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Google Pixel 2

Google Pixel 2

from  $825+
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89 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
89

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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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

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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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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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
5
Internal memory
64
Camera
Yes
Type
Operating system
Screen size
Internal memory
Camera
Smartphone
Android
5
64
Yes

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89 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
89

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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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Engadget

89
 

User Reviews

30
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A poor product that's more likely to be frustrating than useful. - Engadget
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