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Portrait Mode photos on the Google Pixel 2 look amazing

Posted:  October 19, 2017   By:    11 comments   

Generally, if you wanted blurry bokeh “Portrait Mode” photos from your smartphone, you’d need two lenses. But, when Google released their Pixel 2 smartphones, the company made a big deal out of how they could do so with one lens and machine learning.

Is it any good? Well, Google’s just released a whole bunch of photographs that showcases the Pixel 2’s portrait mode feature in action. And they look pretty amazing.

Click on each image to view a higher resolution version.

Besides being just really pretty photographs, the portrait mode is actually very impressive. Sure, the bokeh still doesn’t look as natural as it should be, but there’s no denying how good these photos turn out.

I’m particularly impressed with how well the Google Pixel 2 handles cropping around hair. As we’ve discovered in our ultimate flagship smartphone camera comparison, hair seems to be the biggest nemesis for these portrait mode photos. However, Google’s machine learning does a really good job at recognising even complex hair shapes. Like this photo for example:

And this one:

And this guy too:

Though, when the there is that one stubbornly stray hair that refuses to conform to the rest of your hairstyle (we all have those) the Pixel 2 seems to just ignore it:

If you want to view the larger full-resolution images, you can head on over to Google’s Photos album and check them out for yourself. One of the biggest problems with Portrait Mode on the iPhone and on Samsung’s Galaxy Note8 was that you’d always need a lot of light for them to work. Part of the reason why is that the telephoto lens on those phones have a smaller aperture. So, with just one sensor, it’ll be interesting to see if the Pixel 2 suffers from the same problems.

What do you guys think of Google’s Portrait Mode? Is it better than Apple’s iPhone? Let me know in the comments below!


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11 Comments for Portrait Mode photos on the Google Pixel 2 look amazing

La La Land

The picturs are superb! Now if only Google will bring in these phones officially onto our shores.


Android losers never use iphone don't understand the DSLR bokeh effect, kesian use gimmick to blur the background
#iphoneuser forever smarterricher than droidfac#


    SLR? Hahahaha. U made my day


    If you though Iphone is the best.. Why DSLR Camera doesn’t need “Dual Lenses” like IPhone7+/8+ or even IphoneX to produce very2 good bokeh effect.. or because those Iphone not smart enough as you claim..


    lol,non of android fan mentioning iphone here. You are so butthurt dude.


    Btw,pixel only had single lense and please butthurt more.


    omg… iphone can made DSLR bokeh effect? DSLR only 1 lens la bro… yet to say, as dual sword user… i still not thinking iphone is the best… other then powerful CPU…im so regret to buy iphone as use for basic social chat and FB only… the rest i use android most (including browser)…


    so u mean dslr using 2 lens?


I personally think picture from iphone is better.


    You mean bokeh effect?

    La La Lander

    Seriously dude? Kindly go on YouTube now and watch the many videos comparing pictures taken from iPhone and Google Pixel 2. Let us know if you still stick to your opinion then.