Product Comparison: Google Pixel 2 XL vs Samsung Galaxy S8 plus


General Specifications
Brand
Google
Samsung
Model
Pixel 2 XL
Galaxy S8 plus
Origin
China
About the Product
Discover a better way to capture, store, and see the world. Pixel 2 XL features a smart camera that takes beautiful photos in any light, a fast-charging battery and the Google Assistant built-in.
The revolutionary design of the Galaxy S8+ begins from the inside out. We rethought every part of the phone's layout to break through the confines of the smartphone screen. So all you see is pure content and no bezel. It's the biggest, most immersive screen on a Galaxy smartphone of this size. And it's easy to hold in one hand.
Size & Weight
Height
6.2 in.
6.3 in.
Width
3 in.
2.31 in.
Depth
0.3 in.
0.3 in.
Weight
6 oz.
6.14 oz.
Display
Display Type
P-OLED
sAMOLED
Screen Size
6.0 in.
6.2 in.
Screen Resolution
2560 x 1440
2880 x 1440
Pixel Density
538 ppi
529 ppi
What customers say about "Display"
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  • I really like the length of the screen that the Pixel 2 XL version has in comparison to the Pixel 2. The phone works well in every way.
  • Screen is bright enough and big. I like to watch movies on it.
  • The Pixel 2 XL has a 6” P-OLED display at a resolution of 1440x2880 with a pixel density of 538 ppi (pixels per inch). Under most conditions the screen is fantastic,with settings to change the saturation to your liking. The issue is a noticeable blue-shift when viewed at extreme viewing angles
  • The biggest problems with the phone are with the screen. The colors looks lifeless without it on saturated mode. And there's the blue color shift when viewed at an angle however you'll forget about it in an hour or so
  • The screen is the worst screen I've used in years, it has a strong blue tint that is extremely annoying.
Samsung Galaxy S8 plus 64GB Unlocked Phone - 6.2" Screen - International Version (Midnight Black)
  • Edge display is easier on the eyes and phone overall feels more intuitive.
  • Colors are amazing, camera is great, thin and true edge-to-edge display, fast.
  • The AMOLED edge to edge display is absolutely brilliant and with 16 million colors and 4.1 million pixels, colors pop and the images are phenomenally sharp.
  • The edge program is a great option for apps that are frequently accessed but you don't want taking up valuable screen real estate.
  • The infinity display has no equal. Excellent viewing experience. I'm discovering new things I like, every day! Awesome device!
Processor
Processor Name
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Exynos 8895 Octa
Number of Cores
8
8
Processor Speed
2.45 GHz
2.3 GHz
What customers say about "Processor"
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  • Powerful processor and enough RAM for multitasking. Can root/mod without voiding warranty.
  • Phone is fast, and other than the graininess mentioned above (that I only even noticed in VR)....picture looks good as well.
  • The software is so much more clean and fast than my Moto Z, and most other phones for that matter.
  • Apps all load super quick and I haven’t seen any lag. Apps like Instagram, Google Maps, and Snapchat that used to be slow on my old phone are no longer slow, and games all run smoothly.
  • This is the best phone I have ever owned. It is very fast, you can root/mod the software without voiding the warranty, and best of all, you get the latest Android updates unlike other Android phones which never get the latest Android version.
Samsung Galaxy S8 plus 64GB Unlocked Phone - 6.2" Screen - International Version (Midnight Black)
  • Great processors, very good for multitasking. Plenty on memory for all your storage needs.
  • With the new processor, it is able to handle any game that I throw at it
  • The processor works smoothly and after a month use I can say the phone Never hanged once.
  • It keeps a wide variety of apps open in the background that use a low amount of ram for the users convenience.
Memory
Internal Memory
64 GB
64 GB
RAM
4 GB
4 GB
Expandable Memory up to
256 GB
Camera
Rear-Facing Camera
12.2 MP
12 MP
Front-Facing Camera
8 MP
8 MP
Video Resolution
2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps
4K at 30 fps, 720p@240fps, 1080p@30/60fps
Other Functions
LED flash, Noise reduction, Auto HDR
Optical image stabilization for video, Time‑lapse video with stabilization, Continuous autofocus video, Body and face detection, Noise reduction, F/1.7, Auto HDR, 22mm Lens, Dual Video Call, Dual Pixel Autofocus, Phase Detection Autofocus, Slo-mo video, Geo-tagging, OIS, Smile detection
What customers say about "Camera"
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  • It is capable of video capture of 2160p at 30fps or 1080p at 120,60, or 30 fps. The front facing camera is an 8 MP sensor capable of 1080p video.The performance in any lighting condition is unmatched by any other flagship smartphone.
  • Camera - The Camera on this phone is one if its biggest selling points. The rear camera is a 12.2 MP sensor with dual LED flash and OIS (optical image stabilization).
