Google Pixel 2 includes a discrete, custom image processor

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Tips and Tricks Guide: Get the most from your Google phone

One of the coolest features on the Pixel 2 that also happens to be the creepiest, is a song recognizing feature called Now Playing.

Pixel Visual Core is a system-on-a-chip that improves the camera of the Pixel 2, Google's latest smartphone. All you'll have to do is squeeze the bottom of the phone for the Google Assistant to pop up.

Verizon is again the only U.S. carrier to offer the latest Pixel, although you can buy models that will work with other carriers - and Google's own Project Fi service - at Google's online store.

According to Google, once enabled, this chip will expedite image processing by 5x while using 1/10th the power compared to the main CPU.

Google states that the Pixel Visual Core is a dedicated chip for image processing, featuring 8 Image Processing Units, with one Cortex A53 core, DDR4 RAM and a solitary PCIe lane.

All together then, the camera set-up of the Pixel 2 is hugely impressive - by far the best thing on Google's new flagship devices - and offering a real alternative to the iPhones and Samsungs of this world.

There's none of the bloatware additional apps and features that are crowbarred onto Android phones by the likes of Samsung and Huawei, just high performing apps tied up with a strong artificial intelligence presence brought by Google Assistant.

The front camera has a new retouching option that intends to smooth out flaws like wrinkles and acne. We're also unsure if this is because of the Oreo update, with one user claiming that the same issues were prevalent for a few days at a time even before 8.0.

Last year's Pixel phone will also get Google Lens, though without the squeezing capability. Available only in Google Photos to start, Lens can identify text and objects, like a reverse image search.

Below, we've compiled a list of 8 things you might not know about Google's new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The new Portrait mode fakes a shallow depth-of-field effect, throwing the background out of focus to draw attention to the subject. Coupled this generous allocation with the company's offer of free Google Photos storage for all Pixel 2 customers, and you should have absolutely no problems with local storage.

If that sounds too creepy to you to use, understand that Google is telling us that Now Playing "works offline and never sends songs or conversations to Google". Switching off the ambient display will mean less battery drain, and you can always use the double tap or lift-to-wake features instead.

This performance, helped by the lack of flabby software, make the phone a great productivity workhorse, alongside being great for general use.

With the removal of one feature comes the addition of another; the HTC U11-inspired Active Edge. I got just slightly less than that, but was using the phone heavily.

Battery life was not a standout feature, but both phones will get you through a day of moderate use without rushing to find an outlet at the end of the day.

The Pixel Visual Core is built into every single Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL unit.

The giveaway is open until November 15, 2017, and the winner will be announced right here after the closing date.

Unfortunately, one of the newest ideas Google borrowed from Apple is that headphone jacks are passé. Now hold your finger on the target and a virtual aquarium will pop up, complete with your very own Android squid.

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