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Google Pixel 2 XL / Google Pixel XL2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 195 reviews of Google Pixel 2 XL / Google Pixel XL2. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and design. The size and camera also get good reviews, but there are some mixed comments about the screen. The connectivity and portability get negative comments.

performance, camera, size, design, usability

price, portability, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Google Pixel 2 XL / Google Pixel XL2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

Google Pixel 2 XL Smartphone Review

 

No reference. The Pixel 2 XL is visually a high-end smartphone from 2017 and has a POLED display in the 2:1 format. Visually, the relation to the LG V30 cannot be denied, but it has taken a different path in terms of the camera. Furthermore, there is...

fast SoC ; modern Android with long update cycle ; excellent camera ; good speakers ; fast LTE ; aptX HD ; free cloud storage for pictures and videos ; IP67

display could be brighter ; very limited viewing angle stability ; no dual-SIM ; no microSD slot ; PWM ; no more MIMO-WLAN

Google’s focus and the main selling point of its latest smartphones is the combination of hardware, software, and artificial intelligence that these two constitute. The Google Pixel 2 XL is certainly a very good smartphone, but there is still quite a...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Dieter Bohn (theverge.com)

Google Pixel 2 review: plainly great

 

Incredible cameras, practical design, and polarizing screens. Google's latest phones are the best way to get a true Android experience

Incredible camera ; Great speakers ; Best Android experience

Screen shows image retention immediately ; Colors are muted, even compared to other sRGB screens ; No headphone jack

The Pixel 2 isn't the nice dining room table with the fancy silverware. It's the kitchen counter where you actually eat. It's not as impressive, but it's much more comfortable. That's what makes the design of this year's Google Phones great. They're...

Oct, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Google Pixel 2 XL

 

The Pixel 2 XL packs more Google into its body than any other phone on the market.

Excellent battery life. Terrific low-light camera performance. Elegant Google software. Great build.

No headphone jack or microSD card slot. Lacks Band 71 for expanded T-Mobile coverage.

Buying a Pixel 2 XL may be a little out of your comfort zone, because it isn't sold directly by most carriers. But it's worth it. Verizon sells the 64GB Pixel 2 XL directly for $849.99 or $35.41 per month. But that model has bloatware and a locked...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by (zdnet.com)

Google Pixel 2 XL review: It doesn't get any more Google than this

 

Last year, Google set the tone for its smartphone ambitions. The company was going to use manufacturing partners but control the entire product experience. The first Pixel smartphones took impressive photos -- something Googles' phones were never known...

Impressive camera ; Battery life ; IP67 rating ; Performance

Active Edge is frustrating at times ; Portrait Mode needs some work

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Jon Phillips (pcworld.com)

Pixel 2 XL review: A.I. magic on a 6-inch display

 

The Pixel 2 XL is a no-brainer upgrade—unless you already own the original Pixel XL. Here's your comprehensive look at Pixel 2 XL's marquee features, and how they rate.

Pure, glorious, pristine Android Oreo. ; Amazing camera experience. ; First phone to receive Google Lens. ; Beautiful new display and physical design. ; Packed with A.I.-driven surprise and delight features.

Some key features aren't exclusive. ; Not a monumental upgrade over original Pixel XL. ; No headphone jack, no manual camera controls, meh speakers.

Is Google Lens a photo feature, a surprise-and-delight trick, or a productivity tool? It’s actually all three. It’s a fantastic demonstration of Google’s machine-learning chops, and is coming to both original Pixel phones as well as this year’s models.

Oct, 2017

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Julian Chokkattu (digitaltrends.com)

Google Pixel 2 XL review

 

Blazing-fast speed and a brilliant camera, all in a futuristic, edge-to-edge design. The Pixel 2 XL is the best Android phone around.

Gorgeous design ; Blazing fast performance ; Brilliantly reliable camera ; Excellent software experience, fast updates ; IP67 water-resistant

No headphone jack ; Display has blue tint when viewed from sides

Blazing-fast speed, a brilliant camera, an uncluttered and beautiful Android experience, all in a futuristic, edge-to-edge design. A headphone jack would have been icing on the cake, but this is still the Android cake to own.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Google Pixel XL2 smartphone specs

 

Google Pixel XL 2 Android smartphone : Last year in September, Google launched two smartphones, the Pixel and Pixel XL. These were Google's first smartphones. The former Nexus line-up was introduced in combination with other manufacturers, including...

For mobile photography, the Google XL2 is equipped with a 12 megapixel main camera and a 7 megapixel front camera. Both are capable of recording 4K videos. Probably the camera application will not differ much from the current Pixel smartphones. These...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Jason Bouwmeester (techaeris.com)

Google Pixel 2 XL review: A solid pure Android phone... as one would expect

 

Our Google Pixel 2 XL review takes a look at the larger of the two recent smartphones released by the tech giant to see how it stacks up with its pure Android experience.

Solidly built smartphone ; Clear, crisp screen ; Great battery life ; Fantastic camera ; Stock Android getting more useful functionality ; Active edge useful ; IP67 rated

Not a fan of the fluorescent orange power button ; Fairly stock/bland design ; Active edge can't be remapped to other programs

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Preslav Kateliev (phonearena.com)

Google Pixel 2 XL vs LG V30

 

This year, we finally got the "phones of the future" — thin-bezeled, all-screen devices. Two such phones are the Google Pixel 2 XL, and the LG V30. To say they are heavy-hitters is an understatement.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Stephen Schenck (phonearena.com)

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Review

 

With different manufacturers helping Google create this hardware, and fundamentally different screens on these two options, does this year's Pixel lineup lose some of its unity? How do Google-designed phones compare to the rest of 2017's very, very...

Great-feeling hardware, unique look ; Powerful, easy-to-use camera ; Solid performance ; Stereo speakers ; Much-appreciated arrival of waterproofing

Come back, headphone jack! ; Pricing a little steep on 2 XL ; 18:9 screen has been done better on other phones ; Voice-call clicks on smaller Pixel 2

Oct, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3520

Call Management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating alert:Y

Camera

Auto focus:Y
Built-in flash:Y
Flash Type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2.4
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Geotagging:Y
Image Stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:240
Rear camera aperture number:1.8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12.2
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@240fps,1280x720@30fps,1280x720@60fps,1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@30fps,3840x2160@30fps
Self-timer:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:480p,720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Design

Brand color:Just Black
Color of product:Black / Black, White
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Bar
Housing material:Aluminium
International Protection (IP) code:IP67
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:18:9
Display Diagonal:6
Display number of colors:16 million colours
Display Resolution:2880 x 1440
Display Type:OLED / P-OLED
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:538
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Magnetic sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Navigation

Barometer:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GSM
3G:Y
3G standards:HSDPA+,HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:APT-X
Bluetooth version:5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 540
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, File manager, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers

Ports & interfaces

USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.9
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.35
Processor model:835

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:8

Storage

Compatible memory cards:Not supported
Internal storage capacity:128 / 64
RAM capacity:4
USB mass storage:Y

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.311
Height:6.22
Weight:6.17
Width:3.02