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iPhone 8 Plus vs Galaxy S8+ vs Google Pixel XL: Heavyweight specs comparison

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This year, the iPhone 8 Plus took the backseat after the iPhone X turned out to be the star of Apple's event. Sorry, big boy, you've had your rightful time under the spotlights, but you are now getting deseated.

Still, regardless of its status in the portfolio, the iPhone 8 Plus is beyond a doubt a rather powerful gadget that greatly improves on its predecessor and makes it that much moreappealing offering. 

In the meantime, the Pixel XL might be a bit long in the tooth now, but it's still Google's finest phone to date. And while the Galaxy Note 8 has proved to be a Galaxy S8+ on steroids, the Galaxy S8+ itself is by no means a forgettable slouch.

How do these three stack up? Great question, and here's the answer:

Display
Size
5.5 inches
6.2 inches
5.5 inches
Technology
AMOLED
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
Screen-to-body
71.22 %
83.32 %
67.47 %
Peak brightness
 
 
625 cd/m2 (nit)
Features
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Hardware
System chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10 nm)
Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72 (10 nm)
Processor
Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit
Hexa-core, 2390 MHz, Monsoon and Mistral, 64-bit
GPU
Adreno 530
Adreno 540
Apple 3-core GPU
RAM
4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR4
Internal storage
128GB, not expandable
64GB
256GB, not expandable
OS
Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI
iOS (15.x, 14.x, 13.x, 12.x, 11.x)
Battery
Capacity
3450 mAh
3500 mAh
2691 mAh
Charging
USB Power Delivery
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
USB Power Delivery
Talk time
32.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
34.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
 
Stand-by time
21.8 days (522 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
4.3 days (103 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
 
Talk time (3G)
 
24.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
Internet use
LTE: 14 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours
3G: 14 hours; LTE: 16 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours
 
Music playback
130.00 hours
99.00 hours
60.00 hours
Video playback
14.00 hours
20.00 hours
14.00 hours
Camera
Rear
Single camera
Single camera
Dual camera
Main camera
12.3 MP (Laser and PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
Specifications
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Second camera
 
 
12 MP (Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
Specifications
 
 
Optical zoom: 2.0x; Aperture size: F2.8; Focal Length: 56 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Video recording
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD)
Features
Video calling, Video sharing
HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing
Front
8 MP
8 MP
7 MP
Video capture
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
Design
Dimensions
6.09 x 2.98 x 0.34 inches (154.72 x 75.74 x 8.6 mm)
6.28 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches (159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm)
6.24 x 3.07 x 0.30 inches (158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm)
Weight
5.93 oz (168.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
6.10 oz (173.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
7.13 oz (202.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
Materials
Back: Aluminum, Glass
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Resistance
Splash, Dust; IP53
Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP67
Biometrics
Fingerprint (touch)
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Features
Notification light
 
 
Buyers information
Price
$ 869
 
$ 949



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