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Google Pixel 2 XL / Google Pixel XL2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 231 reviews of Google Pixel 2 XL / Google Pixel XL2. 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. Views about the battery and usability are generally positive. The size and camera are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the screen. Some have doubts about the connectivity and portability.

performance, camera, size, usability, battery

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 (stuff.tv_in)

Google Pixel 2 XL review

 

Is Google's latest flagship smartphone the definitive Android experience?

Fantastic camera ; Beautiful screen and sound ; Sublime Android experience

Big bezels ; Pricey

Google’s decision to put sense over style pays off hugely with the Pixel 2 XL. It’s a shining example of what an Android experience should be.

2017-11

Expert review by : Anuj Bhatia (indianexpress.com)

Google Pixel 2 XL review: Stands out on software, camera

 

Google Pixel 2 XL review: Google high-end smartphone has been dogged by controversy, but how does it really perform? Here's our review of the Pixel 2 XL.

Google Pixel 2 XL was an answer to Apple’s and iPhone 8 Plus, and Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Note 8. Unfortunately, Google Pixel 2 XL does not feel like a device that has delivered on the promise of being a dream phone for Android fans thanks to some of...

2017-11

Expert review by : Prasid Banerjee (digit.in)

Google Pixel 2 XL Review

 

The Google Pixel 2 XL has its moments, but its display could easily be a deal breaker for some. It has an excellent camera, but it is somewhat inconsistent.

Good camera ; Smooth and fluid performance ; Now Playing is awesome

Camera is inconsistent ; Undersaturated display with poor viewing angles ; Larger form factor than needed

Yes, the Google Pixel 2 XL has a class-leading camera, but it's also inconsistent. And that's an issue with this device. Combined with the sub-par display, the overall experience is rather disappointing and we can't recommend the Pixel 2 XL over its...

2017-11

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Google Pixel 2 XL review: A conflicted second coming

 

After a rocky start, Google's tweaks and changes have given the Pixel 2 XL the appeal that it needed. It's not the best design to encase this new

Waterproofing ; Solid build ; Good battery performance ; Great camera performance in most conditions ; Display's saturated mode gives the look we wanted

Design doesn't make best use of space ; No 3.5mm headphone socket ; Camera white balance inconsistencies ; No microSD card slot

The Google Pixel 2 XL brought with it a great deal of excitement at launch, with a sense of ambitious design, embracing the 18:9 display and moving things forward, as well as adding that water proofing to keep pace with the best out there.

2018-02

Expert review by : Spencer Hart (t3.com)

Google Pixel 2 XL Review: the Pixel you want!

 

Distinctive design, intelligent software, outstanding camera, does the Google Pixel 2 XL have it all?

Edge-to-edge display ; Outstanding camera ; Distinctive design ; Intelligent software

Plastic-like metal ; Screen slightly behind Samsung

2017-11

Techradar Recommended 2017

Expert review by : Cameron Faulkner Siddharth Chauhan (techradar.com)

Google Pixel 2 XL India review

 

A really impressive smartphone with an absolutely killer camera

Smart software that will only get better ; Confident design ; One of the very best smartphone cameras

No 3.5mm headphone port ; Expensive ; Poorer screen than last year's model

Despite losing the cherished 3.5mm headphone jack, the Pixel 2 XL makes up for it in spades with a mix of unique and sought-after features like a stellar design, waterproofing, Active Edge and a truly impressive camera.

2017-11

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...

2017-10

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Google Pixel 2 XL review

 

A flagship smartphone with many flagship features, but it's let down by so-so audio.

Smart design ; Flagship spec and features ; Natural OLED images ; Superb camera ; Very fast

Average audio ; Video lacks a little detail

The Pixel 2 XL has some neat features, scores highly for usability and has a great camera – but you can get better audio

2018-04

Trusted Reviews Recommended

Expert review by : Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Google Pixel 2 XL

 

Pixel 2 XL review, features, news, specs and price UK: Google's Pixel 2 XL is bigger, but it's also a lot better looking than the Pixel 2

Stunning camera ; The best version of Android ; Minimal bezel ; Feels great to hold

Lifeless screen

There’s nothing revolutionary or noticeably poor about the 3520mAh cell in the Pixel 2 XL. It’s a perfectly fine battery that’ll get you through the day.

2018-02

Expert review by : Jim Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Google Pixel 2 XL Review

 

A review of the Google Pixel 2 XL, a flagship Android phone that wants to take on the iPhone X and Galaxy S8.

2017-12

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
Front camera type:Single camera
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 colour:Just Black
Colour 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:15.2
Display number of colours: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:7.9
Height :157.9
Weight:175
Width:76.7