Google Pixel 2

Google Pixel 2

Quick Description

The late 2017 flagship phone from Google is a powerful phone capable of taking excellent photos and videos.

With software updates straight from Google up to 2020, it will enjoy new software faster than most Android-powered smartphones out there. A must for Google fans and avid app users.

Guillaume's pick!

This smartphone stood out to me on 6 occasions while compiling the weekly Tech Worth Buying Newsletter. It was most recently selected on 2018-06-29, selling for $900.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this smartphone which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

No Headphone Jack. Without a headphone jack, you will need a (more expensive) bluetooth headset to listen music privately. It also won't be possible to connect to traditional speakers or sound systems without a bluetooth feature.$50-$150

Protective Case. Some people get a protective case for their smartphone. It can be a matter of personalization or protection, but if you get a case, try to get one which doesn't make drops more likely.$20-$90

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $55 on accessories, for a total cost of $960.

Available at 2 locations, from $900

Based on 519 days of observation, the Google Pixel 2 usually costs ~$900 in Canada. If you were waiting for this smartphone to drop in price, this could be the day you were waiting for.

Scroll down to find charts comparing the Google Pixel 2 to similar devices, to see how well it runs your favorite apps and to find where it can be bought from.



Here's how this device has been priced up to now:

Here are a few Canadian retailers who currently sell this product:

Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Videotron or Freedom Mobile at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.


Here's how the Google Pixel 2 ranks compared to similar devices. The more stars there are, the better (except for the price row).


Bang for the Buck0/5
Versatility for the Price3.5/5
General-purpose power3.5/5
Graphical power2.5/5
Ease of Maintenance2.5/5

One-Handed Smartphones

Bang for the Buck0.5/5
Versatility for the Price2.5/5
General-purpose power3.5/5
Graphical power2/5
Ease of Maintenance3/5

All Smart Devices

Bang for the Buck0/5
Versatility for the Price2/5
General-purpose power2/5
Graphical power2.5/5
Ease of Maintenance1/5

The Meaty details

The Specs

Operating System: Android
Processor: Qualcom Snapdragon 835
Graphics: Qualcom Adreno 540
Memory: 4.00 GB
Storage: 64.00 GB
Screen Size: 5"
Screen Resolution: 1080×1920(440.58ppi)
Dimensions: 14.48 × 6.86 × 0.76 cm
Weight: 0.14 kg

The features

  • Fast-Charging
  • High-Quality Camera
  • Back-Facing Camera
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • USB 3.1
  • USB Type-C
  • Water-Resistant
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Bluetooth 5
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • GPS
  • Touch Screen
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • NFC (Near Field Communication)

Repair / Upgrade Options

Score Ease of Maintenance
Battery Replacement2/10A specialist might be able to help you
Memory Upgrade0/10Can't be repaired or updated
Data Storage0/10Can't be repaired or updated
Graphics Upgrade0/10Can't be repaired or updated

What it's capable of

Here are the tasks this computer can handle and how easily it'll breeze through it. A 5-star rating means it should handle the task at a professional level, a 1-star rating means it can do it, but it likely won't be a pleasant experience.

Activities it will handle

  • Web & Communication

    The basics 5/5
    Design Websites 3/5
  • Audio & Visual medias

    The basics 3/5
    Music Production 1/5
    Drawing and Illustrations 3/5
    Photo Editing 2/5
    Video Editing 2/5
  • Texts & Numbers

    The basics 5/5
  • Video Games

    Casual and Mobile Games 5/5
    Enthusiast Games 0/5
    Triple-A Video Games 0/5
  • 3D and CAD

    The basics 0/5

Programs, Apps and Games it will handle

Activity ratings are good but sometimes, you want to be absolutely sure your next purchase will be able to run a specific piece of software.

A 1 star rating means the program'll be usable (according to the developer's own definition; some are more demanding than others); 3 stars mean recommended specs are met with this device; 5 stars will means you will have plenty of overhead to handle uncommon uses of that program like mods, plug-ins and more.

Web & Communication (1 / 1)

Texts & Numbers (3 / 6)

Drawing and Illustrations (1 / 9)

Audio & Visual medias (0 / 2)

3D and CAD (0 / 8)

Music Production (0 / 10)

Photo Editing (1 / 4)

Video Editing (0 / 10)

Video Games (6 / 15)

Enthusiast Games (3 / 59)

Triple-A Video Games (0 / 56)

In the same price range

For roughly the same price, you could get one of these. Anything in there sounds like a better deal?

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