Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL price, release date and carrier availability

Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL price, release date and carrier availability

The Google Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL are now official, and we know their price and release date.

First, a quick run-down of the essentials: the Pixel 2 will be a 5" phone made by HTC with dual front speakers and big bezels on the top and bottom, while the Pixel 2 XL will by made by LG and feature a bezel-less design. Under the hood, both are expected to run on the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 835 system chip and both are said to do away with the convenient 3.5mm headphone jack.


Bad news is that the Pixel 2 and the 2 XL will only be available on one carrier in the United States: Verizon Wireless. You can also buy the phones unlocked on the Google Store and the phones will be available on Project Fi. The Pixel 2 will arrive to Australia, Canada, Germany, India, UK and the US.

As to release dates, the smaller Pixel 2 will be available earlier than the XL-sized model. Prices start at $650 for the Pixel 2 and $850 for the Pixel 2 XL. Learn all about their price and release dates right below:



source: Google

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Pixel 2
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2700 mAh
Pixel 2 XL
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3520 mAh

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39 Comments

1. EC112987

Posts: 1213; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Guess I'm keeping my original pixel!

5. tangbunna

Posts: 444; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

price crazy or to make it look good when discount ?

10. EC112987

Posts: 1213; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

I bought the pixel for the constant updates..once I can't get os updates on this I'll upgrade to a newer pixel.

14. sgodsell

Posts: 6737; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The $200 more for the XL version is a lot. But I guess that is the cost of trying to include a 6" POLED display on the XL. Whereas the smaller Pixel is still using Samsungs smaller 5" AMOLED display.

27. UglyFrank

Posts: 2188; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The Nexus 6 & 6P didn't cost this much. They are just trying to drive the price up.

31. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

But the Pixel did. Pixel XL didn't quite cost this much IIRC. But I'm sure there's a reason. Nexus line of phones were a different target and didn't sell because they weren't profitable to anyone but Google. Also worth noting I like my Pixel so much mroe than my Nexus 6p. And unlike the 6 or 5X the baseline model Pixel is worth buying.

2. ikenvape

Posts: 305; Member since: May 28, 2014

Love the availability plan. Playing off people's impatience to ensure Pixel 2 sales. Touche Google

4. ikenvape

Posts: 305; Member since: May 28, 2014

Or you know, possibly LG is all clogged with V30 production :D

23. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Ye I doubt that considering Note 8, iPhone 8 Plus and people waiting for X. V30 like whole V series is a niche phone that gets f**ked by LG by coming out 2-3 months after it gets announced.

3. jellmoo

Posts: 2530; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

With a $200 price difference between models they had better have something differentiating them more than size/design.

19. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Size, design, resolution/pixel density. Not expecting much else, since that's about all that separated the Pixels last year.

20. jellmoo

Posts: 2530; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

The $100 premium last year was a little much. Amping it up to $200 without *something* to warrant it is ridiculous.

6. GreenMan

Posts: 2694; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

The last great phone of 2017, I trust. Speaking of 2017, Samsung disappointed me this year with The S8 Duo and Note 8, while LG surprised me and it's back on my radar. And Apple? The iPhone 8 Duo didn't disappoint me as I didn't have high expectations regarding the iPhone 8. I knew they'll have the same ancient, recycled design with few minor touches here and there to keep it 'relatively' fresh given the lack of 'spy shots', mock-ups & hype surrounding The 8 and 8 Plus. But what about iPhone X? To me, it is by far the WORST "hyped" smartphone of the year, followed by Note 8 and Essential Phone. It's ridiculous, it lacks an FPS, it's has a hideous cut-out, it has a weird un-even design at the back (People suffering from OCD won't appreciate it) and what else? It's costs a bloody $1,000! What's there to like about The "X", I wonder? Oh well, G'Day!

8. GreenMan

Posts: 2694; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Now, I'm eyeing at The Galaxy A Series that will be released in Q1 2018. I hear they will have a 2:1 aspect ratio with minimal bezels. Fingers crossed!

36. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Don't forget about the V30.

9. Landon

Posts: 1232; Member since: May 07, 2015

LG surprised me too. In my opinion. the V30 is the best Android phone this year (given what we know about the Pixel XL up to this point is true).

12. DechyX

Posts: 155; Member since: May 16, 2011

May I ask why Samsung disappointed you this year? I'm just curious about the cons you saw.

25. DFranch

Posts: 511; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

FPS location, Curved edges (Hate this on the S7 Edge), 18.5:1 ratio a little too tall & skinny.

13. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1791; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

What's disappointing about the Note 8? This thing is a absolute beast... Best phone I've ever used...

16. jellmoo

Posts: 2530; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I think the Mate 10 (series) will be the last great phone of 2017, and maybe a sleep hit for phone of the year.

33. torr310

Posts: 1619; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Yes! Anticipating Mate 10!

7. Camilla81

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 18, 2017

With a 950$ price tag for the top tier model you could buy a note 8 or s8 plus and stick inside an sd card and get a better value for your money.

38. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

uh no...not if you value timely updates and clean fluid software and a nice flat panel without the unnecessary curves

11. Bondurant

Posts: 773; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Lets wait for the 2/10 score review for this phone considering that Essential Phone got 4/10 because of being priced at 700$.

15. jellmoo

Posts: 2530; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

The Essential Phone got a 4 because it was released in a buggy, unfinished state.

17. sgodsell

Posts: 6737; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Others have it a much higher score. iPhonearena is the only one that gave it a score of 4. You want proof just look at what they scored the iPhone 8. They gave the low resolution LCD display of the iPhone 8 with only 2 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of storage, and a single camera a score of 9.2. That should tell everyone everything about iPhonearena.

21. jellmoo

Posts: 2530; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Phonearena was definitely the most savage, no doubt, but I've seen some negative reviews of the device in multiple spots. A lot of YouTubers were pretty down on it. What I'd like to see is each publication do another review now(ish) after a few software updates. I expect that the camera is still "meh" at best, but I'd be curious to see if the performance and software hiccups have been sorted.

26. Bondurant

Posts: 773; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

You mean "reviewers" like MKBHD who was grasping at straws to give the one plus 5 a good review ? Or that reviewer who ranted before even obtaining the device because Essential did not hand him over a free review phone ? Almost all "professional" reviewers are now paid agents.

22. kiko007

Posts: 7469; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Is the iPhone 8 a buggy, laggy mess like the Essential phone though? No?

30. Lumia_Luigi

Posts: 173; Member since: Mar 22, 2017

Single camera? Really

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