I feel sad for Google. This one could have been the best phone of 2017. Instead Google woes keeps getting more and more. And Apple is taking full advantage of it . I wish we had a phone with OLED screens by Samsung like S8 , audio by HTC or LG with seperate DAC by B&O , camera and OS as it is now and everything else the same ,it would have been the closest to the prefect smartphone with SD835. In fact only Google has the means and power to pull this off . But instead what went wrong no one knows. Maybe the over ambitious 43 year old CEO thought of getting some extra profit by engaging cheap OLED by LG. Anyway I wish Google luck next time . Apple will shine through 2017 without any doubt even when they sell IPhone X at Rs. 89000/- ( 1300 USD ) in my country and it is getting out of stock in 10 mins and when buyers in US are crying because it is 999$ IPhone 8 and 8 plus are already selling at 5% discount in India. Iphone X will not even give discount next year this time .There must be some fair competition is smartphone world .That will keep the price in check.
Had this phone for 3 days now and so far no screen burn in, it does have the blue tint when you move it off center however, Performance wise it's very fast and a solid phone otherwise. What really bugs me is the Dullness of the display. I know it's because Oreo 8.0 and Google intended it to be more true color but it sucks. The LG V30 has the Identical screen and it looks really nice when I checked it out side by side to my Pixel 2 XL, probably because LG is using Android 7.1.2 which does not have the Horrible sRGB color profile. My Nexus 6 Display made by Samsung blows this Display away in every way which is sad for a 3 year old phone. if Oreo 8.1 does not fix this dullness I am done with this phone. Dull Display is a deal breaker for me. the fault is all on me, should have waited longer to make a big phone purchase.
HEMAL PATHIRANA, 28 Oct 2017Next year google should launch Pixel 3 XL with Dual sim, 256/128inbuilt memory, latest chip, a... moreI agree with you Hemal, it's my wish too. However I want one more feature too, a basic FM receiver & if feasible a headphone jack too!
@Google_Fan, Google has provided illimited storage. that's true but the trick is that this illimited storage is for a limited time. i hope i am wrong so it is wise to check and confirm on it.
Man... Google actually had a real chance with Pixel phones. All they have to do is undercut Samsung and Apple and they have a real winner due to their superior software.
Thank you for the detailed review. I'm a regular reader of your site. Regarding pixel 2 xl review, I would like to highlight few things that I beleive the review lacks. As a professional reviewer, I believe the review should get behind things and should have depth which the common man lacks or doesnt have time to look into. Regarding battery life, there is the comment that the talk time of pixel 2 xl is 7hrs short of pixel xl, though it has fared better in other endurances. The question is why and it's here I find the review misleading. The talk time has comedown not due to any inherent shortcoming of the device rather due to Oreo. I've pixel xl and earlier with nougat, the battery usage for 1hr talk time was mere 75mAh, whereas after oreo it has increased to 300mAh!! yes 4 times more and this is what has brought the talk time crashing down. I'm sure if you are to test the previous pixel, you wont be getting the class leading 34hrs, rather it would be much less than the pixel 2 xl. Wonder if an update from google could restore the previous power consumption. The other thing is, since it has an always on screen, was the test done with always on or off? Earlier I remember GSM used to give both ratings to see the difference especially for galaxies, why did it miss for this? Such trivial things are the ones that make a review standout from an average review. Hope you would update this in your forthcoming reviews. Thanks.
loudspeaker for voice calls is way too low.. i dont think i need stereo speakers on a phone.. i have a sony and they have stereo speakers since forever and they are nothing great to have compared to speakers on other phones.. because its just a small phone.. not a soundsystem..
this is my only down point for the pixel.. waiting for the them to test the loudspeaker on the pixel 2
do you know that google pixel 2 and google pixel 2 XL
have feature that you can upload unlimited free google drive cloud
for all your photos and videos.
that mean why you need internal or external memory if you can now just walk and capture.
thank you google for this feature and we hope you continue.
your services and beat all other mobile phones
Next year google should launch Pixel 3 XL with Dual sim, 256/128inbuilt memory, latest chip, and Android P, 6inch bessless rounded Amold display, good performance camera and battery, then I will definitly buy it in next year because it having features I most like, #Dual sim#Amold 6inch display #latest fastest updates......Google to god sake you should build dual sim pixels to tame the other phone companies.........
AnonD-710046, 23 Oct 2017Actually, since the diagonal measures on both the Pixel XL and the Pixel 2 XL are the same 6",... more"Actually, since the diagonal measures on both the Pixel XL and the Pixel 2 XL are the same 6", the Pixel 2 XL's aspect ratio means the screen has to be smaller."
My Pixel XL measures 5.5" diagonally. Where did you see a 6" Pixel XL?
No matter what they are keep saying about this phone, I am still not cancelling my order.
The same they said about the last year Pixel, the best phone still, comparing to "blowing your eyes colours from Samsung".
if you want crappy photos and 1000 apps from Samsung go for them,reality is totally different than the internet,still living with 3no. S8 fans though , and the pictures are still looking awfull(good for the ones used with make-up).
Anonymous, 25 Oct 2017Nope. People buy Samsung because that's all they know. Just like Apple fanboysYes, if all these people really know is amongst the best out there, then why not?
Guessing that you're probably an Apple Fanboy yourself from that one sentence you spit out without even giving a whim of any information - unfortunate.
Anonymous, 22 Oct 2017Says the guy that can only operate a phone with one button...iOS is for you then......
some user report "black smear" issue in this ...... anyone facing this issue too?
If you wonder why pixel is on top in camera performance: https://www.forbes.com/sites/paulmonckton/2017/04/30/google-long-exposure-smartphone-shots-are-like-dslr/#7dc285bb32a9
kinda wish I had such app in my phone...