Posts Tagged ‘Google Pixel 2 XL’

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Back in Stock

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Get in quick, the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are now in stock, with UK and International delivery.

Dubbed as the next generation of smartphones, the Pixel features the world’s highest-rated smartphone camera with a score of 98 from DxO Mark, a 5-inch screen with an OLED display optimized for virtual reality, and a battery that charges up to 7 hours in 15 minutes.

This second-generation is one of our favourite Android phones of the year, making it a firm contender for the top tech christmas present of 2017.

Purchase the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL today.


Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Tips and Tricks

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Read on for some hidden tips and tricks for the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL:

Squeeze the Edges:


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Launch your Google Assistant from the locked screen as well as your home screen by simply squeezing the bottom of the device.

To customise the Active Edge features:  Settings > Apps & notifications > Default apps > Assist & voice input > Active edge

You’ll be able to adjust pressure, disable squeeze for assistant and enable/disable the ability to squeeze the phone to silence an incoming call.

Use the new search bar for apps

At the bottom of the Pixel 2′s screen, you’ll find the iconic search bar.  Whilst you can’t move or turn the bar off, but you can use it to search for apps on your device, instead of swiping up and going through the app drawer.

Configure the At a Glance widget

You’ll find this Pixel exclusive At a Glance widget at the top of your home screen. Here you’ll see weather details, upcoming calendar appointments, and more.

To customise: Long press on a blank part of the home screen > Home Settings > At a Glance.  You’ll find options for calendar events and traffic information.

Switch to Dark Mode

The hidden dark mode on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL isn’t very easy to find.

To activate, just apply a dark wallpaper with a long press on a blank part of the home screen and a tap on Wallpapers. The app drawer and quick settings pane go dark. Not everything changes though, and your notifications and Settings app stay looking the same.

Purchase the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL Sim Free today, with UK and International delivery.


Google release unedited photos taken on the Pixel 2 and they’re pretty amazing.

Monday, October 9th, 2017

The 19th October is penned eagerly in our diary, as we await the release of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

Promising the ‘highest quality smartphone camera experience’ for a second time, we’re interested to see just what you can expect to get from the flagship devices.

Isaac Reynolds, a product manager at Google’s Camera department published an album on Google Photos this weekend, making using of Google Photos’ “original quality” uploading. Reynolds showcased a range of photographic styles including landscapes, low-light shots, moving subjects, and the Pixel 2’s new portrait shooting mode.

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The photographs demonstrate the incredible dynamic range, the vivd colour balance, the proper white balance available when using the Pixel 2′s camera. The HDR+, which uses an algorithm that allows the tiny sensor to “act like a really big one,” also influences this greater dynamic range.

Check out the full range of photographs captured by Reynolds and preorder your Google Pixel 2 today.



Google Pixel 2 XL Specification Sheet

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

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Here’s the Specification sheet for the Google Pixel 2 XL:

  • Dimensions: 157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm (6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 in)
  • Weight: 175 g (6.17 oz)
  • SIM: Nano-SIM card & eSIM
  • Durability: IP67 certified – dust and water resistant, Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Display: 6.0 inches (~76.4% screen-to-body ratio) P-OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 1440 x 2880 pixels (~538 ppi pixel density), Multitouch, Always-on display, 100% DCI-P3 coverage
  • OS: Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
  • GPU: Adreno 540
  • Internal: 64/128 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • Primary Camera: 12.2 MP, f/1.8, OIS, phase detection & laser autofocus, dual-LED flash, 1/2.6” sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps
  • Secondary (front) Camera: 8 MP, f/2.4, 1/3.2″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, 1080p
  • Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector (PowerDelivery 2.0)
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
  • Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
  • Browser: HTML5
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3520 mAh battery, Fast battery charging

Purchase the Google Pixel 2 XL on preorder today, with UK and international delivery.


Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Now Available to Preorder

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Google have announced the second generation of their popular Pixel devices – The Google Pixel 2 and the Google Pixel 2 XL.

There’s not a great deal of differences in specification between the devices, apart from a slightly larger battery in the XL variant (3520 mAh vs 2700 mAh of the standard size) and a larger build and display size. The screen spec and size is where the biggest addition to the XL for your money.

