I love my Pixel 2 XL. I have had this phone for less than 2 weeks since I made the MAJOR investment in purchase this ($900 something). I got it in a timely fashion. Right out of the box I was impressed. I love the single lens camera look and the fingerprint sensor on the back. Where it should be. After doing a battery drain and charging it back up to 100% I began to us it and I am very impressed. It seems quicker/snappier than its predecessors. The real selling point is the PURE Android experience. It doesnÂ’t have the ads and extra apps like Facebook, Uber, IHeart Radio and Carrier Apps. It only comes with 21 (last I counted) pre-installed apps. On my old phone I jail broke/ rooted it to get the features to do what this phone already comes with. Like killing apps in the back ground and limiting permissions on what apps can have access to. (Why does the calculator need access to your phone book???) Also, the battery life is OUTSTANDING. I tend to use my phone for my business which makes it my second most important tool for what I do. I will have it fully charged at 6:30 in the morning with heavy use during the day. It will still be around 20% at 8 oÂ’clock that night. The automatic music identifier is a great touch as is the camera. I have taken a lot of pics with it and this is the absolute best IÂ’ve ever used or seen. For the average user like me I will never get the full use out of it but, it is good to know it is there.
One of the few things I am disappointed about is the Google Photos. I am not good with how it tries to identify everyone in the pics and try to ask you their names. Which it send your photos to the Google Cloud. At this point I feel like I am feeding the Â“BeastÂ”. So I use a third party app for my photos. Another problem that I had was in the first 72 hours my phone kept saying that Google has stopped. Nothing worked after that. I turned it on and off and it still was doing the same thing. I checked for an update which there was and it took care of the problem. But, my real problem is with Google themselves. Two weeks after I bought my phone the prices dropped by $200. So I called and inquired about getting in on this deal and they said that I would have to return my phone and order a new one. First of all, who does that? For an older person like me it takes 3 days to get my phone just the way I want it. So this would mean I would have to put my info back on my old phone (Nexus 6) then transfer it again when I get my new phone. That is just too much trouble. So if I return it they can keep it. I will just get a Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s. ItÂ’s still $200 cheaper with the discount that Google is giving. I am very disappointed in how Google is handling my situation. IÂ’m pretty sure I am going to return it because it is the principle of it. But, still I refuse to go to Apple due to their control freak OS and I will go back to a flip phone before going to a Samsung. Also, they didnÂ’t send me a survey after I hung up on them
Tamburano, 18 Mar 2018 Any recommendations on a screen protector? I'd shop on Amazon.ca as I'm in Canada Has anyone... moreThese things are pretty tough / resistant to scuffs etc , if youÂ’re as careful as you say , you shouldnÂ’t need any screen protector or stuff like that , to me , the phone looks and fells way better without the protection
All or most of this screen protections are a gimmic for the most part , an industry on its own
My first Google phone and I have been very pleased. I frequently change devices but this to the point of last frontier. Nevermind Samsung, LG, Sony, HTC. This is a great phone and everything else of its features. I admire Google products therefore this phone rated 9 out of 10
It's a great phone; just be sure to buy from the Google Store. The Verizon Variant on the PIXEL 2 XL is not OEM unlockable; LOCKED BOOTLOADER.
No rooting or factory re-imaging possible
Any recommendations on a screen protector? I'd shop on Amazon.ca as I'm in Canada Has anyone bought one that goes on smooth without bubbles or peeling? Do I need one? I'm pretty careful with my phone's. Thanks.
marko97sx, 08 Mar 2018This phone is embarrassing. Look at those bezels. Yes, they're smaller, but man, the Xperia XA... moreI love this phone and IÂ’m glad I made the decision to buy it. Came from an s8 still running nugget not Oreo and donÂ’t miss it at all. Your opinion is just that.
If you can afford this device then headphones are a fraction of the cost, who donÂ’t own headphones anyway. I had both nexus 6 and 6p and they were nothing special the 6p was fragile, bent easy plus it had the snapdragon 810 with heat issues that throttled performance because the 810 was a bad soc. The nexus 6 was a good device but had a battery that needed charging at minimum of twice a day. How have google f!!ked up in making a better device!!!
Fare enough if itÂ’s not your type of phone but at least give a better reason for trash talk.
LIRKER, 01 Mar 2018If Snapdragon 835 available to have 4K display with 60fps rate, it is possible to record 4K 60fps.Sorry, this information is wrong. Snapdragon 835 has an ability to render 4K display with 60fps rate but it can't record 4K display with 60fps, it's hardware limitation. But it can render 4K video playback with 60fps. Sorry again.
AnonD-744409, 13 Mar 2018What about the battery life, how is it compared to S7edgeIMO this phone is pretty good. Battery life is about above average, about 5h SoT on browsing, music & video playback. About 4h SoT for gaming. My S7e was about the same with this phone in terms of battery life but keep in mind that I owned P2XL and S7e and my S7e was about 2 years old. Thanks for the question :-D
I really would love this device if the screen was better. Just been into my local CW and also the EE shop. CW no longer have it turned on, and stutter and stammer when asked why. The one in EE, it sadly had burn in, which was highly distracting. A fat "G" in the centre of the screen. Quite obvious too. Shame, because their cameras are fantastic. Hopefully they add wireless charging in the next one, and improve the screen. Much of the rest is excellent.
I have Pixel 2 xl , i phone x and note 8... so If I will go woth camera quality I will rate pixel 2 xl as number one and as per display quality it is okay cause they are using lg display and we all know i phone displays are best cauae they are made by samsung and if I will rate over all from 10 I will rate 8 as per my usage...so I recomend to buy this handset
Upgraded from my Galaxy S7 to the Pixel 2 XL. I loved that phone, but I can 100% without a doubt say that the Pixel is gonna be the phone I use for years to come. It's fast, the camera is top notch, the battery life is insane, and there are so many other positives that outweigh any negatives, for me. 9/10 phone, would recommend to everybody
LIRKER, 09 Mar 2018As I said, this phone is not worth the money. I owned this one and it doesn't satisfied me. Fa... moreWhy don't they bring back Nexus from the dead? Or at least make the price as one?
marko97sx, 08 Mar 2018This phone is embarrassing. Look at those bezels. Yes, they're smaller, but man, the Xperia XA... moreAs I said, this phone is not worth the money. I owned this one and it doesn't satisfied me. Fast updates and camera is not enough. They give the fast update but full of bugs. Screen touches problem after Oreo update. I'm in way to sell this phone to my friend, and stick with my S7 edge.
This phone is embarrassing. Look at those bezels. Yes, they're smaller, but man, the Xperia XA2 Ultra has the same screen to body ratio and still looks prettier than this phone. The advantage of Nexus phones were that they were cheaper. This is $900. What? Big side bezels, no IP68, just 67, an 'all aluminium design' when it's clearly a plastic coating, a thick one mind you. NO HEADPHONES INCLUDED WITH A $900 SMARTPHONE! No SD card slot, no wireless charging. The Pixel is the last flagship of 2017 and still lacks features, and COSTS $900! I wish that Google wakes up and realize where they actually f*cked up and revive the Nexus line. Way too expensive, I wouldn't recommend this phone to almost anyone. I don't care what MKBHD and others say. The price is not justifiable.
This phone was so close to being perfect. Why oh why didn't Google use Samsung for the 2XL screen instead of LG?