The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL has finally been launched and the long wait of all the admirers across the globe. Both the devices are pretty similar to the original Pixel and Pixel XL but come with many worth noting changes that need to be discussed. Both Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are one of the best Android mobile available on the market. Apart from display size, they are quite identical to each other. Especially in the cameras, performance, build quality, and software experience. The bigger of two i.e. Pixel 2 XL has slimmer bezels and a slightly more washed-out OLED display, while the smaller Pixel 2 comes with a more dated-looking form factor and a smaller battery.

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Review

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Design, Display, Size, And Weight

Let’s start with the Pixel 2 which has been made by HTC. The design of the Pixel 2 is an evolution of what we saw last year in the Pixel series smartphones. The aluminum body with a glass portion on the top part still persists but have been tweaked by Google. The glass portion on the back is smaller and only occupies around 20 percent of the back cover, instead of around 30 percent of the original Pixel mobiles. The Aluminium body handset feels soft like plastic because of its finish and polish. the gadget is not hard, cold aluminum that we usually see on smartphones. This different finishing of the handset makes it very light, and d provides grippier.

The Pixel 2 weighs around 140 grams, which is pretty neat for a handset with stereo speakers and a 5-inch screen. The Pixel 2 XL weighs around 175 grams, which is significantly lighter than latest mobiles like – iPhone 8 Plus and the Galaxy S8 Note, which are close to 200 grams. The Pixel 2 has a 5-inch AMOLED display which is very bright and have punchy colors. On the top and bottom of the screen, the handset also gets speaker vents. The device comes with the stereo speakers.

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Design

The Pixel 2 XL has a design that goes well with the trends this year. Not only the handset has an 18:9 aspect ratio display – it measures 6 inches diagonally – but also much slimmer bezels. This handset has reportedly been made by LG, and its screen is probably the same 6-inch P-OLED display used in the LG V30. The Pixel 2 XL is different compared to the Pixel 2 and feels more modern and premium because of the 3D glass layer that is on its display. The slimmer display of 18:9 aspect ratio and the 3D glass make the Pixel 2 XL feel and look better in hands, but some users with smaller hands may like the Pixel 2 more. The Pixel 2 XL is sleek may appear a bit too tall to some, especially if you have used a 5-inch or smaller mobiles until now. A few design changes like the removal of the headphone jack also take somewhat from the utilitarian approach that Google has employed with the new Pixel phones.

Other than the design, in terms of functionality, the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL are similar. On paper, the Pixel 2 XL display has a wider color gamut – 100 percent DCI-P3 color space compared to 95 percent in the Pixel 2 – but when you see both the devices side by side. there are not many differences. Just like the Pixel 2 screen, the Pixel 2 XL is very bright and vibrant. Similar to the Pixel 2, the Pixel 2 XL also comes with a stereo speakers.

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Hardware and performance

The Pixel 2 comes with the fairly standard hardware that is seen in the high-end smartphones nowadays. It has Snapdragon 835 processor and 4GB RAM and the lower variant comes with 64GB internal storage. This latest Google mobile runs on the Android Oreo and is as fast as any other Android mobile available in the market. The use of stock Android makes its clean, simple to use and with smooth animations.

Google has integrated a new launcher in the Pixel 2 which has Google Search bar at the bottom of the home screen. As it’s a bigger handset hence the search bar at the bottom is so much better as one can easily reach it and use it. The new Pixel 2 mobile has Active Edge, which allows a user to squeeze the frame to launch the Google Assistant. It sounds little weird but it actually works very well and will take you a try or two before you get used to it, but picking up the phone and giving it a squeeze to launch the Assistant is something that you will probably get used to pretty quickly.

As Google did last year, it has done its level best to make these two smartphones identical except for their size (Which is detailed above). One will get the same power, performance, and camera with either device. (To read about these segments go through the Pixel 2 section discussed above)

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Camera

The Pixel 2 has a 12.2-megapixel image sensor and Google says that it has a sensor that uses dual-pixel technology. It is most probably the same sensor that HTC has used in the U11. This sensor is paired with an F1.8 lens. On the front, there is an 8-megapixel sensor. Google says Pixel 2 handsets have the best camera ever put in a mobile. Whereas other companies use two rear cameras on their phones – Apple iPhone 8 Plus for example – to implement portrait mode, Google is doing it with a single camera. The company uses AI and machine learning for its Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL cameras.

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Camera

Pixel 2 XL has a 12.2MP camera shooter on the back. You may ask why Google went with a single camera lens and not a dual-camera setup. The last alternative should be better, right? Well Google does not think so, and they may have a point. Surprisingly, the Pixel 2 XL camera is magnificent.

The performance of the front-facing shooter appeared to be great, even in low light settings and this likewise has a picture mode like the back camera. The 12.2MP camera is capable of producing some of the best chances on a mobile phone, with fresh details, accurate colours and negligible noise. Low light execution is also excellent with relatively bright photos. There’s new movement photographs on Google Pixel 2 XL, which can be viewed as a solution to Apple’s Live Photos.


Here’s what you need to know. There aren’t a lot of things that separate the Pixel 2 from the Pixel 2 XL, so the model you choose will most likely depend on whether you want a big or small screen. Just know that if you choose the bigger Pixel 2 XL, you may be a tad disappointed by the display.

We just hope that the information above will prove worthy to you. For any queries do write us in the comment section below.