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Received a great device in mint condition
Reviewed in the United States on May 10, 2018
Since my 2 year old Nexus 5x finally hit the dreaded bootloop issue and I needed a phone faster than LG would turn around a warranty replacement, I found myself in the market for a new phone.
Being a Project Fi subscriber, this pretty much narrowed down my choices to the Moto 4x or a Pixel 2 phone. I ruled out the 4x because I've had bad experiences when it comes to Android software updates for non-Google Android phones in the past. Unfortunately the Pixel phones are significantly more expensive than the Nexus phones used to be, hence the decision to go refurbished.
I ended up ordering a "Kinda Blue" Pixel 2 (64GB) from Kanga Supply. The phone shipped quickly and arrived on time via UPS. This was critical for me since I needed the replacement phone to arrive before going on a trip. The vendor had sent the phone requiring signature confirmation, which I appreciate. The phone arrived in a generic white box but was very well packaged, with peel-off protection on the screen.
The device I received was in mint condition.
The phone proved to be fully functional and arrived running Oreo 8.0. I did notice a faint clicking noise about twice a second in a test call, which is a known issue with the Pixel 2 phones that was fixed by Google in a software update. The problem went away after I let the phone apply all the pending software updates. -- Also the phone that I received seems to have been a Verizon one, and not a Google one, since the "OEM Unlocking" option under "Developer Options" is greyed out, which would indicate a locked bootloader. -- However the phone is NOT SIM locked and it activated on Project Fi without a hitch. Also for giggles, the box that the phone came in listed the color as "Verizon Blue". -- If you care about an unlocked bootloader you might want to avoid the "Kinda Blue" variant of the Pixel 2, since this color was a Verizon exclusive for a few months, so I guess there's a higher chance of receiving a phone that was initially sold through Verizon/has a locked bootloader.
In terms of accessories, the phone was bundled with a generic USB A charger that was marked "5V, 2.1A" and a USB A to USB C cable. I confirmed that I could charge the phone with the supplied charger and cable, but the charger/cable combo would NOT do rapid charging. --- Again not a big deal for me since the phone was "Charging rapidly" using the old charger and cable I used to use with my Nexus 5x.
Also I did NOT receive any other accessories with the phone, such as the USB C to headphone adapter or any kind of written documentation. But this was mentioned in the listing and I didn't expect anything else.
Summarizing, I am happy with the service I received from Kanga Supply and with the device itself. Would recommend the Pixel 2 as well as Kanga.
What I mistook for small blemishes around the edges of the phone is actually a design feature, as confirmed by closely looking at online images of Pixel 2 phones. Updated review.