The war Between Google And Apple – Pixel 2 XL vs iPhone X
Google Pixel 2 XL vs iPhone X Design: Which is better?
The Big G and the Big A are competing with everything that has to do with mobile, including mobile search. Google may primarily control how content is discovered on mobile devices (and the Internet, in general), but Apple is the company that makes a lot of the products people use to do all of that searching, at least the ones that get all the media attention.
Android Has the Edge, But Apple Gets All of the Product Launch Attention
Developed by Google, Android officially launched in 2008. About a year earlier, Apple unleashed its first iPhone to the public. Google has the edge with global users, there are about 2 billion Android smartphones out there and nearly 450 million iOS based ones. Apple, however, has incredible marketing skills, so the company’s new iOS products tend to generate a lot more buzz. Google counters this by using its search engine power to target iOS users and convince them to make the switch to Android products. Yes, this means Google takes advantage of the fact that a lot of iOS users use Google to find stuff on their Apple devices.
Google Is Still King When It Comes to Search – But Apple Wants to Change That !
Of course, Apple is also well aware of Google’s apparent advantage with search engines, so they are working on their own. Right now, Apple has Spotlight, a selection-based search system. Although Google is still the clear winner with search engines. Not surprisingly, Google stepped up its mobile game when Apple started exploring search engine possibilities. Meanwhile, the two giants continue to duke it out with dueling product launches and updates. All of which brings us to the latest battle in the Google vs. Apple war: Google’s Pixel and Pixel 2 XL vs iPhone X.
Google Pixel 2 XL vs iPhone X : What’s new?
First Impressions with Design
Going beyond the glass and metal, the Pixel 2 XL has a single-lens camera sensor in the back where there’s also a glass panel. For added security, there’s a fingerprint sensor below this panel. Additional exterior designs with the Pixel 2 XL include:
- Orange volume button on the right edge for a splash of color
- Front-facing speakers at the top and bottom
- Bezels to house the speakers
- Front camera
- Pixel density of 538ppi
- Faster charging
- Quad HD+ resolution (2880 x 1440)
The iPhone X’s most prominent feature is an almost entirely all-screen front, although the Pixel 2 XL is similar. The only thing other than the screen on the front is small sliver for the camera. While Google is touting its fingerprint recognition feature, Apple is all about facial recognition, one of the iPhone X’s most talked about new capabilities. Some other notable iPhone X exterior features include:
- Stereo speakers on the bottom
- Two more hours of battery life
- Pressure sensitive display with 3D Touch
- 5.8-inch Super Retina HD OLED display
- Pressure sensitive display with 3D Touch
- Wireless charging
- 2436-by-1125-pixel resolution at 458ppi
When it comes to value for money, it seems Apple is out of luck. The iPhone X is priced ludicrously highly, with models ranging from £999 right up to £1,149 – ouch.
The Google Pixel 2, meanwhile, prices in at a far more modest £599, while the Google Pixel 2 XL is on sale for a slightly loftier £799.
If you absolutely must have the best iPhone, you may be willing to fork out upwards of £1000. But for most users, the Google Pixel 2 will be a much more sensible purchase
Google Pixel 2 XL vs iPhone X Summary: What’s the difference?
If you’re in a rush, here’s a quick breakdown of the key differences between the two handsets.
Design: The iPhone X features a swanky all-screen front that’s mimicked by the Google Pixel 2 XL, but the Google Pixel 2 proper is far more prosaic.
Specs: Both Google and Apple have loaded their phones with class-leading specs, so it really comes down to which operating system you prefer.
Price: The Google Pixel 2 starts at £599 while the iPhone X pricing begins at £999. The latter is really only a sensible purchase for Apple die-hards, while most users will get better value for money from the new Google Pixel 2 phones.
Expect Google and Apple to continue to try to outmaneuver each other with anything that has to do with mobile. It’s kind of like the tech version of Coke vs. Pepsi. To be fair, there is no readily declared the winner between the Pixel 2 XL and the iPhone X. Both devices have sleek, modern designs, convenient and well-designed interfaces, and a decent selection of appealing features. Ultimately, the choice for most consumers will come down to price (the iPhone X is more expensive) and which operating system is preferred.