Google Pixel 2 pre-orders more than double that of original Pixel

The Google Pixel 2 series are way more popular than the original Pixel, with more than double the amount of pre-orders than the first-gen Google phone had, according to chief executive Sundar Pichai.

More specifically, pre-orders of the Pixel 2 series on day one "were more than double what they were last year." Keep in mind that the Google Pixel 2 series are only available on Verizon and despite the high interest in the devices, the scale here is not on par with the millions of iPhones and Galaxies that are sold on day 1.

The Google chief executive also said that the company is scaling its go-to-market strategies, investing more in marketing, selling in more countries, and partnering with more retailers to improve the availability of the new Pixel phones.

The Pixel 2 series have seen rave reviews as far as camera and overall performance goes, and they have improved in terms of design and style, but the Pixel 2 XL display has a number of issues including a heavy blue tint when you tilt the phone, as well as other display problems that spoil an otherwise great package. This did not help it from selling out: the device is consistently out of stock and hard to get, especially the black-and-white, "panda" model.

You can hear all the Pixel-related comments by Google CEO Sunder Pichai in the company's earnings call right below.

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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 128GB
  • Battery 3520 mAh



1. You_Dont_Say

Posts: 431; Member since: Jan 26, 2015

That's not saying much. #InventoryIssuesLastYearROFL

10. Scott93274

Posts: 6043; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well, it's in the right direction at least.

2. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

The smaller one seems pretty decent. But they seem to drop the ball on the xl.

3. ezfidel

Posts: 63; Member since: Dec 25, 2012

I think they must of also counted all the pre order cancellations.

4. Derekjeter

Posts: 1577; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I canceled my preorder, I will rebuy when I see an update for the issues.

5. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

all this talk about pixel being google's own hardware brand is bullshiit. the only difference between pixel and nexus is the name-change and price hike.

11. Scott93274

Posts: 6043; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

That and the fact that it's designed by them and not the OEM, before, the Nexus would take on a design language that was similar to the company's other phone releases, this is not the case with the Pixel lineup.

14. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

But it doesn't seem very premium or sexy and cannot tell it is designed by Google at all. Yes they make both small and large varients similar ( this year that also different ) but still they are not very high quality in terms of design easthetics. To me Nexus 6p, Nexus 5 are better designs overall than Pixel 2 phones.

18. Scott93274

Posts: 6043; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

As a Nexus 6P owner and Pixel 2 owner, I can tell you that the phones are identical from the front, and the backs are in cases so who cares. The main difference is the size.

21. dbatech

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 31, 2017

There are some differences...The Pixel Visual Core, for example.

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Sundar Pichai should first sort out the issues of the XL2, before bring hyped on the Pixel phones pre-orders.


Posts: 432; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

As the only one that actually owns the device it's dope fluid and camera is in a class of its own. This is definitely in the top devices in 8.1 most issues are fixed. People always have a lot to complain about when people spam the same articles so much it makes it seem like a problem. Ironically before iPhone X hype train.

20. dbatech

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 31, 2017

Yup, I'm a happy owner for almost 2 weeks. It's much better than the s8+ that it replaced. You are right, people don't have a clue if they haven't actually lived with the phone. It's the best Android phone out right now.

24. Paximos

Posts: 283; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

@$950, it better be

12. ameran

Posts: 344; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

I have been using the Pixel 2 XL since two weeks. There is no other phone that comes close to what Google is offering in these new devices. Excellent phones in my view.

15. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

1000 × 2 = 2000 ✓ He might be right....Lmao

16. iczer

Posts: 160; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

Lol you don't even have the phone and you are complaining!! Pixel 2 XL works seamless in my case!! Can't wait for Oreo 8.1!! I'm coming from a galaxy S8.

17. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Congratulations to all people who allowed to be screwed by Google

19. dbatech

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 31, 2017

A bunch of whining here from people that have never laid hands on the phone. I-sheep are insecure. I have the XL and it's an amazing phone. Lots of BS from agenda laden sources being slung around. Coming from an S8+ and this Pixel XL is superior in every way, except arguably the screen. It does have a mild blue shift, but the colors being more accurate and not super-oversaturated isn't a negative for everyone. I dropped an S8 from less than 4 feet and it shattered on all 4 corners.

22. gamehead unregistered

I would love to preorder. But the lack of a HDR screen, wireless charging and headphone jack and turnoffs

23. Paximos

Posts: 283; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

I guess, there is a slim chance that I may see a Peexol 2 owner this time. I've never seen anyone owning an original Peexol.

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