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October 5, 2017

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL vs. Google Pixel and Pixel XL: Specs comparison

by John_A

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are here, but how do Google’s latest handsets compare to last year’s models?

After weeks upon weeks of leaks of rumors, and the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are finally here. Google’s latest flagship handsets are the best we’ve seen from the company to-date, but last year’s original Pixel and Pixel XL weren’t anything to scoff at all. In fact, they’re still two of the best Android phones (albeit outdated at this point) that you can get. So, just how do the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL truly stack up to their older brothers?

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Pixel vs. Pixel 2 specs

Size and Weight 143.8 x 69.5 x 7.3 ~ 8.5 mm 143 gm 145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8 mm 143 gm
Display 5-inch 1920 x 1080 AMOLED at 441ppi 16:9 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4 5-inch 1920 x 1080 AMOLED at 441ppi 16:9 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Quad-core 64-bit 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz Adreno 530 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-core 64-bit 2.35GHz + 1.9GHz Adreno 540
Memory 4GB LPDDR4 RAM 4G LPDDR4x RAM
Storage 32GB / 128GB 64GB / 128GB
Rear Camera 12.3MP 1.55μm pixels Phase detection autofocus + laser detection autofocus f/2.0 aperture Electronic image stabilization 12.2 MP 1.4μm pixels Laser autofocus + dual pixel phase detection autofocus f/1.8 aperture Optical + electronic imgage stabilization
Front Camera 8MP 1.4μm pixels f/2.4 aperture Fixed focus 8MP 1.4μm f/2.4 aperture Fixed focus
Video 1080p @ 30fps, 60fps, 120fps 720p @ 30fps, 60fps, 240fps 4K @ 30fps 1080p @ 30fps, 60fps, 120fps 720p @ 30fps, 60fps, 240fps 4K @ 30fps
Battery and Charging 2,770 mAh USB Type-C 18W adapter with USB-PD 15W – 18W charging 2,700 mAh USB Type-C 18W adapter with USB-PD 2.0 18W charging
Sensors Proximity / ALS Accelerometer and Gyrometer Magnetometer Pixel Imprint (rear-facing fingerprint scanner) Barometer Hall effect sensor Android Sensor Hub Advanced x-axis haptics Active Edge Promimity and Ambient light sensor Accelerometer and Gyrometer Magnetometer Pixel Imprint (rear-facing fingerprint scanner) Barometer Hall effect sensor Android Sensor Hub Advanced x-axis haptics
OS Android 8.0 Oreo Two years of OS upgrades from launch Three years of security updates from launch Android 8.1 Oreo Three years of OS upgrades from launch Three years of security updates from launch

Pixel XL vs Pixel XL 2

Size and Weight 154.7 x 75.7 x 7.3 ~ 8.5 mm 168 gm 157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm 175 gm
Display 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 AMOLED at 534ppi 16:9 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4 6-inch 2880 x 1440 pOLED at 538ppi 18:9 3D Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Quad-core 64-bit 2.15Ghz + 1.6Ghz Adreno 530 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-core 64-bit 2.35Ghz + 1.9Ghz Adreno 540
Memory 4GB LPDDR4 RAM 4G LPDDR4x RAM
Storage 32GB / 128GB 64GB / 128GB
Rear Camera 12.3MP 1.55μm pixels Phase detection autofocus + laser detection autofocus f/2.0 aperture Electronic image stabilization 12.2 MP 1.4μm pixels Laser autofocus + dual pixel phase detection autofocus f/1.8 aperture Optical + electronic imgage stabilization
Front Camera 8MP 1.4μm pixels f/2.4 aperture Fixed focus 8MP 1.4μm f/2.4 aperture Fixed focus
Video 1080p @ 30fps, 60fps, 120fps 720p @ 30fps, 60fps, 240fps 4K @ 30fps 1080p @ 30fps, 60fps, 120fps 720p @ 30fps, 60fps, 240fps 4K @ 30fps
Battery and Charging 3,450 mAh USB Type-C 18W adapter with USB-PD 15W – 18W charging 3,520 mAh USB Type-C 18W adapter with USB-PD 2.0 18W charging
Sensors Proximity / ALS Accelerometer and Gyrometer Magnetometer Pixel Imprint (rear-facing fingerprint scanner) Barometer Hall effect sensor Android Sensor Hub Advanced x-axis haptics Active Edge Promimity and Ambient light sensor Accelerometer and Gyrometer Magnetometer Pixel Imprint (rear-facing fingerprint scanner) Barometer Hall effect sensor Android Sensor Hub Advanced x-axis haptics
OS Android 8.0 Oreo Two years of OS upgrades from launch Three years of security updates from launch Android 8.1 Oreo Three years of OS upgrades from launch Three years of security updates from launch

As expected, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are more powerful in virtually all areas compared to their predecessors. These are some of the best specs you’ll find in a phone that’s released this year, and considering how smitten we were with the original Pixels this time last fall, we can’t wait to see how both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL put their respective spec sheets to the test in the real world.

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

  • Google Pixel 2 + Pixel 2 XL are official
  • Google Pixel 2 specs
  • Our 2016 Pixel reviews
  • Join our Pixel 2 forums

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