Notebookcheck

Google Pixel 2

Specifications

Google Pixel 2
Google Pixel 2 (Pixel Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
, LPDDR4x
Display
5 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 441 PPI, capacitive, AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 64 GB 
, 55.05 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, Audio Connections: USB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Active Edge, proximity sensor, hall effect sensor, accelerometer, Android and G-sensors, barometer, magnetometer, Wifi Direct, BeiDou, Galileo, eSIM
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM/GPRS/Edge (850, 900, 1,800, and 1,900 MHz), CDMA EVDO Rev A ( BC0/BC1/BC10), UMTS/HSPA+ (bands 1, 2, 4, 5, and 8), LTE Cat. 15 (bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66 (FDD); 38, 40, 41 (TDD)), LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.8 x 145.7 x 69.7 ( = 0.31 x 5.74 x 2.74 in)
Battery
2700 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 8.0 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 12.2 MPix (1.4 μm, f/1.8, OIS and EIS, auto focus with laser and dual pixel phase detection, 2160p video)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix (fix focus, 1.4 μm, f/2.4, 1080p video, EIS)
Additional features
Speakers: front-facing stereo speakers, Keyboard: virtual, charger, quick switch, USB-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter, quick start guide, Google Lens, 12 Months Warranty, USB Type-C, IP67 certified, aptX HD, unlimited cloud storage for photos and videos, fanless
Weight
143 g ( = 5.04 oz / 0.32 pounds), Power Supply: 82 g ( = 2.89 oz / 0.18 pounds)
Price
799 Euro

 

Average Score: 83.97% - good
Average of 35 scores (from 93 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 92%, features: 94%, display: 83% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Google Pixel 2

