The Google Pixel 2 XL vs. the original Pixel XL: What's changed?

The Pixel 2 XL might not be flashy, but there's still a lot going on under the hood.

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Today we got our first look at the new Google phones, with the larger Pixel XL bringing back the staid design but also buffing it up with a better camera and more robust water protection. How big of a leap is this over last year's model exactly? While you'll have to wait a few weeks for the full rundown in our review, for now you can check out the new XL's specs as compared to its predecessor in our handy table below.

Pixel 2 XL Pixel XL
Pricing $849, $949 (off contract) $769, $869 (off contract)
Dimensions 157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9mm (6.2 x 3.0 x 0.3 inches) 154.72 x 75.74 x 7.31mm (6.09 x 2.98 x 0.29 inches)
Weight 175g (6.17 ounces) 168g (5.92 ounces)
Screen size 6 inches (152.4mm) 5.5 inches (139.7mm)
Screen resolution 2,880 x 1,440 (538ppi) 2,560 x 1,440 (534 ppi)
Screen type Quad HD pOLED Quad HD AMOLED
Battery 3,520mAh 3,450mAh
Internal storage 64 / 128GB 32 / 128GB
External storage None None
Rear camera 12.2MP, f/1.8, 1.4μm pixel size 12.3MP, f/2.0, 1.55µm pixel size
Front-facing camera 8MP, f/2.4, 1.4μm pixel size 8MP, f/2.4, 1.4µm pixel size
Video capture 4K at 30fps 4K at 30fps
NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth v5.0 v4.2
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
CPU 2.35GHz octa-core 2.15GHz quad-core
GPU Adreno 540 Adreno 530
WiFi Dual band, 802.11ac Dual band, 802.11ac
Operating system Android 8.0 Android 7.1
Other features Fingerprint sensor, IP67 certified, USB Type-C Fingerprint sensor, IP53 certified, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C

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