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Google Pixel 2 XL (64GB) vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Google Pixel 2 XL vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Google Pixel 2 XL (64GB)
6"
POLED

1440x2880

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3520
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
18PointsSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)Compare Google Pixel 2 XL X
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)
6.2"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Pixel 2 XL (64GB)6 Advantages Google Pixel 2 XL (64GB)vsGalaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)18 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)
+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage
vsUFS 2.0
+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)3%
Thinner
vs8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
+537 PPI1%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs531 PPI
+Dual LED flashAdvantage
The Dual LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 9.0 Pie
+3520 mAh1%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3500 mAh
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
175 grams (6.13 ounces)vs+173 grams (6.06 ounces)1%
Lighter
P-OLEDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
1440x2880 pixelsvs+1440x2960 pixels3%
Higher resolution screen
6"vs+6.2"3%
Larger screen
LDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocusvs+PDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraAdvantage
You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
f/1.8 (aperture)vs+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)78%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
(4G+ LTE-A) 800 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps28%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Type-C jack with 3.5mm jack adaptervs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
Not supportedvs+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
10.5Wvs+15W43%
More charger power (watts) to charge the battery faster.
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general

37 Common items in both devices
2.35Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
4GB LPDDR4
64GB (54GB user free) / 64GB (51GB user free)
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
60Hz
16 million
(back) 12.2MP
+30 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresGoogle Pixel 2 XL (64GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)
ModelPixel 2 XL (64GB)Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)
Other model namesGoogle Pixel 2 XL G011C, Google Pixel XL2, LG TaimenGalaxy S8+ G955U Unlocked (Snapdragon), Samsung Dream 2
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
USA
USA
BrandGoogleSamsung
Release dateOctober, 2017April, 2017
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)76.7 x 157.9 millimeters (3.02 x 6.22 in)73.4 x 160 millimeters (2.89 x 6.3 in)
Weight175 grams (6.13 ounces)173 grams (6.06 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30minIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Google Pixel 2 XL (64GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)
Operating systemAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Firmware updateAndroid 10Android 9.0 Pie
HardwareGoogle Pixel 2 XL (64GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.35Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.35Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 540Qualcomm Adreno 540
RAM memory4GB LPDDR44GB LPDDR4
Internal storage64GB (54GB user free)
UFS 2.1
64GB (51GB user free)
UFS 2.0
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayGoogle Pixel 2 XL (64GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)
Display typeP-OLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6" inches6.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~76.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~83.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2880 pixels (18:9)1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)537 PPI531 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Display features60Hz60Hz, HDR10
Mobile networksGoogle Pixel 2 XL (64GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload800/75 Mbps1024/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat15 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
LTE Cat16 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 29, 30)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingGoogle Pixel 2 XL (64GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraGoogle Pixel 2 XL (64GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)
Back camera (main camera)12.2 megapixels12.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashDual LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraGoogle Pixel 2 XL (64GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)2K UHD (2560x1440)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lens25mm lens
Sensor size1/3.2" inches1/3.6" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.22µm pixel
MultimediaGoogle Pixel 2 XL (64GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263MP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityGoogle Pixel 2 XL (64GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsGoogle Pixel 2 XL (64GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Just Black, Black/White
- Always-on display
- PowerDelivery 2.0
- Slow motion 1080p@120fps
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
- Curved edge screen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Quick Charge 2.0
- Samsung Pay
- 32bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyGoogle Pixel 2 XL (64GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)
BatteryLi-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3520 mAh3500 mAh
Charger, watts• 10.5W Fast battery charging
• USB Power Delivery
• 15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
• Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered2040 minutes | 34 hours | 1.4 days
Standbyfeature not registered20580 minutes | 343 hours | 14.3 days
Radiation rateGoogle Pixel 2 XL (64GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.46W/kg (head) | 1.01W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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