Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are not the perfect smartphones on the market. In fact, there’s no perfect phone, but the duo is without a doubt one of the best on the market not only as phones in general, but also when it comes to specifics such as software and camera quality.
For years now, Google has always retained the crown of having the best software on its Nexus and Pixel phones. The story hasn’t changed when it comes to the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. However, the search giant is still in its youthful years as far as hardware is concerned -and this is what has largely defined the 2017 Pixels.
Despite all the issues the phones have had, the most significant drawback is their steep price tags. Where the smaller Google Pixel 2 starts at $649, the bigger Pixel 2 XL’s price stops at $949. Other than the aforementioned software and camera qualities, there’s really nothing else that is worth skyrocketing the price tags of these two phones. In fact, there are plenty of devices on the market that are equipped with much better hardware specs than the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL and some of them are way cheaper, for instance, OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T.
Perhaps Google has noticed this and it’s now offering, for a limited time, a discount of $50 on the Pixel 2 and $75 on the Pixel 2 XL via the official online store. Looking at the already steep prices of the pair, slashing a mere $75 off the $949 price tag of the Pixel 2 XL, for instance, doesn’t make any significant changes. If anything, looking at the market competition, it would make perfect sense if Google priced the Pixel 2 at between $400 and $500 while the Pixel 2 XL at between $600 and $700.
Of course, this is just wishful thinking. Google is not known for throwing about discounts for its phones. We’ve only seen real discounts coming to the original Pixels after the launch of the Pixel 2s and even though the two are over a year old, the company only slashed $100 off the original price. With this in mind, we should even be rejoicing that this year’s Pixel 2 phones have a small discount at this point in time.
Do you think Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL prices should have dropped to between $400 and $600 already, especially after the issues the phones have had since their debut in October? Let us know in your comments below.