Google Pixel 2 XL And iPhone 8 Plus [Price Comparison]

Google Pixel 2 XL And iPhone 8 Plus [Price Comparison]
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The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were officially revealed last week and, obviously, comparisons to Apple’s newest devices began right away. It makes sense to compare the Google Pixel 2 XL and iPhone 8 Plus. These are two top dogs (currently) in the respective smartphone lineups of each tech giant. Pure Android as it was meant to be experienced going head to head with iOS. I’m not sure there’s a more relevant comparison for either device, to be honest.

We’re more than a week past the reveal of the Pixel 2 XL and the comparisons to the iPhone 8 Plus have been done over and over again on every tech website around the web. One point that seems to come up is the difference in price. Apple has always been known as the premium smartphone manufacturer. iPhones have typically cost more than devices from other manufacturers. However, this year, the iPhone 8 Plus is no longer the most expensive flagship device. That crown will go to the iPhone X when it is released for sale. Until then, devices like the Galaxy Note 8 and the Pixel 2 XL sport much higher price tags than the iPhone 8 Plus. There are some major differences in features and performance that make us wonder if Google has priced the Pixel 2 XL too high in relation to the iPhone 8 Plus. The price difference isn’t huge, granted. The Pixel 2 XL costs $849 for 64GB of storage and the iPhone 8 Plus is listed at $799. We’re talking about $50 here. Still, there’s a difference and you have to wonder if the extra $50 is worth it. Let’s dive in a little deeper to compare the Google Pixel 2 XL and iPhone 8 Plus…

A lot of people immediately point to the chipsets used in each device. The Google Pixel 2 XL has a Snapdragon 835, much like other Android flagship devices like the Galaxy Note 8. The iPhone 8 Plus uses the same A11 Bionic chip found in the iPhone X. In benchmarking tests, the A11 chip outperforms the Snapdragon 835 by a lot. Sure, benchmarks don’t mean everything. A phone can benchmark really well but have a horrible design and buggy software. Still, for an extra $50 Google has included a chipset that is outperformed by the A11 chip found in the less expensive iPhone 8 Plus.

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