Google Pixel 2 XL vs iPhone X: Which phone looks better in specs?



A few hours back, Search Giant Google unveiled Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones. This is an Android flagship with Android 8.0 Oreo, Amazing camera and power of Google’s software and AI.

back in September, Apple unveiled iPhone’s 10-year anniversary model iPhone X with several changes, fancy design and iOS 11. Apple also ditched Touch ID in favor of Face ID and used OLED display.

As a smartphone buyer, it has become very tough to decide what phone is better. We have not reviewed any of these phones but we are trying to compare both phones in specs to see what phone looks better.

You can also see the side by side comparison here: Pixel 2 XL vs iPhone X

The iPhone X comes with the full frontal display offering bezel-less design by ditching the Home button and the Touch ID fingerprint scanner. So, the phone has 5.8-inch Super Retina display packed in smaller chassis as compared to its own 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus model.

On other hands, Google has offered a mixed design that is just little improvement over last year’s dual-tone rear design of Pixel but with slightly thinner bezels. It also looks very good from front and back.

The iPhone X offers better screen-to-body ratio. Now it depends on your choice. Few people think that full frontal design of iPhone X is better while few are in favor of Pixel’s design. Let us know your views in the comment.

The iPhone has Super retina display having OLED panel with 1125 x 2436 pixels resolution. The Pixel 2 LX has 6-inch pOLED panel offering 2560×1440 pixels resolution. With better screen resolution, Pixel 2 XL will offer a better experience for sure.

Apple’s iPhone x comes with the A11 Bionic chip having six cores to offer best-in-class performance. It has already shown its power on benchmarks. The Pixel 2 XL has octa-core Snapdragon 835 built by Qualcomm. We have also seen the power of this chip on Galaxy Note 8.

Even if the A11 Bionic has scored much high on benchmarks than Snapdragon 835 but the real-life usage were similar and Snapdragon 835 even performed better in response.

Pixel 2 XL’s processor is backed by 4GB RAM and you have 64GB or 128GB storage options. Apple is offering just 3GB RAM and it doesn’t need high RAM because of its iOS optimisations.

The iPhone X has dual camera setup at the back having a f/1.8 aperture and a f/2.8 aperture. This dual camera setup is used to offer impressive depth-of-field and optical zoom.

Pixel 2 XL has a single rear camera but its camera software is good enough to offer you impressive camera experience. It has 12.2 megapixels f/1.8 rear camera and 8 megapixels front camera. Its camera software uses AI to perfectly track objects and even offer you awesome portrait shots.

Google Pixel users also get unlimited Google Photos storage to backup high-resolution photos and videos on the could. Both Apple and Google boast a lot and initial camera samples also look great. But we have not tested any of these cameras to add our verdict.

Both phones come with IP 67 rating to be waterproof and dust proof. Pixel 2 XL has larger batter than the battery of iPhone X. Here, iPhone X offers wireless charging and this is the only feature of flagship phone missing in Pixel 2 XL.

The price of iPhone x starts at $999 for 64GB model. The Pixel 2 XL is cheaper and price of 64 GB is $849.


Both phones are good in terms of design and specs. For design, views will be different but the iPhone X is clear a winner in performance. With powerful chip and good software optimization, the iPhone X is better in performance. But Google’s Pixel phone is packed with Google Assistant that knows you better to offer you a personalized experience.

Google’s Pixel XL 2 is also cheaper and offers better value for money.

What phone do you like? Share your views with us in comments.