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Google Pixel 2 XL

Google Pixel 2 XL

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

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90
 
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Critic Reviews 10

48
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 4
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Specs

Key Specs

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