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Google Pixel 5 (GD1YQ) vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955A)

Side by side comparison between Google Pixel 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Google Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)
6"
OLED

1080x2340

12.2
MP

8mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4080
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
15PointsSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955A)Compare Google Pixel 5 X
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955A)
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-G955A)

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 5 (GD1YQ)14 Advantages Google Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)vsGalaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955A)15 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955A)
+2.4Ghz 64bit Octa-Core7%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.35Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+8GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs4GB LPDDR4
+128GB (109GB available)114%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64GB (51GB available)
+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 2.0
+151 grams (5.29 ounces)15%
Lighter
vs173 grams (6.06 ounces)
+8 millimeters (0.31 inches)1%
Thinner
vs8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsHDR10
+90Hz50%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+(dual camera) 12.2MP + 16MP131%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 12.2MP
+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 9.0 Pie
+5G NRAdvantage
The 5G NR network is newer and faster
vs4G+ LTE-A
+(5G NR) 5000 Mbps4 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps
+4080 mAh17%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3500 mAh
+18W20%
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.
vs15W
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
OLEDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
1080x2340 pixelsvs+1440x2960 pixels69%
Higher resolution screen
430 PPIvs+531 PPI23%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
6"vs+6.2"3%
Larger screen
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)78%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Type-C reversible connectorvs+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
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.

34 Common items in both devices
Aluminum body, glass front / Aluminum frame, glass front/back
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
OIS: Optical stabilization
HDR photo/video on both cameras
+27 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 5 (GD1YQ)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955A)
ModelPixel 5 (GD1YQ)Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955A)
Other model namesGoogle Pixel 5 5G UW (Ultra Wideband) GD1YQAT&T Galaxy S8+ G955A (Snapdragon), Samsung Dream 2
Country or region availableUSA
USA
USA
USA
BrandGoogleSamsung
Release dateOctober, 2020April, 2017
Depth8 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)70.4 x 144.7 millimeters (2.77 x 5.7 in)73.4 x 160 millimeters (2.89 x 6.3 in)
Weight151 grams (5.29 ounces)173 grams (6.06 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Google Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955A)
Operating systemAndroid 11Android 7.0 Nougat
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 9.0 Pie
HardwareGoogle Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955A)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SDM765 (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.4Ghz Single-Core Kryo 475 Prime
2.2Ghz Single-Core Kryo 475 Gold
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 475 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.35Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 620Qualcomm Adreno 540
RAM memory8GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage128GB (109GB available)
UFS 2.1
64GB (51GB available)
UFS 2.0
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayGoogle Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955A)
Display typeOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6" inches6.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~86.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~83.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)430 PPI531 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 6Gorilla Glass 5
Display features90Hz, HDR10+60Hz, HDR10
Mobile networksGoogle Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955A)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload5000/150 Mbps1024/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1700/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
VoLTE
LTE Cat16 (1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,18,19,20,28,29,30)
TD-LTE (38,39,40,41)
Primary 5G networkSub6 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 28, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78)
mmWave (260, 261)
Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA, 5G NRGPRS, EDGE, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, 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 5 (GD1YQ)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955A)
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 5 (GD1YQ)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955A)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
16MP ultrawidef/2.2107º1.0µm
12.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: 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/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraGoogle Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955A)
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/2.0 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lens25mm lens
Sensor size1/4" inches1/3.6" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.22µm pixel
MultimediaGoogle Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955A)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityGoogle Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955A)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C (reversible)
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
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
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsGoogle Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955A)
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
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Just Black, Sorta Sage
- Always-on display
- Google Pay
- Google Cast
- 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
- Samsung Pay
- 32bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyGoogle Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955A)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4080 mAh3500 mAh
Charger, watts18W Fast battery charging
12W Qi wireless charging
5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 2.0
15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Quick Charge 2
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered2040 minutes | 34 hours | 1.4 days
Standbyfeature not registered20580 minutes | 343 hours | 14.3 days
Radiation rateGoogle Pixel 5 (GD1YQ)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955A)
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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