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Google Pixel 2 XL / Google Pixel XL2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of Google Pixel 2 XL / Google Pixel XL2. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and portability. The design and camera are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the size, and some have doubts about the sound and connectivity.

performance, camera, design, portability, battery

screen, price, connectivity, sound

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 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

Google Pixel 2 XL Smartphone Preview

 

First impressions. The Pixel 2 XL is visually a high-end smartphone of the year 2017 and has a POLED display in the 2:1 format. Visually, the relation to the LG V30 cannot be denied, but it took a different path in terms of the camera. In addition,...

Google has not become tired of saying that the best combination of hardware, software, and artificial intelligence lies in the new smartphones. Indeed, the Google Pixel 2 XL leaves a very positive impression, especially the camera knows to please, and...

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: (engadget.com)

Pixel 2 and 2 XL review: Google's best phones get even better

 

Long story short, the XL is thebigger, more attractive version of the Pixel 2. Just about everything I loved about Google's new small phone applies here too, but the XL has a few distinct advantages -- its battery life is much better, and Android Oreo...

Excellent performance ; Truly impressive camera ; It's finally water resistant ; Android 8.0 is powerful and accessible ; eSIM works well with Project Fi

No microSD slot or headphone jack ; Its design feels dated ; Unlimited full-res photo storage only lasts three years ; Middling battery life

Chris is Engadget's senior mobile editor and moonlights as a professional moment ruiner. His early years were spent taking apart Sega consoles and writing awful fan fiction. That passion for electronics and words would eventually lead him to covering...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Stephen S. (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

Expert review by: John V. (phonearena.com)

Google Pixel 2 XL hands-on

 

Pricing for the Google Pixel 2 XL starts at $850 for the base 64GB version, which places it in line to some of the other competitors in the space. Still, it's still pricey and most of the handset's marquee features are more software driven than...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Eric M. Zeman (phonescoop.com)

Review: Google Pixel 2 XL

 

The Pixel 2 XL is Google's flagship Android handset. Though the software is more important than the hardware, the Pixel 2 XL is a big statement from Google. This high-end handset contains top components that deliver competitive performance across the...

Google and LG did a decent job with the Pixel 2 XL, but they could have done better. This flagship should have absolutely no peers, and yet missteps have marred it a bit.

Nov, 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

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
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