Google Pixel 2 XL
The Google Pixel 2 XL has maintained its enduring popularity, even after the introduction of the Pixel 3. This phone is rich in features that justify its price tag. While the design is not revolutionary, the Google Pixel 2 is a technologically advanced phone that offers users power, speed and convenience to go along with its king-sized screen. Even almost two years after this phone has been first been sold, it still maintains its relevance and has not been surpassed by its successor phone. This is because of its timeless design that prioritizes functionality over everything else. Read on if you are considering purchasing a Google Pixel 2 XL.
The Google Pixel 2 features a 6-inch screen, which is one of the largest ever offered by Google. The OLED display is one of the Google Pixel 2's best features, although it has drawn some criticism for not being bright enough. It displays colors in brilliant form and can stream media in great detail. While this device does have bezels, they are very slim, and the phone puts them to good use as opposed to just being wasted space. A squeeze on the sides of the phone activates the Google Assistant. The bezels also contain dual front-facing speakers. In addition, this phone has a unique texture over the metal back of the phone which gives it a distinct feel.
When it comes to functionality, this phone is renowned for its camera. While the specs of the camera do not seem revolutionary, Google finds a way to just make everything work seamlessly without many adjustments necessary on the part of the user. The camera shoots deep and detailed pictures and manages to do so without dual sensors. The pictures are every bit as good when the lighting is low. This phone is also the first to not require a SIM card to operate. Instead, you can simply download the credentials to the phone so long as you are a subscriber to Google Fi. The large size of the phone accommodates a 3520 mAh battery that can last all day. The phone can also quick charge using the USB charger that comes with the phone. It takes slightly more than an hour to fully charge the phone.
Google tightly controls the supply of its phone so it is difficult to comparison shop to get the best bargain since there are only a few places to buy the phone. It means that Google has the ability to influence its pricing and there will be fewer merchants cutting prices to win your business. The phone starts at $749. Google allows you to pay the phone off over 24 months. There are two primary merchants of the Google Pixel 2 XL. The first is the Google Play Store and the second is Best Buy. In addition, Google has partnered exclusively with Verizon Wireless, who also sells the phone to subscribers. However, other carriers have been offering customers discounts if they sign up for service and bring the Google Pixel 2 XL with them, giving them a prepaid Mastercard with a credit. Best Buy runs a promotion that gives purchasers a discount when they purchase the phone and activate Verizon service at the store.