Going by the above-mentioned features of both the Google Pixel 2 XL and Samsung Galaxy 8 it seems that the Pixel 2 XL has a lot to offer by way cameras and software.
Perhaps the most striking difference between the Goggle Pixel 2 XL and the Samsung Galaxy S8 is the presence of screen bezels. Google’s Pixel 2 XL, which initiated preorders in India last month, has a larger bezel. On the other hand, Galaxy S8’s screen offers more space in the same size. The 64 GB variant of Pixel 2 XL is priced at Rs.73,000 and the 128 GB storage variant costs Rs.82,000 whereas the Galaxy S8’s price is Rs.53,900.
The Pixel 2 XL has a 5.7-inch AMOLED display offering a resolution of 1,440 x 2,560 pixels. There are two quad-core processors under the hood. Moreover, the Pixel 2 XL comes with a fingerprint sensor and sports a Corning Gorilla Glass screen for protection. The Full HD Super AMOLED display comes with viewing angles which are excellent. Also, the display is bright as well as vivid even in sunlight. On the other hand, the Galaxy S8 has a 5.80-inch touchscreen display offering resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels. This display offers crystal clear definition as well as vivid colours. Besides this, the Galaxy S8 is one of the few smartphones which supports HDR playback in the case of videos.
In terms of performance and battery, the Pixel 2 XL runs on Android v7.1 Nougat and comes with a 4,000mAh li-ion battery which supports fast charging. Both the Pixel 2 XL’s 2.45GHz Kryo and 1.9GHz Kryo processors are backed by 6GB of RAM as well as an Adreno 540 GPU. The Samsung Galaxy S8 runs on Android 7.0 and has a 3000mAh non-removable battery. Moreover, it has a 1.9GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 processor and offers 4GB of RAM. The smartphone also offers an internal storage of 64GB which is expandable up to 256GB with the help of a microSD card.
As for cameras, the Pixel 2 sports a 12.2-megapixel rear camera along with a dual-LED flash. This camera is capable of capturing photos and videos even in low-light conditions. Moreover, the device’s 8-megapixel front-facing camera enables you to take selfies and assist in making video calls. Samsung’s Galaxy S8 comes with 12-megapixel dual rear cameras which offer optical image stabilisation and a f/1.7 aperture. Moreover, the phone has a 8-megapixel autofocus front camera and a f/1.7 aperture.
When it comes to connectivity the Pixel 2 XL comes with a single SIM, 4G which backs supports Indian bands, 3G as well as 2G, Wi-Fi 802.11, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, USB Type-C which does not support micro-USB, Glonass and NFC. The Galaxy Note 8 offers Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, Proximity sensor, Compass Magnetometer, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer and Gyroscope.
Going by the above-mentioned features of both the Google Pixel 2 XL and Samsung Galaxy 8 it seems that the Pixel 2 XL has a lot to offer by way cameras and software. And if you are looking for the best hardware then the Galaxy 8 decidedly is a notch above the Pixel 2XL.