Google - Pixel 2 128GB - Just Black (Verizon)

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Introducing the Google Pixel 2
Discover a better way to capture, store, and see the world. Pixel 2 features a smart camera that takes beautiful photos in any light, a fast-charging battery and the Google Assistant built-in.
$31.25/mo.
$24.99/mo.
for 24 months
Save $150 ($6.26/mo.)
Protection Plan Options
$0.00 down for qualified customers. Tax on full retail price due at time of sale. 0% APR, Full price: $749.92.
Color:
Just Black
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  • Black & White
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Overview

What's Included


  • Google Pixel 2 128GB
  • Quick switch adapter
  • SIM card removal tool
  • USB-C cable
  • USB-C charger
  • USB-C to 3.5 jack adapter

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
80% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (12 out of 15)

Features


A more impressive camera. All-around

Capture stunning photos with an effortless photography experience. Pixel 2 changes the way you take, save and share your moments.

Your photos, forever

Save all your photos and videos in original quality with free, unlimited storage in Google Photos.¹

Search what you see

With Google Lens you can use your camera to explore the world like never before. Simply pull up Google Lens on a photo to learn more about landmarks, artwork and more.²

Your own personal Google, built in

Need help or answers? Just ask the Google Assistant, built into every Google Pixel 2. You can request a ride, reserve a table, and buy a ticket – using only your voice.

Charges fast and really lasts

Pixel’s long lasting and fast charging battery delivers up to 7 hours of use on 15 minutes of charge.³

Water resistant when it counts

Pixel 2 also features a striking encased glass metal unibody that’s water resistant.⁴

Find the perfect fit for you and your Pixel

Accessories designed by Google are precisely engineered to fit, help protect and make the most of your Google Pixel 2.

¹ Free, unlimited original-quality storage for photos and videos taken with Pixel through the end of 2020, and free, unlimited high-quality storage for photos taken with Pixel afterwards.

² Google Lens is only available for Latin character sets.

³ Based on use of the included charger and a mix of talk, data, and standby use. Actual results may vary, see website for details.

⁴ Pixel 2 has a water protection rating of IP67 under IEC standard 60529. Charger and accessories are not water resistant.


Customer rating

3.9
80%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

4.2

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but know what you're getting....

    Posted
    GregAtlanta

    First of all, the reason most people get this phone is for the camera. Nothing out there compares to the camera. The photo quality is incredible not only for a phone, but even compared to some mid-range "normal cameras". Video quality is very good but not quite A+. Image stabilization works very well and the dynamic range (details in bright and dark areas) is also great. The portrait mode (blurred background) works very well even with just one camera lens, too. For this reason alone, the phone is a top contender. That being said, it can be quirky. Make SURE you install all of the updates so the screen color choices get updated as well as other bug fixes. You can then saturate your screen colors more if you want. Call quality is good with (so far) no dropped calls on Verizon. The two front speakers are nice and clear/loud so speakerphone calls are better than average, too. You won't have a problem with lag due to the processor and RAM. The one issue - battery life. It's not stellar. Now, you can find a lot of tips and tricks articles online about things to do to help battery life, and some of them work SOME. But what I found was one tip after Android 8.1 got installed, which apparently switched back on a background feature of cellular data always being on. You have to go into developer mode in settings (search online on how to turn that on) and, "turn off "mobile data is always active" in developer options." This improved my battery life noticeably. This phone is still NOT going to get you through a full day if you are a heavy user always on it. But it helps you make it with "normal" use. The phone still loses a star from me for that battery life. But no other complaints about it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not Happy with the Overall Experience.

