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Google Pixel 2 XL Review

Pixel 2 XL is the new unleashed smartphone from Google and we know what all to expect.

Mobile Phone date Aug 08, 2018 MAD Team

MSRP $ 649.00
MSRP $ 649.00


  • Convincing design
  • Fantastic camera quality
  • Savvy software


  • 3.5mm headphone port missing
  • A bit expensive
  • Trashy screen



Google Pixel 2 XL is right in the race for best Android devices presently locking horns in the smartphone market. With its new-age design and some tremendous performance figures, the new device has it all.

Though Google Pixel’s earlier models faced some dire issues like shoddy display, disappointing speakers, and few models being shipped with an Operating system. The previous OLED display faced much criticism from the worldwide users, but with some refinements, the issue has been resolved to some extent. To counter that, Google has remarkably improved on many features and few of them includes IP67 waterproofing and Gorilla Glass 5.

Google Pixel 2 XL specs does match with any other currently available flagship smartphone

The software part is one area where Google need not sweat out because, by default, the latest version of the Android gets loaded in the device.

There should obviously be some perks of developing your own operating system. Pixel 2 XL was one of the first devices to get the Oreo update and the device will soon be following the upcoming Android P later this year. Currently, the Pixel 2 XL is powered by Snapdragon 835 processor and 4GB of RAM. The chipset is same as that featured in Samsung Galaxy Note 8, OnePlus 5 and other premium phones.

In Pixel 2, Google has cut down the bezel area which further aided in stretching the screen to the edges. In order to strengthen the grip, a three-dimensional curve is crafted all along the screen. The screen resolution stands at 2,880 x 1,440 with LG-made pOLED display. There is not much difference in the contrast and color accuracy as compared to the previous models. The viewing angles pose some issues for sure. When the display is tilted a bit, blurriness comes into play and the flaw is one of the major low points in the device.

The one thing that places Google Pixel 2 XL over all other Android devices is the camera quality. XL camera picture processing remains unbeatable and offers you to capture phenomenal pictures in varied condition. The Star Wars AR stickers add the much-needed punch for any shortfalls, if there. Pixel 2 XL sports 12.2MP camera on the back and 8MP selfie camera in the front.

A true camera phone for all the selfie lovers

Owning a smartphone can be irritating sometimes due to fast-depleting battery levels.

But it is not in the case of Pixel 2 XL, as the device churns out survivability of over a day and a half. The only fall-out comes in the form of wireless charging. Being the flagship device of a company, people expect you to roll-out best of the best features which are currently available in the market. But I think Google has devised its own policies to miss such a crucial feature in its latest offering. A fast charger may come up to the rescue to this.

The verdict

Since its release in November 2017, Pixel has only improved and that's exactly what we expect from a tech giant like Google. Especially, when you globally crafts the Android wear for billions of smartphones. In the Pixel 2 XL, Google has certainly made such huge strides in every quarter. By narrowing the bezel and extending the display, Google made sure that Pixel 2 XL should be competent enough in today's time. Google has surely worked hard to hush-up old patches that were of serious concern, especially the display’s glitch, but it still needs more improvement. There is also a significant improvement in the camera quality of Google Pixel 2 XL which can be widely seen in the clicked pictures.

In the end, Google’s improvisation on camera quality is certainly going to buy them much-needed fanbase, but in future, we expect the OLED display to be refurbished for better.

Where to buy: MSRP $649.00

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