  • This is easily the best phone I've ever owned. Incredible camera, incredibly fast and responsive, unreal battery life.
  • The camera is very fast and the pictures are indeed real to actual colouring.
  • Camera is good but only in daylight. At night its not bright enough.
Samsung Galaxy S8 plus 64GB Unlocked Phone - 6.2" Screen - International Version (Midnight Black)
  • The camera takes great pictures and love the ability to use manual functions to take more professional pics
  • The cameras on this phone are both amazing. Makes great photos!
  • Great camera features shows clear focus is best I have seen just a handsome phone
  • Camera supports pictures with great clarity....just position and click.
  • This phone is very good and easy to use. The only downside is the camera, I personally still prefer the photos taken with Iphone camera.
Compatibility
Bluetooth
5.0
5.0 + LE
NFC Technology
Yes
Yes
Charging Interface
USB Type C
USB Type C
Network
Network Type
GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
GSM / HSPA / LTE
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Frequency
850, 900, 1800, 1900
800, 850, 900, 1800, 1900, 1700/2100, 2100, 1700
Features
Operating System
Android 8.0.0, Oreo
Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Unlocked
No
Yes
Voice Control App
Google Assistant
Bixby
Mobile Payment Service Supported
Yes
Yes
Headphone Jack
No
Yes
Water Resistant
Yes
Yes
Extras
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Compass, Barometer, Magnetometer, Hall effect sensor, Fingerprint Sensor
Nano SIM, Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Barometer, SpO2, Heart Rate, Photo/video editor, Document editor, Сompass, Skype video call, Iris scanner, Infinity Display: Beyond The Bezel, The Big Screen That Feels Small, Dolby Vision™ HDR, Audio/video/photo editor
Maximum Usage Time
24 hours
What customers say about "Features"
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  • The Pixel 2 XL features dual front-facing stereo speakers. They provide a fantastic experience while listening to music or watching videos.
  • UI - One of the biggest advantages to owning the Pixel 2 XL is a that it is a Google phone, so you get pure Android with updates as soon as they are published by Google.
  • Love the phone. Had no idea Samsung phones had so much bloatware. So happy I switched to a Google phone. Squeeze my phone & Google assistant wakes ready to do so much so fast and easy.
  • The biggest issue with this phone is the lack of a 3.5mm audio jack. This means you will have to rely on the included USB-C to 3.5mm adapter. It is an inconvenience at times and does make it impossible to charge the phone and use wired headphones simultaneously.
  • No headphone jack. No MicroSD slot.
  • Fragile. This thing is glass front and back, and a direct hit on a solid surface could crack and/or shatter it pretty easily.
Samsung Galaxy S8 plus 64GB Unlocked Phone - 6.2" Screen - International Version (Midnight Black)
  • Comes with a nice variety of accessories, including adapters for charging in case you want to use a micro-USB charger or want to hook up a USB cable accessory for any reason.
  • Wide range of settings for customizing your user experience and security. (Even more than the usual for an Android/Samsung device)
  • I haven't put the water resistance to the test, but I'm assuming it's as good as the last model. Glad it's there.
  • All my old Apps transferred without issue using the Samsung program
  • Cool new features (facial recognition, iris scanner, edge menu, etc)
  • I would rather have defined Home, and Back keys
  • USB cable changed to the Type C - overall a better cable, but had to buy a bunch of new cables. Good for the long term
Power
Battery Capacity
3520 mA/h
3500 mA/h
Wireless Charging
No
Yes
What customers say about "Power"
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  • Battery Life - Routinely lasts all day with over 50% remaining, which means that even if you forget to charge up overnight, it will last most of the next day with regular use.
  • Battery life is fantastic. If I'm not abusing VR (how to kill your phone battery 101)...this easily lasts a day, even under moderately heavy use.
  • The battery is huge, and is able to last me a full day, from 6:30 AM to 11:00 PM without any issues. A fast charger is included in the box for quick top ups, and since it's USB-C, I can use my MacBook charger if I need to.
  • Battery life is not very good, the phone has lot of settings to save the battery though.
Samsung Galaxy S8 plus 64GB Unlocked Phone - 6.2" Screen - International Version (Midnight Black)
  • The battery is general is much better than the Samsung s7
  • 2 days and still have 20% battery remaining. Big improvement over the S5 that had. Hope this phone last as long.
  • I go 2 days before it needs to be put on a charger (I usually plug it in around 60% battery or so) and it's fully recharged in less than 2 hours. The battery life is phenomenal
  • Phone is superfast,multi-tasking,great battery life. Charging once in 3 days. Superb battery life.
Accessories
Included With Unit
SIM card removal tool, USB-C cable, USB-C to 3.5 jack adapter, Quick switch adapter, USB-C charger
AKG Headphones, USB-C cable, Quick Charge Power Adapter
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
FCC, CE


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