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

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

Compare SIM-only plans for the Google Pixel 2 XL

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Name Product Features Data Price
Monthly winner: Data
Circles.Life 100GB for $38 SIM-only Plan
SIM-Only - Postpaid
No contract
  • New customers get over 20% off for 12 months - pay $30/mth, then $38/mth onwards. T&Cs apply. Ends 01.03.2021, 9pm AEDT
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
100GB
Data
$30
per month
100GB
Data
Moose 15.80 6GB 1 Month
SIM-Only - Postpaid
No contract
  • Pay $12.80/mth instead of $15.80/mth for 12 months. T&Cs apply. Ends 31 January 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
6GB
Data
$12.80
per month
6GB
Data
$12.80
per month
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Circles.Life 20GB for $28 SIM-only Monthly Plan
SIM-Only - Postpaid
No contract
  • New customers get 50GB data and over 20% off for 12 months - pay $22/mth, then $28/mth onwards. T&Cs apply. Ends 01.03.2021, 9pm AEDT.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
50GB
Data
$22
per month
50GB
Data
Moose 23.80 20GB 1 Month
SIM-Only - Postpaid
No contract
  • Pay $19.80/mth instead of $23.80/mth for 12 months. T&Cs apply. Ends 31 January 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
20GB
Data
$19.80
per month
20GB
Data
$19.80
per month
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Circles.Life 8GB for $18 SIM-only Plan
SIM-Only - Postpaid
No contract
  • New customers get over 20% off for 12 months - pay $14/mth, then $18/mth onwards. T&Cs apply. Ends 01.03.2021, 9pm AEDT
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
8GB
Data
$14
per month
8GB
Data
gomo 4G Subscription $25 18GB 30 Days
SIM-Only - Subscription
No contract
  • Buy 3 months, get 3 months free. T&Cs apply. Ends 28 February 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
18GB
Data
$25
per 30 days expiry
18GB
Data
$25
per 30 days expiry
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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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