The Pixel 2 XL competence be a new phablet on a block, yet it’s positively not alone. Over a past few weeks, Apple, Samsung, LG, and Essential have all expelled new flagship phones, so Google positively has a work cut out for it. Is a Pixel XL 2 adult to a task? Let’s see how it stacks adult opposite twin of a best phones out there: a Galaxy Note 8 and a iPhone X.
Pixel 2 XL vs. Note 8 vs. iPhone X: Size
Google has dramatically increasing a screen-to-body ratio with a Pixel XL, so it’s usually a few millimeters incomparable than final year’s indication notwithstanding a half-inch some-more of display. It’s still a good understanding bigger than a 5.8-inch iPhone X and usually somewhat smaller than a 6.3-inch Note 8:
- Pixel 2 XL: 157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm
- Note 8: 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm
- iPhone X: 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm
Pixel 2 XL vs. Note 8 vs. iPhone X: Display
For a initial time, all 3 phones underline AMOLED screens (Apple has prolonged used LCDs in a iPhones), yet that doesn’t tell a whole story. The Note 8’s Infinity Display is a usually one with a loyal edge-to-edge screen. Apple’s iPhone X stretches a boundary by totally expelling a tip and bottom bezels on a iPhone X, even going so distant as to pattern a nick in a core of a shade for a camera. The Pixel 2 XL is comparatively walking by comparison. All 3 displays underline dull edges, and any differs a small in size:
- Pixel 2 XL: 6-inch, 2880 x 1440 P-OLED, HDR, 538ppi
- Note 8: 6.3-inch, 2960 x 1440 Super AMOLED, HDR, 532ppi
- iPhone X: 5.8-inch, 2436 x 1125 Super AMOLED, HDR, 458ppi
Pixel 2 XL vs. Note 8 vs. iPhone X: Performance
Unlike final year, when Google debuted a new chip in a initial Pixel phones, a Pixel 2 XL uses a same Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor as a Galaxy Note 8. The iPhone X, on a other hand, uses Apple’s homegrown A11 Bionic chip, that has blown divided benchmark scores.
But while a iPhone X is a good understanding faster on paper, in real-world tests, all 3 phones should perform about a same. The Pixel 2 XL will expected have a long-term advantage over a Note 8 due to Android optimizations and solid updates, and a same is loyal for a iPhone X and Apple’s unchanging iOS care.
Pixel 2 XL vs. Note 8 vs. iPhone X: Storage
All 3 phones start during 64GB of storage, yet we can get a 128GB Pixel 2 XL and a 256GB iPhone X, both of that should yield copiousness of space for apps, movies, and photos. While a Note 8 is accessible only in a 64GB version, it does have an SD Card container for expanding storage adult to 256GB. Neither a Pixel 2 XL nor a iPhone X offer expandable storage.
- Pixel 2 XL: 64GB or 128GB
- Note 8: 64GB, SD Card support adult to 256GB
- iPhone X: 64GB or 256GB
Pixel 2 XL vs. Note 8 vs. iPhone X: Water resistance
Each phone offers some turn of H2O resistance, yet a Note 8 wins this round:
- Pixel 2 XL: IP67 (submersion of 1 scale for 30 minutes)
- Note 8: IP68 (submersion of 1.5 meters for 30 minutes)
- iPhone X: IP67 (submersion of 1 scale for 30 minutes)
Pixel 2 XL vs. Note 8 vs. iPhone X: Battery
All 3 phones have large batteries and possibly of them should simply get we by a full day of use:
- Pixel 2 XL: 3,520mAh
- Note 8: 3,300mAh
- iPhone X: At slightest 2,675mAh
The Pixel 2 XL sports a 3,520mAh battery, that is on standard with many of a high-end Android peers and somewhat incomparable than a Pixel XL’s 3,450mAH battery. Plus, Google promises that a Pixel 2 will get 7 hours of battery life from a 15-minute charge. The Note 8’s battery is somewhat smaller during 3,300mAh battery, and both it and a strange Pixel XL lasted about 10 hours.
