Google Pixel 2 (and Pixel 2 XL)

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Google announced Pixel 2 (and Pixel 2 XL) on October 4, 2017. It succeeds the original Pixel released one year earlier (2016) and was replaced by Pixel 3 which was released in 2018.

The pixel 2 serie comes in 3 colors (kinda blue, just black and clearly white) and two storage size (64/128GB).

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have been designed and developed by HTC and LG, and of course, marketed by Google.

Google Pixel 2 Specifications:

ModelPixel 2Pixel 2 XL
AnnouncementOctober 4, 2017October 4, 2017
Release DateOctober 19, 2017October 19, 2017
Starting Price$649 / $749$849 / $949
ColorsKinda Blue / Just black / Clearly whiteKinda Blue / Just black / Clearly white
Storage64GB / 128GB64GB / 128GB
Display5 in6 in
ProcessorSnapdragon 835Snapdragon 835
Rear Camera(s)12.2 Mpx12.2 Mpx
Android VersionAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Weight143g (5.04 oz)175g (6.17 oz)

Pixel 2 pictures:

This is some of the Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL official photos from Google.

List of Pixel 2 issues:

The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have suffered from many problems.

Screen issues “Burn-in”

Many reports of screen burn (on Pixel 2 XL) have been published online. The issue is not unusual, but the numbers of complaints was unusual, which lead Google to investigate. Although they later said this is nothing to worry.

Pixel 2 XL OLED “Black smear”

Users of Pixel 2 have experienced the black smear issue in their Pixel 2’s. This can be annoying when using the phone or browsing the Internet.

Whistling and clicking sounds

A lot of Pixel 2 owners had this whistling and clicking sound coming from the phone.

Microphone Stopped working

Many users (like most version of the Google Pixels) have noticed microphone problems with their devices.

Has Google fixed the Pixel 2 issues?

Google fixed some issues on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL with Android software updates. Google also replaced a lot of units via exchange / return / RMA for users experiencing bigger issues like stated above.

Is there a class action for the Pixel 2 ?

Yes, the pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have been under a lawsuit investigation regarding the screen burn and the black smear issue on the display.

You can find more information on the class action on the Gibbs Law Group website.

A second class action investigation has been started by Migliaccio & Rathhod LLP regarding the Pixel 2 camera crashing issue.

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