The Pixel XL rocks a top-of-the-line 12.3-megapixel camera that is arguably the best in mobile, along with a still-impressive Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB of RAM and 3,450mAh battery. Those specs are still more than respectable and go toe-to-toe with the Galaxy S8 Plus.
Design wise, the Pixel XL loses the battle handily. The Galaxy S8 Plus blows it out of the water with its non-existent front bezels. Samsung has perfected the glass design, and the S8 Plus is its magnum opus.
So which phone is king?
The easy answer is both. You can’t go wrong with either of these phones, but if I had to choose one, I’d take the S8 Plus primarily due to its beautiful design. It’s a gorgeous phone, and on that fact alone wins the battle over the Pixel XL.
Galaxy S8 Plus gallery
Google Pixel XL gallery
|Samsung - Galaxy S8 Plus||Google - Pixel XL|
|Display Size||6.2-inch, 2960 x 1440 pixel display (531 ppi)||5.5-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (534 ppi)|
|Display Type||Quad HD+||AMOLED QHD|
|Operating System||Android 7.0 (at launch)||Android 7.1 (at launch)|
|Processor||Octa core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10 nm process||Qualcomm Snapdragon 821|
|External Storage Specs||
|Main Camera (Back)||12MP||12.3MP|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||8MP||8MP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 4.2|
|Height||159.5 mm (6.28 inches)||154.72 mm (6.09 inches)|
|Width||73.4 mm (2.89 inches)||75.74 mm (2.98 inches)|
|Depth||8.1 mm (0.32 inches)||8.58 mm (0.34 inches)|
|Weight||173 g (6.10 oz)||168 g (5.93 oz)|
|Colors||Midnight Black, Orchard Grey, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold||Black, Blue, Silver|
|Supported Audio Formats||MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF||N/A|
|Supported Video Formats||MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM||N/A|