Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Canadian pricing and availability

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  • Captain Pokemon

    and people complained about iPhone X costing more than 1K.

    • nekkidtruth

      Oh please. Let’s not pretend that there are no complaints for ANY phone over $1000. The brand is not a differentiating factor. Any phone that costs this much is flat out stupidity.

    • Daniel Szilagyi

      this so much

    • Captain Pokemon

      The point is people still complained so pretending won’t help.

    • John Lofwire

      Its over priced but i think you get more for the money.

      you have high speed charger in the box.
      as well as unlimited cloud storage.

    • LifeWulf

      *Unlimited original-quality photo and video storage until 2020.

    • John Lofwire

      Dont play with words.

      Picture taken from pixel 2 phone up to 2020 will never take space on your drive the picture already taken wont be downgraded to lower quality only new picture taken from that point onward.

      Good chance you will upgrade phone by then and if its a pixel then the clock will reset.

    • LifeWulf

      Pretty sure the clock will not “reset”, Google’s wording there seems to me that they’re shutting down future unlimited original-quality uploading and it’ll just be high-quality unlimited like every device has now.

      But you’re right, the quality won’t suddenly degrade and those pictures will stay on there. Just figured people should know there *is* a catch.

    • John Lofwire

      The clock will reset when you get a new pixel model. Its called making client buy more new device (incitation)

      Its just like when some device given free Dropbox for 2 years or free Google drive space for 2 years.

    • nekkidtruth

      No, the point is people complain regardless of manufacturer. No need to call anyone specific out. They all have their fair share of whiners.

  • Ricky Bobby

    price-is-right-horn-of-defeat.wav

  • Haxor99

    Horrible pricing. US price for 5″ Pixel 2 is $649. How does the CAD price go to $899 ?

    • orangedude

      While overpriced, the Pixel 2 is actually the same price as last year in CAD. The XL increased by a good $100.

    • jorvay

      But the USD to CAD exchange rate is a lot better than a year ago.

    • Can’t Fix Stupid

      Hence a double cash grab.

    • Rattrap

      It’s an 89$ disparity between Canadian price and Xe’s straight conversion, for those interested.

      I hope that the pixel 2 will fall dramatically 6 months in, as most android phones do, but if the original pixel is any indication, prices will never change.

    • Ben

      Pixel XL2 should be precisely 1059 CAD with current exchange rate… It’s 1159. So yeah. This sucks

    • Smanny

      They could be increasing it because right now you are getting the Google Home mini as well for that $899.

  • Dalex

    December 2017? Why announce it today? Already it starts at 1159$. The least you could do is ship it quickly….

    • jroc

      Google store says 5-6 weeks, so early to mid November is more accurate.

    • Dalex

      I see that for the black model of the XL. The Black and white is December 2017. Even mid November. A month a half? Really?

    • Ben

      I pulle the trigger the minute the page went live on XL 64GB b&w and estimated shipping date is Nov 16-23. Only logical option is that LG/Google couldn’t get the device ready in time for launch compared to the smaller HTC/Google who is 90% same thing as last year.
      The phones were unavailable, then Dec 2017 … Now it looks like they are just plain unavailable on Google Store

    • jroc

      Doesn’t seem too different than anything else lately. Note 8 was about a month, and the iPhone X is a month and a half.

  • Razvan Zamfir

    While the camera seems well calibrated (based on external ratings), I don’t see any other appeal on this device:
    – no memory card allowed (yet again)
    – no dual camera setup, front or back
    – no headphone jack (greeted by heavy groaning at announcement, and rightfully so)

    Last, but not least, a heavy price. a 700 to 1000$ price range from the smallest pixel 2 to the largest pixed 2 xl might have still worked, but as it stands, it makes no sense.

    Guess I’ll never get a pixel, and that’s fine.

