2018 has started with flagship-faceoff between two of the biggest smartphone manufacturers: Samsung and Google. Google’s Pixel 2 XL has been a favorite Android phone till now. With Samsung’s Galaxy S9 Plus entering the market, there is going to be some stiff competition between the two popular smartphones.
The best way to know which of the two is suitable for a user is by looking at the specs of Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus against Google Pixel 2 XL. Here’s how both the phones differ from each other:
The size of Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm compared to Pixel XL’s 157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm. Samsung S9 Plus weighs 189 grams whereas Pixel 2 XL measures 175 grams.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus available in the country is powered by Snapdragon 845 with Adreno 630. The international version has Exynos 9810. This phone has 6GB of RAM. Pixel 2 XL has Snapdragon 835 with Adreno 540 and 4GB RAM.
The screen size of Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is bigger at 6.2 inches. Protected by Corning Gorilla Glass, the Super AMOLED screen has a pixel density of 531 PPI. The screen to body ratio is 83.99%. The screen resolution is 1440×2960 pixels. The screen size of Pixel 2 XL smaller compared to Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus; the screen of Pixel 2 XL measures 5.5 inches. The AMOLED screen has a pixel density of 534 PPI. The screen resolution is lesser than Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus at 1440×2560 pixels. The screen to body ratio is 71.04%.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus has a dual 12MP rear camera and 8MP camera. The Pixel 2 XL has a 12.2MP front camera and 8MP rear camera.
The battery capacity of Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is 3500 mAh. This phone allows users to do wireless charging. So users are no longer restricted to sticking to one spot while charging their phone. The battery capacity of Pixel 2XL is 3450 mAh and there is no wireless charging capability.
The internal memory capacity of Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is 64 GB. The external memory is expandable up to 400 GB. This provides users a lot of storage for their personal files and apps. The internal memory capacity of Pixel 2 XL is 32 GB. There is no expandable external memory.
- SIM slots
The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus has a dual-SIM capability, while Pixel 2XL has the only single-SIM capability.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is priced at around $840 while Galaxy S9 is priced at $720. There is a trade-in discount of around $350 from Samsung store as well as from various carriers. Google Pixel 2XL (128GB) is priced at around $749.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus has more options in colors compared to Pixel 2 XL. Galaxy S9 Plus is available in Midnight Black, Coral Blue, and Lilac Purple, while Pixel 2XL is available only in black and white combinations.