Google Pixel 2 Smartphone Preview | Notebookcheck
First impressions. The smallish Pixel 2 smartphone features a 5-inch 16:9 display. In addition to being slightly cheaper, this is the only difference when compared with its bigger brother. The camera has managed to impress us but battery life is a little on the short side.
Google Pixel 2 Review – The iPhone of The Android Space
Source: Know Your Mobile English
I hate the bezels. I really HATE them. But I love everything else about this immensely powerful, super-useful phone. Given the choice, I would always go with the Pixel 2 XL, but if you want something smaller with a brighter display, then the Pixel 2 is about as good as it gets.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/20/2017
Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL: Which Google phone should you buy?
Source: PC Advisor English
If you can live without the FullVision display, the Pixel 2 is not only cheaper but more compact than the 2 XL. If you're looking for a smaller phone then this is the one to go for, but if you demand the very best in tech your only option is the Pixel 2 XL.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 11/15/2017
Ignore the Pixel 2 XL. Buy the Pixel 2 Instead
Source: Techspot English
Now the Pixel 2 isn’t a perfect handset. The bezels around the display are enormous for a phone in 2017, and the build quality, while still quite nice in general, doesn’t match the same quality of the Pixel 2 XL. But in all honesty, while we’d all prefer a sexier phone with smaller bezels, after a week of using the Pixel 2, you just forget it’s an issue altogether.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/12/2017
80% GOOGLE Pixel 2 Review
Source: Toptenreviews English
A well-performing phone with an excellent camera and pure Android experience, and its screen is better than its big brother’s.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Review: World's Smartest Phones
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL also benefit from faster performance than the Galaxy S8, stellar front and back cameras and long battery life. Overall, I prefer the sleeker designs and curved edge-to-edge displays on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, and the iPhone 8 Plus remains the king of camera phones. But if you want a pure Android experience, you'll love the $849 Pixel 2 XL. The Pixel 2's bezels are just way too big and it's screen too small for me to take this phone seriously, even for its relatively low $649.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/07/2017
80% Google Pixel 2 review
Source: GSM Arena English
Is the small Pixel 2 the better Pixel this year? Certainly not if you're looking for a large display. Put that aside, however, and the Pixel 2 delivers the goods just as well as its XL counterpart while being considerably more affordable, not to mention you can actually buy one right now. Add to that the glaring lack of reported display issues on the Pixel 2 M, in stark contrast to the rocky launch of the Extra Large version, and it could mean that small is the way to go.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
79% Google Pixel 2 Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Google Pixel 2 is the Android phone we’d recommend to anyone who wants a compact Android phone and can afford its huge price tag. It has an excellent camera, but battery life needs some work and Google should put more into its design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 79%
87% Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL review (Updated: addressing some issues)
Source: Android Authority English
In case you skipped right to the conclusion, here’s what you need to know. There aren’t a ton 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. I think it’s totally fine, but you may not.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 95% display: 75% mobility: 87% workmanship: 85%
90% Google Pixel 2 review: not quite 'pixel perfect' but damn close
Source: Good Gear Guide English
If you want a smartphone that’s as clean as they come and brilliantly-effective at tackling the everyday problems it sets out to solve, the Pixel 2 is a clear-cut winner.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Google Pixel 2 Review: Is This The Best Smartphone Ever?
Source: Make Use Of English
This is the first time that I’ve changed my mind on a phone. The Pixel 2 is a 9/10 on the basis of its industry-leading 2-year warranty which includes ship-in costs, and 3-year software support cycle. That’s twice as long regarding hardware and — in some cases — three times as long for security and feature updates.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
Pixel 2 review: very impressive and extremely Google
Source: Sydney Morning Herald English
The screen on the XL and the bezels on the standard Pixel 2 are obvious missteps, and the lack of a 3.5mm jack will upset some, but in my opinion these aren't big concerns. These phones set out to improve everything that was already great about the original Pixel, and to bring the same excellent custom touch to Android O that last year's phone brough to Android N, and that's exactly what they do.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2017
Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL — Australian Review
Source: Ausdroid English
Google’s foray into the hardware market is still in its infant stage, but it’s becoming a more impressive journey with each passing year. The Pixel 2, or at least the Pixel 2 XL has at the very least a small cloud over it thanks to the screen used but it seems to be hit and miss as to whether it’s an issue at all. Google has systems in place, including a 15-day return option to mitigate these issues so you can order, and return the phone if it does turn out to be an issue.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2017
80% Google Pixel 2 review
Source: Techradar English
The Pixel 2 clues us in on why Google called its phone series Pixel: it was building the best camera on a phone. This second-generation effort fulfills that promise with best-in-class photos, dual front-facing speakers and water-resistance. You'll just need to be okay with the fact that it looks dated and there’s no headphone jack.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Google Pixel 2 review: Google’s flawless follow-up
Source: Talk Android English
The Pixel 2 stormed out of the gate without compromise. The Samsung AMOLED panel is simply outstanding and the specs aren’t lessened in any meaningful way, so the experience is identical to its big brother. There are rumblings out there about clicks and noises coming from some Pixel 2 units, but I haven’t experienced any of that. As far as I’m concerned, the Pixel 2 is Google’s Android 8.0 Oreo champion. The unlikely king of the mountain this year.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/27/2017
80% Google Pixel 2
