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October 5, 2017

The Google Pixel 2 vs. the competition: Small packs a punch

by John_A

Today Google gave us our first official look at its new Pixel phones, with both handsets sharing major features like 12.2MP cameras and Snapdragon 835 chips. Your main reason to pick up a 5-inch Pixel 2 over its bigger brother is probably that hand-friendly screen size or the “kinda blue” color, though we’re curious how it measures up against some of the competing “small” phones on the market. To start we’ve lined up the specs of similar devices like the Galaxy S8 versus the Pixel 2 in the chart below, while our full review for the pair of Pixels will come later this month.

Pixel 2
Galaxy S8
LG G6
iPhone 8
Pricing
$649, $749 (off contract)
$725 (off contract)
varies by carrier (ranging from $650 at T-Mobile to $719 at AT&T)
$699, $849 (off contract)
Known dimensions
145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8mm (5.7 x 2.7 x 0.3 inches)
148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0mm (5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches)
148.84 x 71.88 x 7.87mm (5.86 x 2.83 x 0.31 inches)
138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3mm (5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 inches)
Weight
143g (5.04 ounces)
155g (5.47 ounces)
162.73g (5.74 ounces)
148g (5.22 ounces)
Screen size
5.0 inches (127mm)
5.8 inches (147.32mm)
5.7 inches (144.78mm)
4.7 inches (119.38mm)
Screen resolution
1,920 x 1,080 (441ppi)
2,960 x 1,440 (570ppi)
2,880 x 1,440 (564 ppi)
1,334 x 750 (326ppi)
Screen type
Full HD AMOLED
Quad HD+ AMOLED
QHD Plus LCD with DolbyVision HDR
Retina HD IPS LCD
Battery
2,700mAh
3,000mAh
3,300mAh
1821mAh
Internal storage
64 / 128GB
64GB
32GB
64 / 256GB
External storage
None
microSD
microSD
None
Rear camera
12.2MP, f/1.8, 1.4μm pixel size
12MP, f/1.7
Dual cameras:
13MP, f/1.8
13MP, f/2.4
12MP, f/1.8
Front-facing cam
8MP, f/2.4
8MP
5MP, f/2.2
7MP, f/2.2
Video capture
4K at 30fps
4K
4K at 120fps
4K at 60fps
NFC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth
v5.0
v5.0
v4.2
v5.0
SoC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
Apple A11 Bionic
CPU
2.35GHz octa-core
2.3GHz octa-core
2.35GHz quad-core
Hexa-core, speed not available
GPU
Adreno 540
Adreno 540
Adreno 530
Not available
RAM
4GB
4GB
4GB
2GB
WiFi
Dual band, 802.11ac
Dual band, 802.11ac
Dual band, 802.11ac
Dual band, 802.11ac
Operating system
Android 8.0
Android 7.0
Android 7.0
iOS 11
Other features
Fingerprint sensor, IP67 certified, USB Type-C
Iris scanning, fingerprint sensor, IP68 certified, wireless charging
Fingerprint sensor, IP68 certified, MIL-STD-810G-tested shock resistant, USB Type-C
New gyroscope and accelerometer, IP67 certified, wireless charging

Follow all the latest news from Google’s Pixel 2 event here!

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