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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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$17.50
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  • 120GB for $28/mth for the first 6 months, then 100GB for $45/mth. T&Cs apply. Ends 01.02.2022, 1pm AEDT
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
120GB
Data
$0.23 per GB
$28
per month
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$28
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  • $10/mth for the 1st 2 months, then $20/mth. T&Cs apply. Ends 31 January 2022
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
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Data
$1.00 per GB
$20
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  • $15/mth for the first 6 months, then $29.99/mth. T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
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$0.38 per GB
$15
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$15
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  • $10 for 70GB for the first renewal, then 30GB for $30. T&Cs apply. Ends 31 January 2022
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
30GB
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$30
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Data
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$30
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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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