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Google Pixel 2 XL First Look

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Here's our quick look at the Google Pixel 2 XL, the flagship smartphone from Google.

  • Updated: January 21, 2018 2:23 PM IST

Whether it was through the beloved Nexus line-up or last year’s Pixel and Pixel XL, Google branded smartphones have always been looked forward to. The Pixel duo from 2016 changed a lot for Google’s flagship smartphone range, making it more Google and less manufacturer-influenced. The phones were also touted as being among the best camera hones you could buy, and took the challenge to Apple head on. Although the Google Pixel isn’t quite as successful as the iPhone, it’s a sign of things to come.

As expected, the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have been launched, with sales and availability slated to kick off this month. The only differences between the two devices are in the size, dimensions and screen. The smaller Pixel 2 comes with a 5-inch 16:9 aspect ratio full-HD AMOLED screen, while the larger Pixel 2 XL features a 6-inch 18:9 aspect ratio QHD+ P-OLED screen. The rest of the key specifications are identical on the two devices, and are suitably ‘flagship’ as you would expect from a top-tier Google phone.

Today, we’re taking a quick look at the Google Pixel 2 XL, which is the larger and more expensive of the two new Pixel devices. Priced from Rs 73,000 for the 64GB variant, the phone not only takes the fight to Apple on capability, but also on the sheer premium price tag. All of that money buys you a lot, including a highly-touted camera and stock Android Oreo out-of-the-box. We’ve put the Google Pixel 2 XL to the test, and here are our first impressions. Take a look at the video above!

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Google Pixel 2

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Android 8.0.1, Oreo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-Core 2.35GHz + 1.9GHz, 64-Bit Processor
12.2 MP with f/1.8 aperture
  • Published Date: January 21, 2018 11:06 AM IST
  • Updated Date: January 21, 2018 2:23 PM IST