Google Pixel 2 XL pricing leaks out: You probably won't like it

Google Pixel 2 XL pricing leaks out: You probably won't like it

Google is almost ready to officially unveil two new smartphones - a large one made by LG, and a smaller one manufactured by HTC. The LG-made handset will be the most expensive among the two, just like last year's Pixel XL was (and still is) more expensive than the regular Pixel.



 



The Pixel XL 2016 was launched for prices starting at $769, so maybe that's also the starting price of its successor? Unfortunately, that's not the case, as the new handset will cost a bit more. 


According to Droid-life, the Google Pixel 2 XL will be offered for $849 (64 GB version), or $949 (128 GB version). This puts the Pixel 2 XL 128 GB right next to other ~$1,000 high-end phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the yet to be launched Apple iPhone X. Well, we kind of saw this coming.



 



Reportedly, "Pixel 2 XL" is the official name of the upcoming device, which likely means that the smaller model will be called Pixel 2 - no surprise here. Droid-life has two new images that show the back of the Pixel 2 XL in "Black & White", as well as in "Just Black." These images don't contradict previously leaked renders and photos, basically showing that Google is keeping the dual-tone rear design of last year's Pixels.



 



The Pixel 2 XL is expected to sport a screen of around 6 inches (with almost no bezels around), further offering appealing features like a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, at least 4 GB of RAM, and a top notch rear camera.



 



Google will announce the Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 2 early next month, on October 4, and we're thinking that both smartphones could go on sale shortly after that. So, are you waiting for any of these new Pixels?  







source: Droid-life 

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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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67 Comments

1. bambamboogy02

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

I want a Blue one.

2. surethom

Posts: 1691; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

For that price it will need zero bezels.

26. Subie

Posts: 2361; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

How about a notch ;)

50. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

A thin strip like S8/Note 8 and G6 is much beter than notch. I planned to get an iPhone X for myself but that iNotch is giving me iSore(eye sore). I am waiting for S9/Note 9 - stereo speakers on 4 sides and under the screen FPS

3. SyCo87

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

This price better come with some unique and worthwhile features.

54. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

It has the squeeze feature that allows you to pretend that it is a lemon to open apps to help rid you of that sour taste as you pay more for it. Lol

4. Stranger

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

The design reminds me of the nexus 6p. The long term reviews of the pixel xl are good, the battery life didn't degraded ( unlike i phones) and the phone is still buttery smooth ( unlike samsung phones).

18. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

My Note 8 is buttery smooth.... Better screen better add on with the same pen. I can see it outside in clear sunlight, better pay system with Samsung pay. Note 9 galaxy s9 next for me. They have fast updates, but speed wise this years note 8 is extremely fluid, with more features for the buck plus I got a Gear camera to boot for free Nexus 5/6/6p currently

22. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Lets see your buttery smooth Note 8 in 6 months. My once buttery smooth S7 edge has became filled with lag once I filled it with photos and videos and apps and data.

25. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Do a cache wipe in the boot partition, and buy a larger SD card.. My nexus 6/6p laggs from time to time... The nexus 5 has and always had connection issues.... It was all over reddit yet Google denied it. I went back to using it when the battery in my nexus 6 went dead after a roll back from 7.12 to 7.11... Lots of other people had this mysterious battery issue when the pixels came out..... Again pick your poison Google is getting just like the rest of these companies except they offer you only fast updates. With a two year software support. I can buy a better Note than Google is willing to provide you in hardware and software support... Go figure.... Nexus screens are horrible.

28. Stranger

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

Mate u r getting me wrong. Samsung phones are always feature packed and if u r getting a high end phone they will be one in your list, but still these excessive features normally do make the phone slow over time. nexus were never actually google devices, when i called google customer care, they were transferring my calls to Huawei, but yeah the battery life has degraded on my 6p, but still considering a 810 device it is good, and yeah there are some occasional lags. and finally no my 6p screen is not at all horrible.

36. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Go outside into the day light and tell me what you see. Nit wise it is terrible, worse than the Nexus 5

42. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

True samsung apps or software always have unecessary extras that makes lags. the easy fix is using alternative apps. I like samsung hardware but I can't use it without root to debloat first, or better by install custom rom.

34. sgodsell

Posts: 7363; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The new Pixel XL 2 is not using Samsungs AMOLED panels this time around. It is using LG's new POLED panels, which are suppose to be bright. Look at LG's V30 specs and review.

48. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

People shouldn't have to do s**t like with their phones. The average person doesn't even know what cache wipe is.

51. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

With certain apps android seems to have issues no matter what phone, and after a software update you can have certain apps that cause the lag and stuttering. Cache clearing helps to stop this. This new Note 8 is buttery smooth, and smoother than last year's Note 7. Samsung has really begun to fine tune their version of Android. In fact I don't miss the 3 Nexus that I have owned since 2012. You tube has demonstrations showing the speed of the Note vs the GS 8. The Note is a performance champion and for the 100.00 that some these reviews say should be saved and spent on the GS8 is bogus. More ram, a brighter better screen than the GS8, the S pen, a Gear 360 camera, or a wireless charger and a 128gb memory card brings great value to an already great product. All of this for 100.00 more is a no brainer.... If you like the S8+this is the the phone to have if you don't have the S8+

52. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

I also forgot to mention the dual camera set up. Also for a 1200+ nit screen more gigs of ram, plus the free hardware and the larger screen even if. 1 larger, S pen, and trade in of the Note 5, GS5-7 discounts of up to 450.00 you have to be nuts not to trade up to this.

44. Chanmaxi

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

You know, that's what I like about this phone. Every flagship nowadays really smooth for just a few months then start aging. But this phone never degrades. Much respect.

5. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Will pick one up next year... Will stick with my note 8 for now..

6. photo3

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

Should come with all the normal things we expect of a flagship. The camera will have to stand out, maybe they came up with an improved way to digitally zoom or a magic portrait mode with one lense. Big battery, and an even better google assistant. I miss my updates, s8 plus still running august security patch.

7. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

$950 for 128GB with no expandable storage, nice!

35. Spider-man

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 25, 2015

Better than $999 for a bigger S8 with a stylus.

38. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

930. 00 for a bigger s8 with a stylus, a 1200 nit screen that you can see in bright sunlight dual camera, more gigs of ram and a Gear 360 camera. This alone puts it way above a pixel... Not to mention a head phone jack blue tooth 5.0,, wireless charging. I bet you will now say that Google is innovating with the lack of head phone jack and no sd expandable memory. Then you will say having a mediocre phone with fast updates is better than having a feature rich phone.

49. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Sorry, but I will never go back to a Samsung device. On my last one, at the one year mark, it had screen burn in (not just image retention, BURNED IN), battery life was half of what it was at the start, GPS and mobile data didn't work, and it lagged like crazy. I've had friends and relatives who've had newer Samsung's since my last one, and all of them have experienced the Samsung slow down. Both they and I've cleared the cache, FDRs, and while it helps temporarily, it always comes back. I'm at the 10 month mark on my Pixel, same battery life and runs the same it did on day one. My 6p doesn't, even after a factory reset. I've never done an FDR on this phone, and it still runs like it does. And apparently Google can actually get security patches out in the same month. I'm glad you like your Note 8, but it isn't the be all end all and it isn't the solution for everyone, just as the iPhone isn't and the Pixel isn't. No single phone is right for everyone.

55. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Cool story bro

61. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Btw, you do realize that your Pixel is also equipped with an Amoled panel? Lol You need to work more on your lie kiddo.

65. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

So because you haven't experienced it, it hasn't happened? Sorry, that's not how it works. Burn in is a thing, regardless of people who don't want to believe it. If you want, I'll find the forum where I posted pics of the screen with the burn in. The Pixel has an AMOLED screen?!? Really? Most phones I get have AMOLED screens in them, the last one I owned that didn't was the Rezound. What I've done is keep changing my screen orientation when in landscape mode to keep burn in from happening. On some it's worked, on others it hasn't. But my Samsung device was the first one I had that I wasn't able to bring it out of it. Now granted it was a few years back and AMOLED has improved since then, but to say, without seeing it for yourself that it didn't happen is a wee bit arrogant.

66. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Stop lying lol You forgot that the Pixel and the 6P has the same Amoled panel you were trashing before, so now you're finding a way to cover up your lie. I have had every Galaxy S and Note device, the HTC A9, and none had a burn in issues. I don't want to tackle the other lies, as this part was enough to get you busted.

67. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Did I pi$$ in your cornflakes or something? I said they both had AMOLED panels, so how could I forget that when I stated it plainly. In fact I went on to state that most of the devices I have owned had AMOLED panels, except for 2 devices. Can you not read? I've never had the Bluetooth issues many others have had with the Nexus and Pixels, it doesn't mean I don't believe it's happening. If you're just doing this to be a dick or fanboy, we can conclude this discussion as it's obvious you're acting biased and have nothing to contribute but annoyance. If you don't believe me, then look at this: https://www.google.com/search?q=amoled+burn+in&client=ms-android-verizon&prmd=ivn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjWkKnllbnWAhVjr1QKHf31BoIQ_AUIESgB&biw=684&bih=332&dpr=2.63

8. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

These prices are getting out of hand!

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