    • Daniel Szilagyi

      Welcome to the smartphone market in Canada, almost every flagship released is in similar price range now.
      -Google won’t add an SD card, that’s been like this for over 5 years…so no surprise.
      -Is dual camera that big a deal? what’s the appeal here? a wider angle shot? better image quality? because based on what’s been shown and the OG pixel image quality is going to be stellar.
      – HTC/Moto/Apple/Google are all moving in this direction, soon everyone else will too…I don’t like it either but that seems to be what OEM’s are doing

    • John Lofwire

      -no memory card allowed ( sure but you get unlimited cloud storage for what usually take the most space… picture and 4k movies )
      – no dual camera setup ( i want the best camera not dual camera gimmick. as a matter of fact did you know Pixel main camera have two sensor built inside one camera? )
      – no headphone jack ( well its a bummer i agree but personally i dont even remember last time i used the headphone jack on my G5 or G6.. )

      So i guess you have a bit skewed vision of reality ( you do make good point about pricing as all OEM are getting very greedy and about the headphone jack )

    • Arman

      None of them is really a problem, the pricing is the problem.

    • John Lofwire

      As I said at the end of my last reply oem are getting greedy.

  • Civuck

    No headphone jack – so will this help resale value of Pixel 1?

  • Google will be selling the Pixel 2 phones at Freedom Mobile. I went to the Google Online Store and Freedom Mobile is listed as one of the sellers of the Pixel Phones. I am wondering if Google will do trade deals through Freedom Mobile for the original Pixel and Pixel XL phones and still give us $420 in tab towards the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2? If they do, I will seriously be thinking of up grading to the Pixel 2 or Pixel XL 2. I already am on Freedom’s $59 LTE Everywhere plan but can not use my Pixel XL with their LTE and am stuck using their junky ZTE Grand X 4 to get LTE which doesn’t get any security updates and is still stuck on Marshmallow. I am constantly switching the SIM back and forth.

  • GetInMyBellyNow

    When you look at it up close and in more detail, it’s still fugly.

    • John Lofwire

      All question of point of view.
      what you find ugly others might find beautiful.

    • Arman

      Its not beautiful, but its practical, sadly its not worth that much money.

  • jon

    Whoa Virgin well have it? are you sure?

    • isBacon

      Yup, they are carrying it!

  • tvguy

    $1300 for a 128gb phone with no sd card slot for expansion? Are you kidding me? LG V30 here I come. At least I get IP68, sd slot, dual camera w/ wide angle, quad dac, etc — probably for less money. I had high hopes that google would improve with the 2nd edition, but they seem hell bent on offering substandard features for premium prices. No thanks.

    • John Lofwire

      Pretty sure LG V30 will be pretty pricy in Canada…
      LG G6 a good example 😉

    • tvguy

      Possibly, but the V30 ticks way more boxes than the Pixel. Also, LG is known to price drop by a few hundred after the first 3 months. Worth waiting for.

    • John Lofwire

      LG G6 still around 400$ ( unless you pay much more on monthly plans )

    • LifeWulf

      $400 is a hell of a lot cheaper than the $999.99 it was originally.

    • John Lofwire

      Its still that price with no contract. On contract with a normal plan (not those super ultra mega plan) its still 400$.

    • LifeWulf

      Should have mentioned that it was on-contract then. On contract is a down payment, not the price of the phone.

    • John Lofwire

      The important fact is price did not go down.

    • Arman

      You can buy them cheaper at US stores that ship to Canada. Canadian pricing is just stupid.

    • John Lofwire

      Dont forget duty tax… Won’t be much better including this. Better go physically to usa buy it and come back 😉

    • Arman

      Yes, that’s what i meant 🙂 You will save at least $150.

    • isBacon

      We have the pricing in our system, now it could be wrong or it could be in there for pre-release ordering but it’s priced at $1149.99. But that could change for sure.

    • neo905

      Dude. The less money train left the building in 2015.

    • jroc

      Living in the past.

    • tvguy

      Yes I am.

    • tvguy

      I’ll pay more money for more features. Pixel doesn’t deliver for this cost.

    • neo905

      That I agree with. Underwhelmed by all the overpriced phones released so far this year.

    • SkAshe

      This is probably the worst android phone to come out, even the iPhone X is a better phone for the money

    • Smanny

      You have got to be kidding? The iPhone X starts at $1319 for the same 64 GB of storage that is non expandable. The Pixel 2 gives you unlimited picture and video backup for $899. Plus right now for the same $899 you get a free Google Home mini which is worth $79. Oh wait, that’s not all you get a quick charging hardware included in the Pixel box. With the new iPhones, including the X you don’t get any quick charging hardware, which you have to pay $100 on top of the $1319 for the iPhone X.

