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Google Pixel 2 XL / Google Pixel XL2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 259 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. Comments about the battery and usability are generally positive. The size and camera also get good feedback. The connectivity and portability get less positive opinions, while views are divided on the screen.

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

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.

2018-07

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.

2017-10

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...

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

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

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...

2017-10

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...

2017-10

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 flash:Y
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 / 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 Direct: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
Warranty card: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 / 8.1.1

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