Google Pixel 2 XL vs iPhone X vs Note 8: Which one you should buy?

technology | Friday, October 6th, 2017
Team Asianet Newsable
  • Unlike the Note 8 and iPhone X, the Pixel 2 XL has a single rear snapper.
  • There are also some unique features like Pixel 2 gets a squeezable frame.
  • When it comes to storage, Note 8 is expandable expandable storage up to 2TB. 

After Apple and Samsung, Google finally brings out its flagship device - the Pixel 2. So, its quite obvious to draw comparisons with the competition from Samsung and apple. We've pitted the larger Pixel 2 XL with the iPhone X and Galaxy Note 8. 

Comparison chart

  Google Pixel 2 XL Apple iPhone X Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Display size 6-inches 5.8-inches 6.30-inches
Resolution ( pixels) 2880 x 1440


2436 x 1125                                                               

 2960 x 1440
Dimensions 157.9x76.7x7.9 mm  143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm  162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6mm
Weight 176 grams 174 grams 195grams
Processor Snapdragon 835 (2.35GHz and 1.9GHz, octa-core) A11 Bionic Snapdragon 835 (2.35GHz and 1.9GHz, octa-core)
Storage 64GB, 128GB 64GB, 128GB 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
Rear camera 12.2MP 12MP dual 12MP dual
Front camera 8MP 7MP 8MP
Water resistant IP67 IP67 IP68
Battery 3520mAh 2716mAh 3300mAh
Wireless Charging Yes Yes No
Price (starting) Rs 73,000  Rs 89,000 Rs 67,900
Availability November 15 Available Available



All three come with thin bezels and displays almost cover the front side. All three have maintained that one of the biggest highlights of their respective devices is the camera. However, unlike the Note 8 and iPhone X, the Pixel 2 XL has a single rear snapper. And, Google has said that its tech behind the camera is so good that it doesn’t require two sensors. Its DxOMark rating is 98 compared to Note 8's 94, but the rating for the iPhone X isn't available yet.

There are also some unique features like Pixel 2 gets a squeezable frame that can perform a few tasks like launching Assistant, silencing calls and the iPhone X has a face ID and also a portrait lighting mode. The Note 8 comes bundled with an S-Pen and also comes with curved screens. Note 8 has bixby, while Pixel has Google assistant and iPhone X has the Siri. Pixel also lacks wireless charging ability.

When it comes to storage, Note 8 has an edge over the others. But, Apple and Google will get to control the OS updates for their respective devices. All three are packed with features. If you are an iOS fan, than the iPhone X is the obvious choice, that is if you are willing to spend a huge amount of Rs 89,000. When it comes to Android, the Note 8 seems to have an edge over the Pixel 2, especially considering the lower price tag, at least on paper. 

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