Google Pixel 2 XL vs Pixel 2 vs Pixel XL: Here are all the specs differences


Google has new Pixels. Great.

But how do the new Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL fare against last year's excellent Pixel XL? Are the new phones the heralds of an impending upgrade for existing Pixel users? Let's find out!

Check out the specs below and compare them as long as you want and make up your mind whether you should drop some hard-earned cash for Google's latest or wait these two out.

Google Pixel 2 XL vs Google Pixel 2 vs Google Pixel XL

Display

Size

6.0 inches
5.0 inches
5.5 inches

Technology

P-OLED
AMOLED
AMOLED

Screen-to-body

76.66 %
67.92 %
71.22 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro

Processor

Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit

GPU

Adreno 540
Adreno 540
Adreno 530

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128GB, not expandable
128GB, not expandable
128GB, not expandable

OS

Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)

Battery

Capacity

3520 mAh
2700 mAh
3450 mAh

Charging

USB Power Delivery
USB Power Delivery
USB Power Delivery

Talk time

 
 
32.00 hours
the average is 16 h (934 min)

Stand-by time

 
 
21.8 days (522 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)

Internet use

 
 
LTE: 14 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours

Music playback

 
 
130.00 hours

Video playback

 
 
14.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12.2 MP (OIS, Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor)
12.2 MP (OIS, Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor)
12.3 MP (Laser and PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

OIS, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 MP
8 MP
8 MP

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 inches (157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm)
5.74 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches (145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8 mm)
6.09 x 2.98 x 0.34 inches (154.72 x 75.74 x 8.6 mm)

Weight

6.17 oz (175 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)
5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)
5.93 oz (168 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum, Glass
Back: Aluminum, Glass
Back: Aluminum, Glass

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 67
Water, Dust; IP 67
Splash, Dust; IP 53

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light
 
Notification light

Shopping information

MSRP

$ 949
$ 749
$ 869



Related phones

Pixel 2
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2700 mAh
  • OS Android 10
Pixel 2 XL
  • 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 10
Pixel XL
  • Display 5.5 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3450 mAh
  • OS Android 10

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