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Details

Display

Display Size
6 inches
Resolution
1440 x 2880px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
538 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
12.2MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/1.8
Video recording
4K
Front camera megapixels
8MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.4

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
157.9mm x 76.7mm x 7.9mm
Weight
175g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 15

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Snapdragon 835
RAM
4GB
Operating system
Android 8
Internal storage
64GB, 128GB
Battery capacity
3,520mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
No
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
IP67
Wireless charging
No
Launch price (RRP)$1,399
Launch date2017-10
Google Pixel 2 XL

The good

  • Incredible single lens camera performance
  • Great battery life
  • Nippy app performance
  • Water resistant

What needs improvement

  • No microSD expansion
  • Single lens is still photographically limiting
  • No headphone jack
  • Screen issues shouldn't happen at this price point

Google has a long history of developing its "own" Android handsets, stretching back through the Nexus phones and tablets to the emergence of its more premium-styled and premium-priced Pixel devices.

The Google Pixel 2 XL is a Telstra-exclusive Android handset that sells itself on just how pure its Android vision is. Indeed, it's the most Google-centric phone in the entire Android world, and a fine premium device in its own right.

Design

  • Plain design
  • Predictably lacks a headphone jack
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Camera

  • The best single-lens camera money can buy.
  • Lens will limit your photographic possibilities.
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Performance

  • Smooth performance under Android Oreo or Android Pie.
  • Blue tint on P-OLED screen is regrettable.
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Battery life

  • Good all-day battery life.
  • Wireless charging is surprisingly missing (and missed!)
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Verdict

  • A great handset for Android purists
  • Single lens camera and that blue-tint screen means it's still worth comparing.
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Pricing and availability

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  • $28/mth for the first 12 months for new customers, then $38/mth. T&Cs apply. Ends 01.07.2021, 12pm AEST
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
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$28
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Data
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$28
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  • $10 for the 1st renewal. 30GB + 20GB bonus data for the first 3 renewals. T&Cs apply. Ends 31 July 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
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Data
$30
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Data
$30
per 28 days expiry
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  • $9.80/mth for 12 months, then $15.80/mth. T&Cs apply. Ends 24 June 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
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Data
$9.80
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Data
$9.80
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  • $10/mth for the first 3 months for new customers, then $19.99/mth. T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
8GB
Data
$10
per month
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  • $30 SIM for $10. T&Cs apply. Ends 28 June 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
40GB
Data
$30
per 28 days expiry
40GB
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Google Pixel 2 XL specs

Display

Display Size
6 inches
Resolution
1440 x 2880px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
538 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
12.2MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/1.8
Video recording
4K
Front camera megapixels
8MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.4

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
157.9mm x 76.7mm x 7.9mm
Weight
175g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 15

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Snapdragon 835
RAM
4GB
Operating system
Android 8
Internal storage
64GB, 128GB
Battery capacity
3,520mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
No
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
IP67
Wireless charging
No

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