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Google Pixel 2 XL 64 GB Black Refurbished

Last Updated: 8 Apr 2019 (Refresh Now)
7.6
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
226
Old Reviews
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6 meters
SIZE
Octa Core
PROCESSOR TYPE
4096 GB
MEMORY

Review Summary - 206 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Charging
 36
charging, original, fast charger, adapter, cable
+61%
-39%
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" ...  It did not come with any of the original items (fast charger, headphone adapter), but it came with a simple generic one. ... No headphone jack/wireless charging might turn off some people, but I barely use headphones and more than happy to use a regular charger.  ...  "
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" ...  Also came with the original charger, cable and head phone adapter.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone was received as advertised, did not come with the original charger however I bought one of those anticipating that anyway.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought a fast charger from Anker on Amazon and everything works great.  ...  "
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" ...  Although not the original - it was all white, came in great condition, and surprisingly with the original charging brick/cable. ... Original chargers in box  ...  "
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" ...  Phone works great just doesn't come with original charger.  ...  "
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" ...  Phone came looking brand new with a generic hard candy charger and an adapter .  ...  "
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" ...  I've been using my old Huawei fast charger. ... Charge port is clean and works well.  ...  "
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Device Compatibility
 33
refurbished, data, verizon, refurb, pixel
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Now, for the phone it self, it is an amazing device that exceeded my expectations!  ...  "
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" ...  I have tried and tested the top of the line Samsung phones and iPhone as well.  ...  "
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" ...  I switched from my iPhone 5s to this one.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the cell phone!  ...  "
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" ...  The refurbished phone exceeded my expectations.  ...  "
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" ...  I could not tell the difference between this refurbished phone and a brand new one, other than the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Received my phone yesterday. ... I transferred all my data from my Galaxy S7 with no problem.  ...  "
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" ...  Jumped out on a limb and took the risk of buying a refurbished phone. ... I am having no problem with connecting to my T-mobile service.  ...  "
Software Platform
 31
android, verizon, pixel, updates, unlocked
+77%
-23%
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" ...  These devices are Verizon builds so the Boot-loader cannot be unlocked .  ...  "
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" ...  It boasted better stats and features than the newest iPhone and ALMOST the same technology as the Pixel 3  ...  "
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" ...  Photo gallery (it's the Google one. ... So everything is uploaded to Google, not as user friendly)  ...  "
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" ...  I have tried and tested the top of the line Samsung phones and iPhone as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Google pays less  ...  "
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" ...  EIther way, I wanted this phone and a little cosmetic blemish is nothing compared to all the security, OS updates, and customer assistance from google virtually on standby.  ...  "
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" ...  It's got a good sleek feel, is not loaded with bloatware, and of course, gets all the latest updates pronto.  ...  "
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" ...  Did ALL updates ... Software and Hardware seem to work as intedned with no issues.  ...  "
Battery Life
 31
battery, charge, lasts, day, refurbished
+77%
-23%
comment
" ...  Coming from my Mate 10 Pro which has outstanding battery life and fast charge My major concern was the condition of the device, battery life and the fear that the Screen is as bad as reviews I have read and watched.  ...  "
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" ...  I gave the battery life 4 stars just because I don't know how it would be like new, probably a little better, but not sure how much.  ...  "
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" ...  Long battery life and everything seems to be functional  ...  "
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" ...  The battery seems to last forever on standby -- if I haven't used it much for a day it only drops about 20%. ... I'm not a power user so I can't speak to how well it lasts under loads, but I never run out of battery at the end of the day, and don't have to keep an eye on it all the time. ... A full charge takes about 2 hours.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery is excellent too, with Android pie it last almost 2 days and I use it a lot.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life was really good to start.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm super impressed with the camera and battery life.  ...  "
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" ...  Thing is super fast and the battery life is amazing.  ...  "
Marketplace
 23
buy, described, amazon, exactly, bought
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Very nice like new thanks  ...  "
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" ...  Ordered a refurb.  ...  "
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" ...  Will buy from this seller again.  ...  "
