Apple showcased it’s new impressive iPhone X back in September, a one-of-a-kind smartphone launched to celebrate the 10th anniversary of iPhone. With high-tech features, classy design and improved hardware, iPhone X was predicted to be the most fashionable, desirable and coveted gadget of the year.
Amazingly, Samsung launched its Samsung Galaxy Note 8 smartphone phone in the same month, with a promising design, slim body, cutting edge screen and a bigger, better battery.
Then in October, Google launched its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphone with Android Oreo 8.0 as default. The phone went popular among the latest operating system fanatics.
But which of these three phones is better and deserve your money? Let’s compare Apple iPhone X Vs Google Pixel 2 XL Vs Samsung Note 8 altogether.
|Apple iPhone X||Google Pixel 2 XL||Samsung Galaxy Note 8|
|Operating System||iOS 11||Android Oreo 8.0||Android 7.1.1 Nougat|
|Screen Size (Resolution)||5.8 inches Super AMOLED capacitive||6.0 inches P-OLED capacitive||6.3 inches Super AMOLED capacitive|
|Size||143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm (5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 in)||157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm (6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 in)||162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm (6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 in)|
|CPU||2.40 GHz Hexa-core||4.23 GHz Octa-core||4.17 GHz Octa-core|
|RAM||3 GB Ram||4 GB Ram||6 GB Ram|
|Camera||Back: Dual 12MP (f/2.4)
Front: 7MP (f/2.2)
|Back: Dual 12MP (f/2.4)
|Back: Dual 12MP (f/2.4)
Front: 7MP (f/1.7)
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 2716 mAh battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3520 mAh battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery|
|Weight||174 g (6.14 oz)||175 g (6.17 oz)||195 g (6.88 oz)|
Both, the Apple iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has a Super AMOLED Display. However, Google Pixel 2 XL wins the heart here featuring a P-OLED 6.0 inches capacitive touchscreen, with a resolution of 1,440 x 2880px, along with 538ppi. However, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has a better advantage over both phones with a slightly larger screen (6.3 inches).
Samsung has enjoyed a big lead over Apple and Google in the LCD Screen Display format since years. But it seems that Apple finally filled the gap this year, by giving the Apple iPhone X a better contrast and minimizing brightness problems when held from different angles. Google Pixel 2 XL followed closely, featuring a QHD + P-OLED Display with 18:9 aspect ratio. This was an intelligent choice by Google, but not that striking.
Battery timings are a great concern of many smart phone users. This is where Apple has lacked since years, and even this year. Apple iPhone X has an endurance rating of 75hrs, a far less than its rivals, 88hrs for Google Pixel 2 XL and 89hrs for Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Endurance rate is calculated by mixing the usage time, music time, data time and standby time altogether. All three smartphones have a non-removable battery. But that is the norm now. Isn’t it?
Apple iPhone X is the most expensive phone of all ($999), obviously! However, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is just $50 cheaper ($950) than its rival and then comes the Google’s flagship worth $850. At present, Apple iPhone X unlocked is only available for pre-order and can only be bought with a carrier (AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile), whereas, Galaxy Note 8 and Google Pixel 2 XL can be bought unlocked.
Winner: Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The Endless Display unarguably, the most magnificent of its kind), 2,960x1440px resolution, 18.5:9 (2.06:1) aspect ratio, HDR 10 compliant and no match to its rivals. With the industry’s leading Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery, a talk time up to 22hr (3G) and 74h music play, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a clear winner.