Difference between Google Pixel 2 & Pixel XL 2

Tech giant Google has finally revealed its next-generation flagship Pixel smartphones, successor to the Pixel and Pixel XL, and aptly called Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2. Both the devices run Android 8.0 Oreo operating system out-of-the-box. But what’s the difference between the two phones Google has just announced? Let’s compare them and see.

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Pixel 2 looks like a more familiar device with 5-inch display screen, little sleeker than the old Pixel. The fingerprint scanner now sits below the glass and still has two-tone back panel. Whereas, XL 2 feels a whole lot more modern, just like its contemporaries Samsung Galaxy S8, LG V30 & iPhone X and has a full-screen front with rounded corners and minimal bezel. XL 2 has a 6-inch screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It also has a similar back panel, just like Pixel 2.


Even though the style & design of both these phones are different, there isn’t a whole lot different when we have looked under its skin. Both have Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 processors with 4GB RAM and are available in either 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. Like any other Google’s Phone, there’s no expandable storage. Both these phones have front-facing speakers, USB-C connectivity, 12-megapixel camera.

The difference is in the resolution of screens. Pixel 2, has a screen resolution of 1920×1080 pixels with 441 ppi. On the other hand, XL 2, has a screen resolution of 2880×1440 pixels with 538 ppi.

Pixel 2 has a dimension of 145.7×69.7×7.8 mm and weights 143 grams. Whereas  Pixel XL 2 has a dimension of 157.9×76.7×7.9 mm and weights 175 grams.

Pixel 2 has a battery of 2700 mAH. Pixel XL 2 has a battery of 3520 mAH.


64GB Model of Pixel 2 will cost $649 and 128GB Model will cost $749.
64GB Model of XL 2 will cost $849 and 128GB Model will cost $949.

Though, like their older Nexus model line, Google isn’t offering impressive spec at above average prices, but considering these devices to compete with Samsung and Apple and it has priced them accordingly.

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