Google Pixel 2 XL

91

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.

Pixel 2 and 2 XL review: Google's best phones get even better
In this case, the second time's the charm.
Chris Velazco
Chris VelazcoOctober 17, 2017

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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Critics

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PC Mag
The Pixel 2 XL combines elegant Google software and a great camera for a smooth Android experience

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Users

4 reviews
20
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I purchased this Google Pixel 2 64 GB directly from Google around 9 months ago

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Key Specs

TYPE
Smartphone
OPERATING SYSTEM
Android
SCREEN SIZE
622
INTERNAL MEMORY
641
CAMERA
Yes

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