Here’s our best look at the Pixel 2 XL yet

The smartphone will start at $849 USD, according to DroidLife


  • Caramel Goodness

    Good luck with that pricing and rumored specs Google.

    I’ll keep my small Pixel for another year thanks.

    • DownwithRobellus

      Unbelievable that they did a study a realized people will be willing to shell out $1000 on a phone that would depreciate in value by 50% in half a year.

    • JD

      I love it when they depreciate so fast. Got an lg g5 for $400, 6 months after release. Will be looking to do the same with the g7 🙂

    • Felix

      Still too much for the g5

    • JD

      $400 a year ago was a steal compared to the S7’s that were being sold at $700+.

      It beat every other 2016 flagship in pretty much any benchmark I watched on Youtube when researching what phone to get back then. Great screen, decent battery, no issues and I’ve had it a year now.

    • Felix

      I loved my g4, but absolutely hated the g5. Felt cheap, laggy, and the gimmicky modularity I found dumb went with a S7 edge instead… Which in the end I hate also. Waiting for the V30 personally

    • JD

      I haven’t felt the g5 is laggy at all. I came over from a Moto Nexus 6 and the g5 felt even more snappy.

    • bloodless

      Yes, it is sad.
      I guess they know how crucial our smartphones are to us, and they want to take advantage.
      It is hard to shell out that kind of money, especially when the batteries are no longer user-replaceable, as in 2 years the battery life will tank, making you start to hate your phone and regret the amount you paid for it.

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    • mola2alex

      I think it might look better in real life

    • rgl168

      My thoughts exactly ????

  • Jordih

    Such a shame, at this rate I will never buy a Google phone.

    Hello LG V30!

    • Pascal Bouffard

      the V30 should be around 1000$ too 🙁 however I think I will keep my 6p for another year then I will get the V30 for half the price 🙂

    • Jordih

      True. If I do replace my OnePlus One this year with a flagship, I’d rather give LG $1000. Google doesn’t seem to listen.

    • Mo Dabbas

      Go for the Huawei mate 9. You can buy it now from amazon USA for 450USD +40 import taxes (reaches a bit 490USD ~ 610CAD).Awsome phone. Amazing battery.

    • Stephen B Morris

      Isn’t the Mate 10 coming out soon though?

    • bloodless

      Yes, but the Mate 10 will have 3 versions – and who knows which one(s) will be made available in Canada.
      Huawei’s pricing may also be through the roof as well.
      Also, until they release it, we won’t know which one(s) will have the normal 16:9 aspect ratio, versus the useless fad-inspired 2:1 aspect ratio – (if that is of interest).
      I am playing the waiting game on the Mate 10, V30, and Pixel 2 XL.
      If their pricing / design are not to my taste, then I will be heading over to amazon.COM to get the USA-priced Mate 9 (much cheaper than amazon.CA).

    • Mo Dabbas

      Couldn’t say it better myself. It’s going to be announced next month with release in asia around a month after (that makes it around november time). Who knows when this thing will reach north america and which one of the three or four rumored models will reach there.
      I also don’t get why sells the phone for way higher (around 800-900 CAD) compared to the US one. If amazon wants us to jump on they should be aware of these type of things.

  • Ryan

    What’s up with that white version, no one’s gonna buy that are they?

    • Mo Dabbas

      It’s called panda white (????).

    • Miles Harbord

      If my only choice is black, then yes, black is super boring.

  • Thomas C. Riddell

    Again $1000.00 Smart Phone no thanks Thank XDA I am Running Oreo 8.0 on Nexus 6
    it has better sound then the Pixel phone and it paid for No phone is worth more $500.00 CND

  • Koolbreeze

    Digging the orange button. I’m sure I can get used to it. Besides it would be in a Case anyway.

  • jay

    I believe the pixel/nexus phones are only here because google wants to try there software. Otherwise they would be a better job advertising and marketing.