Verizon now has the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL in stock and has already begun shipping them to pre-order customers. If you are one that did not pre-order the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, you can order yours today and have it shipped as soon as possible, or head to your local Verizon store and get your hands on one. Now while the official launch is today, Verizon's website does note that the Pixel 2 XL should be shipping around November 8th. This is likely due to the number of people buying the Pixel 2 XL over the regular Pixel 2.
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have a lot of the same specs, however the screen sizes do differ. The Pixel 2 sports a 5-inch Full HD 16:9 aspect ratio display, with the Pixel 2 XL getting a 6-inch Quad HD 18:9 aspect ratio display. They are also sporting a 2700mAh battery and 3520mAh battery respectively. Otherwise, both smartphones sport Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB of RAM and either 64GB or 128GB of storage. There is no micro SD card slot here, so you're stuck with whichever storage option you choose. Additionally, the Pixel 2 is available in Just Black, Clearly White and Kinda Blue (which the Kinda Blue appears to be exclusive to Verizon). Meanwhile the Pixel 2 XL is available in Black and White, and Just Black.
Verizon is doing a trade-in special with the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL - and actually this will work with other smartphones like the LG V30, Galaxy Note 8 and others too. You can trade in your old smartphone and get up to $300 off of your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL purchase. Newer, high-end smartphones will get more money, like the Moto Z Force, Pixel, Pixel XL, Galaxy S8 and others will get you up to $300 off. While devices like the LG V20, Galaxy Note 5 and Moto Z2 Play will get you up to $200 off of your purchase. As far as pricing goes, the Pixel 2 is $649 or $27.08/month for 24 months and the Pixel 2 XL is $849 or $35.41 per month for 24 months. For 128GB of storage, you'll need to add an additional $100 to the price tag of each smartphone, so that's $749 for the 128GB Pixel 2 and $949 for the 128GB Pixel 2 XL.