The Pixel 2 XL houses an 8MP unit with f/2.4 aperture at the front. The front camera also demonstrates the Portrait effect that clicks a regular and a bokeh effect still image. The bokeh filter is quite accurate and we were impressed with the performance. We tried testing in varied light settings and the front camera did manage to capture the subject bringing about pleasant colours and with accurate focus on the subject. Interestingly, the camera app on the Pixel 2 XL doesn’t offer a manual mode where you can tweak a few settings to take a shot of your choice. But it does reproduce natural colours, accurately locked focus and renders striking details.