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


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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13 Comments

1. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Google trolled apple for the remove of headphone Jack Also google : pixel 2 without headphone jack.

2. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

I know, right? I love everything about this phone except for not having an audiojack :'(

5. sgodsell

Posts: 7369; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Apple trolled Google all the time about Cameras, OS, number of apps, number of users. Well Apple can't do that with the Cameras, can't do that with the number of apps, or users. Apple has trolled themselves once again. If all you care about is a headphone jack, then there are many other Android devices that still have the headphone jack. You can't say the same for Apple. Let's break it down Pixel 2 has higher DxOMark score than iPhone 8's, and X. The Pixel 2 has a full HD display, which if you want that resolution on the iPhone 8, then you have to pay an additional $180 more for the iPhone 8 plus compared to the Pixel 2. Not to mention you also get a quick charger included with the Pixel 2. You have to buy more hardware for the iPhones. Oh, and if buy a Pixel 2 now for $649 you get a free Google Home mini thrown in for free (worth $49). The iPhone 8 trolled itself with greed.

3. Greenmule

Posts: 129; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

Did anyone else notice that this website stopped quoting the LTE-A categories for modems--Cat 9, 12, 16, 20--as they have don in the past?https://www.phonearena.com/phones/Samsung-Galaxy-S7-edge_id9818/fullspecs Is that because of Apple's modem issues?

6. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Apple did the other follow.....

4. applesnapple93

Posts: 304; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

So when they said they were holding anything exclusive to the XL that the regular didnt get. We are disregarding the edge to edge display? and the cleverly used black screen to hide the bezels on the regular pixel.

7. sgodsell

Posts: 7369; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

iPhone 8 - low resolution (750x1334) 4.7" HD IPS LCD display - 2 GB of RAM - no USB-C only slower lightning port - no fast charging out of the box - lower camera DxOMark score - price $699 Pixel 2 - higher resolution (1080x1920) 5.0" full HD AMOLED display - 4 GB of RAM - USB-C with USB 3.1 transfer speeds - fast charger included in the box - best camera with highest DxOMark score - price $649, and you get a free Google Home mini included right now. The Pixel is still a better deal, hands down.

8. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

The iPhone will also get more updates, has the better CPU, and has better apps... just sayin'.

13. androidwindows

Posts: 216; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

You mean more updates to squash the endless amount of bugs in its software? Yes, Apple will certainly do that. And frequently too...

9. Magni

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 04, 2017

LG V30 looks like the best option for myself. Iphone 8 is just stupid with X coming out and X is stupid without touch ID... and lack of headphone jack. Note 8 has the stupid Bixby button. Pixel 2 is missing headphone jack and wireless charging. V30 so far only missing 1 general feature, IR emitter.

10. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Oh yes! Thank you Google for being back front facing speakers!

11. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Note 8 and V30 rules the size and aesthetics contest.

12. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Lol why is the Note 8 considered "shatter-resistant" in the Water resistance row of the table?

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