Google Pixel 2 XL Overview Updated July 8, 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 July 8

The Google Store is kicking off a summer-themed event today that discounts the Pixel 2 XL, all Google Home smart speakers, Chromecasts, and more. In effect until next week, one of the better deals is a $150 discount when purchasing two Home Max speakers.

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Google Pixel 2 XL Stories June 6

Android P DP3: Google Pixel 2’s color adjustment menu shows a new picture for reference

Google’s Pixel 2 smartphones are some of our favorite on the market, but display colors have not been their strong point. To remedy the muted display colors, Google introduced tuning options in the software. Now, in Android P, that option is getting a slight upgrade.

Google Pixel 2 XL Stories June 5

Some users are seeing slow wake-up times on Pixel 2 XL after June OTA

Android’s June security patch began rolling out to Nexus and Pixel devices yesterday which was supposed to include improved Always On Display consistency and proximity sensor behavior. Now, after installing the patch, users are reporting delayed wake-up times on the Pixel 2 XL.

Google Pixel 2 XL Stories June 2

The past week saw the first substantial leaks about the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL from the display design to the manufacturer. On the camera front, the next generation Pixel devices are rumored to have dual-front facing cameras and again a single lens on the rear. Google yesterday posted a survey asking for feedback on the Pixel 2’s Motion Photos.

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Google Pixel 2 XL Stories May 24

For the last half year, I’ve been using a Pixel 2 XL nearly exclusively. It’s been a trusty companion amidst the weirdness of my consumer electronics choices — currently made up of the Pixel itself, a pair of AirPods, an Apple Watch, and my Jacquard jacket. And while Ben did a great job summing it up in his initial review, I think it’s finally time to talk more about what makes the Pixel 2 XL so great and why it has, as he wrote, dethroned its predecessor.

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Google Pixel 2 XL Stories May 14

Despite all of the fantastic hardware that has hit the scene over the past few months, my number one pick for an Android smartphone right now is still the Google Pixel 2 XL. It does still have one major problem, though, and that’s the display. Updates helped a lot, but it’s looking like Google isn’t done just yet.

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