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Camera

100% user satisfaction score (5 votes)
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Can shoot 4K videos

The Google Pixel 2 XL can shoot 4K 2160p high-quality videos. It's a big advantage for those of you who have a 4K display at home so you can watch your videos in the best quality possible. Even if you don't have, you still get to save your memories in a very high quality format.

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EIS and OIS works simultaneously

The Google Pixel 2 XL utilizes both the EIS and OIS at the same time when recording videos. The end results is super stable videos. Usually phones take advantage of either the EIS or OIS but not both.

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First place on DxOMark with 98 score

Google has done it again, topping the charts on DxOMark mobile sensor test with an amazing score of 98. Now listen to this, the Pixel 2 (same camera as Pixel 2 XL) got 99 in the Photo category, this is just insane score. What's next, 100 score?

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Fast f1.8 aperture lens for the rear camera

The main camera features an f/1.8 aperture lens. It's not the fastest lens out there, but with combination of an OIS, large pixels and advanced ISP, this camera can produce very high quality image and we've already seen the DxOMark score, the best of any mobile phone camera to date.

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Large 1/2.6-inch sensor for the rear-facing camera

The Google Pixel 2 comes with a large 1/2.6-inch 12MP sensor. Google has chosen that large sensor to make sure its 12MP resolution doesn't impact the image quality and low-light performance. This translates to 1.4-micron pixels, which means larger pixels, better IQ.

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Performance & Hardware

66.7% user satisfaction score (3 votes)
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Super powerful processor, SD835

The Google Pixel 2 XL comes with the market's most powerful SoC, the Snapdragon 835. It's a superb powerful processor that will run everything that you throw at it at incredible speed, including the latest most demanding 3D games.

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Daydream-ready phone

The Google Pixel 2 XL is a Daydream-ready phone. This means that it's optimized for high-quality mobile virtual reality. Just keep in mind that you'll need to purchase the Daydream View headset in order to experience VR with the Pixel 2 XL, it doesn't work without it.

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Lacks microSD slot fot storage expansion

The Google Pixel 2 XL lacks a microSD card slot, so you can't expand the storage over the base built-in storage capacity which is either 64GB or 128GB. I don't know what Google has done it, maybe just to push people getting the more expensive version, like Apple does.

Display

100% user satisfaction score (2 votes)
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Extremely high pixel density

The Pixel 2 XL has an extremely high pixel density of 537 ppi. This means that everything will look super sharp. This is great for those of you who like playing VR Daydream games because you can enjoy a much better viewing experience, less pixelation.

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Very high resolution display

The Google Pixel 2 XL comes with a 144x2880 pixel QuadHD resolution. This is amazing resolution that makes everything on the screen looks super sharp and it's great for VR (Daydream) due to its 538 ppi pixel density.

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Design

50% user satisfaction score (4 votes)
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The Google Pixel 2 XL is a huge improvement over the Pixel XL of last year in terms of external design. Now you get a larger beautiful edge-to-edge display, with a phone that is only 1mm taller, 3.2mm wider and even 7mm thinner than the previous model. The Pixel 2 XL still has a small top and...

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Small top and bottom bezels

Unlike the Google Pixel 2 that has huge top and button bezels, the Google Pixel 2 XL follows the latest edge-to-edge trend with much smaller bezels. It still have bezels, but it looks much better than the Pixel 2 in that aspect.

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Limited color variations

The Google Pixel 2 XL comes only in two color variations: black and white. The Black is all black and the white has a black accent at the top part at the back. I would have liked to see more colors, maybe Google will introduce them in the future,.

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Ugly back

I never liked the design of the back of the phone. I mean, if someone told me to design and ugly phone, that what I would have done. Is this the only design Google designers can come up with to make their new device lineup to stand out from the rest.

Audio
0% user satisfaction score (1 vote)
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No headphone jack

Google has decided to get read of the 3.5mm headphone jack. You do get an adapter in the box through.

Connectivity
100% user satisfaction score (1 vote)
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Bluetooth 5.0 for faster data transfer for 4 times larger distance

The Google Pixel 2 come with Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, which supports much faster data transfer speed and the ability o transfer data for 4 times larger distance compared to Bluetooth 4.0.

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Battery

50% user satisfaction score (2 votes)
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Support fast battery charging

The Google Pixel 2 XL can work with 27W chargers. The phone ships with 18W adapter which can give you 7 hours worth of power in just 15 minutes, this is amazing.

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No wireless charging support

The Google Pixel 2 XL doesn't have wireless charging. I guess this is because of the metal back. Quite unfortunate to be honest, I like coming home and just putting my phone on the plate and forget about it.

Other
0% user satisfaction score (1 vote)
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Very expensive

The Pixel 2 XL price is just insane, $200 more than the XL version. It costs $850 for the 64GB and $950 for the 128GB. The prices goes up like the costs of the parts is going up, but it isn't, it goes down each year. How do we get to a $1000 price for a mobile phone?