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Despite losing the cherished 3.5mm headphone jack, the Pixel 2 XL makes up for it in spades with a mix of unique and sought-after features like a stellar design, waterproofing, Active Edge and a truly impressive camera.
Google Pixel 2 XL features and specs
Design and display
While the Google Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL have mostly held onto the divisive two-toned pairing of glass and aluminum, the company has worked to better meet expectations in the middle with a bevy of improvements, including IP67 waterproofing.
Aluminum now makes up a larger majority of the back, and the grippy texture Google has worked into the material makes carrying the Pixel 2 XL sans case feels less like an accident waiting to happen.
It comes with an OLED display that can display a wider colour gamut than before. It has an 18:9 aspect ratio and a QHD+ resolution which equates to a density of 538ppi. It has rounded corners which match the corners of the phone’s body.
The pixel 2 XL comes with the Snapdragon 835 chipset. Coupled with the 4GB Ram, the user experience is great at smooth processing speed.
Also, the internal memory stands at a whopping 128 GB.
At the rear is a 12.2Mp snapper, though this time it has the support of optical stabilisation. It has an f/1.8 lens and the sensor has 1.4 μm pixels – larger than your average sensor pixels (on a phone, that is).
The device defies all odds and comes with a single camera on the rear.
The battery power stands at 3,520mAh with the fast charging feature. On an average use, your device can last a whole day with a single 100% charge.
- 6in pOLED display (2880 x 1440, 538ppi)
- Snapdragon 835 CPU
- Adreno 540 GPU
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB or 128GB storage
- 12.2MP rear camera
- 8MP front camera
- 3520mAh battery
- 4G LTE
- 802.11ac Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth 5.0
- GPS USB-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1) charging port
- Fast Charging support
- Android 8.0 Oreo
The device costs a cool GHS 4,095.
|Network||Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE|
|Status||Available. Released 2017, october|
|Body||Dimensions||157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm (6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 in)|
|Weight||175 g (6.17 oz)|
|Build||Front glass, aluminum body, partial glass back|
|Sim||Nano-sim card & esim|
|– ip67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)|
|Display||Type||P-oled capacitive touchscreen, 16m colors|
|Size||6.0 inches, 92.6 cm2 (~76.4% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1440 x 2880 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~538 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning gorilla glass 5|
|– always-on display
– 100% dci-p3 coverage
|Platform||Os||Android 8.0 (oreo)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm msm8998 snapdragon 835|
|Cpu||Octa-core (4×2.35 ghz kryo & 4×1.9 ghz kryo)|
|Internal||64/128 gb, 4 gb ram|
|Main camera||Single||12.2 mp, f/1.8, 27mm, 1/2.6″, 1.4µm, ois, dual pixel pdaf & laser af|
|Features||Dual-led flash, hdr, panorama|
|Video||2160p@30fps (gyro-eis), 1080p@30/60/120fps (gyro-eis), 720p@240fps (gyro-eis)|
|Selfie camera||Single||8 mp, f/2.4, 25mm, 1/3.2″, 1.4µm|
|Sound||Alert types||Vibration; mp3, wav ringtones|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|– active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– type-c to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter
|Comms||Wlan||Wi-fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, wi-fi direct, dlna, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, a2dp, le, aptx hd|
|Gps||Yes, with a-gps, glonass, bds, galileo|
|Usb||3.1, type-c 1.0 reversible connector (powerdelivery 2.0)|
|Features||Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Messaging||Sms(threaded view), mms, email, push email, im|
|– fast battery charging (capped at 10.5 w)
– mp4/h.264 player
– mp3/wav/eaac+ player
– photo/video editor
– document editor
|Battery||Non-removable li-ion 3520 mah battery|
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|Misc||Colors||Just black, black & white|
|Price||About 870 eur|
|Tests||Performance||Basemark os ii: 4167 / basemark os ii 2.0: 3379
basemark x: 39143
|Display||Contrast ratio: ∞|
|Camera||Photo / video|
|Loudspeaker||Voice 66db / noise 70db / ring 78db|
|Audio quality||Noise – 93.7 / crosstalk – 79.7|
|Battery life||Endurance rating 88h|