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Google Pixel 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 133 reviews of Google Pixel 2. 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. Reviews about the size and screen are on the whole positive. The usability and camera also get good reviews, but many are less positive about the connectivity and price.

performance, camera, usability, screen, size

price, connectivity

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 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

Google Pixel 2 Smartphone Preview

 

First impressions. 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...

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. Overall, our first impressions of the Pixel 2 were very positive, and we liked the new...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Michael Simon (pcworld.com)

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: (zdnet.com)

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

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Julian Chokkattu (digitaltrends.com)

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 (slashgear.com)

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 (wired.com)

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: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

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 (androidpit.com)

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

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Mark Spoonauer (tomsguide.com)

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Review: World's Smartest Phones

 

With the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, it's clear that Google has chosen AI as its weapon of choice to fight the smartphone war. And given the company's prowess in machine learning, this is a smart move that has paid off. I found myself using Google...

Google Assistant is smarter and better with Active Edge ; Google Lens can recognize objects in photos ; Excellent rear and front cameras ; Long battery life ; Fast real-world performance ; Squeezable Google Assistant ; Impressive Google Lens feature ;...

Seriously bloated bezels ; Lower-res screen than Pixel 2 XL ; No wireless charging or headphone jack ; Screen has some color issues ; No wireless charging or headphone jack ; Can't preview Portrait mode effect

The Pixel 2 offers great cameras, AI smarts and long battery life for a fairly affordable price, but those big bezels almost spoil the party. The Pixel 2 XL is the best pure Android phone you can buy, with a gorgeous 6-inch OLED screen, easy access to...

Nov, 2017

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

Review: Google Pixel 2

 

The Google Pixel 2, made by HTC, is a compact smartphone that merges a metal design with a medium-sized screen. Other stand-out features include squeezable sides to call up the Google Assistant and a rapid fingerprint reader. Android 8 Oreo on the...

The HTC-made Google Pixel 2 is a solid handset that might get lost in today's competitive landscape. HTC and Google designed and crafted a fine piece of hardware. The aluminum and glass materials are tightly put together and yet I feel the phone comes...

Oct, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2700

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

Display

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: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:0.307
Height:5.74
Weight:5.04
Width:2.74