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Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SCG01) vs Google Pixel 2 XL (64GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S20 5G 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 XSamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SCG01)31Points
Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SCG01)
6.2"
AMOLED

1440x3200

12.2
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Google Pixel 2 XL (64GB)
6"
POLED

1440x2880

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3520
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SCG01)

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!

Galaxy S20 5G (SCG01)31 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SCG01)vsPixel 2 XL (64GB)1 Advantage Google Pixel 2 XL (64GB)
+2.84GHz 64bit Octa-Core18%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.35GHz 64bit Octa-Core
+12GB LPDDR52 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs4GB LPDDR4
+128GB (104GB available)93%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64GB (54GB available)
+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 2.1
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+163 grams (5.71 ounces)7%
Lighter
vs175 grams (6.13 ounces)
+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsP-OLED
+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsNot supported
+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+1440x3200 pixels11%
Higher resolution screen
vs1440x2880 pixels
+566 PPI5%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs537 PPI
+6.2"3%
Larger screen
vs6"
+(triple camera) 12.2MP + 64MP + 12MP6 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 12.2MP
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+1/1.76" inches45%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.55" inches
+(front) 10MP26%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vs4K UHD (3840x2160)
+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 10
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G+ LTE-A
+(5G SA/NSA) 5000 Mbps5 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 800 Mbps
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4000 mAh14%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3520 mAh
+25W138%
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 charging (Qi/PMA)Advantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
vsNot supported
+1 slot (Single-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connector
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light

29 Common items in both devices
7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras / LDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
OIS: Optical stabilization
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
f/1.8 (aperture)
+22 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SCG01)Google Pixel 2 XL (64GB)
ModelGalaxy S20 5G (SCG01)Pixel 2 XL (64GB)
Other model namesサムスンGalaxy S20 SM-G981J (Snapdragon, 12GB RAM) - KDDIGoogle Pixel 2 XL G011C, Google Pixel XL2, LG Taimen
Country or region availableJapan
Japan
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungGoogle
Release date3/6/202010/1/2017
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)69.1 x 151.7 millimeters (2.72 x 5.97 in)76.7 x 157.9 millimeters (3.02 x 6.22 in)
Weight163 grams (5.71 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

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SCG01)Google Pixel 2 XL (64GB)
System versionAndroid 10Android 8.0 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 11Android 10
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SCG01)Google Pixel 2 XL (64GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (SM8250) (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (MSM8998) (10nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84GHz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42GHz Triple-Core Kryo 585
1.8GHz Quad-Core Kryo 585
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.35GHz Quad-Core Kryo 280
1.9GHz Quad-Core Kryo 280
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 650 (250-587MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 540 (670-710MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SCG01)Google Pixel 2 XL (64GB)
RAM memory12GB LPDDR54GB LPDDR4
Internal storage128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
64GB (54GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SCG01)Google Pixel 2 XL (64GB)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDP-OLED
Screen size6.2" inches6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~88.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~76.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3200 pixels (20:9)1440x2880 pixels (18:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)566 PPI537 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 6Gorilla Glass 5
Display features120Hz
HDR10+
60Hz

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SCG01)Google Pixel 2 XL (64GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload5000/200 Mbps800/75 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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 18, 20, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 42)
VoLTE
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 networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (77, 78)Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, 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

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SCG01)Google Pixel 2 XL (64GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
64MP telephotof/2.029mm1/1.72"0.8µmPDAFOIS1.1x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1.4µmSuper-Steady-video
12.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens27mm lens
Sensor size1/1.76" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.8µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SCG01)Google Pixel 2 XL (64GB)
Front camera (secondary)10 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution3872x2592 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens25mm lens
Sensor size1/3.2" inches1/3.2" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel1.4µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SCG01)Google Pixel 2 XL (64GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SCG01)Google Pixel 2 XL (64GB)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connector
Audio outputType-C reversible connectorType-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/ax wifi6 (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

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SCG01)Google Pixel 2 XL (64GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gesture
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SCG01)Google Pixel 2 XL (64GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh3520 mAh
Charger, watts25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
9W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
10.5W Fast battery charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomy20 hoursfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SCG01)Google Pixel 2 XL (64GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice 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: Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cloud Pink, Cloud White, Aura Red
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- One UI 2
- Always-on display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- Colors: Just Black, Black/White
- Always-on display
- Slow motion 1080p@120fps

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SCG01)Google Pixel 2 XL (64GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.33W/kg (head), 0.78W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.488W/kg (head), 1.593W/kg (body)feature not registered
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