Google Pixel 2 XL 64GB  +1 variation

price₹ 46,999 onwards

launchOct, 2017

82.9

excellence score

67.8

value for money score

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Design

  • Attractive looking (and unique) design, and an excellent, premium, aluminium build
  • The black and white Pixel 2 XL looks especially gorgeous!
  • Great hand feel
  • Fully water-resistant body
  • The fingerprint sensor is both fast and accurate
  • Pretty compact design - this is the Pixel to get if you either have smaller hands, or value portability over a large display

Display

  • Good display - bright and sharp (though not quite as rich as a best-in-class screens on Samsung's flagships, and it also has some discernible blue-shift when you tilt the display)
  • The larger screen size than the Google Pixel 2 means its not quite as comfortable to use and handle as its smaller cousin

Software

  • This is Google's Android software, as it is meant to be - simple, clean, easy to understand - with a few handy add-ons like the Pixel Launcher, automatic offline music detection, and Always On lock screen
  • Google also borrows from the HTC U11's pressure-sensitive sides - you can squeeze the phone to open Google Assistant and tell it what to do

Performance

  • Top-end performance backed by the best-in-class Snapdragon 835 - the phone is consistently fast no matter what you throw at it - and matches other top-end flagships in benchmark tests

Camera

  • Another interesting and useful add-on is the Google Lens, built into the camera's photo app, which calls up a trove of information on objects like a landmark or a piece of art
  • More than anything else, the Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL is about its absolutely brilliant camera - which is arguably the best overall camera on any smartphone right now - even beating the likes of the iPhone 8 Plus, and Galaxy Note 8 (although not by a lot)
  • The best way to put it is that camera simply works, no matter what the conditions
  • It can handle all sorts of tricky environments like low light, shadows and brightly lit backgrounds - Google's HDR+ continues to beat the pants off of everyone else
  • And the addition of OIS helps take the camera up another notch from last year's Pixels
  • Even bokeh shots are managed rather well, and without any fuss (even without using a dual camera setup like other phones - purely using Google's excellent software algorithms)
  • All in all, this is a truly impressive camera, and a milestone in how far we have come with mobile photography
  • The front camera is pretty great too - and can also take bokeh-style shots like the rear camera - something thats only offered by a handful of phones right now
  • The presence of OIS takes up video quality a notch higher too - you will be impressed by how smooth and natural-looking the stabilization is
  • Other features like Motion Photos (similar to the iPhone's Live Photos) add to the fun too
  • The camera is also optimized and calibrated to support AR and comes with AR stickers - they work like regular photo stickers you add to your photos and video, but they're 3D elements and characters that move around and interact in real-life environments

Audio

  • Has a bigger, sharper 6-inch display versus a 5-inch AMOLED display on the Pixel 2 - making it a better device for immersive video and web browsing more - plus, that higher resolution is especially advantageous when using a VR headset
  • Good audio quality via headphones
  • Good set of dual front-facing speakers
  • No standard headphone jack - Google goes the way of the iPhone here - and that is kind of a drag for people who have a pair of great wired headphones or earbuds they'd rather keep using without an adaptor dongle (which comes included in the box)

Battery

  • The battery life is solid - will comfortably last the day with moderate use - overall its similar to what you would get from the iPhone 8, or the Google Pixel 2
  • Pretty good charging speed too - you will get about 7 hours of battery life with a 15 minute charge
  • The battery life while good, is certainly not class leading among the flagships - it is significantly behind for instance the Galaxy Note 8 and the OnePlus 5 - both of them comfortably give battery life of over a day
  • No support for wireless charging, that's now present on the likes on iPhone 8

More

  • Of course, the Pixel 2/ Pixel 2 XL gets better the more you buy Google products - it’s a great universal controller for your Chromecast, works in tandem with a Google Home, and will work seamlessly with Pixel Buds too
  • On the whole, if you want the Android phone that does the most stuff, you might choose the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 - it remains the "All The Things" phone to beat - but if you want a phone you don’t have to learn to use or fuss with just to make work properly, you will want the Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL - for the ordinary user, this is the best Android phone out there, as on date

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  2. Buy the Pixel 2/XL for the best camera on any Android phone and fast Google updates
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  3. A really impressive smartphone with an absolutely killer camera
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  4. The fastest and smoothest Google Android device has a cracking camera, squeezable sides, great battery life and baked-in AI
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  5. The Google Pixel 2 XL has a class-leading camera
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Google Pixel 2 XL 64GB Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.0 Oreo, Upgradeable to 8.1 Oreo
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6 inches
Screen Resolution1440x2880 pixels (~ 537 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • P-OLED
  • 3D Curved Glass
  • Always-on Display
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Sensors
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
  • Hall Effect Sensor
  • Sensor Hub
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.35 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
GPUAdreno 540
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3520 mAh
Fast ChargingYes
Dimensions
Weight175 gm
Thickness7.9 mm
Camera
Camera12.2 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • F/1.8 Aperture
  • 1.4um Pixel Size
  • 1/2.6" Sensor Size
  • Laser Autofocus
  • Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
  • Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS)
  • Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS)
  • Portrait Mode
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch Focus
  • Face Detection
  • HDR
  • Panorama
Secondary Camera8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • 1.4um Pixel Size
  • F/2.4 Aperture
  • Full HD Video Recording
  • Portrait Mode
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou + GALILEO
CompassYes
DLNAYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Water ResistantYes
Dust ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
Stereo SpeakersYes
More
  • Fast Battery Charging (7 hrs of charge in 15 min)
  • Active Edge
  • 2 yrs Worldwide Warranty
  • WiFi Dual-band
  • WiFi Direct
  • USB Type-C
  • MIMO
  • Google Lens
  • Unlimited Online Storage for Photos and Videos

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