Apple iPhone X and Google Pixel 2 XL Design
As expected from Apple products, the iPhone X has a stylish, refined and sleek design. The full glass case, however, was not pleasant but the smartphone in the hand. The screen occupies almost the entire front panel, except for a small island from above.
Pixel 2 XL follows the style of the Pixel series from Google – especially seen from the two-color back panel. The metal case is combined with a coating that resembles a ceramic coating. The frames around the screen are not too thin, there was even a place for the front stereo speakers.
Table of comparison of size and weight
|Apple iPhone 8 Plus||143.6 × 70.9 × 7.7 mm||174 g|
|Google Pixel 2 XL||157.9 × 76.7 × 7.9 mm||175 g|
Both flagships have non-standard widescreen screens with OLED technology, however, this concludes the similarities.
Bright and beautiful screen Apple iPhone X offers accurate color reproduction and excellent readability even under direct sunlight. Google Pixel 2 XL was not the brightest, though not the dullest of a modern smartphone screen. He has accurate, but not enough saturated colors. Probably, the brightness is reduced intentionally, so as not to irritate the eyes of users.
Interface and functionality
Fans of iOS know that the interface on different models of the iPhone differs slightly. Of the new, it is worth noting the support of gestures, it partially compensates for the lack of a Home button. But, new users need time to get used to all functions.
Android on Pixel 2 XL also seems very familiar, users can enjoy all the features of the latest version of Oreo, but there is nothing fundamentally new. The main advantage of the OS from Google is the simplicity and accessibility for beginners.
Security on the Apple iPhone X is provided by Face ID, which works surprisingly reliably. Google Pixel 2 XL does not have a face scanner, but on the back is a fast, convenient and accurate fingerprint scanner.
On the iPhone and Pixel, 2 are always installed branded browsers – Safari from Apple and Chrome from Google.
Processor and memory
Both compared smartphones are equipped with the most high-end processors on their own platforms-Snapdragon 835 on Pixel 2 XL and A11 Bionic on iPhone X.
The Google phone has 4 GB of RAM, Apple only has 3 GB. Nevertheless, the iPhone showed the best results in benchmark tests. If you need maximum performance – choose iPhone X, although in practice the difference is invisible.
The initial versions of Pixel and iPhone have 64 GB of internal memory, but only the first offers a configuration with 128 GB, and the second with 256 GB. You can not even increase the memory, there is no microSD memory card slot both there and there.
Performance Benchmark Chart
|Benchmark||Apple iPhone X||Google Pixel 2 XL|
|GFXBench Manhattan 3.1||58.75||21|
|Basemark OS II||3916||3340|
|Geekbench 4 single-core||4244||1917|
|Geekbench 4 multi-core||10 401||6 315|
Comparison of Apple iPhone X and Google Pixel 2 XL cameras
Phone cameras have long ceased to compete in the number of megapixels and stopped at 12 MP – including the Pixel 2 XL, the iPhone X. However, the Pixel phone offers only one main camera when the iPhone has a combination of a telephoto lens and a wide -angle sensor. Optical stabilization, diaphragm f / 1.8 and other functions are the same here.
Both smartphones allow you to take colorful photos with automatic HDR in one click. On the iPhone more “warm” colors, on Pixel – slightly better color rendering. In addition, Pixel better uses technology HDR – the clouds are beautifully stand out against the sky. In Portrait Mode, you can take pictures with a blurred background, however, sometimes the system has problems separating the subject in focus from the background. The dual camera iPhone allows you to use more interesting lighting effects – Portrait Lighting.
Apple iPhone X and Google Pixel 2 XL record excellent 4K videos, but only the iPhone offers a combination of 60 fps and Ultra HD quality. But in Pixel more natural colors and there is a quick change of focus during the shooting. When playing video, the sound on the Apple flagship is a little muffled when the Pixel is distorted.
Multimedia and sound
Two front stereo speakers Pixel 2 XL should have provided him an advantage, however, on the iPhone X sound quality was higher. Apple managed to get stereo sound at the expense of the earpiece and make the sound more natural.
3.5-mm headphone jack is not available on two top-end phones – modern smartphones rely on digital audio output, rather than analog. Complete with Pixel and iPhone are analog adapters – this is an advantage over competitors, which usually do not add to the boxes of the adapter. In addition, in the box with the Apple iPhone X, you will find compatible headphones.
Comparison table for the sound of speakers
|Index||Apple iPhone X||Google Pixel 2 XL|
|Output power (V)||0.998||0.397|
|Speaker volume (dB)||76.3||76.3|
The penultimate models of Apple and Google smartphones had problems with call quality, but on the iPhone. The conversation is well audible on both devices. Though on the flagship of Google, the voice sounds a little clearer, but Apple’s phone is more comfortable in the hand during the conversation.
Comparing the batteries of Apple iPhone X and Google Pixel 2 XL
The new Pixel 2 XL boasts a large battery of 3520 mAh when the iPhone X is powered by a capacity of only 2700 mAh. But, the duration of work without recharging is influenced by many other factors, so with a constantly on screen. Both gadgets showed excellent results.
Apple iPhone X supports wireless charging but through the bundled adapter 40 minutes slower than Google Pixel 2 XL.
Battery Comparison Chart
|Index||Apple iPhone X||Google Pixel 2 XL|
|Battery life||8 hours 41 minutes||8 hours 57 minutes|
|Charging time||3 hours 9 minutes||2 hours 32 minutes|
Apple iPhone X is the most expensive serial smartphone that can be found on the market today. Yes, he has a very stylish design, unrivaled performance, quality speakers and a great camera. However, the gadget costs more than $ 1000, when a little bit inferior to Apple Google Pixel 2 XL can be bought for $ 850. In any case, both are very expensive.
In fact, the user has a choice between the two best smartphones based on Android or iOS. Well, or you can consider other, more affordable options.
Advantages of Apple iPhone X
- Compact and stylish design
- Very high performance
- Improved shooting mode Portrait Mode
- Headphones included
- Great speaker sound
Benefits of Google Pixel 2 XL
- A good camera
- More affordable price
- Hardy Battery