Google Pixel 2 XL review: A conflicted second coming

Google stepped away from the Nexus family in 2016 and launched the Pixel smartphones, adopting the line of the previous Chromebook Pixeland Pixel C and presenting a Google-designed premium product.

The Pixel 2 XL is the second-gen, looking to replace one of our favourite 2016 phones. It’s an ambitious device, switching to an 18:9 display and refining the bodywork of the previous device, while looking to right some of those wrongs.

But somewhere along this road Google hit a bump.