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" ...  I've had mine for about a week now and it's exactly as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  BuySPRY is a trustworthy seller.  ...  "
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" ...  I would also recommend this seller to all interested.  ...  "
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" ...  We bought two from two different sellers through amazon prime.  ...  "
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" ...  Great product, I would buy again from seller.  ...  "
Screen Protection
 23
scratches, scratch, pixel, screen protector, minor scratches
+43%
-57%
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" ...  The screen wasn't working properly and kept flickering.  ...  "
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" ...  However, the screen had a few scratches on it ... Device is almost perfect (lose points for scratches on screen)  ...  "
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" ...  Thought I would try another one, it arrived looking not fully cleaned and with scratches on the screen.  ...  "
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" ...  Upon receiving it from Quick Deals CR, a screen protector attempted to hide a ton of scruffs and deep scratches. ... Even for refurbished, blemished screens are not acceptable.  ...  "
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" ...  Apart from on scratch on the front of the screen it's mint.  ...  "
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" ...  This phone looked like it was dragged across gravel.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen has a small hairline scratch in the middle near the top and I could not get the hot spot tethering to work.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone came with scuffs over the back, and that would be fine, if it wasnt for the fact there is a deep scratch across the phones screen.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 22
working, months, refurbished, ago, weeks
+59%
-41%
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" ...  I have been using it for several months and it works perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  It powers up with no issues.  ...  "
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" ...  I have it for over 2 months and it works smooth without any problems, the phone is amazing, I change it only once a day even though I'm a heavy user.  ...  "
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" ...  Luckily so far everything is working out fine.  ...  "
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" ...  I had no problem at all using it for over a month now.  ...  "
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" ...  I'll leave another review after four weeks :)  ...  "
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" ...  Will update later on .  ...  "
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" ...  No problems from being refurbished.  ...  "
Price
 19
value, phone, money, worth, device
+89%
-11%
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" ...  All in all, def worth the purchase!  ...  "
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" ...  Really good deal for the price  ...  "
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" ...  Price is awesome.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a great value.  ...  "
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" ...  Its the price you pay I guess for getting the phone for half off the new phone price.  ...  "
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" ...  This is awesome worth the money  ...  "
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" ...  At this price you cannot expect a brand new device.  ...  "
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" ...  My first "flagship" device, and it's worth every penny.  ...  "
Camera
 15
really, pictures, camera is amazing, taking, rear
+93%
-7%
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" ...  The camera is incredible.  ...  "
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" ...  It's fast, has more than enough storage, and has an amazing camera.  ...  "
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" ...  With this camera, you will love taking pictures, plus unlimited store in Google photos as a plus.  ...  "
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" ...  Took pictures and videos with front and rear cameras  ...  "
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" ...  The camera is great and other features work great.  ...  "
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" ...  Pictures are good.  ...  "
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" ...  It's amazing just like new no scratches or chips at all amazing it's fast and the camera is amazing I was really really worried about buying a refurbished phone because of the reviews but I guess I'm a lucky person because this is a great phone!!  ...  "
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" ...  And as everyone has mentioned the camera is AMAZING.  ...  "
Delivery
 14
condition, phone, everything, came, box
+93%
-7%
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" ...  The phone arrived in like-new condition.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived faster then expected which was great and it had everything in the box.  ...  "
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" ...  I received this product quickly, it was well-packaged and it works great.  ...  "
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" ...  Came right when it was scheduled to as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Came in excellent condition.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone is in great condition.  ...  "
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" ...  I received everything as promised. ... I'm completely happy with the product I received.  ...  "
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" ...  The device arrived in very good condition.  ...  "
Ports
 13
adapter, charging, original, charger, came
