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Google Pixel 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 224 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. People are impressed by the design and usability. The size and camera are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the GPS navigation and connectivity.

performance, camera, size, usability, design

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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

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

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 : Lynn La (cnet.com)

Google Pixel 2 review (updated): Pixel 2 still great, but a Pixel 3 could be out in a few months.

 

The Pixel 2's superb camera makes it worth a look. Just be aware that an upgrade will likely come later this year.

Google's Pixel 2 has a superb camera with OIS and excellent low-light shooting. It's water-resistant and Google Lens calls up a trove of information to help you explore your surroundings.

The phone's battery doesn't keep pace with the Pixel's competitors and its Portrait Mode isn't as smooth on dual-camera phones. Its design feels dated and it doesn't have wireless charging or a headphone jack.

Buy the Pixel 2 for one of the best cameras on any Android phone and fast Google updates, but be aware that an upgrade is likely coming in a few months.

Jun, 2018

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 : 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 : Lynn La (cnet.com)

Google Pixel 2 XL review: Promising phone with new caveats

 

Google's second-gen extra-large Pixel phone is its best, but the display leaves some bristling.

The Pixel 2 XL perks up the already excellent Pixel 2 with more screen space. It has a fantastic camera, waterproofing and the Google Lens feature that helps you learn more about the world around you.

The camera's Portrait Mode doesn't work as smoothly as its competitors' dual camera. Its battery doesn't last as long as others in its caliber and the phone has no headphone jack or wireless charging. The displays on some handsets have irksome screen...

A bigger, sharper screen and thinner bezels make the Pixel 2 XL the more desirable Google phone, but some early units have been dogged by screen issues.

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 : Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

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 : 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 : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Google Pixel 2 certification unveils new details

 

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 smartphones : In a few weeks from now, Google will launch two new Pixel smartphones. The codenames Taimen (Pixel XL 2) and Walleye (Pixel 2) already appeared on the internet some months ago. Thanks to a recent...

The Google Pixel 2 may be equipped with a 5-inch Full HD display and the Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal memory. Regretfully the 3.5mm jack will be omitted. In addition, stereo-speakers are built-in and the phone will also...

Sep, 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
Night mode:Y
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:Clearly White
Color of product:Black / Black, Blue / Black, White / 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 / 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

Other Features

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
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

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

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