77points

Google Pixel 2 XL

92points

Samsung Galaxy S9

Google Pixel 2 XL
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Google Pixel 2 XL vs Samsung Galaxy S9

Google Pixel 2 XL
Samsung Galaxy S9
Google Pixel 2 XL
Samsung Galaxy S9

Why is Google Pixel 2 XL better than Samsung Galaxy S9?

  • 0.6mm thinner
    7.9mmvs8.5mm
  • Has laser autofocus
  • Has out-of-order execution
  • Has an OLED display

Why is Samsung Galaxy S9 better than Google Pixel 2 XL?

  • 10.34% faster CPU speed
    4 x 2.9GHz & 4 x 1.9GHzvs4 x 2.45 & 4 x 1.9GHz
  • 5.95% higher pixel density
    570ppivs538ppi
  • 2.78% higher resolution
    1440 x 2960pxvs1440 x 2880px
  • Has an external memory slot
  • 12g lighter
    163gvs175g
  • 17.19% faster downloads
    1200MBits/svs1024MBits/s
  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
    2160 x 60fpsvs2160 x 30fps
  • Wireless charging

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Design

1.weight

175g

163g

Best

Palm Phone

62.5g

2.Is dustproof and water resistant
Google Pixel 2 XL
Samsung Galaxy S9

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

3.thickness

7.9mm

8.5mm

Best

Asus Zenfone AR 64GB

4.6mm

4.width

76.7mm

68.7mm

Best

Vertu Signature for Bentley

42mm

5.Weather sealed
Google Pixel 2 XL
Samsung Galaxy S9

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

6.height

157.9mm

147.7mm

Best

Motorola FlipOut

67mm

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Display

1.pixel density

538ppi

570ppi

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

847ppi

2.screen size

6"

5.8"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

7.2"

3.resolution

1440 x 2880px

1440 x 2960px

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

2160 x 4320px

4.has branded damage resistant glass
Google Pixel 2 XL
Samsung Galaxy S9

Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

5.every pixel has three subpixels
Google Pixel 2 XL
Samsung Galaxy S9

The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

For example

ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars (64GB / 6GB RAM)

6.has an IPS screen
Google Pixel 2 XL
Samsung Galaxy S9

IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of normal TFTs TN-matrices: relatively slow response times, small viewing angles and low quality color reproduction.

For example

ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars (64GB / 6GB RAM)

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Performance

1.CPU speed

4 x 2.45GHz & 4 x 1.9GHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

4 x 2.9GHz & 4 x 1.9GHz (Samsung Exynos 9810)

Best

Meizu Pro 7 Plus 64GB

10 x 2.6GHz

2.RAM

4GB

4GB

Best

ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars

10GB

3.has an external memory slot
Google Pixel 2 XL
Samsung Galaxy S9

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

4.internal storage

128GB

64GB

Best

Smartisan Nut R1

1024GB

5.semiconductor size

10nm (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

10nm (Samsung Exynos 9810)

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

7nm

6.Has integrated LTE
Google Pixel 2 XL
Samsung Galaxy S9

The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.

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Cameras

1.megapixels

12.2MP

12MP

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

40 & 20 & 8MP

2.front camera megapixels

8MP

8MP

Best

Wiko View2 Pro

16 & 16MP

3.has built-in optical image stabilization
Google Pixel 2 XL
Samsung Galaxy S9

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

4.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 30fps

2160 x 60fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

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1080 x 120fps

5.widest aperture

f/1.8

f/1.5

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

HTC U12+ 128GB

1.4 & 2.6f

6.Has a dual-tone LED flash
Google Pixel 2 XL
Samsung Galaxy S9

A dual-tone flash has LED lights with different color temperatures, delivering a better color balance to photos and videos.

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Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Google Pixel 2 XL
Samsung Galaxy S9

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has a radio
Google Pixel 2 XL
Samsung Galaxy S9

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

For example

Panasonic Eluga X1

3.number of microphones

2

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Motorola Moto Z3

4

4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Google Pixel 2 XL
Samsung Galaxy S9

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

5.has dedicated media keys
Google Pixel 2 XL
Samsung Galaxy S9

The music player can be blindly used.

For example

ZTE Nubia X

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Battery

1.battery power

3520mAh

3000mAh

Best

Energizer Power Max P16K Pro

16000mAh

2.has a removable battery
Google Pixel 2 XL
Samsung Galaxy S9

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Blu Advance L4

3.wireless charging
Google Pixel 2 XL
Samsung Galaxy S9

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

4.Has an ultra power save mode
Google Pixel 2 XL
Samsung Galaxy S9

The device can save battery by using just a black-and-white screen with a few basic icons. This means even with a small amount of battery, you can keep the device running for a long time.

For example

Oppo A7

5.has a rechargeable battery
Google Pixel 2 XL
Samsung Galaxy S9

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

6.has a battery level indicator
Google Pixel 2 XL
Samsung Galaxy S9

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Features

1.download speed

1024MBits/s

1200MBits/s

Best

ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars (64GB / 6GB RAM)

1200MBits/s

2.has NFC
Google Pixel 2 XL
Samsung Galaxy S9

NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.

3.Is DLNA certified
Google Pixel 2 XL
Samsung Galaxy S9

All DLNA certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.

4.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Google Pixel 2 XL
Samsung Galaxy S9

802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

5.Has a fingerprint scanner
Google Pixel 2 XL
Samsung Galaxy S9

The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.

6.Bluetooth version

5

5

Best

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

5.1

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