Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL vs iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: a specs comparison

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL vs iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: a specs comparison

After months of speculation and a torrent of leaks, two of the biggest flagship smartphones of 2017 are now official at long last - the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are here to reclaim their rightful spot at the very top of the Android world. But they face fierce competition this year, not only from Apple and iOS, but from Samsung, LG, and other Android phone makers. We've already compared the new Pixels to the major Android phones on the market in terms of specs, but what about the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus?

With top-notch hardware on board, combined with latest and greatest from Android, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL represent Google's continued drive to develop successful commercial smartphone that's to rival the iPhones and the Galaxies of the world. The first Pixels were Google's way of feeling the waters, and although they lacked certain features that the competition had already pinned down, this new generation of flagship devices from Google strives hard to amend this.

So, let's see how the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL measure up to the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in terms of specs:

SpecsGoogle Pixel 2Google Pixel XL 2Apple iPhone 8 Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Display5.0-inch OLED
1080 x 1920 pixels
6.0-inch OLED
1440 x 2560 pixels
4.7-inch LCD
750 x 1334 pixels
5.5-inch LCD
1080 x 1920 pixels
Size144.8 x 68.6 x 7.6 mm157.5 x 76.2 x 7.6 mm138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm
Screen-to-body ratio68.58 %77.42%65.34%67.47%
ProcessorSnapdragon 835Snapdragon 835Apple A11 BionicApple A11 Bionic
RAM4GB4GB2GB3GB
Storage64 / 128GB 64 / 128GB 64GB256GB
Battery2,700mAh3,520mAh1,821mAh + wireless charging2,691 + wireless charging
Rear camera12.2MP f/1.8
OIS
4K video recording
12.2MP f/1.8
OIS
4K video recording
12MP f1/1.8
OIS
4K@60fps video recording
12MP f1/1.8 + 12MP f/2.8 telephoto
Dual OIS
4K@60fps video recording
Front camera8MP8MP f/2.47MP f/2.27MP f/2.2
SoftwareAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 8.0 OreoiOS 11iOS 11
Water resistanceYes, IP67-certifiedYes, IP67-certifiedYes, IP67-certifiedYes, IP67-certified
Special featuresSqueezable frame
Squeezable frame
Fingerprint scanner, dual camera, slo-mo 1080p@240fpsFingerprint scanner, dual camera, slo-mo 1080p@240fps
ColorsBlack, Blue, WhiteBlack, WhiteSpace Gray, Gold, SilverSpace Gray, Gold, Silver

Google Pixel 2

Google Pixel 2

Dimensions

5.74 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches

145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

Google Pixel 2 XL

Google Pixel 2 XL

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 inches

157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm

Weight

6.17 oz (175 g)

Apple iPhone 8

Apple iPhone 8

Dimensions

5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 inches

138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm

Weight

5.22 oz (148 g)

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Dimensions

6.24 x 3.07 x 0.3 inches

158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm

Weight

7.13 oz (202 g)

Google Pixel 2

Google Pixel 2

Dimensions

5.74 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches

145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

Google Pixel 2 XL

Google Pixel 2 XL

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 inches

157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm

Weight

6.17 oz (175 g)

Apple iPhone 8

Apple iPhone 8

Dimensions

5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 inches

138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm

Weight

5.22 oz (148 g)

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Dimensions

6.24 x 3.07 x 0.3 inches

158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm

Weight

7.13 oz (202 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page


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9 Comments

1. applesnapple93

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

pretty sure google has shown us that raw power from the hardware doesn't really matter with proper software optimization. Ironic how apple and google have flipped on this when it used to be the other way around.

3. jmill75

Posts: 122; Member since: Jul 22, 2009

Agreed. Pixel is hands down the smoothest Android phone you can get. I have a S8 Active now. Love the phone but software optimization is not one of its strong points.

9. Derass

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 06, 2015

This is my concern. The 835 is already 6 months old. And the A11 is twice as fast in benchmarks. Is the Pixel 2 "future-proof"? Is the iPhone 8 any better in that sense?

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Liking the Pixel XL 2 so far, though it'll only be a backup phone to me and not a daily driver. I'm tempted to grab one.

4. worldpeace

Posts: 3091; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

That was close, Pixel almost took "Bezel king" title from iPhone

5. Balazs.K

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

I think both series are great! But in the specs sheet what is "Dual OIS" in iPhone 8 Plus? And the Dual pixel focus is I think an important feature of the two Pixel phones, so it shold be written in the table.

6. qwertsun

Posts: 42; Member since: Dec 02, 2015

The metric information(dimensions) on the chart comparison is incorrect for both Pixels

7. BlueVisionist

Posts: 23; Member since: Nov 07, 2016

Very smooth phone, too bad they ruined the design and no headphone jack

8. KFear

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

Anyone notice the battery sizes! Wow! What a difference. The iphone 8 is said to have great battery life and the battery is so much smaller! Yes, Oreo has helped out battery a bunch and the 835 is great with power, but i'm a little envious of the battery life on this new iphone. That's the ONLY thing, however.

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