Google Pixel 2 XL Overview Updated February 19, 2018

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As expected, Google unveiled two new Pixel smartphones today: the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. While the smaller of the two handsets did get a small design tweak around back, it keeps the large bezels found around the display. The Pixel 2 XL, on the other hand, received a major upgrade, now with smaller bezels and dual front-facing speakers. Here are the Google Pixel 2 XL’s official specs…

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Full hardware specifications for Google’s Pixel 2 XL:

Google Pixel 2 XL Specification
Android version Android 8.0 Oreo w/ Google UI
Screen size 6-inch pOLED
Resolution 2880×1440 pixels
PPI 538 ppi
Primary camera  12.2MP, f/1.8, 1.4μm pixels, OIS, EIS, PDAF, LDAF
Front camera 8MP, f/2.4, 1.4μm pixels, fixed focus
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Storage 64GB or 128GB
Expandable storage up to N/A
RAM 4GB
Battery 3,520mAh (nonremovable)
Ports USB Type-C
Weight 175 g
Dimensions 157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm
Other features IP67 water and dust resistant, rear-facing fingerprint sensor, dual front-facing speakers, Bluetooth 5.0, Hi-Fi codecs, Active Edge, USB-PD, 18W rapid Charging
Color options Black & White (Panda), Just Black
Carrier availability Shipping on October 17
Base price off-contract ~$850
In-box accessories TBD

Google Pixel 2 XL Stories February 19

Even black-out drunk, the Pixel 2 takes some great low-light portrait shots

Over the weekend, Moya Lothian-McLean on Twitter might have had a little too much to drink before heading out to grab something to eat. During her travels, despite not remembering any of it, she (reportedly, who knows what’s true and not on the internet?) managed to take a pretty impressive looking photoshoot using her Pixel 2 XL while at a kebab restaurant…

One of my favorite tidbits about the Pixel 2 XL, aside from the fantastic battery life, is the ability to give the phone a lot of juice with just a few minutes of charging. However, as it turns out, Google’s flagship is a bit picky when it comes to that.

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Google Pixel 2 XL Stories February 16

The February security update has been out for almost half a month now, and there are countless reports of Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL users experiencing issues since installing it.

Is your Google Pixel 2 having issues after updating to the latest security patch?

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

Google’s Pixel 2 smartphones have seen their fair share of issues since launch, however, qualities such as excellent battery life and super fast software updates have made for tons of satisfied users. But with a recent update,  some users are having some concern.

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Google Pixel 2 XL Stories February 15

Several reports have emerged this evening of Google offering owners of past Nexus devices a rather notable discount on the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL. This offer is being disseminated via email though the exact criteria is not clear.

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Google Pixel 2 XL Stories February 9

How to customize your screen saver on Google Pixel 2 & 2 XL

One of Android’s lesser-known features is the built-in screen saver. In addition to just showing a clock, you can have your Pixel 2 show photos, colors, and more. Here’s how to it all works…

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