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Google Pixel 2 XL / Google Pixel XL2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of Google Pixel 2 XL / Google Pixel XL2. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and portability. The design and camera are also mentioned favorably, but opinions are divided on the size. The sound and connectivity get critical reviews.

performance, camera, design, portability, battery

screen, price, connectivity, sound

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 97/100 = 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: 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: 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 Preview

 

First impressions. The Pixel 2 XL is visually a high-end smartphone of the year 2017 and has a POLED display in the 2:1 format. Visually, the relation to the LG V30 cannot be denied, but it took a different path in terms of the camera. In addition,...

Google has not become tired of saying that the best combination of hardware, software, and artificial intelligence lies in the new smartphones. Indeed, the Google Pixel 2 XL leaves a very positive impression, especially the camera knows to please, and...

2017-10

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.

The Pixel 2 XL is a fantastic phone. It’s well designed, well built and looks great.

2017-11

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.

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

Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Google Pixel 2 XL review: Google’s supersized, bezel-less flagship has one HUGE flaw

 

The Pixel 2 XL releases next month, but is Google's plus-sized flagship really better than last year's effort?

Superb camera quality ; Great design

Expensive ; Terrible display

Sure, it has the latest, and greatest processor on-board, and includes the best smartphone camera to date, but its lofty price and poor video capture quality mean Google’s plus-sized Pixel 2 XL is certainly not a phone I can recommend. At least, not in...

2017-10

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Google Pixel 2 XL review

 

Google ditches the bezels and makes its best phone yet

Phenomenal camera ; Beautiful display and matching audio ; The best Android experience around

Bezels still a little on the chunky side ; No wireless charging or expandable storage

The Pixel 2 XL puts practicality before panache but delivers where it counts with an incredible camera and the definitive Android experience

2017-10

Expert review by: Jon Phillips (pcworld.com)

Pixel 2 XL review: A.I. magic on a 6-inch display

 

The Pixel 2 XL is a no-brainer upgrade—unless you already own the original Pixel XL. Here's your comprehensive look at Pixel 2 XL's marquee features, and how they rate.

Pure, glorious, pristine Android Oreo. ; Amazing camera experience. ; First phone to receive Google Lens. ; Beautiful new display and physical design. ; Packed with A.I.-driven surprise and delight features.

Some key features aren't exclusive. ; Not a monumental upgrade over original Pixel XL. ; No headphone jack, no manual camera controls, meh speakers.

Is Google Lens a photo feature, a surprise-and-delight trick, or a productivity tool? It’s actually all three. It’s a fantastic demonstration of Google’s machine-learning chops, and is coming to both original Pixel phones as well as this year’s models.

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 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

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
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