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What to do with my Pixel 2 xl


New member
Aug 26, 2010
I just upgraded my Pixel 2 XL to Pixel 6 Pro.

The Pixel 2 served me very well and I would have kept another year if it still was getting updates.

Anyway, I checked ebay and I would be lucky to get $80 for it. Not worth the hassle and I don't want to chuck it in my phone pile.

Any ideas on what I could do with it? Maybe repurpose it as a Google home controller and Nvidia Shield remote? Battery works about as well as day one but still, not sure if battery is fit to use as a controler.

I would take everything off except core apps, and only have wifi and bluetooth on to get 3 - 5 days on battery charges.


B. Diddy

Senior Ambassador
Mar 9, 2012
If you ultimately decide to recycle it, use Gizmogo: https://www.gizmogo.com/sell-my-phones/Google/sell-Pixel-2-XL. They'll give you a few bucks for it, and they're legit (I learned about them from JR Raphael). I just recently recycled a bunch of my really old tech and got about $40. There might also be a promo code to get an extra $10 for first time customers (I was able to use one).

Rick Dangerous

New member
Jun 18, 2021
$80 is a tank of gas. I always throw old phones on ebay; that way they get another life somewhere and why not put the money in your pocket? The best kind of recycling in my book.