Google Pixel 2 Review: Why You Can't Buy a Better Android Phone | WIRED

In almost every way, the Pixel 2 is the iPhone of Android phones, says WIRED’s David Pierce. And that’s a compliment.

Google’s back with Pixel. Actually two: the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL. The Pixel 2 has a 5-inch screen, the XL is an inch larger. Otherwise, the two models match in virtually every way. They’re refined, improved versions of last year’s models, adding a few features and removing a few as well. (Bye bye, headphone jack.) The selling points remain the same, though: Google’s betting that the latest and greatest in Android, an even better Assistant, and the best phone camera Mountain View can muster are enough to take on the best of 2017’s smartphone bunch.

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Google Pixel 2 Review: Why You Can’t Buy a Better Android Phone | WIRED

28 Replies to “Google Pixel 2 Review: Why You Can't Buy a Better Android Phone | WIRED”

  1. Sophie K

    The best thing you can do if you buy a Google Pixel 2XL  is buy the insurance ! Did he say easy and understandable total joke! Cons: 1-Got a display burn 2-An adapter for the headphone. Even on low volume it is so loud you can never have a private convo,  you must plug in the headphone to quiet the volume.  3-  Shorting out , flashes like camera flash, when a call comes in, 4-It is  fading and dropping calls. 5-Has bright clown colors ( great if your 12 years old) . 6-Group texts you cannot see everyone's name listed on the texts. Premo price not a premo phone.  I  cannot believe I exchanged my  Note  8 for this junk,   Samsung makes the best phone,  my next phone ESSENTIAL no bloatware and pure android.

  2. skoockum

    More than half way in and haven't heard a word about why you can't buy a better Android. Think about learning how to name your videos so the title reflects the primary content. It's a simple idea, and when you get down to it, it's pretty much the whole purpose of a title.

  3. Jamal Husbands

    Phones still need a headphone jack. I don't like Bluetooth headset at all. You have 2 keep charging them. It's a waste of money. iPhone got rid of their headphone jack to force people to buy apple wireless headphones. Then the Pixel copies iPhone and then get rid of the sd slot, why? I'm sticking with the note 8. It's not a perfect phone but it's the best complete phone on the market.

  4. Patx Garmendizabal

    Hi there, I love the camera, but sometimes the blurring effect in portrait mode is not even, uniform, and it leaves areas of the background in sharp focus. I don't know why the algorithm fails, maybe due to lightning conditions or linear patterns, etc. I hope they fix it soon.

  5. Audrey Lennon

    I have a Pixel 2, and I can say that most of what he says is true. It's like a mix between Samsung and Apple, but with more easy AI, hardware and software. Plus it comes at half the cost, so I would definitely recommend.

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