Google Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL vs Pixel vs Pixel XL [Complete Specs Comparison]

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Oct 4, 2017
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With both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL official, looks like you will be wanting to see how they fare against last year’s Pixel and Pixel XL. Don’t worry, because we’ve got the latest hardware specifications comparison between all four devices so let us see the major differences between each of these four phones.

Complete Specifications Breakdown of the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel and Pixel XL

One of the biggest selling points of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be its rear camera. Not only do the optics at the back and front feature hardware and digital stabilization, but the rear camera is the highest rated smartphone in DxOMark’s test results. Where the predecessors were able to register a score of 89, both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are able to obtain scores of 98, exceeding the capabilities of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

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Both smartphones also feature front-firing speakers which you do not see often on mobile devices. Google also states that you’ll be getting up to 3-years software and security updates starting from this period, and before you ask, both devices are going to be running Android Oreo as soon as you power them on.

Both smartphones also take advantage of OLED screen technology, giving them access to better colors, higher degree of brightness and significantly better battery life. Unfortunately, none of these phones feature a headphone jack so you will need to plug in your Type-C USB headphones if you are to take advantage of them.

Price of the Pixel 2 starts from $649 while the larger Pixel 2 XL will start from $849. If you want closer specifications differences between these latest generation of smartphones and pit them against last year’s models, the detailed table has been posted below.

Specifications comparisonPixel 2Pixel 2 XLPixel Pixel XL
Screen size5 inches6 inches5 inches5.5 inches
Resolution1920 x 10802880 x 14401920 x 10801920 x 1080
ChipsetSnapdragon 835Snapdragon 835Snapdragon 821Snapdragon 821
RAM4GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB base model
128GB max. configuration
64GB base model
128GB max. configuration
32GB base model
128GB max. configuration
32GB base model
128GB max. configuration
Storage expansionNoNoNoNo
Battery capacity2,700mAh3,520mAh2,770mAh3,450mAh
Rear camera12.3MP12.3MP12.3MP12.3MP
Front camera8MP8MP8MP8MP
Screen protectionGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 4Gorilla Glass 4
Charging port typeType-C USB 3.1 Gen. 1Type-C USB 3.1 Gen. 1Type-C USB 3.1 Gen. 1Type-C USB 3.1 Gen. 1
Water-resistant ratingIP67IP67IP53IP53
Screen-to-body ratio (percentage)67.9 percent76.4 percent69 percent71.2 percent
Phone dimensions145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8 mm (5.74 x 2.74 x 0.31 in)157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm (6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 in)5.66 x 2.74 x 0.33 inches6.09 x 2.98 x 0.33 inches
Wireless charging capable?NoNoNoNo
NFC capabilityYesYesYesYes
Available colors at launchKind of Blue

Just Black

Clearly White
Kind of Blue

Just Black

Clearly White
Very Black

Quite Silver

Really Blue
Very Black

Quite Silver

Really Blue
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