The smartphones battle for the best handset is high these days, and Google is not afraid to throw in a fight. They have released the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL and sadly they’re not much of a contention to the other brands’ flagships. Unique but less than attractive design, no headphone jack nor card slots, and a price tag that is too high for the specs making the Pixel 2 & 2 XL ratings to be lower than expected. Google must step it up if they want to be in the game.


Checkout Google Pixel 2 ratings & Google Pixel 2 XL ranking roundup. 


Current Top Rated Phones 2017  from Experts & Critics

RankChangePhoneOverall RatingTotal Expert ReviewReleased
1-Galaxy S8 top
Samsung Galaxy S8
2NewApple iPhone X top
Apple iPhone X
3NewHuawei Mate 10 Pro top
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
4-2Samsung Galaxy S8 plus90.36%33Apr-2017
5-2Samsung Galaxy Note 889.43%37Sep-2017
6-1Xiaomi Mi 687.18%11Apr-2017
7-3Huawei Honor 987.06%18Jun-2017
8-2HTC U1186.35%37Jun-2017
9-2LG G685.67%43Apr-2017
10-2OnePlus 585.66%35Jun-2017
11NewSamsung Galaxy S8 Active85.50%10Aug-2017
12-3Apple iPhone 8 Plus85.38%32Sep-2017
13NewLG V3084.56%18Sep-2017
14-2 Motorola Moto G5 Plus84.00%26Mar-2017
15-5 Huawei P10 Plus83.94%17Apr-2017
16-5 Huawei Honor 8 Pro83.78%18Apr-2017
17NewGoogle Pixel 2 XL83.32%28Oct-2017
18NewGoogle Pixel 283.29%24Oct-2017
19NewNokia 882.40%15Sep-2017
20NewMotorola Moto G5S Plus81.64%11Aug-2017

See Top Rated Phones 2016

– Ratings shown are compiled & aggregated average ratings review from Experts / Critics  (NOT from Users/Voters).
– A Phone must have at least 10 critics review to be in the list, and released within the stated year.
– Sites with multiple reviews of same phone but different carrier, the highest rating will be counted.

 Latest Review from Various Sites

PhoneSite RateReview DateReview page
Huawei Mate 104.5/514-Nov-17 Techradar.com
Huawei Mate 10 Pro8.4/1013-Nov-17 Cnet.com
LG V304/513-Nov-17 Digitaltrends.com
Google Pixel 24/512-Nov-17 Techradar.com
Google Pixel 285/10012-Nov-17 Techspot.com
Huawei Mate 10 Pro8/1012-Nov-17 tomsguide.com
Google Pixel 2 XL4/511-Nov-17 Androidpit.com
Huawei Mate 1094/10011-Nov-17 Mobilephones.com
Huawei Mate 10 Pro4.5/511-Nov-17 Itproportal.com
Xiaomi Mi Mix 23.5/511-Nov-17 Gizbot.com
Apple iPhone 8 Plus4.5/510-Nov-17 Tech.firstpost.com
Apple iPhone X4/510-Nov-17 alphr.com
Apple iPhone X4/510-Nov-17 Expertreviews.co.uk
Apple iPhone X5/510-Nov-17 Theguardian.com
Google Pixel 2 XL75/10010-Nov-17 Techspot.com