Google Pixel 2 XL VS. Samsung Galaxy S8: Comparison

Comparison of features, performance, design, battery, camera and connectivity between the following smartphones: Google Pixel 2 XL VS. Samsung Galaxy S8. The complete information of specifications to decide which to buy.

Ki Note

Ki Cost-effectiveness
9.9
Cost-effectiveness
9.9
Cost-effectiveness
Design & Materials
9.5
10
Performance & Hardware
9.5
9.5
Camera
10
9.8
Connectivity
9.7
9.8
Battery
8.7
7.3

Basics

Brand

Brand
Aliases
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Presentation

Unveiled
October 2017, 1 year ago
March 2017, 1 year ago
State
On Sale
On Sale

Design & Materials

Structure

Size
76.7 mm
157.9 mm
7.9 mm
68.1 mm
148.9 mm
8.0 mm
Weight
175 g
155 g
Usable surface
76 %
84 %
Materials
Aluminium alloy, Metal
Aluminium alloy, Glass
Resistance
IP67
IP68
Colors
Black

White
Black

Gray

Silver

Screen

Diagonal
6"
5.8"
Type
pOLED
Super Amoled HDR 10
Resolution
1440 x 2880 px
1440 x 2960 px
Density
538 Pixels per inch
570 Pixels per inch
Others
  • Active Edge
  • Always-On Display
  • Capacitive
  • Color LED Notifications
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Multi-touch
  • Scratch resistant
  • 100000:1 contrast ratio
  • 540 cd/m2
  • Capacitive
  • Color LED Notifications
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Force Touch
  • Frameless
  • Multi-touch
  • Scratch resistant
  • Touch sensitive

Prototypes





Prototypes
Google Pixel 2 XL
Print 3D Model
Samsung Galaxy S8
Print 3D Model

Photos

Performance & Hardware

Processor

Model
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895
CPU
4x 2.45 GHz Kryo + 4x 2.15 GHz Kryo
4x2.3 GHz Exynos M2 Mongoose+ 4x1.7 GHz ARM Cortex A53
Type
Octa-Core
Octa-Core
Frequency
2.45 GHz
2.3 GHz
64 Bits
Yes
Yes

Graphics

GPU
Qualcomm Adreno 540
ARM Mali-G71 MP20

RAM

RAM
4 GB
4 GB

Antutu

Score
203.768
Antutu v7, Overall performance better than 95% of devices
202.256
Antutu v7, Overall performance better than 95% of devices

Storage

Capacity
64 GB
Capacity with the OS (depends on the brand and ROM version): 57-62.8 GB
64 GB
Capacity with the OS (depends on the brand and ROM version): 57-62.8 GB
SD Slot
No
Yes
Independent SD slot

Security

Fingerprint
Yes, in the back
Yes, in the back

Sensors

Sensors
  • Fingerprint
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Light sensor
  • Magnetometer
  • Proximity
  • Fingerprint
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Gravity
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Heart Rate
  • Iris scanner
  • Light sensor
  • Proximity

Others

Notifications LED
Color LED Notifications
Color LED Notifications

Camera

Main

Resolution
12.2 Mpx
12 Mpx
Pixel size
--
--
Sensor
Google Dual Pixel
Samsung S5K2L2
Type
CMOS
ISOCELL
Aperture
f/1.8
f/1.7
Flash
Dual LED
Dual LED
Features
  • 4K Video
  • Autofocus
  • Continuous autofocus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Digital zoom
  • Exposure compensation
  • Face detection
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • ISO settings
  • Manual focus
  • Optical Stabilization (OIS)
  • Panorama
  • RAW
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • Touch focus
  • White balance settings
  • 4K Video
  • Autofocus
  • Continuous autofocus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Digital zoom
  • Face detection
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • ISO settings
  • Manual focus
  • Optical Stabilization (OIS)
  • Panorama
  • RAW
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • Touch focus
  • White balance settings
Slow Motion Video
Yes
240.0 fps
Yes
240.0 fps
Optical Stabilisation
Yes
Yes

Selfie

Resolution
8 Mpx
8 Mpx

Connectivity

Networks

2G
  • CDMA BC0 (800)
  • CDMA BC1 (1900)
  • CDMA BC10 (800 Secondary)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
3G
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B34 (TD 2000)
  • B39 (TD 1900+)
4G LTE
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B12 (700)
  • B13 (700)
  • B17 (700)
  • B20 (800)
  • B25 (1900+)
  • B26 (850)
  • B28 (700)
  • B29 (700)
  • B30 (2300)
  • B32 (1500)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)
  • B66 (1700/2100)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B12 (700)
  • B13 (700)
  • B17 (700)
  • B18 (800)
  • B19 (800)
  • B20 (800)
  • B25 (1900+)
  • B26 (850)
  • B28 (700)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B39 (TDD 1900)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)
  • B42 (TDD 3500)
  • B66 (1700/2100)

SIM card

Dual SIM
Single Sim
Single Sim
Type
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
Others
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Display
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Display
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot

Bluetooth

Version
Bluetooth 5.0 LE Low energy consumption
Bluetooth 5.0 LE Low energy consumption
Others
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • APT-x
  • AVRCP (Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile)
  • DIP (Device ID Profile)
  • HFP (Hands-Free Profile)
  • HID (Human Interface Profile)
  • HSP (Headset Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)
  • MAP (Message Access Profile)
  • OPP (Object Push Profile)
  • PAN (Personal Area Networking Profile)
  • PBAP/PAB (Phone Book Access Profile)
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • APT-x
  • AVRCP (Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile)
  • DIP (Device ID Profile)
  • HFP (Hands-Free Profile)
  • HID (Human Interface Profile)
  • HSP (Headset Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)
  • MAP (Message Access Profile)
  • OPP (Object Push Profile)
  • PAN (Personal Area Networking Profile)
  • PBAP/PAB (Phone Book Access Profile)

Navigation

Navigation
  • A-GPS
  • Beidou
  • Galileo
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • Beidou
  • Galileo
  • GLONASS
  • GPS

USB

USB
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage
  • USB On-The-Go (OTG)
  • USB Type C
  • Charging
  • USB On-The-Go (OTG)
  • USB Type C

SAR

European measurement

The European Union sets a limit of 2 W/kg averaged over 10 grams of tissue.

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0.315 W/Kg on head
1.270 W/Kg on body
American measurement

The FCC limit is 1.6 W/kg measured in a volume of 1 gram of tissue

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0.370 W/Kg on head
0.750 W/Kg on body

Others

Others
  • NFC
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • Audio Jack
  • Mirrorlink
  • NFC

Battery

Capacity
3520 mAh
3000 mAh
Type
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Others
Fast Charging
Non-removable
Fast Charging
Non-removable
Wireless charging

Software

Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo
Android 8.0 Oreo

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