Although we're still waiting for Pixel 2 preorders to ship, Verizon recently received demo units of the device so that customers can get some hands-on time to hold them over until orders are finally sent out.

Verizon stores across the United States now have demos of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL that you can use to get a hands-on impression for yourself, and now that people are doing so, initial thoughts seem to be all over the place. It's impossible to make a final judgment on a phone without carrying it around for a few days as your daily driver, but here's what some people have to say so far.

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Starting with the positive comments.


Both phones felt great and are a definite upgrade. I only compared the 2XLs screen to my small OG Pixel because that's all I really care about is that I think it's better than what I have. The colors are a little different but I believe it to be an improvement.


I went to the store and compared the new Pixels to my OG Pixel XL. The new XL 2 feels a lot thinner and sleeker than the OG XL. I also took a photo of the red Verizon wall on the XL 2 as well as on the OG XL, and the colors were noticeably more accurate on the XL 2 and less oversaturated. I played a song by Pink! on the front facing speakers, and the sound was a lot better than the OG XL. They...


I went in one and the XL wasn't charging so it was dead. played with the pixel 2 it looked and felt great. the XL2 is a definite upgrade over my 6P


We were certainly impressed with our hands-on time of the Pixel 2 at Google's October 4 event as well, but that doesn't appear to be the case for everyone.


I have mix emotions about the XL2, does not feel premium at all, the aluminum in the back feels like plastic, I'm bummed, my current first generation Xl does feel like a premium phone, and the back aluminum feels real metal, this new one seems that they painted the surface and apply a plastic sort of clear coat. The speakers sounds inferior than my previous than Pixel ...


Just came back from using both phones at a Verizon store. I agree with others that have said the quality of the XL 2 doesn't feel as nice as its smaller brother. The way the screen sits on the body and the edges of the phone don't have a premium feel. The other thing I noticed (and somebody else next to me noticed too) was that the screen isn't as bright as expected and the viewing angles were...

erojas388 This video shows the screens of the pixel 2 and xl2. I assume it was shot today at a verizon store and you can see what I said previously about the smaller pixel having better viewing angles than the xl. Kind of disappointed since i ordered the xl.


Our full review for the Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL is coming soon, but until then, we've got a question for you – If you've had the chance to go hands-on with either the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, what are your initial impressions?

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