+46%
-54%
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" ...  I then noticed that the charge port was very dirty.  ...  "
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" ...  I have tried to get similar mirroring with the Pixel using Sentio Desktop, Displaylink and a Displaylink adapter.  ...  "
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" ...  Charger port broken and wifi keeps dropping.  ...  "
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" ...  Phone was completely dead when i received it, so i plugged it in and the charging port had smoke coming out of it.  ...  "
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" ...  Instead, the phone came with a generic USB-A (under powered) power brick and a USB-A to USB-C cable.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 12
speaker, sounds, front, watching, videos
+33%
-67%
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" ...  The speaker on this phone is blown, it rattles.  ...  "
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" ...  Got this item with a defective speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  The speakers buzz horribly which makes watching videos unbearable. ... It sounds like some people got good ones on here but I don't think it's worth the hassle.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone's speaker began to produce "cracked" sounds within 3 days of receiving the device. ... Phone now only produces "cracked" and distorted sounds.  ...  "
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" ...  as a result audio is very distorted.  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 12
phone, perfect, defective, scratches, refurbished
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Even though it was refurbished, it was in near perfect condition when I received it.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect cosmetic condition.  ...  "
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" ...  Came with everything in slightly damaged box.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone I got was in near perfect cosmetic condition.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone arrived in like-new condition.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone was in perfect condition.  ...  "
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" ...  Phone was in perfect condition, no scratches on it any where.  ...  "
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" ...  Although this is a refurbished model, it is in perfect condition.  ...  "
Design
 12
new, looks and works, looks, feels, works like new
+100%
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" ...  The phone looks and works like new  ...  "
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" ...  Mine looks and operates nearly like new. ... (I had to look super closley to even see that.  ...  "
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" ...  Phone looks and works like new!  ...  "
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" ...  Looks and works like new, but got a black and white instead of just black.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone arrived in nice shape.  ...  "
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" ...  it looks brand new.  ...  "
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" ...  It came with all accessories and looks brand new.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks and works just like new  ...  "
Returns
 11
return, day, send, returned, replacement
+9%
-91%
comment
" ...  Sending phone back.  ...  "
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" ...  Returning for a refund.  ...  "
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" ...  I had to send it back.  ...  "
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" ...  I don’t think it’s the sellers fault, but we returned it after the first day  ...  "
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" ...  This was far from a refurb. ... I sent this back.  ...  "
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" ...  Phone did not work at all demand either a new replacement or refund!  ...  "
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" ...  Attempting to get a replacement.  ...  "
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" ...  First day with the device and will have to return it already.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 10
display, pixel 2 xl, pixel, burn, scratch
+50%
-50%
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" ...  The display was not accurate and there were other notable limitations.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen wasn't working properly and kept flickering.  ...  "
Build Quality
 10
phone, feels, cosmetic damage, tear, scuffs
+50%
-50%
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" ...  The only thing I noticed was that it had a very small scuff mark in the top right corner.  ...  "
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" ...  I can handle minor scratches on the body and a few dings from drops, but I have never purchased a refurbished phone with that major of a flaw unrepaired.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone came with scuffs over the back, and that would be fine, if it wasnt for the fact there is a deep scratch across the phones screen.  ...  "
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" ...  These scratches were deep enough to catch a fingernail.  ...  "
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" ...  I've used it for a few weeks now, the build and hardware seems to be in good condition but I've noticed that all my calls when using LTE just keeps dropping continuously. ... So, buyers be careful.  ...  "
Cleaning
 9
dust, dirt, cleaned, scratches, grills
+56%
-44%
comment
" ...  I was hesitant on the refurbishing aspect, but the phone came clean and in near perfect condition.  ...  "
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" ...  No scratches, everything works as it should with no defects or anything glitchy.  ...  "
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" ...  There was no damage at all and the device was very clean.  ...  "
