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


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 video 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
Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72

Processor

Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Hexa-core, 2390 MHz, Monsoon and Mistral, 64-bit, 10 nm

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 (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 (1010 min)
34.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1010 min)
 

Stand-by time

21.8 days (522 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)
4.3 days (103 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 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: 2x; 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 6.4 oz (183 g)
6.10 oz (173.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)
7.13 oz (202.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 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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