See the Google Pixel 2 from all angles, in different colors!

This week we saw a couple of Google Pixel 2 leaks, among which were the first legitimate-looking photos of the device, but all of them were united by a common (and unfortunate) thread – low resolutions and terrible image quality. At this point we're pretty much used to seeing the latest smartphone leaks in potato quality, but it's always nice when we get to have a clearer, more detailed—and above all, accurate—look at a long-awaited device. And now is one such occasion, as what we have in store for you may very well be the sharpest, most detailed renders of the Google Pixel 2 yet!

That's right, today we're taking a look at some very high-quality renders of Google's upcoming smartphone, which are based on CAD blueprints and leaked live photos of the device, and unlike the majority of leaks we've seen thus far, these renders will also offer us a look at the phone's sides!

Although we don't know every single minute detail about the Pixel 2, such as where exactly the antenna lines will thread for example, or whether the power button will have the knurled finish of last year's model, these Pixel 2 renders should provide a nice preliminary look at the upcoming device.

Going against the grain, Google has reportedly decided to shun away from ongoing trends and launch the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 with ample bezel on the top and bottom of the display. On top of that, the Pixel 2 is expected to do away with the 3.5 mm jack as well, which we find rather amusing, considering how last year Google poked fun at Apple in its official Pixel announcement trailer.

There's currently no information on what colors the Pixel 2 and its larger sibling will be available in, and the only one we've seen in renders and live photos is the Quite Black version. However, it's a relatively safe bet that Very Silver and Really Blue will be making a return in 2017, as they were all-around well received last year. Will Google add another color option to the Pixel lineup this year? Who knows, red's a pretty hot color these days!

Really Blue was an awesome color that looked good on last year's Pixel models, so we're hope it makes a return for the second generation, but we also wish that Google would introduce a new Pixel hue this year. We're definitely going to skip over something like Prosthetic Beige, but Fire Abundantly Red sounds sweet! Let's have a look at how red would look like on the back of the Pixel 2:

We definitely like that, but what if it were red on black instead? Earlier this year, we envisioned the iPhone 7 PRODUCT (RED) with a black front and we still think that's a mighty fine color combo. Although phonemakers seem mostly unwilling to combine colorful backs with black front panels, we still wanted to see what the Pixel 2 would look like in red on black and here it is:

Very snazzy, indeed, although it's unlikely that this red/black combo will become an official color option for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL 2. Either way, tell us what you think about it in the comments below! Also, share your opinion on the supposed final design of the phone. Are you turned off by the bezels or do you like how the phone's shaping up despite this controversial design choice?

Google is definitely going to deliver on the hardware front with the new Pixels, no doubt about that, and the duo will most likely feature very capable cameras as well, but we still can't quite get over the design. That's made even harder after all the time we've spent with the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ and the LG G6! But still, nothing is set in stone at this point and who knows, maybe the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will be the bezel-less dream phones everybody wants!

Disclaimer: The mockup images featured in this material have been made by PhoneArena and are based on preliminary information about the respective device(s), such as, but not limited to, factory CAD blueprints and live photos of the device(s). As such, the images found herein may not be fully representative of the final design of the device(s).


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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




Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

A pass. I will take the Pixel 2 XL with smaller bezels please.

5. adi9764

Posts: 119; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

I am trying to decide if i should keep my htc u11 or sell it and get the pixel xl 2


Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Google > HTC.

16. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Considering he didn't have had any phones. But since he already has Htc, I guess it is better to use it rather than spending the additional amount on the Pixel.

27. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Google set the precedence with the Pixel last year by adding an excellent camera with one of the best eis (image stabilization). Plus it was the first to offer Daydream VR. Personally I was hoping that Google would set the bar again and add Tango on their flagship smartphones. Hopefully Google will add Tango to at least one flagship smartphone in the future.

30. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Is Tango still around? If they were to integrate video calling into the phone, it'd probably be better to use Google Duo

37. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

It is, ASUS and Lenovo each have a Tango phone I wish Google would make a "Tango Go" capable of running on more phones using only 1 "regular" camera, and to compete with Apple's ARKit

40. acme64

Posts: 128; Member since: Jul 13, 2015

who do you think makes the pixel

2. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

With such huge bottom and top bezels, they coud at least put fingerprint reader in front of the phone. This back FPR and the design as a whole is definately deal braker for me.


Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Nah, FPR should always be in the back and the front should be only screen( Samsung S8 Style) with dual speakers. That's how it should be.

13. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

For you - maybe. For me - FPR on the back is uncomfortable, cause i can't unlock my phone when it is laying on the desk. I don't like S8 whole screen, cause you can't hold it comfortable without to touch by incident some part of the screen.

18. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I agree with your fps opinion. However, I have never accidentally touched any part of the screen of the S8 when using it. Is it your real life experience or just your guess.

21. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Real experiance. When start watching video in landscape mode, in the beginning I'm holding the phone for the metal frame. After few minutes or more, my hands go tired and i'm grabbing the phone casual way and because there are too slim top and bottom bazels i incidentely touch the screen and the interface of the player pops up, or pause the video etc.

31. BuffaloSouce unregistered

How freaking lazy do you have to be that you can't pick up your phone a couple inches to unlock it.

41. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Excuse of every fan for stupid FPS positioning? I'm not lazy. When I on my computer and the phone laying on the same desk, often I need to make something on the phone, but is much faster, when you unlock it without to pick it up.

20. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

This is not too bad tbh. Its actually quite attractive contrary to what I thought.

11. cmdacos

Posts: 4264; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

You could park a car on those hideous bezels. This thing looks like a dinosaur from the front.

3. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Stereo speakers! Nice.

4. nh1402

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

"all angles" I don't see pictures of specifically the corners of the device, or the edges.

7. limporgyuk

Posts: 371; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

That quite clearly is a Nexus 6P front

9. Ironboned

Posts: 77; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Disappointing fat ugly bezels. Old outdated design.

10. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Nice but these bezel r huge couldn't be reduced a little

12. scarface21173

Posts: 700; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Hope it's available thru more networks in the uk, this would be my next phone.

14. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Ugly, huge bezels for 2017 standard. Its like google gives 0 f**ks about design yet it wants to charge you for a phone more than any android flagship. iPhone users being named sheeps, if anything you must be a real sheep to buy pixel 2 for the price that it will be.


Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Get it then after 6 months or a year it will drop >200$ like what the Pixel is going for now. But i am sure the Pixel 2 xl will be cheaper than what HTC Pixel was going for a year ago simply because LG supply chain and world coverage is way bigger than HTC will ever be. HTC and Sony devices are always over expensive, which is a factor for their market share going down.

38. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

eh?! bad at math. Apple has both the iphone 7s and 7s plus outdated design and their redesign looks like a last minute panic job that might get delayed until next year. At least this is an entirely new design unlike the apple pair. and at least there is only one outdated design unlike the apple pair. and at least the redesigned pixel xl 2 will come out on time. sorry isheep, baaaa, you lose 3-1 to google on the raping their customers meter. and you would get slaughtered by non google manufacturers except maybe HTC, they just suck. lol

15. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Front facing speakers are a major go. Screw slim bezels.

17. jimbo1mcm

Posts: 24; Member since: May 07, 2014

Stereo speakers are a huge bonus.Snapdragon 835 with 4 GB ram. 64 GB option. Super Blue. I am all in. I had a pixel and got rid of it but remembered how smooth it was. Bezels are okay.

22. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

excellent, tho the bezels could be thinner... while xl 2 has a 'slimmer' body, actual size (width and height) is bigger than pixel 2 hence a bit unwieldy for me and cant use it onehandedly...

23. Sealblaighter

Posts: 429; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

The phone would look great, with smaller bezels. I bet this will be even bigger than the previous generation.

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