Samsung Galaxy S8 VS. Google Pixel 2 XL

September 12, 2019

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Bottom line: Which one is better?

Bottom line: Samsung Galaxy S8 is better.

When we compare galaxy S8 vs pixel 2 XL in this review, Samsung Galaxy S8 is better because it has higher pixel density, higher resolution, external memory slot, is lighter, wider aperture at minimum focal length, has wireless charging, AMOLED display and a socket for 3.5mm audio.

Google Pixel 2 XL vs Samsung Galaxy S8: DESIGN

Below is the design review of pixel 2 XL vs S8;

Thickness; Pixel 2 XL 2 is 7.9mm whereas Samsung S8 is 8.0mm

Width; Pixel 2 XL is 7.9mm while Samsung S8 is 68.1mm

Weight; Pixel 2 XL is 175g while Samsung S8 is 155g

Resistance; both phones are dustproof and water-resistant.

Height; Pixel 2 XL is 157.9mm whereas Samsung S8 is 148.9mm

Bottom line: Samsung S8 is better

Google Pixel 2 XL vs Samsung Galaxy S8: DISPLAY

In terms of display we have the following review of S8 vs pixel 2 XL;

Display type; Pixel 2 XL has P-OLED whereas Samsung S8 has super AMOLED.

Bezelless display; both phones have bezelless display.

Pixel density; Pixel 2 XL has 537ppi whereas Samsung S8 has 568ppi

Screen protection; both phones have Corning Gorilla Glass v5.

Screen size; Pixel 2 XL is 6.0” while Samsung S8 is 5.8”

Screen resolution; Pixel 2 XL has 1440 x 2880px whereas Samsung S8 has 1440 x 2960px

Touch screen; both phones have capacitive touchscreen and multi-touch.

Bottom line: Samsung S8 is better.

Google Pixel 2 XL vs Samsung Galaxy S8: HARDWARE & PERFORMANCE

We have the following comparison of Samsung galaxy S8 vs pixel 2 XL;

Chipset; Pixel 2 XL has Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 while Samsung S8 has Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895

GPU; Pixel 2 XL has Adreno 540 whereas Samsung S8 has Mali-G71 MP20.

CPU; Pixel 2 XL has Octa-core (2.45GHz, Quad-core, kryo 280 + 1.9GHz, Quad-core, Kryo 280) whereas Samsung S8 has Octa-core (2.3GHz, Quad-core, M2 Mongoose + 1.7GHz, Quad-core, Cortex A53)

Architecture; the two phones have 64 bit.

RAM; each phone has 4GB

Internal memory; each phone has 64GB

Expandable memory; Samsung S8 has up to 256GB.

USB OTG; the two phones support USB OTG.

Bottom line: Samsung S8 is better.

Google Pixel 2 XL vs Samsung Galaxy S8: CAMERA

Main camera; Pixel 2 XL has 12.2MP whereas Samsung S8 has 12MP.

Features; Pixel 2 XL has fixed focus while Samsung S8 has wide angle selfie

Image resolution; each phone has 4000 x 3000px

Sensor; Pixel 2 XL has CMOS image sensor whereas Samsung S8 has Exmor-RS CMOS

Autofocus; Samsung S8 has autofocus.

Shooting modes; both phones have continuous shooting and HDR

Resolution (front camera); each phone has 8MP

Physical aperture; Pixel 2 XL has F2.4 whereas Samsung S8 has F1.2

Optical image stabilization; the two phones have this feature.

Flash; Pixel 2 XL has Dual LED while Samsung S8 has screen flash.

Video recording; Pixel 2 XL has 1920×1080 @ 30fps, 1280×720 @ 30fps & 640x480x480 @ 30fps while Samsung S8 has 1920×1080 @ 30fps.

Bottom line: Pixel 2 XL is better.

Google Pixel 2 XL vs Samsung Galaxy S8: AUDIO

Loudspeaker; both phones have loudspeakers.

Audio jack; Pixel 2 XL has USB Type-C whereas Samsung S8 has 3.5mm

Bottom line: Samsung S8 is better.

Google Pixel 2 XL vs Samsung Galaxy S8: BATTERY

Capacity; Pixel 2 XL has 3520mAh while Samsung S8 has 3000mAh

Quick charge; both phones support quick charge.

Bottom line: Pixel 2 XL is better.

Google Pixel 2 XL vs Samsung Galaxy S8: CONNECTIVITY & FEATURES

Wi-Fi; the two phones have 802.11, a/ac/g/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO Mobile Hotspot.

Bluetooth; both phones have v5.0

Volte; the tow phones have volte.

USB; both phones have USB.

NFC; the two phones have NFC.

GPS; the two phones have GPS with A-GPS, Glonass.

Sensors; each phone has light; proximity, accelerometer, barometer, compass and gyro.

Fingerprint sensor; both phones have fingerprint sensors.

Bottom line: the two phones have the same features.


Samsung S8 is better in this review as it has greater features than Pixel 2 XL.