Apple and Google’s new phones are both Pocketable and Powerful.
The Apple iPhone 8 Vs Google Pixel 2 belong in the upper ranks of any best phone list. They’re some of the fastest, most comfortable iphones made to hold in the hand And they have nearly every feature you could want in a handset.
Apple iPhone 8 VS Google Pixel 2 – Camera Test
Apple’s flagship packs dual 12-megapixel lenses on the back with an all-new sensor that’s bigger and faster than the one in last year’s iPhone 7. There’s also a new color filter and deeper pixels. The wide-angle lens has an f/1.8 aperture, while the telephoto lens is f/2.8. (Only the wide-angle lens has optical image stabilization.) Together, these two cameras supply a 2x optical zoom, as well as a Portrait Mode that now includes various lighting effects. The front camera shoots 7-MP photos with a f/2.2 aperture.
Google’s Pixel 2 can also snap portraits that blur out the background, but it pulls that off with a single 12-MP camera on the back. The phone processes the image after you shoot it to add the bokeh effect. This camera has an f/1.8 aperture as well and optical image stabilization, so on paper, the two phones should be equally adept in low light. The front camera is 8 MP with an f/2.4 aperture. We used the Pixel 2 XL for this comparison, but the Pixel 2 has identical cameras.
Apple iPhone 8 VS Google Pixel 2 – Design
Both the Apple iPhone 8 and Google Pixel 2 look a lot like last year’s models. But the iPhone 8 does looks generally sleeker with its all-glass back. Meanwhile, the Pixel 2 has a plastic-coated aluminum body, which isn’t as attractive. But it does make it less likely to shatter or crack if dropped.
The Apple iPhone 8 has a 4.7-inch screen, while Pixel 2’s screen spans 5 inches. Both are pocketable and easy to hold, but I prefer the Pixel 2’s slightly larger screen and sharper resolution. It also doesn’t exhibit any of the reported the screen issues found in the larger Google , as it uses different screen technology.
Both the Apple iPhone 8 and Google Pixel 2 are water resistant, which is great for extra protection. But neither phone has headphone jacks, and you’ll need to use wireless headphones or a dongle to listen to music. I realize we’re moving into a brave new no-headphone-jack world, but this is still a deal-breaker for some.
Apple iPhone 8 VS Google Pixel 2 – Performance
The Apple iPhone 8 has an A11 Bionic processor from Apple Inc., while the Google Pixel 2 has Snapdragon 835 chipset from Qualcomm. When I ran benchmark tests, including Antutu, 3DMark and Geekbench 4, the iPhone 8 consistently beat out the Pixel 2. That doesn’t mean the Pixel 2 is a slouch at all. For everyday tasks such as launching the camera, scrolling through web pages and pecking out messages on the keyboard, I didn’t notice a difference between the two at all. But when it comes down to the numbers, the iPhone 8 wins it.
During our battery test for continuous video playback on Airplane mode, the iPhone lasted 14 hours and 11 minutes. It also has wireless charging. In the same test, the Pixel 2 didn’t last as long, clocking in 13 hours and 27 minutes.