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Google Pixel 2 vs. Pixel 2 XL: What’s the difference?

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So, we got the smartest phones today, the Google Pixel 2 and the Google Pixel 2 XL. If you’re planning on getting one, you might be asking yourself which Google phone should you get. Should you get the Pixel 2 XL over the Pixel 2? Here is our a comparison of Google’s smartest phones.

Obviously, the Pixel 2 XL is larger

The 6-inch screen of the Pixel 2 XL is obviously better than the 5-inch display of the Pixel 2. It actually has higher resolution (2880 x 1440 pixels), compared to 1920 x 1080 pixels on the Pixel 2. With Pixel 2 XL’s larger screen, it’s more fun watching videos and playing games.

  • Pixel 2 – 5-inch 16:9 AMOLED, 1920 x 1080 pixels (441 ppi), 67.9% screen-to-body ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 95% DCI-P3 coverage
  • Pixel 2 XL – 6-inch 18:9 P-OLED, 2560 x 1440 pixels (538 ppi), 76.4% screen-to-body ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 100% DCI-P3 coverage

Design

For the design,  the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL sport similar designs. However, the Pixel 2 XL looks nicer because of its thinner bezels, compared to the thin bezels of the Pixel 2. The bigger variant is about an ounce heavier, taller, and wider compared to the other one.

Camera 

In the camera department, nothing really changed from the Pixel 2 that they released last 2016 to the Pixel 2 XL.

  • Both Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Rear: 12.2 MP, f/1.8, OIS, phase detection & laser autofocus, dual-LED flash, 1.4 µm pixel size, 4K 30fps, 1080p 120fps, 720p 240fps
  • Front: 8 MP, f/2.4, 1.4 µm pixel size, 1080p video

Battery Life

Both of them have fast charging, but you won’t probably need to bring your powerbank or charger with you when you’re going out for a day. The Pixel 2 has 2700mAh battery, while 3520mAH battery on the Pixel 2 XL.

Google Pixel 2 vs Google Pixel 2 XL Full specs comparison, Philippine pricing, release

SPECSGoogle Pixel 2Google Pixel 2 XL
Display5.0″ 1080 x 1920 AMOLEDScratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor6.0 inches 1440 x 2880 P-OLEDScratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Dimensions & Features145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8 mm, 143g
Nano-SIM card & eSIM, metal + plastic unibody, IP67-certified
157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm, 175 g
Nano-SIM card & eSIM, metal + plastic unibody, IP67-certified
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
CPUOcta-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
GPUAdreno 540Adreno 540
Memory4 GB RAM, 64/128GB4 GB RAM, 64/128GB
ConnectivityLTE Cat. 15, 802.11ac, dual-band, BT 5.0, GPS, USB 3.1 Type-C 1.0LTE Cat. 15, 802.11ac, dual-band, BT 5.0, GPS, USB 3.1 Type-C 1.0
CamerasRear:
12.2 MP (f/1.8, 27mm, 1/2.6″, 1.4 µm), OIS, phase detection & laser autofocus, dual-LED flash[Video]
2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fpsFront:
8 MP, f/2.4, 27mm, 1/3.2″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size[Video]
1080p@30fps
 Rear:
12.2 MP (f/1.8, 27mm, 1/2.6″, 1.4 µm), OIS, phase detection & laser autofocus, dual-LED flash[Video]
2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fpsFront:
8 MP, f/2.4, 27mm, 1/3.2″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size[Video]
1080p@30fps
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 2700mAhNon-removable Li-Ion 3520 mAh
OSAndroid 8.0 (Oreo)Android 8.0 (Oreo)
SRPPhp 33,111.98/$649Php43,315.98/$849 

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