Google Pixel 2 XL Review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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Google's supersized Pixel 2 XL impresses with swift performance, excellent battery life and a super-fast camera.

6 inches

Display size

1440 x 2880px

64GB, 128GB

Internal storage

12.2 MP

Rear camera

3,520 mAh

Battery size

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Details

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 6 inches
Resolution 1440 x 2880
Pixels per inch (PPI) 538
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
Dimensions 157.9mm x 76.7mm x 7.9mm
Weight 175g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 15
Processor Snapdragon 835
RAM 4GB
Operating system Android 8
Internal storage

64GB

128GB

External storage support Up to N/A
Battery capacity 3,520mAh
Headphone jack No
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance 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

The Pixel 2 XL excels in essential photography and general app performance, although the screen could be improved and the overall design isn't that flashy.

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

Google Pixel 2 XL

Google's own take on the best of Android

The Google Pixel 2 XL brings the best of Android home, with guaranteed updates, a super-smart camera and more. It's available outright or on contract through Telstra.

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Google Pixel 2 XL specs

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 6 inches
Resolution 1440 x 2880
Pixels per inch (PPI) 538
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
Dimensions 157.9mm x 76.7mm x 7.9mm
Weight 175g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 15
Processor Snapdragon 835
RAM 4GB
Operating system Android 8
Internal storage

64GB

128GB

External storage support Up to N/A
Battery capacity 3,520mAh
Headphone jack No
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance IP67
Wireless charging No

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