It seems that the best place to get Google's latest flagships, the Pixel 2 and pixel 2 XL, is from Verizon.
The carrier is now selling both phones at a $300 discount, but as usual, this comes with several caveats.
Verizon Pixel 2 And Pixel 2 XL Discount: What You Should Know
First things first: these are the same phones Google is selling in its store, save for the fact that bootloaders cannot be unlocked. It's the same vanilla Android, the same camera that's atop DxOMark's charts, no ads, no bloatware, nothing like that.
However, the $300 discount isn't straight, meaning it's offered in the form of installments over the course of two years. The standard Pixel 2 will cost $14.58 per month, down from the regular $27.08 fee. The Pixel 2 XL, meanwhile, costs $22.91 per month, down from $35.41. Those technically add up to a $300 discount off the retail price, but again, users have to stay with Verizon for two years. Make sure to visit the product listings to check what the options are.
Interested customers can head to the nearest Verizon store now to pick up either of the devices, but they can also order online if that's easier. They come with a two-year warranty as well. On top of everything, either purchase gives the customer 50 percent off a previous-generation Google Home smart speaker.
Google Pixel 2 And Pixel 2 XL
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were announced this past October, exactly a year after Google's critically acclaimed Pixel phone was revealed. Both smartphones are loaded with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip, 4 GB of RAM, and up to 128 GB of internal storage. Both also have an 8-megapixel selfie camera and a 12-megapixel rear shooter that's powered by the so-called Pixel Visual Core, a proprietary image processor that improves how photos are rendered.
Despite stellar reviews, the higher-end Pixel 2 XL model has had, and continues to have, a bevy of issues, particularly with quality. Many users have complained about several Pixel 2 XL OLED problems, among them discoloration, inaccurate colors, grain, screen burn-in, and others.
The standard Pixel 2 XL doesn't appear to be suffering from the same issues. They're also basically the same when it comes to internals, except for the Pixel 2 XL's larger 6-inch 2,880 x 1,440 OLED display, of course.
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