Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Google Pixel 2 XL: Battle for the best Android device

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We have an interesting comparison for you today. Google’s best Android phone, Pixel 2 XL goes against Samsung’s much acclaimed Galaxy Note 9.

This comparison gives a clear perspective of how a no frills, all pure Android phone goes against a much more customized, heavy but sleek Android. On paper both phones offer the best hardware and latest software not to mention best camera on a smartphone.

Read on to find out who wins the battle for the best Android device.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Google Pixel 2 XL

Brand Name Samsung Google
Smartphone Name Galaxy Note 9 Pixel 2 XL
Connectivity GSM / HSPA / LTE

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

.Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE


Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot

Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE

Dimensions and Weight 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm (6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 in)

195 g (6.88 oz)

157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm (6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 in)

175 g (6.17 oz)

Display and Interface 6.3 inches, 101.1 cm2 (~83.2% screen-to-body ratio)

1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~521 ppi density)

An improved and stretched AMOLED panel. Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors.

6.0 inches, 92.6 cm2 (~76.4% screen-to-body ratio)

1440 x 2880 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~538 ppi density)

Memory microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only

64/128/256 GB,

6 GB / 8 GB RAM (two variants).

No card slot

64/128 GB, 4 GB RAM.

CPU & GPU Exynos Octa-Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon. Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835.

Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)

Adreno 540

Camera Primary: 16 Megapixel Dual lens camera, 50mm and 28mm lens with f/1.7 aperture and OIS.

Secondary: 12 Megapixel camera with f/1.7 aperture and OIS.

Primary camera : 12.2 MP, f/1.8, 27mm, OIS, phase detection & laser autofocus, dual-LED flash

Secondary camera : 8 MP, f/2.4, 27mm, 1/3.2″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, 1080p

Operating System Android 9.0

Sleek UI with the latest Android.

Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Multimedia Support for All Media. Support for All Media.
Battery 4800mAh battery rumored. Non-removable Li-Ion 3520 mAh battery

From the comparison, Galaxy Note 9 is much more futuristic and much more capable smartphone.

It offers best in class features, top notch specs and a beautiful display to look at.

The Google Pixel 2 XL is not far behind, you get pure Android experience on a high end device, the best rated camera on a smartphone.

The comparison doesn’t give us any clear winner here, but a future upgrade on the Google side, a Google Pixel 3 XL might give a tough competition to the Galaxy Note 9.

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