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Pixel 2 is compact, runs the best version of Android and has a stunning, class-leading camera. If only it looked slightly more modern then it would be the perfect small phone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Pixel 2 Review: No Frills Android
Source: Paste English
The Pixel 2 isn’t a flashy phone. If you’re looking for something to impress your friends who are getting an iPhone X, you’ll have to look at the Galaxy phones. However, if software and camera is your game like it is for me, or if you need an all-around reliable phone that doesn’t have any serious deficiencies, the Pixel 2 will make you very happy. When you throw in the size and price point, I feel confident giving the Pixel 2 a big recommendation for a large group of smartphone users out there.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/27/2017
Google Pixel 2, Pixel XL 2 early impressions
Source: Android Guys English
She’s not the most beautiful girl in school, but she is super smart and really understands your needs. You won’t go broke dating her for awhile, you’ll have a lot of fun together, and you may come to appreciate that the important stuff is below the surface.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/25/2017
Pixel 2 review: Google's vision of the ultimate smartphone
Source: New Atlas English
The Pixel 2 is available now direct from Google for $649 with 64 GB of storage, and $749 with 128 GB of storage. You can pick from black, white, blue, and a black-and-white combination as your color.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2017
Google Pixel 2 Review: Compact and Concise, but Who’s It For?
Source: Androidbeat English
The big question though is who’s going to buy the Pixel 2 – it’s a natural upgrade for the 2015 Nexus 5X, while 6P owners will head for the Pixel 2 XL, matching size for size. Anyone with last year’s Pixel or Pixel XL is likely to want to stay put though – keeping the headphone jack and saving a lot of money in the process.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/23/2017
86% Pixel 2's superb camera makes up for no jack
Source: CNet English
Buy the Pixel 2 for the best camera on any Android phone and fast Google updates, but skip it if you can't live without a headphone jack or a standout design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
87% Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL review: the way Android is meant to be
Source: Android Authority English
In the case of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Google brought its wonderful software experience to good hardware, and that makes for a great pair of Android phones. You should absolutely buy one— you won’t regret it.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 95% display: 75% mobility: 87% workmanship: 85%
Google Pixel 2 review: Clean, speedy Android in a minimal can
Source: Pocket Lint English
Last year's Pixels were fantastic. Perhaps the first time in years that Google's "pure" line of phones had no compromises. Great screens, great build, amazing cameras, good battery life and pure Android in one proper flagship package. This year, it's a similar story, although there's not a huge amount of improvement.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/20/2017
Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Review
Source: Droid Life English
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL deliver smartphone packages that are arguably the best in all of Android. The cameras here are so good, the designs are refreshingly unique enough in a sea full of competitors’ phones built entirely out of fragile glass, their performance is as good as it gets, and the software experience is a tastefully improved Google version of stock Android that you know will always be two steps ahead of everyone else when it comes to updates. You also get choice in size of phone without giving up anything and access to whatever new Google features are introduced over the coming years.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/20/2017
80% Google Pixel 2 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Pixel 2 is a boring phone until you turn it on. The uninspiring hardware melts away to present you with a bleeding edge vision of the Android future, with machine learning fully integrated. It’s not quite there yet, but this is where we are heading.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Review: The World's Smartest Phones
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL also benefit from faster performance than the Galaxy S8, stellar front and back cameras and long battery life. Overall, I prefer the sleeker designs and curved edge-to-edge displays on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, and the iPhone 8 Plus remains the king of camera phones. But if you want a pure Android experience, you'll love the $849 Pixel 2 XL. The Pixel 2's bezels are just way too big and it's screen too small for me to take this phone seriously, even for its relatively low $649.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/19/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Google Pixel 2 Review: Best Android ever?
Source: Recombu English
Google’s Pixel phones are among the very few Android handsets out there to offer a clean, unfettered version of the OS, packed inside some premium hardware. You might not get much in the way of frills, yet the Pixel is a well-constructed smartphone that delivers dependable performance and solid battery life, as well as one of the better cameras of 2017. It’s also pleasingly compact, compared with the slew of 5.5-inch-plus mobiles out there.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/19/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL: Which Google phone should you buy?
Source: PC Advisor English
If you can live without the FullVision display, the Pixel 2 is not only cheaper but more compact than the 2 XL. If you're looking for a smaller phone then this is the one to go for, but if you demand the very best in tech your only option is the Pixel 2 XL.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/19/2017
80% Google Pixel 2 review
Source: Techradar English
The Pixel 2 clues us in on why Google called its phone series Pixel: it was building the best camera on a phone. This second-generation effort fulfills that promise with best-in-class photos, dual front-facing speakers and water-resistance. You have to be okay that it looks dated and there’s no headphone jack.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Hands-on with the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
Source: Hardware Zone English
