The Flagship Battle: Google Pixel 2 XL vs. iPhone X
Apple launched its most coveted product in the smartphone range to celebrate its 10th anniversary. It launched iPhone X in the Indian markets and abroad. Undoubtedly, this product by the Apple is going to win lakhs of hearts in India. But it isn’t the only giant in the classy smartphone market. To give it a tough competition, Google launched its first smartphones Google Pixel 2 and the Google Pixel 2 XL. Both of them are assumed to be the flagship devices of the Google working on the Android 8.0 Oreo. They will certainly gain popularity amongst the Indians who love to use the Google operating system.
Are you wondering which one of them is better? Do you want to know the honest and clear-cut reviews about both – Google Pixel 2 XL and the iPhone X? Let us tell you that both these smartphones compete with each other in the premium smartphone market and people are looking forward with anticipation towards both of them. Let’s see how these two world-class devices compare with each other.
Design: Google Pixel 2 XL vs. iPhone X
It is being argued that the iPhone X has the most impressive and grand design of all the previous smartphones by the Apple. A major change that has been brought in the design of the iPhone X is that its retina display has been replaced by an OLED front panel which covers almost the whole of the iPhone X. The home button and the fingerprint scanner panel both have taken a back seat in this new design of the iPhone X. Thus the bezel has been reduced to a great extent. The only space where it remains is the top front portion where you have components like the camera and facial recognition. Overall, Apple has been quite successful in offering a 5.8-inch display without much tops and bottoms.
If we talk of the back of the iPhone X, it is more or less same as that of the iPhone 7 Plus. A major noticeable change is that the dual camera which lay horizontally in the previous phones now lies vertically in the iPhone X.
The overall reviews on the looks and the design of the iPhone X have been quite positive with some reservations about the notch on the top which can be a negative factor in its grand and impressive looks. So if you are looking for a phone which is best in its looks, then you can surely bank upon iPhone X.
Talking about the design of the Google Pixel 2 XL, it has seen much progress as compared to the previous version – Google Pixel and Google Pixel 2. Very similar to the iPhone X, Google has opted to go for an all screen in the front design. There is no doubt in the fact that it had to resort to such design as all the competitors in this premium group of smartphones come with an all screen in the front now a day.
Both these phones have a combination of metal and glass body. Also, you’ll find that the Google Pixel 2 XL is a bit wider and taller as compared to the iPhone X.
Display: Google Pixel 2 XL vs. iPhone X
iPhone X has an amazing 5.8-inch display and a pixel density of 458 ppi which is equal to the resolution of 1125 x 2436 pixels. The iPhone X has a 3D touch which is Apple’s known way of showcasing a pressure sensitive screen. It also comes equipped with the Apple’s well known True Tone Technology which is one of its kinds as it helps the display to adapt according to the surroundings.
On the other hand, the Google Pixel 2 XL has a 6.0-inch display with an AMOLED screen. The pixel density is said to be 538 ppi, and the resolution of the screen is specified to be 2880 x 1440 pixels. The aspect ratio of this phone is 18:9, and it also has a display which is always ON. This means that you can view the notifications even when the screen or the display is turned off.
Some reviews say that the Google Pixel 2 XL has a dull and unattractive display. But Google has its explanation for that. It says that it has tried to manufacture a phone wherein the colors and the display seem to be more natural.
Camera: Google Pixel 2 XL vs. iPhone X
The features of the camera in the Google Pixel 2 XL are following:
- Single rear camera with 12.2-megapixel resolution
- Dual face detection autofocus
- Laser detection autofocus
- Single front camera with 8.0-megapixel resolution
- Image stabilization, both electrical and optical
So overall it has a capable camera in the recent days.
The features of the camera in the iPhone X are following:
- Dual rear camera with 12-megapixel resolution
- Dual optical stabilization
- Portrait mode and portrait lighting mode in both the front and the rear cameras
- Single front camera with 7.0-megapixel resolution
With all the features mentioned above and many more exciting ones, iPhone X has a superb camera with amazing photos to be clicked.
Price: Google Pixel 2 XL vs. iPhone X
This time Apple’s iPhone X fares bad luck as it has priced its product much higher than the Google Pixel 2 XL. Google’s phone is priced modestly as per the specifications. If you wish to have the latest iPhone and money is no bar, then you may go for the iPhone X, but Google Pixel 2 XL would be a more sensible approach. As such, if you are looking for some high-end technical features combined with a great value for money, then Google Pixel 2 serves as an ideal option in all possible cases.
Google Pixel 2 XL 64 GB
Apple iPhone X 64 GB
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