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Here’s what the Pixel 2 actually looks like

We give you a better view of the Pixel 2 and 2 XL than you may have gotten during Google's launch event.

On Wednesday at the San Francisco Jazz Center, Google held an event announcing the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. And while there was a lot of talk about what the Pixel 2 could do, we felt like we didn't get a good solid look at either phone.

To remedy this, we gathered a bunch of photos taken by CNET Senior Photographer James Martin. Hopefully these pictures will give you a better idea of what the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL actually look like as well as some subtle differences between them.


The Google Pixel 2 has a 5-inch 1,920x1080-pixel screen compared to the 6-inch 2,880x1,440-pixel screen on the Pixel 2 XL.

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The Google Pixel 2 XL has slightly thinner bezels than the smaller Pixel 2.

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Take a close look at the corners of the display on the Pixel 2 XL. They are rounded and match the corners on the phone's body.

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On the Pixel 2, the corners of the display are squared off.

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This is the back of the Pixel 2. Notice that the flash is on the left side of the rear camera.

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Here's the back of the Pixel 2 XL. Notice that the flash is on the right side of the camera.

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Both the Pixel 2 and 2 XL have a USB-C port on the bottom and no headphone jack.

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For a more in-depth look at both phones check out our First Take on the Pixel 2 and 2 XL.

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