“Long story short, the XL is the bigger, more attractive version of the Pixel 2. Just about everything I loved about Google’s new small phone applies here too, but the XL has a few distinct advantages — its battery life is much better, and Android Oreo shines on its bigger screen.”
“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.”
“The Pixel smartphones receive software updates instantly from Google, and the Pixel 2 XL should get them for three years. Expect this device to last four to five years. Should you buy it? Absolutely. If you don’t care much for the missing headphone jack, the Pixel 2 XL is the best Android phone around.”
“There was never any doubt that the second Pixel phone would arrive with anything less than an amazing camera. It’s really quick, of course, and has all of Google’s top software features. It was always the design that would make or break it – and in many ways, Google has delivered.”
“PROS Amazing camera, super-fast, stock Android software, Google Assistant is consistently useful, unobtrusive CONS Expensive, no headphone jack, Pixel 2 looks dated, Pixel XL 2 POLED display not as good as OLED.”
Google Pixel 2 XL is a marginally larger version of Google Pixel 2, an Android-based smartphone from Google. Both the smartphones have similar features except the Pixel 2 XL has a slightly bigger screen size.
While the Google Pixel 2 has a 5-inch full HD 1080p, standard 16:9, display screen, the Pixel 2 XL comes with a 6-inch (150 mm) P-OLED display panel with a resolution of 2880pixels ×1440 pixels, an 18:9 aspect ratio at 538 ppi. The display of this phone is also protected by a tough, durable and scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass.
The rear camera of the smartphone is a 12.2 megapixel with a f/1.8 aperture, while the front camera is an 8 megapixel with a f/2.4 aperture. The Pixel 2 XL includes Intel-designed Pixel Visual Core image processor.
The Pixel 2 XL is driven by Android 8.0.1 Oreo operating system with Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835, octa-core processor (4 x 2.35GHz Kyro and 4 x 1.9GHz Kyro), 4GB RAM, 64GB internal memory and single nano-SIM.
Just like Google Pixel 2, the Pixel 2 XL comes with a non-removable Lithium-Ion 3520 mAh battery. The smartphone has connectivity of Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band, DLNA, hotspot. The phone also comes loaded with sensors such as a barometer sensor, compass sensor, proximity sensor, gyro sensor, and accelerometer.
The phone comes with a one-year manufacturer warranty, while the in-box accessories, including batteries, come with a six-month manufacturer warranty from the date of purchase.