8.1/10
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The Google Pixel 2 XL currently has an Informr score of 8.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 42 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.35 GHz
Screen Size
6"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


GSMArena

The phone is a pretty complete package but what a Pixel brings you most of all is consistency in the experience of using it day in and day out.

- GSMArena
Deccan Chronicle

The phone has a few bright spots such as a brilliant camera. Being a Google device, it offers latest Android experience without any bloat. Unfortunately, a badly calibrated screen, boring design, and lack of fine detail in design make it a wasted opportunity.

- Chandrakant Isi, Deccan Chronicle
The Verge

It repeatedly and consistently captures the most accurate colors, the most detail, and tackles challenging lighting scenarios that make the other smartphone cameras weep.

- Sean O'Kane, The Verge
KnowTechie

The Google Pixel 2 XL is the best Android smartphone money can buy right now, but when it comes to its screen, that’s a whole different story.

- Kevin Raposo, KnowTechie
Gadget Review

The Pixel 2 XL is an interesting smartphone. We would sum it up as an all-around decent smartphone that has the best camera and software performance you can find on an Android phone today. It doesn’t have the overall finesse that some of its direct competition have nailed, like a near edge-to-...

- Josh Noriega, Gadget Review


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Common Questions


LG released the Google Pixel 2 XL on October 17, 2017.


Google Pixel 2 XL prices will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. LG's suggested retail price is $849.00. You can compare Google Pixel 2 XL prices from around the web here on The Informr.


LG backs up the Google Pixel 2 XL with a 2 Years parts & labour warranty.


If your Google Pixel 2 XL has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact LG support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find LG's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
6"

The Google Pixel 2 XL's screen size is 6 inches with 1440 x 2880 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.35 GHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Octa core 2.35 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64/128 GB

Internal memory is 64/128 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
3520mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3520 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are minutes (2G), 1200 minutes (3G), 629 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Google Pixel 2 XL Specs

Overview
Release date October 17, 2017
Regions available USA, Canada, UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA:
800/850/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO Rev. A, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Octa core 2.35 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 64/128 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1 W/kg
Body: 1.18 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 2 Years
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3520 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time 705 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 629 minutes
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time 729 minutes
Talk Time Unknown
3G Talk Time Up to: 1200 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 11.3 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Just Black, Black & White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.7 x 7.6 x 0.8 cm (6.2 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 175 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 67
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology P-OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 2880 pixels
Pixel density 538 pixels
Size 6 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, 3D Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Panorama, Self-timer, Dual Pixel Phase detection
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, FLV
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
F2.4 aperture
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG Pixel 2 XL

Additional Sensor: Barometer, Active Edge, Hall effect
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Critic Reviews


GSMArena

A solid choice

The phone is a pretty complete package but what a Pixel brings you most of all is consistency in the experience of using it day in and day out.

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The phone is a pretty complete package but what a Pixel brings you most of all is consistency in the experience of using it day in and day out.

Read full review

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Deccan Chronicle

Great software trapped in a mediocre body

from Deccan Chronicle

The phone has a few bright spots such as a brilliant camera. Being a Google device, it offers latest Android experience without any bloat. Unfortunately, a badly calibrated screen, boring design, and lack of fine detail in design make it a wasted opportunity.

Read full review

The phone has a few bright spots such as a brilliant camera. Being a Google device, it offers latest Android experience without any bloat. Unfortunately, a badly calibrated screen, boring design, and lack of fine detail in design make it a wasted opportunity.

Read full review

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The Verge

Hands down, best image quality

from The Verge

It repeatedly and consistently captures the most accurate colors, the most detail, and tackles challenging lighting scenarios that make the other smartphone cameras weep.

Read full review

It repeatedly and consistently captures the most accurate colors, the most detail, and tackles challenging lighting scenarios that make the other smartphone cameras weep.

Read full review

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KnowTechie

Packing an impressive suite of performance features

from KnowTechie

The Google Pixel 2 XL is the best Android smartphone money can buy right now, but when it comes to its screen, that’s a whole different story.

Read full review

The Google Pixel 2 XL is the best Android smartphone money can buy right now, but when it comes to its screen, that’s a whole different story.

Read full review

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Gadget Review

Excellent construction, best performing Android software

from Gadget Review

The Pixel 2 XL is an interesting smartphone. We would sum it up as an all-around decent smartphone that has the best camera and software performance you can find on an Android phone today. It doesn’t have the overall finesse that some of its direct competition have nailed, like a near edge-to-edge display or a fetching form.

Read full review

The Pixel 2 XL is an interesting smartphone. We would sum it up as an all-around decent smartphone that has the best camera and software performance you can find on an Android phone today. It doesn’t have the overall finesse that some of its direct competition have nailed, like a near edge-to-edge display or a fetching form.

Read full review

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T3

Distinctive design, intelligent software, outstanding camera

from T3

Both the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL show Google now has clear vision for its flagship smartphones. The design is distinctive and has character, the camera continues to be outstanding, and the software it very intelligent. We think the Pixel 2 XL's edge-to-edge screen makes it the one to go for.

Read full review

Both the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL show Google now has clear vision for its flagship smartphones. The design is distinctive and has character, the camera continues to be outstanding, and the software it very intelligent. We think the Pixel 2 XL's edge-to-edge screen makes it the one to go for.

Read full review

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Phone Scoop

The most Androidful Android phone

from Phone Scoop

Google and LG did a decent job with the Pixel 2 XL, but they could have done better. This flagship should have absolutely no peers, and yet missteps have marred it a bit.

Read full review

Google and LG did a decent job with the Pixel 2 XL, but they could have done better. This flagship should have absolutely no peers, and yet missteps have marred it a bit.

Read full review

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G Style Magazine

A great phone

from G Style Magazine

It should be no surprise that a software company like Google, the ones who created and support Android, would have excellent software on their Android device. And the Google Pixel 2’s hardware is a simple but good-looking vessel for their software!

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It should be no surprise that a software company like Google, the ones who created and support Android, would have excellent software on their Android device. And the Google Pixel 2’s hardware is a simple but good-looking vessel for their software!

Read full review

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finder.com.au

The best pure Android phone yet

from finder.com.au

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.

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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.

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The Indian Express

Stands out on software, camera

from The Indian Express

Google Pixel 2 XL does not feel like a device that has delivered on the promise of being a dream phone for Android fans thanks to some of the hardware issues. It appears to be incomplete and the spate of problems popping up daily show no signs of stopping.

Read full review

Google Pixel 2 XL does not feel like a device that has delivered on the promise of being a dream phone for Android fans thanks to some of the hardware issues. It appears to be incomplete and the spate of problems popping up daily show no signs of stopping.

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