Finally, the Pixel 2 phones run Android 8.0.0 Oreo, with its own Pixel Launcher to set it apart, UI-wise, from other Oreo handsets. The most obvious departure from last year’s Pixels is the removal of the “G” search pill on the new-look homescreen, which now has a full-width Google Search bar (rounded corners!) sandwiched between the dock of icons and navigation keys at the bottom. I’m ambivalent about this change, but for those who outright reject it, there’s always third-party launchers. As before, you can long-press the home button to summon Google Assistant, long-press the circular app icons to bring up shortcut items, swipe right to get to the Google app, and swipe up from the bottom of the screen to reveal the app drawer. And if you’re adamant about one-handed use, you can configure the phones to bring down the notification panel when you swipe down on the fingerprint scanner.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/17/2017
86% Pixel 2's superb camera makes up for no jack
Source: CNet English
Buy the Pixel 2 for the best camera on any Android phone and fast Google updates, but skip it if you can't live without a headphone jack or a standout design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Pixel 2 review: Still the best Android phone money can buy
Source: Venture Beat English
If you want the latest and greatest, definitely give the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL a shot, but if you’ve got the original Pixel or Pixel XL and are happy with it, you may as well stick with that for now.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/17/2017
90% Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Review
Source: Phone Arena English
In the end, both phones are very solid choices. We wish they had some welcome extras like microSD expansion or wireless charging, but these features aren't going to carry equal weight with every shopper, and we imagine that for a lot of smartphone users, both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will easily give them everything they need.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
Review: Google’s Pixel 2 phone is the smart (and safe) choice for biz
Source: Computerworld.com English
The Samsung is the sexier phone: all black glass with those curvy infinity edges, endlessly controllable camera, and tons of interface options you can tweak forever. But as a working phone, I think I’d pick the Pixel 2. It’s easier to hold (which counts for a lot), the Google Assistant is truly impressive, it runs Project Fi, and there’s really nothing missing from it, other than the headphone jack, that I care much about. And with a Pixel device you'll always get the latest updates and security fixes immediately — something that should be top of mind for anyone using an Android phone for business.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/17/2017
90% Google Pixel 2 Review: Android camera magic
Source: Slashgear English
Of Google’s two phones, I lean toward the Pixel 2 XL. Its screen may not be the finest, but the extra size and much smaller bezels compared to the Pixel 2 make it a more rewarding everyday device. If your online life is on Google’s servers, and you prize camera talents above all else, the Pixel 2 is the best combination of that. Just be sure you can live without wireless charging and a headphone jack in the process.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Google Pixel 2 review
Source: Stuff TV English
There’s a lot to love about the Google Pixel 2. It’s a way better phone than the original Pixel, with a far more coherent design, a better screen and even better camera.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% The Google Pixel 2 And Pixel 2 XL Are As Cutting-Edge As Android Phones Get
Source: Best Products English
Over the past year, Google had trouble making enough Pixel phones to meet the demand for them. Pre-orders for the the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have already led to a waitlist, though we hope that wait times will be better than last year. In any case, opting to get one will be well worth the wait.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL review: The new standard for Android
Source: Android Central English
The only question, really, is which size you should buy. The Pixel 2 XL is probably too expensive for many people, and its 6-inch display may actually be too big as well. The Pixel 2, with a very attainable price, offers excellent value for the money — it also has a better display and more manageable size. Unless you feel like you need the extra screen size or battery of the 2 XL, pick the Pixel 2. You'll love it.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2017
Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Review
Source: Androidcommunity.com English
There seems to be a duality in the Pixel 2 that goes beyond its two-tone finish. It is both impressive yet, at the same time, almost nondescript. It is familiar while also feeling a tad alien. It is similar enough to its predecessor to be recognizable as a Pixel yet changes enough that it feels like a completely different beast altogether.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2017
Google Pixel 2: Best And Worst Features Of New Smartphone
Source: The Independent English
On the Pixel 2, however, you can currently only use Active Edge to launch Google Assistant. It’s a frustrating limitation, because the squeeze functionality has the potential to solve common issues. If Google removes these shackles, this negative will become a big plus point.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/17/2017
60% Google Pixel 2 review
Source: It Pro English
In a vacuum the Pixel 2 is a great Android smartphone, with a vibrant display, and a solid construction with innovative squeezable edges. However, in the face of stiff competition from Samsung, LG and OnePlus, the Pixel 2 looks outdated, with only its excellent camera and lovely Android experience making it noteworthy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
Pixel 2 and 2 XL review: Google's best phones get even better
Source: Engadget English
Rather than build two identical Pixels this year, Google decided to make its new small smartphone a little more conservative. Make no mistake: the Pixel 2 is still an incredibly fast phone, and a clean build of Android 8.0 Oreo combined with Google's intelligent features make the device incredibly capable. And its camera? Just fantastic. Because of its more traditional design and smaller battery, though, the Pixel 2 doesn't make as strong an impression as the Pixel XL. Still, if you're looking for a first-rate Android phone that won't make your hands cramp, you'd do well to start your search here.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/17/2017
80% Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Review: Google’s hardware gets serious
Source: Mobile Syrup English
It's difficult to find a significant fault with the Pixel 2 XL and the same can be said about the Pixel 2.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Google Pixel 2 And Pixel 2 XL Review: Perfecting Android
Source: Hot Hardware English
Google took it up a notch and then some with the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Especially if you're an Android purist, you'll love Oreo with its new-found performance and features. We had a short runway with the new Pixels before launch, but we're looking forward to spending more time with them in the months ahead. Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are available today on Verizon or unlocked for any carrier and we highly recommend this latest offering from Google Team Pixel.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/17/2017
Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL review: Android phones done right
Source: Yahoo English
I was a big fan of the original Pixel and the addition of waterproofing and improved cameras have me sold on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. I’m particularly fond of the Pixel 2 XL thanks to its gorgeous design. I do wish the Now Playing option was more consistent and am disappointed that Google is making consumers switch to USB C headphones without including them in the box like Apple.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/17/2017
80% Google Pixel 2 review: Can Google finally beat the iPhone?
Source: Techno Buffalo English
Google has again proved it can make a great phone. With a growing ecosystem and powerful machine learning, Google is molding its mobile lineup into something very special. Now, the search giant needs to figure out how to convince existing iPhone and Galaxy owners to make the switch.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Google Pixel 2
Source: PC Mag English
The Pixel 2 brings exclusive Google Assistant features you can't get on any other phone, and lets you trigger them with a squeeze.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Google Pixel 2 review: amazingly intelligent
Source: T3 English
The Google Pixel 2 shows Google now has clear vision for its flagship smartphones. The design is distinctive and has character, the camera continues to be outstanding, and the software it very intelligent.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are here — Australian first-look
Source: Ausdroid English
While the XL is probably a bit large for some tastes, it’s definitely growing on Chris despite some initial trepidation when he realised just how large it was compared to his Galaxy S8. With a slim-fitting, stylish case, the picture would be complete. Google threw in a Live Case to try out, and we’re not a fan of them.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/14/2017
Google Pixel 2 hands-on
Source: Trusted Reviews English
While all eyes will most certainly – and probably rightfully – be on the Google Pixel 2 XL, its smaller sibling still seems to offer a strong upgrade.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/11/2017
Google Pixel 2
Source: PC Mag English
The Pixel 2 brings exclusive Google Assistant features you can't get on any other phone, and lets you trigger them with a squeeze.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2017
Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
This does mean that Google will be exploring the offline channel as well, which would partially explain the nearly Rs. 20,000 premium in India compared to the US pricing. Whether or not this will work out in Google's favour remains to be seen. The new phones look promising but we'll know for sure how they stand up against Apple and Samsung's top-end offerings only after we conduct our full review, which is coming up soon.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 10/05/2017
Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL hands-on: great camera with a smarter assistant
Source: Mashable English
In fact, Google seems to have made a concerted effort to not just make its phones more competitive with Apple in every way that it counts, but to also showcase exactly why you should buy into their ecosystem. The phones are lightning fast, have the best camera Google has ever made, and make using Google Assistant way more intuitive.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 10/05/2017
Google Pixel 2 hands-on review: Back and better than ever
Source: It Pro English
Google has followed up its debut phone with a device that is both polished and powerful. Combining top-class software and formidable hardware, the Pixel 2 is a flagship to rival the likes of the latest iPhone or Galaxy models.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/04/2017
Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL hands-on – The Pixel line, refined
Source: Android Authority English
After much aplomb, Google’s new flagships are finally here and bring a ton of great features to the table. They’re not perfect, though. They are priced higher than most people would like, and the lack of headphone jack will certainly turn some people away.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/04/2017
Hands-on: Google Pixel 2 review
Source: PC Advisor English
Our first impressions of the Pixel 2 are mixed. We loved the original and although the new model brings the best of Google via Android Oreo, we're not sure enough has changed to warrant a higher price and to compete with rivals. The phone is missing key features including wireless charging, a microSD card slot and an exciting display. The Pixel 2 XL is a lot more interesting.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/04/2017
Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL hands-on
Source: GSM Arena English
Google acquired the HTC team that built the new Pixel 2 - let's see what the search giant bought for a billion dollars. Strangely enough, the smaller of the two devices hasn't changed much, but the larger Pixel 2 XL is much more in step with modern flagships.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/04/2017
Google Pixel 2 reviewed: Sets new record for overall smartphone camera quality
Source: DxOMark English
We’re in danger of running out of superlatives when describing the major image quality attributes of the Google Pixel 2. That makes sense for a device that tops our scoring charts —up from the 94 of the Apple iPhone 8 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to a record-setting 98. So for just about any Photo or Video use case, it recommends itself as the phone camera with the best image quality. A notable exception to that assessment centers around the added performance in Zoom and Bokeh (including Depth and Portrait) that dual-camera smartphones such as the Apple iPhone 8 Plus and Galaxy Note 8 can provide. This said, the Pixel 2 is especially well-suited to videographers, as it achieves the highest Video score for any device we’ve tested — a 96.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/04/2017
Google Pixel 2/Pixel XL 2 Preview: All There Is To Know
Source: Android Headlines English
Although there is still probably a couple of months to go before Google officially introduces the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2, two months will probably go by quick and before you know it both devices will be here. It’s also worth mentioning that even though no information in this post is confirmed, much of the leaked detail that has popped up so far is what to look forward to, and more information is bound to surface leading up to the announcement.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 08/31/2017

