The second-generation Google smartphones, Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL are now official and available. The phones are nearly identical in every way except in size, battery, and price. Both the smartphones pack some solid specs and interesting software features, which we have already discussed in our earlier articles. And now, it’s time to start comparing them against the main competing devices – Galaxy S8, iPhone 8, and LG G6.
With the rather good flagship devices already available on the market, the Pixel 2 has a rather difficult competition. Here’s how it Google’s latest handset stands up against the competition.
Google Pixel 2 Specs vs. Galaxy S8, iPhone 8 and LG G6 Specs:SpecsGoogle Pixel 2Apple iPhone 8Samsung Galaxy S8LG G6Display5.0-inch AMOLED 1920 x 1080 pixels4.7-inch LCD 1,334 x 750 pixelsAMOLED 2,960×1,440 pixels5.7-inch, 2,880×1,440 pixelsSize145.7×69.7×7.8 mm138.43×67.31×7.37 mm148.9×68.1×8 mm148.9×71.97.x7.9 mmPixel Density441 ppi326ppi570ppi565ppiScreen-to-body Ratio68.58 %65.34%84.26%79.47%ProcessorOcta-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835A11 Bionic chipOcta-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8352.35GHz Snapdragon 821RAM4GB2GB4GB4GBBattery2,700mAh1,821mAh3,000mAh3,300mAhMobile SoftwareAndroid 8 OreoiOS 11Android 7.0 NougatAndroid 7.0 NougatRear Camera12.2-megapixelDual 12-megapixel12-megapixelDual 13-megapixelFront Camera8-megapixel7-megapixel, f/2.28-megapixel, f/1.75-megapixel, f/2.2Video Capture4K4K4K4KStorage64GB, 128GB64GB, 256GB64GB+ microSD32GB+ microSDExpandable StorageNoneNoneUp to 2TBUp to 2TBWater ResistantYes, IP67-certifiedYes, IP67-certifiedYes, IP68-certifiedYes, IP68-certifiedConnectorUSB-CLightningUSB-CUSB-CSpecial featuresGoogle Assistant; unlimited cloud storage; Daydream VR-ready; Squeezable framesplash, water and dust resistance; fingerprint scannerwireless and fast charging, Gigabit LTE-ready, S Pen, fingerprint scanner, iris scannerwireless and fast charging, fingerprint scannerColorsBlack, Blue, WhiteSpace Gray, Gold, SilverMidnight Black, Orchid GreyBlack, Silver, WhitePrice$649 (64GB), $749 (128GB)$699 (64 GB), $849 (256 GB)AT&T: $750; Verizon: $720; T-Mobile: $750; Sprint: $750; U.S. Cellular: $675AT&T: $720, Sprint: $708, T-Mobile: $650, Verizon: $672, U.S. Cellular:
If you are into Android, the Pixel 2 is the phone to choose, although it’s not cheap. The Galaxy S8 has come down in price significantly since launch. The iPhone 8 costs a lot of money for a phone with a dated design, after the launch of iPhone X.