Which phone do you like more: iPhone X or Pixel 2 XL?

So, we are past the announcements of these two huge phones — the Apple iPhone X and Google Pixel 2 XL — and we mean huge for the industry, not the form factor. At first look, one might wonder why we would go comparing these two phones against one another, since the Pixel 2 XL is a rather large phablet with its 6-inch screen, while the iPhone X is noticeably narrower with its 5.8-inch display.

But both of these phones signify something else — they are both their manufacturer's respective "step forward" this year. What we mean is this — Apple outed the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus with the very same form factor it has been using for the past 3 years. Then, it announced the iPhone X, with the 18:9 screen ratio, super-thin bezels, and all the latest Apple tech in the front camera module.

Google did something similar, although with less emphasis on exclusivity between devices. The regular-sized Pixel 2 maintains the old aspect ratio and huge bezels as the oldschool smartphones. The Pixel 2 XL gets 18:9 screen ratio and the new form factor.

So, in short, the Pixel 2 XL is the most advanced phone Google has to offer and the iPhone X is the most advanced phone Apple has (will have in a month...) to offer. Which one of the two do you like more?

Pixel 2 XL or iPhone X?

Pixel 2 XL squad here!
64.72%
iPhone X force reporting!
35.28%

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iPhone X
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)
Pixel 2 XL
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3520 mAh

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205 Comments

1. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Pixel all the way.

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It's not hard at all. Pixel 2's all the way, especially when you are getting more features for less money. What's hard about that?

14. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Except there are hundreds of other android phones with same features but cheap in price. iPhone X will be the only one that gives that unique iOS experience + advantages of face ID and awesome design.

19. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1421; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Except the design is ridiculous and out of necessity, rather than intent. Face ID comes with more drawbacks than it does advantages. And then iOS itself is just boring, it's ugly.

31. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

iOS maybe boring to you but millions of well educated people say otherwise. Face ID is 20 times more secure than touch ID and billion times more secure than any android authentication system. Compared to 2D facial recognition on Galaxy or other cheap android phones, 3D Face ID is more reliable and fast. Design is the best it can be so far, many tried but all failed ( essential phone, galaxy Note 8, S8, V30, Mi mix 2 etc) no one could come up with such a natural looking seamless design like the iPhone X. With Note 8 it's a necessity rather than intent because they had to house a 6.3 display in that massive tall awkwardly huge body. It's hugely impractical and ugly af. iPhone X is not too tall, too narrow or too wide. It's the perfect size. Apple will ditch the notch probably within next couple of years and this design thus will get more and more refined.

42. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Face ID wasn't reliable or fast when they demonstrated it on stage in front of all the online world. But then again, Apple keeps bragging about how their cameras are the best, but then Tim Cook has to take photos at the Super Bowl... The point being, that just because a company makes a claim, doesn't make it fact, especially when real-world results prove the contrary. And all those phones you listed, I think look better than the iPhone X, but visual appearance is all subjective so it's not even worth arguing. And while millions of "Well educated" people use the iPhone, I would like to remind you that millions of morons use the iPhone as well, including but not limited to Donald Trump, all the Kardashians, You... meanwhile there are more than 2 billion active Android devices and I promise you that the number of "well educated" people that use Android easily outnumbers ALL users of iOS devices. But let's pretend that we're not kids and try to justify the fact that some smart people have a preference to a mobile OS somehow backs up your statement that iOS is better than Android.

87. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Pixel 2 phones are a ugly mistake rather than 2nd generation smart devices from well known software giant Google. First they got their design all wrong. Those 2 pixel phones are very inconsistent and each phone is very ugly in their own way. OMG that Pixel 2 looks like a 2010 phone which costs only $300 even then. It's embarrassing to say the least that Pixel 2 is from Google. Pixel 2 xl design also very rushed and over looked. They could at least come up with a design similar to LG V30 which looks much much better. I saw some mid range phone leaks which will come to the market very soon such as honor 9i, honor 7X, redmi note 5 which looked actually better than this Pixel 2 xl. And the rear sides of these phones looks like dog s**t. OMG!!!! They couldn't even align the camera setup well on the back side of the phone. Then they got the feature set wrong. Where is the headphone jack?? Where is wireless charging?? Where is the dual camera setup?? Almost all the flagship phones now has those 3 features. Where is the SD card slot?? Thousands of android phones has that feature for ages now. These features are so so damn important for android users. Some people buy android phones just to have this feature pack to be included with their day to day smartphone experience. Why google didn't think about that??? Ignorance or lack of social awareness....??? IDK. Then the PRICE. It's actually mind blowing....LOL Why they always price their relatively inferior products in line with much successful flagship like S8+ or iPhone 8 plus??? The bottom line is not like in the past Pixel phones are not special any way anymore. Their so called vanilla bloatware free software is also has been well duplicated by other android OEMs like Oneplus, Sony, htc and Nokia. Sometimes Oneplus phones re faster than Pixel phones. Even the once much laggy Samsung has also optimized their UI skin so well and there aren't any noticeable hiccups or lags now in their phones but they offer plethora of more additional features which enhances the user experience. Oneplus offers much more customization options compared to Vanilla android in a much zippy UI. So there is no excuse for google to come up with lame and bland phones like Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 xl anymore. Live hard or die trying.

153. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I don't know if you're just stupid or maybe I just pissed you off so much that you simply forgot how to type. But let's make something clear here, the Pixel phones have been compared to the iPhone in regards to visual appearance, so if you want to be critical of them, then you'll also have to say that the iPhones are ugly as sin. But really who gives a crap? I mean, every iPhone I see is in some ugly as fuk bejeweled phone case... in fact, ALL phones I ever see are in phone cases so the visual appearance is a moot point. As for performance, last year's Pixel phones STILL outperform this year's flagship devices because NO ONE is better at software than Google. Their GUI is optimized to be fluid and efficient, and despite running on a processor that was released way over a year ago, you can expect it to keep up with anything else on the market no matter what benchmarks might say. And as for price, they're still keeping competitive compared to iPhone's price plans, and the top Pixel 2 XL is still less expensive than the base iPhone X. And if recent reports are to be believed, Apple is currently below 10% yield rate when manufacturing the iPhone X. So you're essentially paying a premium for a device that currently experiencing severe manufacturing issues. It seems like a lot to gamble for something people buy to boost their ego when genetics let them down.

168. cocoy

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

I thought you were educated because you're using Iphone like you said so in # 14 comment above. At least try to use the correct grammar because it says otherwise if we use your comment as a basis.

112. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

I love you man. You made me cry....with laughter as you just shot his whole concept to shimmering magical glittering pieces of nothing.

154. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

lol, Thanks.

46. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Wow, you're securely embedded the RDF.

56. LawlM8

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

No one could come up with such an ugly looking notch like the iPhone X. IMO, the LG V30 looks better than the iPhone X.

121. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

MUCH better. It's actually the best looking current flagship.

184. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

You cannot compare Apples to rocks. iPhone X is on another level. It runs a different OS and gives entirely a different and better experience than any Android device ever. Yes compared to this horrid looking Pixel 2 xl, V30 looks much better and has a great value in it. But don't forget that V30, S8+, NOTE 8, Pixel, Honor, Mate, Xiaomi, Nokia etc etc all run Android. The cheap old Android. Android is actually a fine OS, I also use it everyday on my Galaxy S7 but you just cannot compare it with the iOS. They are in completely different levels on optimization, smooth performance and reliability.

67. YeahYeah

Posts: 250; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Hate to say this.. You sound bitter and angry..

75. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1560; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

And many well educated people would disagree with you. So what's your point of bringing education into this? It's a phone, it's personal preference, and with 4 years selling iphones I know for a fact some of the users think ios is boring and ugly but that's not why they use it. Lol

109. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Face ID is not more secure Per Steve Forbes who I will certainly believe over you, he says an I quote: "Comparing biometrics How does Face ID compare to Touch ID? That question is difficult to answer, but there's certainly no real evidence to prove it's more secure, regardless of what Phil Schiller implied at Apple's recent event: "The chance that a random person could use their fingerprint to unlock your iPhone is about 1 in 50,000," Schiller said. "What are the similar statistics for Face ID? One in a million. The chance that a random person in the population could look at your iPhone X and unlock it with their face is about one in a million." The stats are mathematical misdirection to hide a leap in logic, as comparing those numbers isn't relevant to security. Unless the figure is really low (say, 1 in 100) then it doesn't matter how many random people it takes to accidentally unlock your phone. The issue is whether a particular person -- a thief -- could deliberately access your device. It's also easy to change a passcode but not your identity, so it's a bad idea to return to face authentication once your features have been compromised. " https://www.forbes.com/sites/jvchamary/2017/09/18/security-apple-face-id-iphone-x/#63b9c2c44c83 You basically are sold on Apple's claims and shows you aren't as smart as you think you are. No matter how hard you try to sell, IOS users are smarter, they simply are not. Here is why I think Face ID is insecure. Many females are always trying to get into they mans phone. With Face ID, when he is sleep, she could unlock it by holding it to his face. That's dumb. At least with the finger, she would have to grabbed his finger, which would likely wake him up.

