Google Pixel 2 xl Review


Battery Life






Value for Money






Style & Design



  • Ergonomic design
  • Intelligent software features
  • Excellent performance
  • Feels great to hold
  • The best version of Android
  • Stunning camera
  • It's finally water resistant


  • Lifeless screen
  • Too expensive
  • No microSD slot or headphone jack

It was excellent last year but you should check out the Pixel 3 XL instead now .Despite losing the cherished 3.5mm headphone jack, the Pixel 2 XL makes up for it in spades with a mix of unique and sought-after features like a stellar design, waterproofing, Active Edge and a truly impressive camera

  • 12.2MP primary camera and 8MP front facing camera
  • 15.24 centimeters (6-inch) capacitive touchscreen with 1440 x 2880 pixels resolution
  • Android v8.0.1 Oreo operating system with 2.35GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 64-bit octa core processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal memory and single SIM
  • 3520mAH lithium-ion battery
  • 1 year manufacturer warranty for device and 6 months manufacturer warranty for in-box accessories including batteries from the date of purchase
OS Android
Item Weight 177 g
Product Dimensions 15.8 x 0.8 x 7.7 cm
Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
Item model number Pixel 2 XL
Wireless communication technologies Bluetooth, WiFi Hotspot
Connectivity technologies GSM, CDMA, HSPA, 4G LTE
Special features Single SIM, Music Player, Video Player, E-mail
Other camera features 8MP
Form factor Touchscreen Phone
Weight 177 Grams
Colour Black
Battery Power Rating 3520
Whats in the box Handset, USB Type-C 18W Adapter with USB-PD, C-C Cable (USB 2.0), SIM Tool, Quick Switch Adapter and 3.5 mm to USB-C Earbud Adapter

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: Specs Compared

Pixel 2

Pixel 2 XL

Price $649 $849
OS Android 8.0 Android 8.0
Display 5 inches (1920 x 1080 pixels) 6 inches (2880 x 1440 pixels)
CPU Snapdragon 835 Snapdragon 835
Storage 64GB, 128GB 64GB, 128GB
Rear Camera 12 MP (f/1.8) 12 MP (f/1.8)
Front Camera 8 MP (f/2.4) 8 MP (f/2.4)
Battery 2700 mAh 3520 mAh
Headphone Jack No No
Charging USB-C USB-C
Size 5.7 x 2.7 x 0.3 inches 6.2 x 3 x 0.3 inches
Weight 5.01 ounces 6.2 ounces

The Pixel 2 XL is the second-generation large-scale phone, looking to replace one of our favourite 2016 phones. At launch it was an ambitious device – more so than the not-too-dissimilar Pixel 3 models which launched in late 2018 – switching to an 18:9 display and looking to refine the bodywork of the original phones.