Apple’s iPhone X vs. Google’s Pixel 2 XL

Now that a new 2017 flagship smartphones from both Google and Apple are accessible and in a hands of consumers, we suspicion we’d review Apple’s iPhone X with a Google Pixel 2 XL to see how these twin inclination magnitude up.


In a video below, we took a demeanour during specific facilities of both phones, including design, hardware, camera and display, along with any device’s singular facilities like Face ID and Active Edge. We also compared what it’s like regulating any phone on a day to day basement to give an altogether design of a similarities and differences between any of a devices.

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Both a Google Pixel 2 XL and a iPhone X have high cost points ($849 for a former and $999 for a latter), and identical arrangement sizes during 5.8 inches for a iPhone X and 6 inches for a Pixel 2 XL.

Inside, a iPhone X has a tradition Apple-designed A11 processor, while a Pixel 2 XL facilities a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip. In tender benchmarks, a iPhone X outperforms a Pixel 2 XL, yet a differences in processor and GPU speed aren’t as conspicuous in genuine universe usage. When it comes to complete tasks, though, a iPhone X will handily outperform a Pixel 2 XL.

Both inclination underline OLED displays, yet a iPhone X’s arrangement is leagues improved than a OLED arrangement of a Pixel 2 XL. The Pixel 2 XL is tormented by critical arrangement issues that have been creation headlines for a final integrate of weeks, including burn-in and weird tone variations.

iPhone X and Pixel 2 XL both have considerable cameras and furnish some extraordinary photos, yet a Pixel 2 XL does a lot of what a iPhone X can do with only a singular camera. Apple’s iPhone X is versed with twin 12-megapixel back cameras, one with an f/1.8 wide-angle lens and a second with an f/2.4 telephoto lens, while a Pixel 2 XL is sporting only a singular f/1.8 12-megapixel camera.

As for front-facing cameras, a Pixel 2 XL has an f/2.4 8-megapixel camera while a iPhone X is sporting an f/2.2 7-megapixel camera that also happens to be versed with an additional infrared camera, sensor, and dot projector to capacitate Face ID, one of a flagship iPhone X facilities that gives a iPhone X an corner over a Pixel 2 XL.

Face ID has proven to be mostly quick and accurate, creation it an alleviation over fingerprint intuiting technology. Pixel 2 XL continues to offer a fingerprint sensor, despite a quick and accurate one. Active Edge, a Pixel 2 XL’s specifying feature, lets users fist a sides of a device to fast activate Google Assistant. Speaking of Google Assistant, that’s another underline where a Pixel 2 XL has an corner over a iPhone X — many trust Google Assistant is some-more useful than Siri.

Pixel 2 XL has a incomparable battery than a iPhone X (though a iPhone X wins out in some battery life tests), yet it doesn’t offer a same Qi wireless charging functionality that’s accessible in a iPhone X. It charges over USB-C, though, while a iPhone X continues to use a exclusive Lightning pier for non-wireless charging purposes. Neither device has a headphone jack, as Google followed in Apple’s footsteps and opted to rest only on wireless technology.

So that of these inclination is better? It’s unfit to say. Both a iPhone X and a Google Pixel 2 XL are wholly opposite platforms, and any one is a best in a particular category. There are some things a Google Pixel 2 XL does improved than a iPhone X, and some things a iPhone X does improved than a Google Pixel 2 XL. Choosing one unequivocally comes down to a ecosystem we cite — iOS or Android.


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