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Google Pixel 3 XL (64GB) vs Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)

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

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Compare Google Pixel 2 XL XGoogle Pixel 3 XL (64GB)08Points
Google Pixel 3 XL (64GB)
6.3"
POLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3430
mAh

(Non removable)

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05PointsGoogle 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 (64GB)

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 3 XL (64GB)8 Advantages Google Pixel 3 XL (64GB)vsPixel 2 XL (128GB)5 Advantages Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
+HDR8Advantage
The HDR8 display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsNot supported
+1440x2960 pixels3%
Higher resolution screen
vs1440x2880 pixels
+6.3"5%
Larger screen
vs6"
+(dual front camera) 8MP + 8MP100%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 10
+(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps28%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 800 Mbps
+18W71%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
vs10.5W
+Qi wireless chargingAdvantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
vsNot supported
2.5Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.35Ghz 64bit Octa-Core4%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
64GB (52GB available)vs+128GB (114GB available)119%
More internal storage for applications and files
184 grams (6.44 ounces)vs+175 grams (6.13 ounces)5%
Lighter
522 PPIvs+537 PPI3%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
3430 mAhvs+3520 mAh3%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use

42 Common items in both devices
4GB LPDDR4X / 4GB LPDDR4
UFS 2.1
7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
P-OLED
60Hz
16 million
+35 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresGoogle Pixel 3 XL (64GB)Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
ModelPixel 3 XL (64GB)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 dateOctober, 2018October, 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)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30min
System (OS)Google Pixel 3 XL (64GB)Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 11Android 10
HardwareGoogle Pixel 3 XL (64GB)Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-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
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 630 710MhzQualcomm Adreno 540
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage64GB (52GB available)
UFS 2.1
128GB (114GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayGoogle Pixel 3 XL (64GB)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
Display features60Hz, HDR860Hz
Mobile networksGoogle Pixel 3 XL (64GB)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
CallingGoogle Pixel 3 XL (64GB)Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraGoogle Pixel 3 XL (64GB)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
2ª cameraGoogle Pixel 3 XL (64GB)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
MultimediaGoogle Pixel 3 XL (64GB)Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
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
ConnectivityGoogle Pixel 3 XL (64GB)Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapterType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsGoogle Pixel 3 XL (64GB)Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Clearly White, Just Black, Not Pink
- Always-on display
- 100% DCI-P3 coverage screen
- 1080p@120fps slow motion
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Just Black, Black/White
- Always-on display
- Slow motion 1080p@120fps
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyGoogle Pixel 3 XL (64GB)Google Pixel 2 XL (128GB)
BatteryLiPo: 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
Radiation rateGoogle Pixel 3 XL (64GB)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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