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Apple iPhone X vs Google Pixel 2 XL vs Galaxy Note 8 vs LG V30: Specs and size comparisons

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It's now clear what the main antagonists for late 2017's smartphone championship are - the upcoming Apple iPhone X, the Google Pixel 2 XL, the exceptional Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and finally, the LG V30. An exceptional round-up of devices, for sure, with each vying for its rightful place in your pocket. But with the hefty premium prices that almost all of these command, you will most likely want to narrow your choice to a single of said devices. Sorry, three will have to go with only one spot available!

So, which one should you pick?


The Apple iPhone X is a new chapter in Apple's history, featuring a rather flashy new design, an OLED HDR-capable display, an intriguing face-scanning Face ID camera up front, the iPhone X is on its way of being Apple's most advanced phone yet. And this commands a premium - $999, to be exact, which is already stepping over the psychological barrier of a thousand dollars.

The brand new Pixel 2 XL is a device that aims to put Google on the map, and from what we've seen so far it has a rather good chance of doing that if El Goog doesn't stumble upon any supply issues. The demand is there, but from the looks of it, you will have to wait long if you want to get one of these before Halloween. 



The Galaxy Note 8 is easily the most-spec'd out phone out there right now, boasting almost anything but the kitchen sink in its deep feature bag. Aside from the excellent hardware and head-turning design, the Note 8 turns things to 11 thanks to the S Pen - the Note 8's single most important feature.



Finally, the LG V30 is easily the most affordable of the bunch, but don't let this fool you, it doesn't skimp on hardware or design for that matter. Even more, it has found its own niche - LG's latest top-shelf phone aims to be the multimedia phone to beat out there, with a bevy of multimedia and video-related features on board.

Size comparison


So, here's how all four of these high-end devices stack up against one another as far as size goes.

Apple iPhone X vs Google Pixel 2 XL vs Galaxy Note 8 vs LG V30


Apple iPhone X
Dimensions

5.65 x 2.79 x 0.3 inches

143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm

Weight

6.14 oz (174 g)

Google Pixel 2 XL
Dimensions

6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 inches

157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm

Weight

6.17 oz (175 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note8
Dimensions

6.4 x 2.94 x 0.34 inches

162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm

Weight

6.88 oz (195 g)

LG V30
Dimensions

5.97 x 2.97 x 0.29 inches

151.7 x 75.4 x 7.39 mm

Weight

5.57 oz (158 g)

Apple iPhone X
Dimensions

5.65 x 2.79 x 0.3 inches

143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm

Weight

6.14 oz (174 g)

Google Pixel 2 XL
Dimensions

6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 inches

157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm

Weight

6.17 oz (175 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note8
Dimensions

6.4 x 2.94 x 0.34 inches

162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm

Weight

6.88 oz (195 g)

LG V30
Dimensions

5.97 x 2.97 x 0.29 inches

151.7 x 75.4 x 7.39 mm

Weight

5.57 oz (158 g)

Compare these and other phones using our Size Comparison tool.


Specs comparison


With size out of the equation, it's time to compare the specs of the four devices and see how the stack up.

SpecsApple iPhone XGoogle Pixel XL 2Samsung Galaxy Note 8LG V30
Display5.8-inch OLED
1125 x 2436 pixels
6.0-inch OLED
1440 x 2560 pixels
6.3-inch AMOLED
1440 x 2960 pixels
6.0-inch AMOLED
1440 x 2880 pixels
Size143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm157.5 x 76.2 x 7.6 mm162.5 x 74.6 x 8.5 mm151.4 x 75.2 x 7.4 mm
Screen-to-body ratio82.35%77.42%82.98%81.63%
ProcessorApple A11 BionicSnapdragon 835Snapdragon 835Snapdragon 835
RAM3GB4GB6GB4GB
Storage256GB64 / 128GB 64GB + microSD 64GB + microSD
Battery2,716 + wireless charging3,520mAh3,300mAh, wireless + fast charging3,300mAh + wireless charging
Rear camera12MP f1/1.8 + 12MP f/2.4 telephoto
Dual OIS
4K@60fps video recording
12.2MP f/1.8
OIS
4K video recording
12MP f/1.7+ 12MP f/2.4 telephoto
Dual OIS
4K video recording
16MP f/1.6 + 13MP f/1.9 wide-angle
OIS
Front camera7MP f/2.2, Face ID8MP f/2.48MP f/1.75MP wide-angle
SoftwareiOS 11Android 8.0 OreoAndroid 7.xAndroid 7.1
Water resistanceYes, IP67-certifiedYes, IP67-certifiedYes, IP68-certified, shatter-resistantYes, IP68-certified
Special featuresFaceID, Animoji, Slo-mo 1080p@240fpsSqueezable frame
S Pen, fingerprint scanner, iris scanner, USB Type-CHi-Fi lossless audio recording, Floating Bar, fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C
ColorsSpace Gray, SilverBlack, WhiteMidnight Black, Orchid GreyBlack, Silver

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Apple iPhone X specs
  • Display 5.8 inches 2436 x 1125 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera) 7 MP front
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Samsung Galaxy Note8 specs
  • Display 6.3 inches 2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 6GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
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Google Pixel 2 XL specs
  • Display 6.0 inches 2880 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3520 mAh
  • OS Android 11
LG V30 specs
  • Display 6.0 inches 2880 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Dual camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie LG UX UI

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