Foreign Reviews

99% Google Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 99%
79% Das Verlegenheits-Smartphone
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 79%
90% Google Pixel 2
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
Google Pixel 2 Spaß pur auch ohne 18:9 Display
Source: Bulaland German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/10/2017
80% Das Wesentliche ist für die Augen unsichtbar
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Große Enttäuschung, kleine Hoffnung
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/29/2017
83% Pixel 2 im Test: Tolle Kamera mit Telefon-Problemen
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80%
die iPhone-Alternative!
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2017
Das Wesentliche Ist Für Die Augen Unsichtbar
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/20/2017
96% Schwache Kamera
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 96% performance: 99% features: 95% display: 96% mobility: 99%
91% Google Pixel 2 Android-8-Referenz mit Top-Kamera
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 96% features: 92% display: 83% mobility: 85%
Was taugen Pixel 2 und Pixel 2 XL?
Source: RP-Online German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2017
Pixel 2 greift im Duo nach der Krone
Source: n-tv German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/17/2017
Google Pixel 2 und Pixel 2 XL
Source: Focus Online German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/17/2017
Klein, Stark Und Ziemlich Erwachsen
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/05/2017
Google Pixel 2 das Hands-on
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2017
Highend-Technik, Design von gestern
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/05/2017
Google Pixel 2 unser Ersteindruck
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/05/2017
Googles Neuheiten im Hands
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/04/2017
Google Pixel 2
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/04/2017
Google Pixel 2 y Pixel 2 XL, toma de contacto: más experiencia Google que nunca y modo retrato para todos
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; solid workmanship. Negative: High price.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/05/2017
Así son Google Pixel 2 y Google Pixel 2 XL
Source: Kelisto.es Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Premium design; nice display; powerful hardware; excellent cameras. Negative: Relatively high price.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 10/05/2017
80% Google Pixel 2 recensione: l'essenziale è invisibile agli occhi
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Google Pixel 2 In Test: L'Essenziale È Invisibile Agli Occhi
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Top performance; excellent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/23/2017
Google Pixel 2: tutto quello che c'è da sapere
Source: Panorama Italian IT→EN
Positive: Large screen; impressive design; powerful hardware; nice display; long battery life; quick charging; top cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2017
Google Pixel 2 e Pixel 2 XL: i nuovi smartphone!
Source: Techstation.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; nice display; good cameras. Negative: Relatively high price.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 10/04/2017
Google Pixel 2 Hands-On: Piccolo, Potente E Abbastanza Maturo
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice design; high performance; top cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/04/2017
90% Test Du Google Pixel 2 : Le Flagship Minimaliste Au Juste Prix
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
90% Google Pixel 2 review
Source: Portables4Gamers French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
Test Du Google Pixel 2 : L’Essentiel Est Invisible Pour Les Yeux
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; high performance; premium design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/05/2017
Google Pixel 2 et Pixel 2 XL : la prise en main
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; excellent display; high performance; top cameras. Negative: No headphone jack; high price.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 10/05/2017
Prise En Main Du Google Pixel 2 : Petit, Fort Et Plus Mature
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Positive: Nice display; impressive design; excellent cameras; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/04/2017
Смартфон Google Pixel 2: Обзор
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; high performance; support waterproof; nice design. Negative: No memory card slot; no headphone jack.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/21/2017
Google Pixel 2: о чём нам не рассказали на презентации
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; top hardware; nice performance; premium design. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/10/2017
86% مراجعة للهاتف Google Pixel 2:أفضل هاتف صغير الحجم!
Source: Unlimited Tech →EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 86%

