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Google Pixel 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 181 reviews of Google Pixel 2. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and usability are on the whole positive. The size and camera are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the GPS navigation and connectivity.

performance, camera, size, usability, screen

price, connectivity, GPS navigation

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

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Expert review by : Daniel Schmidt (

Google Pixel 2 Smartphone Review


Small, but powerful! The smallish Pixel 2 smartphone features a 5-inch 16:9 display. In addition to being slightly cheaper, this is the only difference when compared with its bigger brother. The camera has managed to impress us but battery life is a...

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 ; no dual-SIM ; no microSD slot ; PWM ; no more MIMO-WLAN

Google’s focus for and main selling point of its latest smartphones is the combination of hardware, software, and artificial intelligence that these two constitute. The Google Pixel 2 is certainly a very good smartphone, even though the design is a...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Michael Simon (

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: Everything you need to know about Google's new flagships


The follow-up to Google's flagship Pixel phone brings major changes. Here's what's different and not so different between the two phones.

It's hard to say. We didn't experience any issues with the Pixel 2 XL screen on our review unit, but other reviewers have noticed inconsistent colors and wonky white balance. If your Pixel 2 exhibits any issues with the display, contact Google about a...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by (

Google Pixel 2 review: No frills, but a great camera and fast Android updates


Google's second-generation Pixel handsets are again available in two sizes. We've already put the larger, 6-inch Pixel 2 XL through its paces. On test here is the smaller, less expensive, 5-inch Pixel 2 . Like the Pixel 2 XL, the Pixel 2 comes in two...

Very good performance ; Great camera ; Fast battery charging ; IP67 dust and water resistance ; Guaranteed speedy Android updates ; Clever use of fingerprint reader and squeezable sides

Moderate battery life ; Tall chassis ; No microSD slot or 3.5mm headphone jack ; No wireless charging

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : GSMArena team (

Google Pixel 2 review


The true Pixel experience in a (slightly) smaller package and minus the display issues - this is the Google Pixel 2 in size Medium and not Extra Large.

Nov, 2017

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Expert review by : Julian Chokkattu (

Google Pixel 2 Review


The Pixel 2 is a brilliantly fast, compact smartphone with a stunning camera.

Blazing fast speed ; Great software experience, fast updates ; Excellent camera ; IP67 water-resistant ; Compact, colorful screen

No headphone jack ; Average battery life ; Chunky edges around screen, dated design

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Davies (

Google Pixel 2 Review: Android camera magic


If there's a rockstar of the Android world in 2017, it's the new Pixel 2 . Google's own smartphones may not sell in as great a number as, say, Apple's iPhone or Samsung's Galaxy, but they're arguably no less important in their own way. The Pixel 2 and...

Pure Android Oreo experience is tasty ; Excellent camera ; Solid battery life ; Speedy Snapdragon 835 performance

Pixel 2 bezels are huge ; Pixel 2 XL pOLED is muted and blue-tinged off-axis ; Can Google meet demand?

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : David Pierce (

Review: Google Pixel 2


In almost every way, the Pixel 2 is the iPhone of Android phones. And that's a compliment.

There is no better Android phone. The camera is amazing, and it has as much to do with the software as the hardware. Runs pure Android Oreo, and you get security updates before everyone else. Always-on notifications, including a tiny song-identifying...

The smaller of the two phones has fat bezels, which belie its status as a premium device. Image stabilization during video capture is not foolproof. Welcome to Dongleland.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by (

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 : Sascha Segan (

Google Pixel 2


The Pixel 2 brings exclusive Google Assistant features you can't get on any other phone, and lets you trigger them with a squeeze.

Promising camera. Fast processor. Nice build. Exclusive Assistant features.

Small screen and big bezels for the size. No headphone jack.

There's a smooth set of stair steps up the Android flagship price ladder. The OnePlus 5 costs $479. The Pixel 2 is $649. The Galaxy S8 clocks in around $720, the Pixel 2 XL is $849, and the Galaxy Note 8 is in the $900 zone.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Benoit Pepicq (

Google Pixel 2 review: Function over form


At the beginning of October, Google presented its two new high-end smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. We've had the chance to do an in-depth review of each, and now we present you with our final verdict of the Pixel 2. Is this device as...

Waterproof ; Latest version of Android ; Fast updates ; Excellent camera ; Original features (Google Lens, etc)

Dated design ; Some bugs present at launch

When you first pick up the Pixel 2, you may not feel overwhelmed with excitement, but it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Google has optimized both the software and hardware of its latest flagship. The software interface offers a pleasant...

Nov, 2017

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2700

Call Management

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


Auto focus:Y
Built-in flash:Y
Flash Type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2.4
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
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
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:480p,720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y


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


Display Diagonal:5
Display number of colors:16 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:AMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:441
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen type:Capacitive


Ambient light sensor:Y
Magnetic sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y


Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y


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


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


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

Ports & interfaces

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


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


Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:8


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