smartphones were unveiled at a major event last week with both now available to pre-order.

The Pixel 2 and XL both offer a number of improvements over their predecessors including Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 processor, water resistant design and improved camera.

In fact, Google is boasting its new snapper has just received the highest rating on a smartphone, with a DxO Mark score of 98.

The Pixel 2 comes with a 5-inch HD AMOLED display whilst owners of the Pixel 2 XL will get an updated design with reduced bezels and an edge-to-edge 6-inch QHD+ OLED screen.

There’s also a fast charging battery which brings seven hours of playtime from just 15 minutes in the plug. will bring you a full review of the Pixel 2 soon but Google is already attempting to entice customers away from rival brands with a special pre-order deal.

Anyone who buys the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL early will get a thrown in for free.

The Mini Home was also announced at last week’s event with this donut-sized speaker able to play music, search the web and even control your lights and heating via simple voice commands.

The Home Mini comes in three colours and usually cost £49.

The free offer is available to anyone who buys the Pixel 2 phones on contract or SIM-Only via Google’s website.


The Pixel 2 costs £629 with 64GB of storage and £729 for 128GB.

If you opt for the larger Pixel 2 XL it will set you back a little more with the 64GB model costing £799 and the 128GB version landing in your pocket for £899.

If you want to own one on contract you’ll have to go to EE or Carphone Warehouse as the Pixel is exclusive to these suppliers.

The Pixel 2 costs £47.99 a month on a 24 month 4GEE Max plan, which comes with unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 8GB of data for the normal price of just 3GB.

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