Comment

Model: The Google Pixel 2 has the best camera quality of any Android phone, and updates like water resistance and a best-in-class processor make it a top pick. The Android Oreo software will get regular updates, and Google's Lens feature taps into Google's vast search database so the user can immediately learn more about the world. Even though it’s constructed from aluminum, the back has a story-like finish. It is harsh and textured; strange at first but ultimately, super-nice. It is far grippier in the hand than shiny aluminum and isn’t as slippery when sat on a table the same way a glass back is. Neither does it appear to pick up fingerprints. Like the previous Pixel, there is a glass ‘shade’ just above the metal covering the camera sensor and flash. Aside from adding contrast to the metal, this is where all the cellular and Wi-Fi antennas live. Giving them plenty of space should help connectivity, but it also means there are no antenna bands elsewhere. Hopefully, this glass panel will be less prone to scratching. Like most flagship phones this year, the Pixel 2 is IP67-rated for water-resistance. Another, less desirable, trend Google has decided to follow is the removal of the headphone jack. The user gets a USB-C to 3.5 mm port dongle in the box and there are plenty of ‘Made for Google’ USB-C headphones coming soon.

There is not a whole lot to get excited about with regards to the Pixel 2’s screen. As in the first iteration of the device, it is a 5-inch, 1080p AMOLED panel that looks good but is far short of stunning. AMOLED panels are renowned for offering more saturated colors, perfect blacks and better contrast over their LCD counterparts. The panel on the Pixel 2 edges towards the warm side, so the user will likely find that whites will have a slightly orange tinge. Note that Google does not offer any capability to adjust colors on the display, which is annoying if the user prefers a slightly cooler screen. The Pixel 2 does not quite have the huge performance shift of its predecessor, probably because it uses the same Snapdragon 835 platform and 4 GB of RAM as the majority of other 2017 flagships. Nevertheless, it remains speedy in almost every single area. The single biggest reason to choose the Pixel 2 over any other handset is the camera. On paper, the 12-megapixel f/1.8 unit sounds pedestrian. In use however, it captures some wonderfully detailed images that are often much better than those produced by the competition. Video capture is excellent. The camera now uses both EIS (electronic image stabilization) and OIS (optical image stabilization) to help avoid shakiness, resulting in a smoother image.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 540: Integrated graphics card in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. Slighly optimized architecture compared to the Adreno 530 but with higher clock speed due to the new 10 nm process. In the beginning of 2017 one of the fastest graphics cards for Android based smartphones. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
835: High-End SoC for smartphones that was introduced in early 2017 and manufactured in 10 nm LPE FinFET at Samsung. Integrates 4x Kryo 280 at 2.45 GHz (max) for performance and 4x Kryo 280 at 1.9 GHz (max) for efficiency. Furthermore offers an X16 LTE modem, ac-WiFi and a dual-channel 32-Bit 1866 MHz LPDDR4x memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5":

This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.143 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Google:

Since 2012 Google has also distributed tablets and smartphones. These products are frequently tested. While Google is not one of the most important hardware manufacturers, the customer interest is higher than in various East Asian manufacturers.
The products achieve above average ratings in the reviews (as of 2016).


83.97%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Similar devices from a different Manufacturer

Sony Xperia XZ1
Adreno 540
Nokia 8
Adreno 540
Xiaomi Mi 6
Adreno 540

Devices with the same GPU

ZTE Nubia Z17s
Adreno 540, Snapdragon 835, 5.7", 0.17 kg
LG V30+
Adreno 540, Snapdragon 835, 6", 0.1579 kg
OnePlus 5T
Adreno 540, Snapdragon 835, 6", 0.162 kg
OnePlus 5JCC+
Adreno 540, Snapdragon 835, 5.5", 0.153 kg
HTC U11 Plus
Adreno 540, Snapdragon 835, 6", 0.188 kg
Archos Diamond Omega
Adreno 540, Snapdragon 835, 5.73", 0.17 kg
Google Pixel XL 2
Adreno 540, Snapdragon 835, 6", 0.175 kg
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
Adreno 540, Snapdragon 835, 5.8", 0.208 kg
Asus Zenfone 4 Pro ZS551KL
Adreno 540, Snapdragon 835, 5.5", 0.175 kg
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
Adreno 540, Snapdragon 835, 6", 0.185 kg
LG V30
Adreno 540, Snapdragon 835, 6", 0.158 kg
Lenovo Moto Z2 Force
Adreno 540, Snapdragon 835, 5.5", 0.143 kg
ZTE Nubia Z17
Adreno 540, Snapdragon 835, 5.5", 0.173 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

Google Pixelbook
HD Graphics 615, Core i5 7Y57, 12.3", 1.25 kg
Current Prices
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > Google Pixel 2
Stefan Hinum (Update: 2017-10- 2)