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


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

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

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 Note 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

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

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

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

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 Note 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

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

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)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page



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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22 Comments

1. Iodine

Posts: 1482; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

While I applaud Apple for making out the smallest flagship yet aggain, I have to call out they increased the size and weight significally from the 7. And that is bad. Smaller iPhone X anyone ?

3. nepalisherpa

Posts: 338; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

It's glass back. It will be heavier.

2. libra89

Posts: 2282; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I like that the X is the smallest.

20. sgodsell

Posts: 7383; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

And it has the smallest display from this list as well. All the rest start a 6" and have higher resolution displays.

4. R-vjn

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

V30 is the best for me. Its been like forever since they have announced the phone, and yet no news of availability in my country. By the time it reaches here, LG would most probably announce the G7, LOL

5. cleatglitch

Posts: 165; Member since: May 25, 2013

just cant go wrong

6. newbey123

Posts: 701; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Pixel XL 2 for me, big battery, pure android and front facing speakers.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31104; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Note 8 FTW! V30 honorable mention.

8. bucknassty

Posts: 1345; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

LG need to get this phone on the shelves 4 weeks ago!

9. cmdacos

Posts: 4220; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Animoji listed as a special feature... Lol ground breaking

10. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Animoji listed as a special feature... Lol ground breaking" Real funny...

14. RevolutionA

Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

It is a nice feature

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31104; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I think it is too.

11. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

V30 and Pixel 2 XL = POLED + all phones have fast charging not just Note8 I'm excited for the LG G7

12. jackwong64

Posts: 60; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

X is more like regular iPhone size but big screen, so we can still have one hand control, it is nice~

13. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

bionic chip hands down..

16. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

GS8 is the best easily.

19. corvette72778

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

The Note 8 is much better actually

17. corvette72778

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

I don't think the Pixel phones should be included in comparison tests because its only available on 1 carrier.

18. corvette72778

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

iphone x has no fingerprint scanner and a hideous notch. Mind boggling why people accept less with an iphone.

21. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Most iphone users are OCD. That notch will not please their OCD.

22. hassanhalik

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 22, 2017

New original Apple iPhone 8 and 8 plus cost 600USD. come with 1year warranty New Samsung note 8 cost 650usd iPhone 7 and 7 plus cost 550USD, serious buyer should contact us Whatsapp CHAT or Call : +19842085304 or 0019842085304

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