Google Pixel 2 XL (Google Daydream Compatible Smartphone)

Phone Weight: 175 g (6.17 oz)
Phone Height: 157.9 mm (6.22 in)
Phone Width: 76.7 mm (3.02 in)
Phone Thickness: 7.9 mm (0.31 in)

Wiki Info: The phone was praised for the camera quality and waterproofing, but was criticized for the removal of the headphone jack,[8] particularly after Google mocked Apple for doing the same with its iPhone 7 phone. The phones ship with stock Android 8.0 “Oreo” on launch. Google has also promised 3 years of software and security updates, which is a year longer than most other Android smartphones.


“…the better choice for anyone thinking of using their phones as a VR screen.”

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Additional Information…

Price at Time of Press: £799 ($1000)
Range Of Colours: Just Black, Black and White
Memory Sizes: 64 GB, 128 GB
Headphone Jack: No
Central Processing Unit (CPU): Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz & 4×1.9 GHz) Kryo
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU): Adreno 540
Battery: 3,520 mAh
Main Display: 6 in (150 mm) QHD P-OLED, 2880 × 1440
Pixel Resolution: 538 ppi
Rear camera: 12.2 Megapixel
Wi-Fi Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5GHz)
Bluetooth Connectivity: 4, 4G/LTE

Final Verdict: With its slightly larger 6″ screen the Google Pixel 2 XL is the better choice for anyone thinking of using their phones as a VR screen. With full Daydream VR compatibility, this phone can handle pretty much anything VR can throw at it. With this phone you get the richest of colours and of course, more importantly, you will get the latest Android updates as well as being first to get any improvements to Daydream rendering. The high price tag might put a lot of people off this phone, but it will future-proof you for several years to come.


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