Google has launched its two new flagship smartphones in the form of the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL.
The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have a lot to offer. The two phones sport high-end specs, are resistant to water and dust, and come with a stock version of Android 8.0 Oreo. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL and their already-highly-rated cameras are making a direct run at the iPhone 8/iPhone X.
We have compared the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL, as well as the new smartphones against their predecessors in separate features but here we are looking at how the new Google Pixel 2 XL compares to the Apple iPhone X.
- The Google Pixel 2 XL has a 6-inch AMOLED display with a Quad HD+ resolution of 2880 x 1440, which puts its pixel density at 538ppi.
- It has an aspect ratio of 18:9, like the LG V30 and LG G6 and the Pixel 2 XL also has an always on option, allowing you to see notifications and important information even when the main display is off.
- The Apple iPhone X has a 5.8-inch Super Retina HD OLED display with a resolution of 2436 x 1125 pixels, which puts its pixel density at a little softer than the Pixel 2 XL at 458ppi.
- The Google Pixel 2 XL comes with a single rear camera sensor with a 12.2-megapixel resolution, with 1.4µm pixels and an aperture of f/1.8.
- It features both dual pixel phase detection autofocus, laser detection autofocus, optical and electrical image stabilisation and it also offers software-induced Portrait Mode for Bokeh images. The front-facing camera is 8-megapixels with an aperture of f/2.4, like the 2016 Pixel XL.
- The Apple iPhone X has a dual-rear camera comprised of two 12-megapixel sensors, one telephoto with an f/2.4 aperture and one wide-angle with a f/1.8 aperture. It has dual optical stabilisation on board, along with hardware-induced Portrait Mode and Portrait Lighting mode.
- The Google Pixel 2 XL runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, supported by 4GB of RAM. It is available in 64GB and 128GB storage options, neither of which offer microSD support for storage expansion.
- The Google Pixel 2 XL is 3520mAh, charged via USB Type-C with support for fast charging, delivering up to seven hours in 15 minutes.
- The Apple iPhone X runs on the A11 Bionic chip with neural engine and embedded M11 motion coprocessor. Apple doesn’t detail RAM, but we believe it to be around 3GB, while storage options come in the form of 64GB and 256GB, neither of which have microSD.
- The Google Pixel 2 XL runs on Android Oreo with no bloatware over the top. It is pure Android with all the latest features and functions Google has to offer from its software.
- The Pixel 2 XL also has Google Assistant, which is easily accessible by squeezing the Pixel 2 XL’s frame.
- The Apple iPhone X meanwhile, runs on iOS 11, which includes all the latest features Apple has to offer. The iPhone X also offers a personal assistant, though in the form of Siri. It too is easily accessible, though not as conversational as Google’s Assistant.
- The Google Pixel 2 XL starts at £799, but it won’t be available for a number of weeks.
- The Apple iPhone X will be available to pre-order from 27 October, with delivery from 3 November. It starts at £999, making it a little more expensive than Google’s offering.
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- The Google Pixel 2 XL and the Apple iPhone X are both premium devices with powerful hardware under their hoods.
- The Pixel 2 XL has a slightly larger and sharper display, coupled with a higher resolution front camera, likely more RAM and a more open software platform.
- The Apple iPhone X however, has a pressure sensitive display, offering various features and functions based on the force with which you press, HDR, as well as a dual rear camera, the option of more storage and facial recognition.