The 14 Biggest Differences Between Pixel and Galaxy S8
Now that the Galaxy S8 has been officially announced, Google Pixel seems to be about to lose the preference of Android users. Although they were released months apart, there is no shortage of comparisons between the two, especially to help those who have not yet decided which one to buy. So if you're curious about the main differences between the two smartphones, just check out our detailed comparison below!
For many, this is the most important aspect of a smartphone these days, because the display occupies most of the device. The Galaxy S8 has an AMOLED screen is 5.8 inches and a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels.
Google Pixel is a little behind, with its "small" 5-inch screen and Full HD resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels.
Of course we can not fail to mention that there are two models of each smartphone. In the case of Galaxy, we have the normal S8 and the Galaxy S8 +, while Pixel also has its normal version and Pixel XL.
In both cases, the differences are in the size of the handsets, as many consumers tend to prefer larger smartphones. The Galaxy S8 + has a 6.2 inch screen with the same resolution as the original model and the Pixel XL has a 5.5 inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels.
The battery of a smartphone is another very important matter to consider as you will always depend on it to use your device. Fortunately, both devices do well in this regard. The Samsung S8 has a capacity of 3000 mAh while the Pixel has 2770 mAh.
The difference is small and as they have the same version of Android, there is a good optimization on both smartphones. Since the screen of the Pixel is much smaller, it is even possible that the battery lasts longer than the Galaxy.
As much as there is not so much innovation or change on smartphone cameras, this comparison is also worthwhile.
Incredibly, the two handsets are very similar in this regard. Both the Pixel and Galaxy S8 have a 12 megapixel rear camera (records 4k video) and an 8 megapixel front camera (records Full HD video). Pixel has even been named as having the best camera ever seen in a mobile device, so you can see more tests to see if the Galaxy can overcome it.
Both smartphones have a very beautiful design, but it turns out to be more a matter of personal taste in this regard. Pixel follows a very standard line and similar to other Google devices, but could really receive improvements in its next versions.
Already the Galaxy S8 is the result of years of improvements of its successors and really managed to reach its peak this time.
In general dimensions, the devices have slightly different specifications, but nothing out of the standard. The Galaxy S8 is 148.9 mm high, 68.1 mm wide, 8.0 mm thick and weighs 152 g. The Pixel is 143.8 mm high, 69.5 mm wide, 8.5 mm thick and 143 g in weight.
Even in the different sizes, the Pixel ends up being lighter and possibly more comfortable in everyday life. Still, the Galaxy is quite thin and should not be as uncomfortable as other large handsets.
7. Operating System
Not surprisingly, both devices come standard with Android Nougat 7.1 installed, but there are some differences. While Google devices always come with the pure version of Android, Samsung devices have some modifications made by the company itself.
It used to mean that the Galaxy could crash and be slower than other smartphones, but it has been fixed for years and is barely noticeable today.
It's always a little unfair to compare the performance of two smartphones released months apart, but it's worth mentioning anyway. At Pixel we have the Snapdragon 821 chip (it was the latest at the time), Adreno 530 CPU and 4 GB of RAM.
The Galaxy S8 has a Snapdragon 835 octa-core chip, Adreno 540 GPU and 4GB of RAM. Obviously, Galaxy tends to be faster, but Pixel is not far behind because it still has very powerful components.
Storage space is another crucial aspect of a smartphone and there are good options for both handsets compared. For Pixel, there are three options currently available: 32 GB,, 64 GB and 128 GB. As with other Google devices, there is no SD card slot to expand the space.
The Galaxy S8 has only a 64 GB storage option, but has a compatible micro SD card slot for up to 2 TB of additional memory.
In terms of color, it can be said that both smartphones have an interesting variety. Nowadays, Pixel can be purchased in silver, black and blue. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S8 will be sold in black, silver, blue, gray (with shades of purple) and gold.
The security of your data and files should always be considered very important, something that Samsung and Google have done a lot in recent years. Both have sophisticated systems for unlocking their devices, such as iris reader, fingerprint sensor and face recognition.
Every year, smartphones seem to get tougher, though they are still very fragile with crashes and crashes. Both Google Pixel and Galaxy S8 have good dust and water resistance, and have screens that can absorb most surface scratches.
The Galaxy S8 does not have certain accuracy of arriving in Brazil, but it will surely be released here eventually as all its predecessors. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of Pixel, which even after months has given no sign that it will be officially launched in our country.
As expected, the price of both devices can be quite high, but at least Pixel has some extra options in its cost. The cheapest (32GB) Pixel can be purchased for $ 649, but the Galaxy S8 only has the 64GB version for $ 750.
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