Google Pixel 2 XL (2017) review

Android OS v8.0 (Oreo)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Adreno 540
4 GB / 64 GB
6 inches (1440 x 2880 px)
12 MP, 4048 x 3036 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization

Google announced the launch of the Pixel 2 XL smartphone in 2017. The manufacturer is offering the Google Pixel 2 XL phone with 6 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 chipset, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage.

The Google Pixel 2 XL comes with Android OS v8.0 (Oreo) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 3520 mAh, non-removable battery.

Google Pixel 2 XL specifications

NamePixel 2 XL
Release date2017


The weight of Google Pixel 2 XL is about 6.17 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this Google phone are average (6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 inches).

Weight6.17 oz
Dimensions6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 inches
Colorsblack, white
SIM typeNano SIM


The Google Pixel 2 XL comes with Android OS v8.0 (Oreo) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS. Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open-source software.

OS versionAndroid OS v8.0 (Oreo)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
CPUOcta-core, Quad-core 2.35 GHz Kryo, Quad-core 1.9 GHz Kryo
GPUAdreno 540


The size of Pixel 2 XL screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 6 inches POLED display of Google Pixel 2 XL with 1440 x 2880 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typePOLED
Screen size6 inches
Resolution1440 x 2880 px
Multitouch supportyes


The internal memory of Google Pixel 2 XL (4 GB) cannot be expanded.

Internal storage64 GB
Memory card slotmo


The camera of the Pixel 2 XL is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus. The main camera of Pixel 2 XL has optical image stabilization (OIS) to counteract camera shake. Optical image stabilization is a must for anyone shooting without a tripod with a long lens or in low light conditions.

Selfie camera8 MP
Main camera12 MP, 4048 x 3036 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization
FlashDual LED


The Google Pixel 2 XL supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. 4G is the fourth generation of mobile phone technology. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The Pixel 2 XL comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality. Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connectivity technology that makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch. The Pixel 2 XL phone doesn't have built-in FM radio.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv5.0, A2DP
FM radiono
HeadphoneUSB Type-C adapter


The Li-Ion 3520 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of Pixel 2 XL isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

TypeLi-Ion 3520 mAh, non-removable


Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. The Pixel 2 XL phone has a fingerprint scanner. This sensor identifies and authenticates the fingerprints of an individual in order to grant or deny access to a smartphone. This Google phones come with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. The Pixel 2 XL phone comes with a compass sensor. A compass sensor is a device that provides accurate directions in relation to the earth's North and South magnetic poles. The Pixel 2 XL is a safe and durable IP68 dustproof and waterproof smartphone built for outdoor usage. This smartphone supports fast charging technology, which comes in handy when you need quick juice on your device.

Sensorsaccelerometer, active edge, barometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, hall, light, proximity
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass 5, Fast charging, Certified IP68 dustproof and waterproof

The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Google Pixel 2 XL, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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