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Google Pixel 3 XL (128GB) vs Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)

Side by side comparison between Google Pixel 3 XL vs Google Pixel 2 XL phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Google Pixel 2 XL XGoogle Pixel 3 XL (128GB)08Points
Google Pixel 3 XL (128GB)
6.3"
POLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3430
mAh

(Non removable)

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04PointsGoogle Pixel 2 XL (128GB)Compare Google Pixel 3 XL X
Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
6"
POLED

1440x2880

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3520
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Google Pixel 3 XL (128GB)

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43 Common items in both devices
4GB LPDDR4X / 4GB LPDDR4
128GB (114GB available)
UFS 2.1
7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
P-OLED
60Hz
+36 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Google Pixel 3 XL (128GB)Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
ModelPixel 3 XL (128GB)Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
Other model namesGoogle Pixel XL3 G013C, Google CrosshatchGoogle Pixel 2 XL G011C, Google Pixel XL2, LG Taimen
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandGoogleGoogle
Release date10/18/2018, Announced: 10/9/201810/1/2017
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)76.7 x 158 millimeters (3.02 x 6.22 in)76.7 x 157.9 millimeters (3.02 x 6.22 in)
Weight184 grams (6.44 ounces)175 grams (6.13 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistantIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30min

🤖 Operating System

Google Pixel 3 XL (128GB)Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
System versionAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 12Android 10
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Google Pixel 3 XL (128GB)Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (SDM845) (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (MSM8998) (10nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.5GHz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.6GHz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.35GHz Quad-Core Kryo 280
1.9GHz Quad-Core Kryo 280
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 630 (710MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 540 (670-710MHz)
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 258244 (v7), 341814 (v8)
Geekbench: 8088 (v4.4), 2092 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 12fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
feature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Google Pixel 3 XL (128GB)Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage128GB (114GB available)
UFS 2.1
128GB (114GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedNot supported

📲 Display

Google Pixel 3 XL (128GB)Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
Display typeP-OLEDP-OLED
Screen size6.3" inches6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~83.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~76.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)1440x2880 pixels (18:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)522 PPI537 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Refresh rate60Hz60Hz
Display featuresHDR8
Always-On Display
DCI-P3 100%
Not supported

📶 Mobile networks

Google Pixel 3 XL (128GB)Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload1024/75 Mbps800/75 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 Cat16 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
LTE Cat15 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 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

📷 Camera

Google Pixel 3 XL (128GB)Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
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 flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length28mm lens27mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
Camera extras1080p@120fpsfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Google Pixel 3 XL (128GB)Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
Front camera (secondary)(dual front camera)
8 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.219mm
8 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal length28mm lens25mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.2" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.4µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Google Pixel 3 XL (128GB)Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
LoudspeakerStereo soundSupported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263MP4, H.265, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Google Pixel 3 XL (128GB)Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connector
Audio outputType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapterType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNASupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Google Pixel 3 XL (128GB)Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Google Pixel 3 XL (128GB)Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3430 mAh3520 mAh
Charger, watts18W (9V/2A) Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
10.5W Fast battery charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Google Pixel 3 XL (128GB)Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Clearly White, Just Black, Not Pink- Colors: Just Black, Black/White
- Always-on display
- Slow motion 1080p@120fps

☢️ Radiation rate

Google Pixel 3 XL (128GB)Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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