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
|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
|GSM / HSPA / LTE
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
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)
|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.