Google Pixel 2

89

Engadget Review

Rather than build two identical Pixels this year, Google decided to make its new small smartphone a little more conservative. Make no mistake: the Pixel 2 is still an incredibly fast phone, and a clean build of Android 8.0 Oreo combined with Google's intelligent features make the device incredibly capable. And its camera? Just fantastic. Because of its more traditional design and smaller battery, though, the Pixel 2 doesn't make as strong an impression as the Pixel XL. Still, if you're looking for a first-rate Android phone that won't make your hands cramp, you'd do well to start your search here.

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Chris Velazco
Chris VelazcoOctober 17, 2017

Pros

  • Excellent performance
  • 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
  • Its design feels dated
  • Unlimited full-res photo storage only lasts three years
  • Middling battery life
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Wired
In almost every way, the Pixel 2 is the iPhone of Android phones

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Users

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Engadget Reader
A poor product that's more likely to be frustrating than useful. - Engadget

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Key Specs

TYPE
Smartphone
OPERATING SYSTEM
Android
SCREEN SIZE
5
INTERNAL MEMORY
64
CAMERA
Yes

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