Google Pixel 2 XL

google pixel 2 xl

Google Pixel 2 XL -also known as Google Pixel XL2- is the bigger version of the new Google flagship phones, sporting a bigger display size and bigger battery capacity than its junior colleague: Google Pixel 2.

The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are the first to come with built-in SIM chips known as electronic SIM (e-SIM), earphone jack has been eliminated on the phones.

Another major highlight of the new Google Pixel phones is their superb camera output, they are currently the smartphones with best camera quality according to DxOLabs camera review, after dethroning the likes of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

Google Pixel 2 XL Key Specs

  • OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Fingerprint: Back-mounted
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM and e-SIM
  • 4G LTE: YES
  • Screen Size : 6.0 inches P-OLED Touchscreen
  • Screen Resolution: 1440 x 2880 pixels (538 PPI)
  • Processor Type: Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Internal Storage: 64/128 GB
  • Back Camera: 12.2 MP camera with LED Flash
  • Front Camera: 8 MP Camera
  • Battery: Non-Removable 3520 mAh

Google Pixel 2 XL Features Overview

Google Pixel 2 XL colors

Google Pixel 2 XL comes in a big P-OLED display that measures 6.0 inches and has a resolution of 1440 by 2880 pixels, leaving its pixel density at 538 Pixels Per-square Inch.

The Pixel 2 XL is powered by the same Octa-core processor with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC and 4 GB RAM just as the base variant, it also has two internal storage space models; 128 GB and 64 GB with no external storage option.

Google Pixel 2 XL boots the latest Android version which is the Android 8.0 Oreo, the device is entitled to receiving subsequent system updates and probably Android P upgrade when is becomes officially announced.

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The same 12 megapixels rear camera with an aperture size of f/1.8 is available on the Pixel 2 XL, the front uses an 8 megapixels camera with f/2.4 aperture and no selfie flash. The back camera has a LED flash with dual-tone.

Google Pixel 2 XL is a Nano SIM smartphone with electronic SIM technology (e-SIM) which are built-in SIM chips that cannot be removed, available sensors include the accelerometer, fingerprint, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor.

Available connectivity options on the Pixel 2 XL are 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v5.0 and Micro-USB Type C 1.0 that supports reverse connection.

Google Pixel XL2 measures of 157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm in terms of body dimensions and weighs about 175 grams. You will get to choose from Kinda Blue, Just Black and Clearly White colors if you intend buying the device. The Pixel 2 XL crams a non-removable 3,250 mAh battery with fast charge technology.

Google Pixel 2 XL Price and Availability

The Pixel 2 XL has a heavier price tag of 750 USD which is really not surprising, its price in Nigerian currency is roughly 270,000 naira and Rs. 48,999 in India. It will be sold via Google stores and some online and offline retail stores across the globe starting from October 2017.

Google Pixel 2 XL Full Specifications

2G NetworkGSM: 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G NetworkLTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 32(1500), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)
SIMNano SIM – electronic SIM (e-SIM)
StatusAvailable: October 2017
Dimensions– 157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm
– Weight: 175g
ColorsKinda Blue, Just Black and Clearly White
CoverMetal Body
– IP67 certified – dust and water resistant
– Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
TypeP-OLED touchscreen, 16M colors with multi-touch (up to 5 fingers)
Size6.0 inches, 1440 x 2880 pixels, 538 Pixels Per-square Inch
– Always-on display
– Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Memory And OS
Card slotNO
Internal64/128 GB
OSAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Processors– Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
– Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
– Adren 540 GPU
Alert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes,  with stereo speakers
Audio portNo
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter
2GGPRS up to 3.1 Mbps
3GHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps
4GLTE-A (3CA) Cat15 800/75 Mbps
WIFIWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
Infared | NFCNo | Yes
USB3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Primary– 12.2 MP, f/1.8, OIS, phase detection & laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
– FEATURES: 1/2.6″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps
Secondary8 MP, f/2.4, 1/3.2″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, 1080p
CapacityNon-Removable 3,520 mAh battery
Talk timeN/A
Music play
Other Features
SensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
MessagingSMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Miscellaneous– FM radio: No
– Fast Charge Tech
– XviD/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
Price levelAbout 270,000 naira (750 USD) (Rs 48,999)
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