    Posted
    Zach

    So, where do I begin: I was excited to have the Google Pixel 2 coming out. I stopped into Best Buy to see if they had any on sale, which they did. A member of the Geek Squad let me take a look at it. I currently have Total Wireless as my phone provider and asked if this was alright. The Geek Squad member informed me that this was alright. He said it was a Verizon phone and would just need to check to have it unlocked. No problem. I called Verizon, and they informed that the phone is already "unlocked" and should be able to use it. However, after transferring the phone to Total Wireless, the phone didn't recognize the SIM card. After sorting things out with Total Wireless, they informed that there shouldn't be any issues whatsoever on their end. Yet, my phone could only send text messages. That's it. No data, no pictures could be received or sent...nothing. The phone still wouldn't work with the SIM card. On top of this, the phone had an extremely obnoxious squealing and popping noise while using the phone to call someone and the fingerprint scanner seemed to not be functioning correctly. After hours on the phone and in store with Total Wireless, Verizon, and Google itself, I decided that the phone wasn't worth the trouble and would just bring it back. A different Geek Squad member asked me what was wrong with it while I was returning it, and I informed him of my issues with the phone not accepting the Total Wireless SIM card and the other little issues that came along with it. He said something to the effect of, "Oh yeah, the Pixel is only a Verizon phone. Total Wireless is really the bottom of the barrel and only puts their marketing into having people buy their plan. Sorry if you were misinformed." So, all-in-all, I was out $55, $35 of which was due to a re-stocking fee charged by BestBuy. A brief summary: Not happy. With the phone or BestBuy for giving me both misinformation (although I acknowledge not intentional) and the unnecessary comment regarding my choice in phone service providers.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    5 Stars! but 3 stars if you already have a pixel

    Posted
    Snarltoof
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This will be your favorite phone ever. It's fast, has a great amount of storage, unlimited full-size photos! and takes great pictures in all light levels, clean Android interface, great sound, all you could want. However, if you already have a pixel, you already have all this. Upgrading to a pixel 2, this is what I learned after using the phone for a couple of weeks. You get a squeeze launcher for assistant, you lose your headphone jack, and you get an additional front speaker. I'm not an enthusiast, but the video quality doesn't seem significantly different to me. If you don't have a pixel phone, get this one. It's awesome. If you already have a pixel, keep it for a while, it's still awesome.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Phone proximity sensor defective...

    Posted
    pbradley

    Google was very helpful diagnosing the problem. BestBuy was not. Google had me inquire about exchanging the phone through BestBuy before initiating a replacement directly with Google. I called BestBuy and was connected to GeekSquad. They told me there would be a service charge for the exchange. Ridiculous. Asked to speak to a supervisor. The put me on hold and then disconnected me after 20 minute wait. Am currently waiting for replacement phone from Google. Read the fine print when buying from "Best"Buy (not).

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Purchase!

    Posted
    EddiesMom

    Us 50 something's needed an upgrade to modern phones. Having old Android phones, we wanted to stick with them. These phones are great!!!! Lightweight, super fast, sleek, etc. Purchased them BOGO from our carrier 2 days ago and frankly, we are super happy! Battery life compared to our 6 year old phones, is AMAZING! The keyboard is a tiny smidge smaller than our old phones but honestly, we don't mind.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the new features for pixel 2

    Posted
    notdave87
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Had the OG Pixel and upgraded to the Pixel 2 based on a great experience with the old Pixel. The new camera is AWESOME, I love how the phone feels in my hand. I has a new feel to the back that makes it easier to hold onto. I love the squeeze to activate google assistant. To top it all off it is finally WATER PROOF (I believe for its rating it can be submerged in 1 meter of water for about a half hour-I'm not going to test it out tho).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera but...

    Posted
    HTCG11981

    Best camera out of all Android phones, however, battery likes blows like a blue whale. Random reboots. Phone runs hot (no joke). I like the fact that it has stock Android but phone itself is pretty ugly (looks like a toy phone you'd give to a toddler) compared to Galaxy or Note phones. Hardware doesn't scream quality like other phones. I'd hold out on buying this phone. 1.5 stars

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Like the phone but worried about battery life

    Posted
    Jrum

    I got my pixel to yesterday and after using it for a while and about half charge I weren't down to 1%. This morning I went to charge it and in one hours time it went from 2% to 64% which is a little more than where it was yesterday when I started and I can tell you there is no way it will have anywhere near half of the claimed use time of 7.5 hours after 15th minutes of charging. I bought this phone be auseof it's supposed battery....we will see.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about reception, sound, performance and camera. Editors are less positive about connectivity and GPS navigation. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 94/100 = Excellent quality.
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