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" ...  A clean, used, refurbed phone.  ...  "
SIM
 9
card, tray, swapped, usb c, esim
+44%
-56%
comment
" ...  Also, did not come with a Sim card key.  ...  "
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" ...  But beware mine didn't come with a sim card tray couldn't use it for the first day I got it  ...  "
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" ...  However, things got worse when I inserted my sim card and my card would not read. ... I withdrew the sim and tried again with no avail. ... I wish I was able to actually use it, but I am unable to because it won't respond to my sim (T-Mobile), nor will it connect to my home wifi, or any wifi as a matter of fact.  ...  "
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" ...  I got a Verizon version, not unlocked.  ...  "
Cables
 7
charging, came, box, original, charger
+86%
-14%
comment
" ...  All original cables and add-on accessories were included in the box.  ...  "
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" ...  It came in a generic box with an off brand charging cord but who am I to complain with the price I paid.  ...  "
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" ...  Although not the original - it was all white, came in great condition, and surprisingly with the original charging brick/cable.  ...  "
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" ...  I immediately purchased a replacement cable and charging block to sort out that issue.  ...  "
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" ...  Also came with the original charger, cable and head phone adapter.  ...  "
Comfort
 7
feels, wear, signs, like, tear
+86%
-14%
comment
" ...  I've had this phone for almost a week and I have to say it is hands down the best phone I've ever owned.  ...  "
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" ...  as if it was placed in a pocket with a set of keys.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone arrived in nice shape.  ...  "
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" ...  The device feels great in hand.  ...  "
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" ...  I started using it today and it feels great !  ...  "
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" ...  Overall the phone is very good, no signs of wear or tear anywhere on the one that I received.  ...  "
Apps
 6
google, crashing, apps, android, updates
+100%
comment
" ...  I've been using my Pixel 2XL pretty heavily for music, social media, and more all day and still have 60% at 11pm!  ...  "
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" ...  Photo gallery (it's the Google one. ... So everything is uploaded to Google, not as user friendly)  ...  "
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" ...  Google Android is the best operating software by far  ...  "
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" ...  Software and Hardware seem to work as intedned with no issues.  ...  "
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" ...  Bottom line: Uninstallation of any updates to apps that keep crashing is the best solution.  ...  "
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" ...  This is only my 2nd smart phone I have ever owned (the first being a Samsung Galaxy S4), so I have very little to compare it to.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 5
easy, use, everything, google, features
+100%
comment
" ...  So everything is uploaded to Google, not as user friendly)  ...  "
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" ...  To put it simple ... as if it was placed in a pocket with a set of keys.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to move everything from one phone to the other.  ...  "
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" ...  It's easy to use and get used to, this is a very good phone for a first phone or a change from Apple or other types.  ...  "
Product As Described
 5
exactly
+100%
comment
" ...  I've had mine for about a week now and it's exactly as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Came just as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Item was exactly as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Just as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Item as described.  ...  "
Headphones
 4
adapter, phone, headphones, use, usb c
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  First phone arrived and looked awesome, but soon noticed that phone would not play sound through headphones.  ...  "
Call quality
 4
phone, call, text, sounds, like
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  So disappointing and wished this was a one time glitch but I have tried several phone calls now's and it just keeps doing it where I cant see screen options once in a phone call :-(  ...  "
Gaming
 3
used
+100%
comment
" ...  It has great storage, battery life and is quick to connect to the internet and plays games really well.  ...  "
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" ...  I have used it for three days now and have watched a full streamed movie, played games, and of course used the fantastic camera that is included.  ...  "
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" ...  Best phone in the game here.  ...  "
Video Playback
 3
videos, speakers, used, games
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Stereo speakers are great for watching videos or listening to music.  ...  "
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" ...  I have used it for three days now and have watched a full streamed movie, played games, and of course used the fantastic camera that is included.  ...  "
Keyboard
 3
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  as if it was placed in a pocket with a set of keys.  ...  "
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" ...  Camera is amazing, keyboard, screen quality.  ...  "

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Specifications

Body
Size:  6 meters
Performance
Processor Type:  Octa Core 
Memory
Memory:  4096 GB
6 meters
SIZE
Octa Core
PROCESSOR TYPE
4096 GB
MEMORY