Galaxy S8 and Google Pixel 2, both hopes to put the squeeze on one of the year’s top sellers with their upcoming phones, so we’ve put the two devices against each other to see which comes out on top. Samsung is going to announce its upcoming Galaxy flagship with S8 and S8 plus while Google will have Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 in their portfolio. Both the devices are rumoured to feature amazingly fast specifications with improved features.
Samsung Galaxy S8 vs. Pixel 2: Comparison
- Google Pixel 2: 5.7 inch
- Galaxy S8: 5.8 inch
The two phones aren’t markedly different in dimensions but the feel in the hand is comparable, the Pixel 2 has a corning Gorilla glass while Samsung S8 has a new super AMOLED. The Galaxy S8 is more desirable of the two with the Pixel 2 coming off as a little plain. Google Pixel 2 is IP68 water resistance but S8 is IP68 Certified water and even dust resistance. So, the S8 wins in the toughness stakes too.
- Google Pixel 2: Android 7.1
- Galaxy S8: Android 7.0
If there’s one thing in the Pixel’s favor, it’s the software. You’re guaranteed a purer Android experience on the Google phone. The Google Pixel 2 runs the very latest version of Android Naught (7.1) which debuts new. Split- screen functionality, enhanced notifications and both security and battery improvements. The Galaxy S8 will benefit from Naught eventually, but for the same time being its running Marshmallow topped Samsung’s custom overlay.
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- Google Pixel 2: Adreno 540 GPU, Snapdragon 835 soc, 6GB RAM.
- Samsung S8: Exynos 8895, Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM.
The Galaxy S8 uses Snapdragon 835 chipset. The Pixel 2 is very same with the Snapdragon 835. The Galaxy S8 is powered by Samsung’s Exynos 8895 chip outside the US. The Exynos advantage of big, little heterogeneous multiprocessing which unlocks all the physical core for using them at the same time.
- Google Pixel 2: 16 MP rear facing and 8 MP front facing.
- Samsung Galaxy S8: 16 MP rear facing and 8 MP front facing.
The camera of both the phones are same but Google has made a lot of noise about the Pixel’s picture taking process.
- Google Pixel 2: 2900 MAH
- Galaxy S8: 3000 MAH
Both handsets have quick charging facilities and the Galaxy S8 goes on further though with its built-in wireless charging, and IR blaster too.
- Google Pixel 2: 64 GB
- Samsung S8: 64 GB
The Google Pixel offers two extremes when it comes to storage. In our mind, 64 GB is too widely and 128 GB will probably please more buyers. And Google offers free unlimited online storage for photo and video content, which we guess is worth something.
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In terms of storage options for the Galaxy S8, only 64 GB variant is available in the UK but this can be expandable up to 256 GB via MicroSD.
Google Pixel 2 vs. Galaxy S8: IN SHORT
Samsung’s Galaxy S8 seems to hold many of the cards on this occasion, but we’ll need to conduct our full review to see just how the hardware story plays out.
If the Pixel’s camera is as impressive as it’s claimed to be it could displace our current favorite. Certainly, Google’s effort impresses with the operating system, and we’re fairly certain that the Snapdragon 835 will beat its predecessor in benchmarks. Do comment and let us know regarding your ideas, thoughts, and suggestions regarding these two upcoming.