fingerprint scanner.
The Google Pixel 2 XL has a 6” full-screen front and round corners, with a reduced bezel. With more viewing screen on display, you’ll want to keep the device protected with a phone cover.
While the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL look different, they are not too dissimilar inside. Both phones come with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 mobile platform, 64GB or 128GB storage and 4GB RAM. They both have front-facing speakers and USB-C connectivity. The 12-megapixel camera with f/1.7 aperture is impressive (as you would expect from a phone called Pixel), but improvements could be made on the next generations camera, the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL (due out later this year).