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

Display size

6.0 inches
5.0 inches
5.5 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2880 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Aspect Ratio

18:9
16:9
16:9

Pixel density

537 ppi
441 ppi
534 ppi

Technology

P-OLED
AMOLED
AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

76.66 %
67.92 %
71.22 %

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12.2 megapixels
12.2 megapixels
12.3 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Laser and Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Optical image stabilization, Laser and Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Laser and Phase detection autofocus

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

Optical image stabilization, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
8 megapixels
8 megapixels

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 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.93 oz (168 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 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

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

4 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4

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
Yes

Talk time

 
 
32.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)

Stand-by time

 
 
21.8 days (522 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)

Internet use

 
 
LTE: 14 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours

Music playback

 
 
130.00 hours

Video playback

 
 
14.00 hours

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 949
$ 749
$ 869



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7 Comments

1. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

The first gen design was better imo

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

But the first-gen design was too iPhone-esque. I find this one more appealing.

3. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

I respect your point of view , but for me this design looks like a child's toy ...

4. sgodsell

Posts: 7366; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The Pixel 2 XL has a lot less bezel, compared to the first gen, and is almost the same physical dimensions.

5. Highside

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 31, 2017

No MicroSD = FAIL No Removable Battery = FAIL

6. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

I have never seen this comment on an iPhone article.

7. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Yes you have, that guy makes the exact same comment in just about every phone release article.

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