Google Pixel 2 leak reveals front-facing speakers, lacks 3.5mm headphone jack

This could be the next Pixel


  • It’s Me

    It’s the end of the world as we know it.

  • canucks4life

    Hmm I might have to ditch my buggy OP5 just for the upgraded speakers alone.

  • Galaxy

    Big bezels in the Pixel 2 is the only reason I won’t buy it. I don’t want a phone that looks like it’s from 2015.

    • Nigel Yuusef Kahn

      Did that stop you from buy the first pixel as well? I keep seeing this answer a lot, and I’m starting to wonder, do people like to complain about large bezel size when there is a stereo speaker on it, as opposed to nothing useful there? ie previous pixel or iphone with its stupid home button.

    • John Lofwire

      Look at is name ( Galaxy ) Sammy fanboy detected.

      Dont buy it if you dont want its okay.
      Stay with your Samsung device with inferior camera and MUCH slower update.
      Did i say the latest S8 break easy when drop 1 time?

  • No headphone jack : not an option for me. I’ll have to look somewhere else for my next phone.

    • Nigel Yuusef Kahn

      Yeah, I’m not getting this trend that google is following. WTH did they just follow Crapple?

    • Rabid Rotty

      what’s the issue without having a headphone jack?

    • Nigel Yuusef Kahn

      While some would say the headphone jack has proven a track record and industry standard for decades, The USB type c eliminated the headphone jack,because type c has proven to be much more efficient and effective at producing sound.

      That being said; The headphone jack is not just limited to being used for music,
      there are other off label uses and peripherals that plug into the headphone jack,

      such as; secondary led lights, credit payment machine, external speakers, headphone jack figures(like anime or pop icon charters), and headphone jack lasers, just to name a few things.

      As you can see this might be a valid reason for some people to be upset at the loss of the 3.5mm headphone jack as it has many uses being taken away even if it were only aesthetic us for some.

    • Rabid Rotty

      All answered wirelessly or via USB-C

    • Nigel Yuusef Kahn

      Thats just one to many accessories that you’d have to keep track of, atleast with the 3.5mm headphone jack it would be attached to your device.

    • Rabid Rotty

      The USB-C also has the capability of the “other many uses” as the 3.5.
      Also like I said before, if one is an audiophile, one would not want to listen to mp3s they would listen to their music in the pure raw format which takes up larger space on your device.
      With USB-C Bluetooth 5.0 or 3.5 jack, there is no real distinguishable difference.

      If one really wants to hear music properly, invest in a decent home stereo, (Paradigm Speakers Arcam Receiver) and any decent turn table and play it on vinyl.

  • Xanth

    Google is now the enemy.

    • Rabid Rotty

      Why is Google now the enemy?

    • John Lofwire

      Because Samsung fanboy will trash anything not with curved edge to edge screen.

      Well i prefere phone with bezel thats dont break after 1 drop like S8..

    • Rabid Rotty

      Still doesn’t make sense as both the Pixel 2 and 2 XL will still have bezzels. check out the Essential no bezzels but nearly unbreakable with it’s materials.

    • Do Do

      lol, enemy of whom?

  • Rabid Rotty

    200 isn’t a massive price cut. the XL 128 is still over $1000 tax in

    • Walter

      How much is the base Pixel XL

  • Ernie

    The phone looks like a Nexus 6p in the front and the Nexus 5 rear. Google is pretty far behind of tech and style if today’s phones. No dual lens camera. I hope the phone Atleast is ip68 rated.

    • Walter

      You just rattled off 2 of the greatest Nexus devices ever. I’ll happily take the constant updates over a sexy looking phone.

    • John Lofwire

      behind of tech? nope.

      Not a borderless design yes.

      Dual lens cheap sensor camera cant hold a candle to bigger better sensor.

      ip68 is useless if not covered by warranty.

      thats about it i guess.

  • AppleBerrySandwich

    No headphone jack means Samsung Galaxy 9 for me.

    • Walter

      How do you know the S9 will have a headphone jack hmm?

  • Walter

    This is a buy for me. I can now commit on a set of wireless headphones and a Anker wireless speaker.

  • Garrett Cooper

    I’ll be keeping my XL for a bit it seems. All I really want is an always on display which I miss from my G5. That should come out with the new OS.