Google Pixel 2 XL VS 3 XL, which of these smartphones is worth your money? Google Pixel 2 XL was unveiled last year, it has a beautiful design and great features. However, recently the Pixel 3 XL was launched which is the older brother to the Pixel 3. It came with the improved features of the previous version. But how well upgraded is the Pixel 3 XL compared to the Pixel 2 XL? Which of them should you buy in the market? Find out everything you need to know in our comprehensive comparison.
Google Pixel 2 XL Vs 3 XL: Design
The Pixel 2 XL is built with aluminum alloy. It has some bezels around its sides. At the back is a mixture of glass and aluminium but the glass features only sparingly in a shade covering the camera and flash. While the 3 XL is curved with a glossy aluminum alloy sandwiched by the front and back glass, its glass back is for wireless charging as well. It has a big notch on the front and its fingerprint sensor sits on the back. The Google Pixel 2 XL weighs less at 175g, while the 3 XL weighs 184g.
Google Pixel 2 XL Vs 3 XL: Display
The Pixel 2 XL sports a 6.0-inch QHD+ P-OLED capacitive touchscreen screen with a resolution of 1440 × 2880 pixels, the screen has a pixel per inch density of 537. While, the 3 XL sports a taller 6.3-inch QHD+ P-OLED capacitive touchscreen screen with 1440 x 2960 Pixels in resolution and 523ppi.
Google Pixel 2 XL Vs 3 XL: Software and Hardware
The Pixel 2 XL houses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset with an Octa-core processor clocking speed of up to 2.45GHz. The Google Pixel 2 XL has 4GB RAM and 64GB/128GB storage space.
While the 3 XL houses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with Octa-core processor clocking at 2.5GHz. In the RAM department, the 3 XL has 4GB and 64GB/128GB storage space.
For the Software, the Google Pixel 2 XL runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system. While the 3 XL runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system.
Google Pixel 2 XL Vs 3 XL: Camera
The Google Pixel 2 XL has a rear camera setup of 12.2MP with a front/Selfie camera of 8 megapixels. While the 3 XL has a rear camera set up of 12.2MP with a great dual front camera of 8 + 8MP with f/1.8 + f/2.2 aperture.
Google Pixel 2 XL Vs 3 XL: Battery
Powering the Google Pixel 2 XL is a 3520 Li-lon battery with fast battery charging. While the 3 XL is powered by a lower 3430mah Non-removable Li-Po battery with fast battery charging as well.
Google Pixel 2 XL Vs 3 XL: Verdict
They are both great smartphones with interesting specs. However, I personally think the 3 XL is suitably different to recommend over the Pixel 2 XL. This is because it has great and standard improvements above the Pixel 2 XL, this is more than the improved chip and selfie cam.
Google Pixel 2 XL Vs 3 XL Specs Comparison
|Model||Google Pixel 2 XL||Google Pixel 3 XL|
|Announced||October, 2017||October, 2018|
|Released||October, 2017||October, 2018|
|Status||Available on Shopping stores||Available on Shopping stores|
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|3G Network||WCDMA: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100||WCDMA: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G Network|| LTE band LTE 700 MHz Class 13, LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz, LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz, LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz, LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz, LTE 2600 MHz
LTE 700 MHz (B12), LTE 800 MHz (B18), LTE 800 MHz (B19)
LTE 1900 MHz (B25), LTE 850 MHz (B26), LTE 700 MHz (B28)
LTE 700 MHz (B29)
LTE 1500 MHz (B32)
LTE 1700/2100 MHz (B66)
LTE band LTE 700 MHz Class 13, LTE 700 MHz Class 17
Nano + Nano
|SIM Count||Single SIM||Dual SIM|
|Type||Aluminium alloy + Glass||Aluminum alloy + Glass|
|Dimensions||76.7 x 157.9 x 7.9 mm||76.7 x 158 x 7.9mm|
|Colours||Black, White||Black, White, Not Pink|
|Display Type||QHD+ P-OLED capacitive touchscreen||QHD+ P-OLED capacitive touchscreen|
|Resolution||1440 × 2280 pixels||1440 x 2960 pixels|
|Colors||16M colors||16M colors|
|Touch Screen Model||Capacitive||Capacitive|
|Features|| Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Always-On Display 100000:1 contrast ratio
100% DCI-P3 HDR
| Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Always-On Display
100000:1 contrast ratio 100% DCI-P3 HDR
|2160p@30fps, 1080p@120fps, 720p@240fps||2160p@30fps, 1080p@120fps, 720p@240fps|
White balance settings
White balance settings
|dual-LED||Yes, dual- LED|
|8MP||8MP + 8MP|
|f/2.4||f/1.8 + f/2.2|
|1.4 μm||1.4 μm|
|Android 8.0 Oreo||Android 9.0 Pie|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 835||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845|
|CPU||Octa-core 2.45GHz||Octa-core 2.5GHz|
|GPU (Graphics)||Qualcomm Adreno 540||Adreno 630|
|Card Type||microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC||microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC|
|Controls||Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key||Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key|
|USB Type||Yes, Type-C||Yes, Type-C|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|Battery Type||Li-lon Battery||Li-Po Battery|
|Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC||Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC|
|Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player||Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player|
|Vibration, Ringtones||Vibration, Ringtones|
|MP3, WAV||MP3, WAV|
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
Google Pixel 2 XL Vs 3 XL Price
|Starting From||$699 – $799||$899 – $999|
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