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

Kris Naudus
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.

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 XLPixel XLPricing $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

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