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

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.
Apple iPhone X

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. 

Google Pixel 2 XL

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.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

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.
LG V30

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

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
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
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
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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