For some people, price isn’t a deal-breaker for a high-end phone.
Google’s Pixel 2 XL is the new hotness, and with its fresh specs and features it’s picked up a price bump that puts it on another level to compete with only the most expensive phones available today. Starting at $849 it’s darn close to the price of the just-released Galaxy Note 8, but that’s not where the similarities end. These are two big, high-performance smartphones, and they’ll surely be going head-to-head in a few people’s minds as they go to buy a new phone.
So we’re here to talk about how the Pixel 2 XL stacks up against the Galaxy Note 8, and hopefully give you the information you need to know which one is right for you.
What’s the same
The Galaxy Note 8 is often referred to as being a really big phone — and that’s because it is. The Pixel 2 XL isn’t actually far from it, though. The Note 8 is 4.6 mm taller than the Pixel 2 XL, but roughly 2 mm narrower and about the same thickness. The difference in screen size is negligible, with the Note 8’s 6.3-inch display mostly just adding a little bit of usable height with its 18.5:9 aspect ratio to the 6-inch 18:9 screen on the Pixel 2 XL. The 2 XL’s screen looks really good, but it’s too early to know how it stacks up to the industry-leading panel on the Note 8 — chances are it’ll be close enough for most people, but come up short.
The Pixel 2 XL is closer in size to the Note 8 than most would think.
The only real difference in the feel of these phones is weight, where the Note 8 tacks on a hefty 20 g — and it’s very noticeable. Weight aside, if