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Google Pixel XL 2 vs Galaxy Note 8 vs LG V30 vs iPhone 8 Plus: specs comparison

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After months of speculation and exciting leaks, the last biggest flagship of 2017 is now official at long last - the Pixel XL 2 is here to reclaim its rightful spot at the very top of the Android food pyramid.

With top-notch specs in tow combined with Google's clean and light Android OS on board, the Pixel XL 2 is Google's continued strive to develop a successful commercial smartphone that's to rival the iPhones and the Galaxies around the world. As the first Pixels were more like litmus tests to test the waters, the new generation of flagship devices seems to be way more consumer-oriented product.

Yet, the Pixel is still not a household name, especially when compared to Apple's, Samsung;s, and even LG's offerings. However, when it comes to raw specs and specs alone, the Pixel XL 2 does not bring a knife to the gunfight and is as able-bodied as it gets.

Here's how it measures up against the iPhone X, the Galaxy Note 8, and the LG V30.

SpecsGoogle Pixel XL 2Samsung Galaxy Note 8LG V30Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Display6.0-inch OLED
1440 x 2560 pixels
6.3-inch AMOLED
1440 x 2960 pixels
6.0-inch AMOLED
1440 x 2880 pixels
5.5-inch LCD
1080 x 1920 pixels
Size157.5 x 76.2 x 7.6 mm162.5 x 74.6 x 8.5 mm151.4 x 75.2 x 7.4 mm158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm
Screen-to-body ratio77.42%82.98%81.63%67.47%
ProcessorSnapdragon 835Snapdragon 835Snapdragon 835Apple A11 Bionic
RAM4GB6GB4GB3GB
Storage64 / 128GB 64GB + microSD 64GB + microSD256GB
Battery3,520mAh3,300mAh, wireless + fast charging3,300mAh + wireless charging2,691 + wireless charging
Rear camera12.2MP 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
12MP f1/1.8 + 12MP f/2.8 telephoto
Dual OIS
4K@60fps video recording
Front camera8MP f/2.48MP f/1.75MP wide-angle7MP f/2.2
SoftwareAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 7.xAndroid 7.1iOS 11
Water resistanceYes, IP67-certifiedYes, IP68-certified, shatter-resistantYes, IP68-certifiedYes, IP67-certified
Special featuresSqueezable frame, stereo speakers
S Pen, fingerprint scanner, iris scanner, USB Type-CHi-Fi lossless audio recording, Floating Bar, fingerprint scanner, USB Type-CFingerprint scanner, stereo speakers, slo-mo 1080p@240fps
ColorsBlack, WhiteMidnight Black, Orchid GreyBlack, SilverSpace Gray, Gold, Silver


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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
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
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo Samsung Experience UI
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
Apple iPhone 8 Plus specs
  • Display 5.5 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera) 7 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A11 Bionic 3GB RAM
  • Storage 256GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2691 mAh
  • OS iOS 15.x

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