Apart from competing for online streaming services, Google decided to join the phone industry with a Pixel 2 model against the iPhone X.
Though both gadgets came to life in the same year, Google Pixel came out earlier in October 2017 while iPhone 10 followed in September.
Let’s see how the two devices differ in operation, appearance, affordability, and entertainment.
Looking at the phone cases, Apple went for Aluminum Back: mineral glass which is contrary to the all-aluminum case built for Pixel 2 phone.
Both appear to be thin, sleek, and light in weight but Google’s Pixel 2 has a 0.8 thickness more than iPhone, that has a lead on the width and weight.
Height wise, Pixel 2 beats iP10 by a 2.1 difference. Apple’s product is all-screen upfront compared to Google’s device which has bezel at the top and bottom surface of the screen.
When Google announced they were offering the ultimate smartphone camera to date, the world was reluctant to believe but once Pixel 2 came to life, the brand wasn’t lying.
They were optimistic with the version that followed which takes clear and focused shots. Instead of producing low-quality photos, the device produces phenomenal and lively images.
Though both phones have a 12-megapixel camera, the iPhone X beats Pixel 2 with a dual rear camera which has an extra 12 MP sensor.
The video recording optical image stabilizer feature has Apple’s product at an advantage which is magnified by the presence of an auto-focus and the ability to go to burst mode while taking photos.
The octa-core Snapdragon 835 found in the Pixel 2 cannot compare to Apple’s iPhone X’s bionic chip.
It is by far the fastest and the best technology invented by Apple team and when it is accompanied by a processor with a 2.53 GHz, Dual-core, Monsoon+ hexacore, you can imagine it’s speed.
It is also accompanied by an M11 co-processor and a 3GB RAM. On the other hand, Google’s Pixel 2 lacks a co-processor but compensated with a 4 GB RAM.
The type of display found in iPhone X is OLED in nature while Google Pixel 2 spots an AMOLED one.
When it comes to the ratio of screen to body, Apple’s brand has the upper hand, but it doesn’t out weigh the Corning Gorilla Glass v5 screen protector found in Pixel 2.
The former has 1125×2436 pixels for the screen resolution while the latter has no less than 1080×1920 picture element for a full HD.
Both come with a Li-ion type of battery that is replaceable, but their capacity differs in that, Apple’s iPhone X has a 2716 mAh while Google’s Pixel 2 has 2700 mAh.
The former comes with wireless charging and it takes in power faster than the latter.
They are safe to use continuously for hours but since the Pixel 2 has a low screen resolution, it’s battery lifespan is longer than that of iPhone 10.
Price and Rating
With a 4.5 out of 5-star rating, iPhone X’s starting price starts from US$ 999, which is expensive compared to Pixel 2’s $649.
The latter is yet to impress the world since it was recently released but so far, it’s price is relatively fair and it’s performance is faster and yet to be rated.
The new Active Edge pressure sensitivity does the Google’s phone justice while iPhone X prides itself on the 3D touch pressure sensitivity on it’s screen.
Instead of a face ID sensor, Google opted for a fingerprint scanner that is reliable and easy to maneuver.
So far, both devices have fallen on the list of top ten smartphones devices in the world but that does not eliminate the idea that the two gadgets are knockoffs compared to their predecessors.
Were it not for the outstanding upgrades invested in these phones, there wouldn’t be any noticeable difference between them and their older versions.
The Google Pixel 2 has it’s perk when a camera is involved while iPhone 10 has the bionic chipset to set it on top.
Unless you are comfortable spending a few dollars for a classy, hi-speed tech, Pixel 2 is your go-to device.
On top of producing high-quality images, it is cheaper, reliable, simple, and easy to navigate.
On the other hand, Apple’s products are known to have less technical challenges and software complications.
However, the company announced that it will manufacture items with a continued reduction in their lifespan to encourage users to purchase new ones after a certain period.
Since price is the key to buying a smartphone, it is wise to consider other features to receive worthwhile services.
There is no point in purchasing a $1000 phone with a slow processor accompanied by a big memory space. Besides, there are countless smartphones sold worldwide by different companies; the brand matters too.