      So let’s add it up iPhone X with quick charger is $1419.
      Pixel 2 with quick charger and Home mini $899.

    • John Lofwire

      agreed pixel do give more for the cash..

      Still overpriced sadly mostly all new phone are overpriced..

    • SkAshe

      You’re comparing oranges to apples (literally). Maybe I wasn’t clear enough, I was comparing it to the XL.

    • Smanny

      Even if you are comparing the Pixel 2 XL to the iPhone X. The Pixel 2 XL is $1159, and the iPhone X is $1319. You still have to pay $100 more for the iPhone X if you want quick charging, which is included with the Pixels. Plus once again Pixel 2 XL are getting a much bigger battery, and a larger 6″ POLED higher resolution display compared to the iPhone X, and right now you are getting a free Google Home mini worth $79. You still have to pay $300 more for the iPhone X and you are getting less.

    • tvguy

      You’re comparing the lowly Pixel 2 (not the Pixel 2 XL, which is the only version worth buying IMO) to the iPhone X. Not a fair comparison.

    • thereasoner

      The V30 is great but it “doesn’t deliver” the best cameras, the best support, the best performance, some of latest features or free unlimited full resolution storage.

      They each have advantages over the other. Personally I value the Pixel XL 2 more but LG really did well with the V30.

    • Arman

      V30 is definitely a better choice..

    • Can’t Fix Stupid

      Hard to believe LG is the price friendly one and Pixel the price premium phone now.

    • jay

      Problem are software updates.V30 amazing phone. But I hat happens in the future do we see updates?

  • Qball

    When can we expect to see carrier pricing/pre-orders?

  • fidorulz

    with no 256gb version and at this price this is insane. Plus headphone jack is a big deal for me

    • John Lofwire

      in my phone nearly half my space is taken by picture and video i taken so for me unlimited cloud storage that is something i want 😉

      No headphone jack is a bummer but i dont even remember last time i used my headphone jack…

    • Smanny

      It seems like Google is trying to push Bluetooth more, especially with their new Bluetooth Pixel buds.

    • John Lofwire

      Yep ofcourse they do… like apple ect they are in to make profit 🙁

  • Thomas C. Riddell

    sorry but no phone worth that kind of money

  • Mr Dog

    I am ok with advertisements but please not all over the place. It’s very unappleing to have them in between comments.

  • Maths83

    Is it worth it to buy it in the US instead? Current FX does not justify the CAD pricing as it seem a little to high imo. Also, does anyone knows why carriers are selling for ex the Pixel 2 XL $1,300 off contract when you can buy it for $1,159 from the Google store??

  • jay

    The exchange rate makes it worse

    • Arman

      They still charge more after the exchange rate in Canada, good luck google..

  • Qball

    No free Google Home Mini when we buy it from a Carrier I suppose?

    • Qball

      Nevermind, it’s a promotion on the Rogers page. I’m assuming all carriers will have the same deal.

  • Omis

    Why are phones costing so much? Did the six year olds making them unionize?

    • Can’t Fix Stupid

      6 year olds want all brand name clothes these days. Hence require $50/hr pay.

  • Clark Jordan Wayne

    I placed an order for the XL 2, 64GB a couple hours ago. Google immediately charged the $1310 to my Mastercard (saw the pending charge when i checked my Mastercard account online). Estimated shipping Dec 6-13!

    I’m surprised and annoyed because in past they would wait until the item ships before charging your credit card. And the exchange rate they’re using is 0.732, very unfair given the current rate is 0.8. I really want this phone and that’s what they’re counting on obviously. Now they can have the revenue earn interest 5-6 weeks before the customer gets the product. Google may not be good at getting a heavily in demand product into customer hands, promptly, but they sure are fast at taking customers’ money! Greedy Google

    • p_lindsay

      The charge will likely come off your CC. I’ve had the same thing happen with a few different tech companies. They often do an initial charge to make sure there’s room on your card and then remove it until you receive shipment.