We won’t know for certain how large a iPhone X’s battery is until iFixit gets a hands on one and tears it apart, yet Apple has pronounced it will final “up to twin hours longer” longer than a iPhone 8 Plus, that has a 2,675mAh battery. So, presumably a iPhone X will have a 3,000+mAh battery like a Note 8 and Pixel 2 XL, yet it’s tough to contend given Apple’s iOS optimizations do most of a complicated lifting and OLED is generally some-more energy fit afterwards LCDs.
However, a Pixel 2 XL does not support wireless charging, something that is accessible on a Note 8 and a iPhone X.
Pixel 2 XL vs. Note 8 vs. iPhone X: Camera
Here’s where things get interesting. All 3 of these phones underline overwhelming cameras, yet DxO says a Pixel 2 XL has a best camera they’ve ever tested, achieving a near-perfect measure of 98. For comparison, a Note 8 and iPhone 8 Plus both got 94s, a prior top score.
Of course, cameras are subjective, so we won’t know how they review until we can exam a Pixel 2 XL and iPhone X thoroughly. But DxO had this to contend about a Pixel 2 camera: “We’re in risk of using out of superlatives when describing a vital picture peculiarity attributes of a Google Pixel 2.”
Here’s how a 3 phones compare adult on paper:
- Pixel 2 XL: 12.2MP with laser autofocus and twin pixel proviso detection, f/1.8, visual picture stabilization
- Note 8: Dual 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras, f/1.7 and f/2.4, twin visual picture stabilization, 2X visual zoom
- iPhone X: Dual 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras, f/1.8 and f/2.4, twin visual picture stabilization, 2X visual zoom
Notably, a Pixel 2 XL doesn’t have a dual-camera system. However, it uses a estimate smarts to impersonate a mural modes on a Note 8 and iPhone X, so you’ll still be means to take photos with confused backgrounds. And like a iPhone X, it works on both a front and back cameras. Again, we’ll need to exam it before we judge, yet it’s considerable that Google can accomplish a dual-camera pretence with a singular camera.
On a video side, a Pixel 2 XL film 4K in 30fps, while iPhone X films during 60fps. The Note 8 also tops out during 30fps, yet Samsung says a 60fps refurbish is entrance soon. Additionally a Pixel 2 XL and iPhone X both have slo-mo video support for 1080p during 240fps, while a Note 8 usually supports 720p.
Pixel 2 XL vs. Note 8 vs. iPhone X: Special features
Each of these phones has something about it that sets it detached from a other:
- Pixel 2 XL: Active Edge, fist to launch Google Assistant
- Note 8: S-Pen for holding note, drawing
- iPhone X: Face ID for unlocking and Animoji
The Pixel 2 XL’s defining underline is indeed borrowed from a HTC U11. Originally called Edge Sense, it lets we physically fist a sides of a a phone to launch apps and actions. On a Pixel 2 XL it’s tied to Google Assistant, giving users one some-more approach to serve a digital helper. Whether it’s some-more useful than a Note 8’s S Pen or Face ID on a iPhone X will count on a user, yet it’s flattering gimmicky.
Pixel 2 XL vs. Note 8 vs. iPhone X: Price
Neither of these phones are cheap, yet a Pixel 2 XL comes in a bit reduction than a Note 8. The iPhone X is a usually one among a 3 that tops $1,000.
- Pixel 2 XL: $849 ($64GB), $949 ($128GB)
- Note 8: $930 (64GB)
- iPhone X: $999 (64GB), $1,149 (256GB)
Pixel 2 XL vs. Note 8 vs. iPhone X: Availability
This is a large difference. You can travel into any conduit and buy a Note 8 or an iPhone X (once it’s available), yet a Pixel 2 XL is still disdainful to Verizon stores. Unlocked phones will be sole by Google.com and can be used with any carrier, yet final year’s Pixel was stubbornly out of batch for months. So we’ll need to see either Google can keep adult with direct this time around.