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October 5, 2017

The Google Pixel 2 XL vs. the original Pixel XL: What’s changed?

by John_A

Today we got our first look at the new Google phones, with the larger Pixel XL bringing back the staid design but also buffing it up with a better camera and more robust water protection. How big of a leap is this over last year’s model exactly? While you’ll have to wait a few weeks for the full rundown in our review, for now you can check out the new XL’s specs as compared to its predecessor in our handy table below.

Pixel 2 XL
Pixel XL
Pricing
$849, $949 (off contract)
$769, $869 (off contract)
Dimensions
157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9mm (6.2 x 3.0 x 0.3 inches)
154.72 x 75.74 x 7.31mm (6.09 x 2.98 x 0.29 inches)
Weight
175g (6.17 ounces)
168g (5.92 ounces)
Screen size
6 inches (152.4mm)
5.5 inches (139.7mm)
Screen resolution
2,880 x 1,440 (538ppi)
2,560 x 1,440 (534 ppi)
Screen type
Quad HD pOLED
Quad HD AMOLED
Battery
3,520mAh
3,450mAh
Internal storage
64 / 128GB
32 / 128GB
External storage
None
None
Rear camera
12.2MP, f/1.8, 1.4μm pixel size
12.3MP, f/2.0, 1.55µm pixel size
Front-facing camera
8MP, f/2.4, 1.4μm pixel size
8MP, f/2.4, 1.4µm pixel size
Video capture
4K at 30fps
4K at 30fps
NFC
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth
v5.0
v4.2
SoC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
CPU
2.35GHz octa-core
2.15GHz quad-core
GPU
Adreno 540
Adreno 530
RAM
4GB
4GB
WiFi
Dual band, 802.11ac
Dual band, 802.11ac
Operating system
Android 8.0
Android 7.1
Other features
Fingerprint sensor, IP67 certified, USB Type-C
Fingerprint sensor, IP53 certified, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C

Follow all the latest news from Google’s Pixel 2 event here!

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