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Google Pixel 2 XL – Full Phone Information, Tech Specs and more
The Google Pixel 2 XL 6-inch phone, that came out in late 2017, is the second generation of the Android smartphone designed and engineered by Google and ex-HTC engineers. It runs under Android 8.0 Oreo exclusive edition.
The Google Pixel 2 XL 6-inch phone has an aluminum body with a glass front panel. It includes a USB Type-C connector supporting USB 3.0, for power and data exchange and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Wireless connectivity includes the fastest 4G and LTE broadband connection as well as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and NFC. But unfortunately there is no radio.
The larger of the two Pixel smartphones features an edge-to-edge POLED screen with a 3520 mAh battery. It is powered with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip, Adreno 540 graphics, 4 GB of RAM, and 64 or 128 GB of UFS 2.0 internal storage. It also includes a 12.2-megapixel rear-facing camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing HD camera. Both cameras feature telephoto and wide-angle lenses and work with the AR app Google Lens.
|Official Name||Google Pixel 2 XL|
|Network||Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE|
|Note||Check network compatibility for your country|
|Launch||Introduced||October 4, 2017|
|Released||October 19, 2017|
|Body||Dimensions||6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 in (157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm)|
|Weight||6.17 oz (175 g)|
|Resistance||– IP67 certified – dust and water resistant|
– Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
|Display||Type||AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Resolution||1440 x 2880 pixels, 18:9 ratio|
|Pixel Density||~538 ppi|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Features||– Always-on display|
– 95% DCI-P3 coverage
|Platform||OS||Android v8.0 (Oreo)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)|
|Memory||Internal||64/128GB, 4GB RAM|
|Camera||Primary||12.2 MP, f/1.8, OIS, phase detection & laser autofocus, dual-LED flash|
|Features||1/2.6″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps|
|Front||8 MP, f/2.4, 1/3.2″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, 1080p|
|Sound||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|Features||– 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||Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3520 mAh battery|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|Included||– Fast battery charging|
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor
|Misc||Colors||Just Black, Black & White|
|Price||Starting at $849|
Ex-HTC engineers made the edgeless screen more than just a fashionable feature. Squeezing the smartphone’s sides works as a trigger. The app called Active Edge pulls up Google Assistant. A similar feature was available on the HTC U11 smartphone. The Google Pixel 2 XL phone on the other hand, does not feature Face ID.
When it comes to CPU and GPU there’s no difference between the smaller and the larger model.
The Google Pixel 2 XL has a unique always-on display that shows time, data, texts, mail and call notifications when the phone is locked. The display also allows you to find the title of a playing song and the name of the artist who sings it.
Google Lens also allows you to recognize text in any image, and allows you to do a Google image search. It’s the augmented reality app. You can basically take a photo of a real life flower, and instantly learn its name and species.The same applies to taking a photo of a cafe’s billboard…you will be able to pull up feedback and reviews about the cafe on Google right away.
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