Google Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL vs iPhone 8 vs iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone X – The Specs Breakdown on Everyone’s Mind

Oct 4, 2017

After much delay, and fewer rumors, the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are finally with us. Compared to Apple’s iPhone X, the smartphones haven’t seen much attention by the rumor mill. Now that they’re with us, we can finally take a look at what’s changed over the course of a year. After its 2017 smartphone launch, Google’s finally joined the ranks of elite smartphone manufacturers. However, how well do the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL stack up against Apple’s 2017 iPhones? Take a look below to find out more.

Google Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL vs iPhone 8 vs iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone X: All Specifications Stacked Against Each Other and Analyzed

So let’s start with the display. Out of the iPhones, it’s only the iPhone X which features an OLED display, that’s dubbed as ‘Super Retina HD’ by Apple. Apart from this, both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus feature LCDs although we can forgive Apple for the omission. There simply aren’t enough OLEDs to meet both Cupertino’s specifications and user demand. Moving towards the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, the pair feature LG’s P-OLED screens as hinted before. Screen size for the Pixel 2 is 5 inches, while the Pixel 2 XL has a 6 inch display.

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Screen resolution for the Pixel 2 XL stands at 2880×1440, higher than all of the iPhones and the Pixel 2, which has a P-OLED display of 1920×1080 resolution.

Rear camera resolution for the Pixel 2 is 12MP. The Pixel 2 XL also features a similar camera setup. One cool thing about the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL display is a polarizer. If you’re one for wearing sunglasses and using your smartphones, don’t worry about colors changing on the smartphone display anymore.

The big disappointment on the Pixel 2 XL is the lack of a dual camera. All major flagships for 2017 have the feature and it’s become quite common in the smartphone world. How well will the Pixels stand up against the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X for long range shots? We’ll find out only after extensive testing. Oh and OIS finally makes it on the Pixel this year. There’s a feature called Fuze stabilization that works like OIS on video recording.

Moving on to the hardware. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL both feature 4GB RAM, which is more than the iPhones. They’re powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, clocked at 2.5GHz for the high performance cluster.

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Finally, concluding with design, the Pixel 2 XL has a thickness of 0.30 inches, making it stand right on par with the iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus. Google’s design for the back of the smartphones is also more refined this time around. The reduced glass bit makes much more aesthetic sense and creates a nice contrast. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned. We’ll keep you updated on the latest.

  iPhone X iPhone 8 iPhone 8 Plus Pixel 2 Pixel 2 XL
Processor: Apple A11 Bionic Apple A11 Bionic Apple A11 Bionic Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Frequency: 2.5GHz (TBC) 2.5GHz (TBC) 2.5GHz (TBC) Quad-core 2.34 GHz (2x Hurricane + 2x Zephyr) 4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo
Display: Super-retina HD Retina HD Retina HD P-OLED P-OLED
Size: 5.8" 4.7" 5.5" 5" 6"
Resolution: 2436x1125 1334 x 750 1334 x 750 1080 x 1920 1440 x 2880
GPU: Custom Apple GPU Custom Apple GPU Custom Apple GPU Adreno 540 Adreno 540
Storage: 64GB, 256GB 64GB, 256GB 64GB, 256GB 64GB, 128GB 64GB, 128GB
Dimensions: 5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 in 5.45 x 2.65 x 0.3 in 6.24 x 3.07 x 0.30 in 5.74 x 2.74 x 0.31 in 6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 in
Main Camera: Dual, 12MP (f/1.8 wide, f/2.4 tele) 12MP, f/1.8 Dual 12MP, (f/1.8 & f/2.8) 12.3 MP, f/1.8 12.3 MP, f/1.8
Front Camera: 7MP, f/2.2 7MP, f/2.2 7MP, f/2.2 8 MP, f/3.2 8 MP, f/2.4
Battery: 21 hrs wireless talktime 14 hrs wireless talktime 21 hrs wireless talktime 2700mAh 3520 mAh
Colors: Black, Silver Gold, Silver, Gray Gold, Silver, Gray Quite Black, Very Silver, Really Blue Quite Black, Very Silver, Really Blue


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