Here’s what you can expect from the displays of each handset:

Google Pixel 2 Display:

  • Cinematic 5.0 in (127 mm) display
  • FHD (1920 x 1080) AMOLED at 441ppi
  • 16:9
  • 2.5D Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5
  • Always-on display
  • 95% DCI-P3 coverage
  • 100000:1, super contrast ratio
  • True black level
  • Full 24-bits depth or 16.77 million colors

 Google Pixel 2 XL Display:

  • Fullscreen 6.0 in (152 mm) display
  • QHD+ (2880 x 1440) pOLED at 538ppi
  • 18:9
  • 3D Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5
  • Always-on display
  • 100% DCI-P3 coverage
  • 100000:1, super contrast ratio
  • True black level
  • Full 24-bits depth or 16.77 million colors

Preorder the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL today, with an expected release date later this month.


Leaked: Google Pixel 2 XL Specs hours ahead of official launch

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Google’s Pixel 2 XL is due to announced in a few hours, but like many releases in the mobile world a reliable leak has proved a full spec sheet before Google get the chance to.


Here’s what we know:

Display: 6-inch 1,440 x 2,880 P-OLED screen with a pixel density of 538 pixels per inch and 18:9 super widescreen aspect ratio – Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

Dimensions: 157.5 x 76.2 x 7.6mm

Weight: 174.9g

Durability: clad in aluminum, with a dustproof, water-resistant build



Memory: 64GB

Chipset: 2.35GHz octa-core Qualcomm

Security: Fingerprint scanner

Battery: 3,520mAh

Camera: 8MP front-facing camera with an f/2.4 aperture

Our source: Roland Quandt

Register your interest in the Google Pixel 2 XL Sim Free today, to be the first in line for preorders upon release.


Google is likely to launch its Pixel 2 devices on October 5th

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Mobile reporter Evan Blass has done it again. In his latest spoiler tweet, we are privy to the release date for the new Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2, along with the processor specs for these devices:

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The Pixel 2 will improve on its predecessor from last October with a new Snapdragon 836 processor, which is likely to be an improved version of the  835 chip that we’ve already seen his year and will put the Pixel 2s ahead of the competition.

Other specs we are expecting to see include 5-inch (Pixel 2) and 6-inch (Pixel 2 XL) OLED screens, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, always-on displays, and squeezable frames.

Register your interest in the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL to be the first in line for pre-orders in October.



Register to Pre-order the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel XL 2

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Eyes are on Google’s upcoming Pixel 2 phones, which are now officially listed on the website for the US’s Federal Communications Commission.

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The FCC listing confirms a few rumours circulating about the phone, including the use of Android 8.0.1 (Android O) and an “Active Edge” feature to activate Google Assistant. The document also suggests that this smartphone will appear in a couple of new areas that it was not easily available before, including India, Australia and New Zealand.

Rumours also point to 64 GB of onboard storage, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor on both devices.

Check out our listings for further information on the devices and to register for preorders of the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel XL 2 .


Google Pixel 2: Rumours and Release Date

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Arriving at the end of this year, the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL is nothing but rumours currently.

We have had confirmation from been Rick Osterloh (Google’s senior vice president of hardware,) that the devices will be released, with an expected date in October.  The rest is up to us to fill in the blanks.

image source: techdroider

image source: techdroider

Here’s the key rumours circulating:

  1. Both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL may be waterproof
  2. We are expecting an improved chipset
  3. Google are likely to follow Apple’s lead, and get rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack
  4. It’s been reported that Google have approached LG to place an order for curved OLED screens, suggesting that there may be a curved display for one or both devices.
  5. The screen on the standard Pixel 2 could be boosted to a QHD resolution
  6. There is a third Pixel being planned, with rumours suggesting that Google are testing a lower spec, budget friendly Pixel device.
  7. With an expected release date for October this year, it’s likely that all devices will run on the latest Android O.
  8. The Pixel 2 is expected to come in 7 colour ways, including  Blue, Grey, Carbon, Graphite, Silver, White and Gold.

If you can’t wait for the Google Pixel 2, check out the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL available with UK and international delivery.



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