    • Sanjay Kumar

      there isn’t much updates from it’s predecessor.
      but congrats on getting one.

    • jroc

      They don’t charge you until it ships, it says right on the confirmation email you get. What you’re seeing is a pre-authorization on your credit card to ensure there’s sufficient room to buy it. You don’t have to pay that balance until it becomes an actual transaction.

      So no, Google is not collecting interest on the revenue from your phone before it ships.

    • Arman

      There is nothing fair about google for Canadians, they charge more than exchange rate and on top of that there is no financing option for Canada, while financing is available for Americans. Very disappointing.

    • Foreign Devil

      I’m kinda ticked off about the bad exchange rate. . Also mine won’t ship until end of December. I wonderin the mean time if I can find someone selling it for a better CAD price. Or if the CAD goes up on the USD I can cancel and re-order from Google at a better exchange rate.

  • Austin

    BELL PIXEL 2 128G NO TERM PRICE 1429? WTF

  • GE

    I got the XL 2 64 GB panda. Delivery date Nov 22 to 29. That was minutes within the announcement. The price is high. It’s really high. It’s almost as much as I paid for my 13 inch Dell 9350 last summer, but I’m hoping to sell my “old” Pixel XL for maybe $400-450. Unfortunately, the trade-in being offered by Google is US only deal.

    I use my Pixel all the time. I can whine about the price, again it is expensive, ask the Europeans, but that doesn’t change anything.

    • Foreign Devil

      Wow I waited a few days to order the same phone from Google and they say it won’t ship until late December arriving in early January.

    • Foreign Devil

      I’ve since cancelled my order. I don’t want to wait that long. .especially since they are giving a horrible exchange rate on the price.

    • Mysterious

      You mean $1309.67 lol

  • Skookum Pete

    “The 64GB Pixel 2 will cost $399.99 on a Tab Large activation”

    This is very misleading. Although their marketing obfuscates it, the Koodo “tab” is simply instalment payments which cease when the device is fully paid for. The $399.99 is a down payment, certainly not the “cost” of the phone.

  • isBacon

    I personally snagged the Pixel 2 64GB. For me it’s exactly what I’m looking for. 1st gen Pixel was definitely my favorite Google phone to date, and the new Pixel, even if it’s slight improvements, was still enough for me to snag one. I could care less about edge to edge, headphone jack etc. I prefer the design of the Pixel 2 myself. October 16th cannot come fast enough!

    • Foreign Devil

      I ordered Pixel 2 64GB directly from Google because the phone plans will end up costing me more. Anyhow they are shipping in late December and it’s expected to arrive January. . . quite a long wait!

    • isBacon

      Wow that’s a crazy wait, I ordered mine through a store locally and they’re expected to have them by the 19th, and they sell outright.

    • Foreign Devil

      You are ordering through a phone company? I guess they get a priority stock. November or December 19th?

  • Raian

    Hey, It says in the table that the Google Pixel 2 XL comes out October 4th 2017, when later on in the article it says December.

  • James Arsenault

    Bell did not say much about Pixel 2 but give full info for Pixel 2 XL for 64 GB and 128 GB

  • blueadept1

    Doesn’t Fido pixel pricing go against wireless code? Large plan is an extra $25/m, which works out to $600 over two years. Phone is $899 and they are selling for $399, which is only a $500 discount.

  • Daniel David

    I reserved through the Fido reservation system yesterday since the Pixel XL Black & white was sold out really fast in the Google store. Anyone know what date is the Xl coming out to the carriers ? Also will I be eligible for the home mini since I am planning to buy it outright ?

  • Foreign Devil

    Well went back and cancelled my XL panda order from Google. .. . horrible exchange rate given that arbitrary and not reflective of the current exchange rate. .. AND they would not ship it until xmas…… Arriving here next year. . ..Screw it!

  • Mike

    I’m very excited about these phones and considering the Pixel 2 non XL (I have a Note and like large size but want to save $). I just did a lookup though of the Google Store pricing. It’s $899 in Canada but $649 in the US – which is just a hair over $800 CAD. IF I get this model from Rogers what will I end up paying on a contract? $900? Or well more than that?

  • Gabriel Cyr

    As anyone in Canada got one from the carriers already ?