The Pixel 2 XL, as well as iPhone 8, belongs to the elite class among the list of smartphones. Both the devices exhibit a smooth performance along with comfort and user-friendly operations. However, both the smartphones have different features that make them unique in their own way.
Google Pixel 2 XL vs Apple iPhone 8 Plus – Design
Both iPhone 8 as well as Pixel 2 look similar to their predecessors. The iPhone 8 flaunts a sleek look with a glass back. However, the Pixel 2 isn’t as attractive in comparison as it carries a plastic-coated aluminum body. The iPhone 8, although looks beautiful, has chances to break upon falling but the same doesn’t stand true for Pixel 2. This makes the Pixel 2 good for ones with butterfingers.
Google Pixel 2 XL vs Apple iPhone 8 Plus – Display
The iPhone 8 is embedded with a 4.7-inch screen against the 5-inch screen of Pixel 2. The Pixel 2 is generally preferred due to its large screen size and sharp resolution. The Pixel 2 is also free from all the screen related issues found in the larger version of the same (Pixel 2 Xl) as both the phone although belong from the same brand, use different screen technology. Both iPhone 8 as well as Pixel 2 have water resistance feature but none of them carry a headphone jack. You need to have a wireless headphone or dongle to be able to listen to music in both of these devices.
Google Pixel 2 XL vs Apple iPhone 8 Plus – Camera
Both the smartphones reflect unique forte in the photography field. While the iPhone 8 is great for clicking low-light shots, the Pixel 2 is great for taking fast portrait mode clicks. The phones together flaunt a 12-megapixel single lens rear camera with optical image stabilization. You can also capture videos in slow-motion and produce GIF-fy photos using the Live Photos feature in iPhone 8 and Motion Photos in Pixel 2. However, iPhone 8 doesn’t have better features like iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X that includes a dual camera and portrait lighting tools. Google has encrypted some of the best features in its Pixel 2 as well as Pixel 2XL.
Google Pixel 2 XL vs Apple iPhone 8 Plus – Performance
The Pixel 2 XL runs on a Snapdragon 835 chipset by Qualcomm whereas the iPhone 8 has the A11 Bionic processor by Apple. Upon testing both the processors over tests such as Antutu, 3DMark and Geekbench 4, Pixel 2 failed against iPhone 8. This hardly means that the Pixel 2 is slow. Everyday tasks such as launching a camera, typing messages, scrolling, etc, Pixel 2 provides a smooth experience. The iPhone 8 wins by numbers from the Pixel 2.
The battery power of iPhone 8 is better than Pixel 2. When you use the video playback option in Airplane mode, Pixel 2 lasts 13 hours and 28 minutes whereas iPhone surpasses it by lasting for 14 hours and 12 minutes.
Google Pixel 2 XL vs Apple iPhone 8 Plus – Features
Now, the decision of getting either iPhone 8 or Pixel 2 entirely depends on your choice. The iPhone 8 comes with the default assistance by Siri along with the feature of synchronizing iMessage across various Apple devices.
Meanwhile, Google Pixel 2 XL comes with Google Assistant along with a unique feature known as Google Lens which brings out the information about the world when you are using the camera or photos app.
Google Pixel 2 XL vs Apple iPhone 8 Plus – Value For Money
If bigger memory space is what you desire than the Pixel 2 is a better option as it comes with a whopping 64GB memory but is cheaper by $50 from the iPhone 8. However, when you compare the pricing for both, a 128GB mounted on the Pixel 2 shall cost you around $749 but with iPhone 8 you just have to pay additional $100 for 256GB which seems a better deal if you are in for spending some money.