176. DOGIEFRESH

Posts: 316; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Face ID can’t be unlock with eyes closed did you know that.......???

118. southernzombie

Posts: 355; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

what does apple c*m taste like?

120. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

You just make s**t up don't you. 20 times more secure? Did you read that on the side of a milk box? Natural looking seamless design hahaha, that is a good one. That notch destroys any seamless design that it had going on. So you have already held the iPhone X or are you once again full of sh#t about it not being too tall, narrow or wide. Your comments are just hilarious to read.

180. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

I wasn't making things up you crony sad little s**t. It was in the Apple keynote.....lol

193. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Hahaha so it must be true then haha.

143. talon95

Posts: 998; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Face ID has it's place, but Samsung users already know it's no replacement for touch ID. Apple users will feel the pain soon enough when they don't have the options they need.

162. midan

Posts: 2884; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"Face ID has it's place, but Samsung users already know it's no replacement for touch ID. Apple users will feel the pain soon enough when they don't have the options they need." Had to register because of this comment. That is like saying Motorola users knew how bad finger id is and now we all use that, so. Samsung facial recognition is nothing like Face ID.

156. Kibzara

Posts: 123; Member since: Feb 24, 2016

"millions of well educated people say otherwise". what educated people???? spoiled brats and celebrities?!?! daughters and sons of rich people, who dont give a single F about anything?!? and everything else you have written, does not make any sense... many tried but all failed?!?note 8 hugely impractical and ugly af??? natural looking seamless design of iphone X?!?? who are you kidding, man???

160. Marienx

Posts: 120; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

ahahahahhahahah.. what drugs are you on?. Damn.. You know real iPhone users that appreciate apple product for what they were will tell you the 10 is a mistake. You are talking like a fan boy. Apple can come up with an iPhone that has a notch that covers half of the screen and you would still be talking all this nonsense. Even Chris Pirillo (youtube tech reviewer and Apple lover) says the pixel is a beter choice and the iPhone 10 is a mistake. Dude, stay off drugs.

47. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Look the iPhone X is missing the finger print scanner. Apple can say that their FaceID is going to take over and be more secure. However with that said FaceID will never have the speed or convenience of the finger print scanner. That animoje thing is really gimmicky. The design thing is definitely subjective. iOS you said it yourself is not only boring but restricted. Apple likes to blast and brag on how fast their new A11 SoC really is, but it can't do real multitasking or spilt screen multitasking. That is a joke in 2017. As far as as the part about "iPhone X will be the only one that gives that unique iOS experience". That is true, but what is also true is Android is the only one that can give you that unique Android experience that iOS cannot give you. The Pixel 2 XL gives you fast charging out of the box. iPhone X you have to pay extra for that. Pixel 2 XL has the better camera rating, and better camera stabilization. Pixel 2 XL has USB-C with USB 3.1 speed. iPhone X has a lightning port with USB 2.0 speed. iPhone X is considerably more money, than the Pixel 2 XL.

195. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

These Pixel phones don't have the headphone jack and even the USB C earphones inside the box. LMAO They have completely ignored Music loving folks. I can't even believe that Google is actually selling a failed product like this...lol All they know is mock the competition. Oh wait not only these foul Pixel 2 phones are a fail but what about that Macbook copy - Pixel book??? Airpod copy - pixel buds??? Apple homepod copy - Google home max??? All these products too are gonna be EPIC FAILS in the very very near future. Mark my words. Those products have no life, passion or soul. Google has become just another greedy, corrupt, vile company who scam people and steal their money just like Samsung for some extent...

21. MobileNico

Posts: 95; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

There literally aren't any Android phones with the current feature set available on the Pixel 2/2XL The idea that the Pixel 2/2XL is just an expensive Nexus is absurd and unfounded. It will offer the best camera available on a phone, support for best-in-class VR, new AR features unique to their product line, support for the amazing Pixel Buds that translate 40 languages in real-time, Pixel Launcher, which is different than the Google launcher one can download from the play store on other Android phones. It will, and has been since the first iteration, a markedly superior experience to all other Android devices.

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