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Google Pixel 2 XL / Google Pixel XL2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 212 reviews of Google Pixel 2 XL / Google Pixel XL2. 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. Views about the battery and size are generally positive. The usability and camera also get good feedback. The connectivity and portability get negative reviews. Comments are divided on the screen.

performance, camera, usability, size, battery

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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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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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.

Jul, 2018

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.

Oct, 2017

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...

Oct, 2017

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

Apr, 2018

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

Nov, 2017

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...

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

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...

Oct, 2017

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.

Oct, 2017

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

Solid build with IP67 waterproofing ; Good battery for all-day performance ; Great camera performance in most conditions ; Display's saturated mode gives the look we wanted

Design doesn't make best use of space (large beze) ; No 3.5mm headphone socket ; Camera white balance inconsistencies ; No microSD card slot ; Default screen display not the most exciting

Sep, 2018

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