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Google Pixel 2 XL

from  $929.99+

    Google Pixel 2 XL

    from  $929.99+
    from  $929.99+
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    91 Engadget Score
    The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
    91

    The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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    The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

    Engadget Review

    Long story short, the XL is the bigger, 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 shines on its bigger screen. Considering how much the phone costs, though, I do wish Google and LG had gone with slightly better display panels. That aside, the Pixel 2 XL improves on its predecessor in almost every way that matters and claims the crown as my favorite Android phone of the year so far -- it's just too bad that headphone jack is gone.

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    Pros
    • Excellent performance
    • Long battery life
    • Truly impressive camera
    • It's finally water resistant
    • Android 8.0 is powerful and accessible
    • eSIM works well with Project Fi
    Cons
    • No microSD slot or headphone jack
    • There are better big screens out there
    • Unlimited full-res photo storage only lasts three years

    Reviews

    90
     
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    Critic Reviews 10
    48
     
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    User Reviews 4
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    Specs

    Key Specs

    Type
    Smartphone
    Operating system
    Android
    Screen size
    622
    Internal memory
    641
    Camera
    Yes

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    91 Engadget Score
    The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
    91

    The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

    How we score

    The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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    91
     

    User Reviews

    70
    JOAO FELIPE
    Very bad implementation with Pixel Buds. I moved from iPhone, so I get frustrated...read more
    10
    Liz
    Before buying this, please Google the many reviews by owners saying that the...read more
    90
    Mano
    Despite all the benefits Google has given to its new X-Pixel phone, it remains...read more
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