Google Pixel 2 XL - Full specifications

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Google Pixel 2 XL
Display
Contrast ratio: inf
Google Pixel 2 XL
CPU
Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)
Google Pixel 2 XL
Main Camera
12.2 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
Google Pixel 2 XL
Storage
64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM
Google Pixel 2 XL
Size
6.0 inches, 92.6 cm2 (~76.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Google Pixel 2 XL
OS
Android 8.0 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 10.0

Google Pixel 2 XL Full Specifications

Battery
Charging Fast charging (capped at 10.5W) USB Power Delivery 2.0
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3520 mAh battery
Body
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum/glass back, aluminum frame
Dimensions 157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm (6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 in)
SIM Nano-SIM card & eSIM
Weight 175 g (6.17 oz)
Body IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)
Comms
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Display
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Resolution 1440 x 2880 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~538 ppi density)
Size 6.0 inches, 92.6 cm2 (~76.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Type P-OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Display DCI-P3 100% Always-on display
Features
Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Launch
Announced 2017, October
Status Available. Released 2017, October
Main Camera
Features Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Single 12.2 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
Video 2160p@30fps (gyro-EIS), 1080p@30/60/120fps (gyro-EIS), 720p@240fps (gyro-EIS)
Memory
Card slot No
Internal 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM
Memory UFS 2.1
Misc
Colors Just Black, Black & White
Price $ 135.79 / € 356.99 / 263.99
Network
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 32(1500), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat15 800/75 Mbps
Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
Network CDMA 800 / 1900
Platform
CPU Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 (10 nm)
GPU Adreno 540
OS Android 8.0 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 10.0
Selfie Camera
Features HDR
Single 8 MP, f/2.4, 25mm (wide), 1/3.2", 1.4µm
Video 1080p@30fps
Sound
3.5mm jack No
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
Tests
Audio quality Noise - 93.7 / Crosstalk - 79.7
Battery life Endurance rating 88h
Camera Photo / Video
Display Contrast ratio: inf
Loudspeaker Voice 66dB / Noise 70dB / Ring 78dB
Performance AnTuTu: 206711 (v7) GeekBench: 6055 (v4.4) GFXBench: 13fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
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Google Pixel 2 XL
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Quick delivery. Excellent phone.

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I bought the phone because of the many extraordinary good reviews of the camera, but I was bitterly disappointed. For me the Pixel 2 case is an outstanding proof of how mendacious and bought the online test results of the big test labs are. I really wonder if the testers ever had a Samsung smartphone in their hands – because these are really great cameras, especially from model Galaxy S7 on. But now in detail:

DESIGN
The design of the pixel devices is bad to say the least – really bad. Especially the XL-model looks with its thick side edges simply cheap and ugly. But also the little brother has a look like a 2014 or 15 mobile phone model with the GIANT edge on top and bottom. Today simply not contemporary.

PERFORMANCE
This is really outstanding. Especially with Android Pie 9.0, which is really the absolute strength of the phones. Even a Galaxy S9 doesn’t come quite close. I also appreciate the slim structure of the pure android. But as the only unique selling point it is simply not enough at the end of the day! Somal also the Samsung software offers some nice additional functions, which are not available at Google.

CAMERA
My main point of criticism: The photo quality is just on the level of a Samsung Galaxy S7, thus with quite good pictures in the upper middle class range – more definitely not! Provided, however, that the factory activated HDR+ mode is deactivated. Because with HDR+, all pictures get an ugly color cast. Only the HDR+ extended mode is highly recommended for low-light, because here really 3 pictures are taken and stitched together.
The great background blur in portrait shots is often distributed very wildly by pixel 2. In most cases useless. Also panoramic shots take much longer compared to Samsung and are much worse composed.
The video quality is with 30fps lower middle class, with 60fps grotto bad. Since there is even less image information (kbit/s) available for the individual image. The focus is set somewhere 2 meters behind the mobile phone during FullHD recordings and produces a completely blurred, noisy video and this in daylight. Comparable roughly to a Samsung Galaxy S5. With UltraHD recordings it gets a bit better, the focus is usually right, the picture is less noisy and clearer. With normal pans, however, clear pixel cubes appear. Even in Ultra-HD mode, even in daylight, there are worlds between pixel 2 and e.g. a Galaxy S9!
Another banal but in practice unsuitable circumstance is that you always have to switch between photo and video mode before videos or photos can be taken. As an old Samsung user, this caused me to press the video button several times in the beginning and only noticed at the end of the filming that there was no recording at all, because I only switched to video mode at first, but didn’t record yet, which would have required another click. Surely only a small thing, but in practice incredibly annoying and cumbersome.

FAZIT
Actually I am a big Google fan because of the simplicity and reliability of software. But if you are thinking about buying this Pixel 2 phone because of the outstandingly well tested camera, you should leave it alone. You will be very disappointed. The independent test results just don’t match the reality – buy a Galaxy S7, S8 or S9 and your shots will be fantastic, especially with the S9, even at low light.

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