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Google Pixel 2 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 8: Price, specifications, features compared

Here’s how the Google Pixel 2 competes with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Apple iPhone 8.

  • Updated: October 5, 2017 10:59 AM IST
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Google, at its October 4 event, announced a bunch of Made by Google products including the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL smartphones, the Pixelbook laptop and Pixel Buds. The company also launched Google Assistant-powered Home Mini and Home Max speakers, and an AI-powered Portable camera called Clips. Successor to last year s Pixel, the Pixel 2 brings nifty improvements in the form of design and upgraded hardware. It will compete with the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Apple iPhone 8. Here s how the three smartphones compare on the basis of their price, specifications and features. Also Read - Google's offline dinosaur game in new Olympics avatar: Here's how to can play

Price and availability

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The second-gen Pixel 2 will be offered in 64GB and 128GB storage variants, priced at Rs 61,000 and Rs 70,000 respectively. Samsung s Galaxy S8 is priced at Rs 53,800, whereas the iPhone 8 is offered in two storage variants 64GB variant priced at Rs 64,000, and 256GB variant priced at Rs 77,000. ALSO READ: Google Pixel Buds: Meet the wired, Apple AirPods competitor with Google Assistant and realtime translation Also Read - Timex Helix Smart 2.0 with temperature sensor, heart rate sensor launched: Details here

Display

The Pixel 2 comes a 5-inch full HD display, whereas the iPhone 8 comes with a 4.7-inch HD display. Samsung s Galaxy S8, on the other hand, features a 5.8-inch dual edge curved QHD display running at a resolution of 1440×2960 pixels, and an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. Clearly, Samsung has an edge here with a display that is not only larger and better, but also packed in a compact body. ALSO READ: Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL launched: Price, specifications and features

Chipset, RAM and storage

Google s second-gen Pixel 2 runs a Snapdragon 835 octa-core SoC under the hood paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB storage. The Galaxy S8, on the other hand, is powered by Samsung s homebrewed Exynos 8895 octa-core SoC paired with 64GB storage and 4GB of RAM. For the iPhone 8, Apple has gone with its A11 Bionic hexa-core SoC paired with 64GB/256GB storage. iFixit s recent teardown revealed that the iPhone 8 sports 2GB of RAM, but as usual, Apple hasn t officially announced it. ALSO READ: Google Pixelbook: Apple iPad Pro, Microsoft Surface killer with built-in Google Assistant launched

Cameras

Dual-cameras are a rage these days, but sadly, none of the three smartphones in this comparison come with the setup. The Galaxy S8 features a 12-megapixel rear camera of aperture f/1.7 with optical image stabilization (OIS). The iPhone 8 also comes with a 12-megapixel rear camera of aperture f/1.8, and features OIS. Lastly, the Google Pixel 2 also comes with a 12-megapixel rear snapper of aperture f/1.8. Google has made software improvements by adding Machine Learning-based portrait mode, which adds DSLR-like blur effects to your photos. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: The beast unleashed!

Up front, all the Galaxy S8 and Pixel 2 comes with an 8-megapixel front-facing shooter, whereas the iPhone 8 comes with a 7-megapixel shooter. ALSO READ: Google Home Mini, Google Home Max launched: Now do much more with Google Assistant

Operating system, battery and connectivity

While the Pixel 2 runs pure Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the box, the Galaxy S8 runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Samsung s custom UI running on top, whereas the iPhone 8 runs iOS 11. Talking about battery capacity, the Pixel 2 comes with a 2,700mAh battery, the Galaxy S8 comes with a 3,000mAh battery, whereas the iPhone 8 is armed with a 1,821mAh battery, iFixit reveals. ALSO READ: Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Hands-On and First Impressions: Incremental upgrades over the iPhone 7 duo

All three smartphones feature certification for water and dust resistance, and a fingerprint scanner for biometric authentication. The Galaxy S8 also features an iris scanner, giving it an edge over competition. What s more, while the Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8 features wireless charging capabilities, the same has been missing from the Pixel 2.

Google Pixel 2 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 8: Comparison table

Features

Google Pixel 2

Samsung Galaxy S8

Apple iPhone 8

Display

5-inch full HD display

5.8-inch QHD AMOLED display, 18.5:9 aspect ratio

4.7-inch Retina HD display

Processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core SoC

64-bit Exynos 8895 octa-core SoC

64-bit A11 bionic chipset

RAM

4GB

4GB/6GB

2GB

Storage

64GB

64GB/128GB (expandable)

64GB / 256GB

Rear Camera

12-megapixel

12-megapixel

12-megapixel

Front Camera

8-megapixel

8-megapixel

7-megapixel

Battery

2,700mAh

3,000mAh

1,821mAh

Connectivity

4G LTE, , Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0

4G VoLTE, Dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology, NFC with reader mode

Operating system

Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box

Android 7.0 Nougat-based TouchWiz UI

iOS 11

Price

Rs 61,000 (64GB)

Rs 70,000 (128GB)

Rs 53,900

Rs 64,000 (64GB)

Rs 77,000 (256GB)

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  • Published Date: October 4, 2017 9:13 PM IST
  • Updated Date: October 5, 2017 10:59 AM IST


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