Yesterday, October 4th in San Francisco Google had their new hardware reveal event. Most of the world of course were excited about the second-generation Pixel smartphones reveal the most. Before starting to compare Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL with other high-end smartphone tech specs, design and overall features we will talk about the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL difference.
Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL difference
Sorry, no big surprises here. Last year’s first-generation Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones did not have many differences and it’s the same case with Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL. These phones are nearly identical. First and most obvious difference is the size and dimensions of the phones.
Length: 5.7 in (145.7 mm)
Width: 2.7 in (69.7 mm)
Height: 0.3 in (7.8 mm)
Weight: 5.01 oz (143 g)
Pixel 2 XL
Length: 6.2 in (157.9 mm)
Width: 3.0 in (76.7 mm)
Height: 0.3 in (7.9 mm)
Weight: 6.2 oz (175 g)
Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL display
As you can see Pixel 2 XL is only 0.5 in taller than Pixel 2, but the screen is a full inch bigger than Pixel 2. Pixel 2 has bigger bezels at the top and bottom. Surprisingly enough but a lot of people as a reason why choose Google Pixel 2 list that they like a smaller screen and a phone that can comfortably fit in one hand. When talking about display the differences are Pixel 2 has Cinematic display 5.0 in (127 mm) and Pixel 2 XL has Fullscreen 6.0 in (152 mm) display. Pixel 2 XL not only has a bigger screen it also has better display. Well at least on paper it looks better. Pixel 2 has FHD (Full High Definition) and Pixel 2 XL has QHD (Quarter High Definition) displays. And other pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL difference in display are:
FHD (1920 x 1080) AMOLED at 441ppi
2.5D Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5
95% DCI-P3 coverage
Pixel 2 XL
QHD+ (2880 x 1440) pOLED at 538ppi
3D Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5
100% DCI-P3 coverage
When you take a quick look at Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL you can’t tell that both phones have not been made by the same manufacturer. But when you dig deeper you can see quite important differences. Like with the display just described, for example. Pixel 2 was made by HTC and the Pixel 2 XL was made by LG. As you can see Pixel 2 HTC made display isn’t quite as vibrant as Pixel 2 XL pOLED display made by LG.
Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL colors
And the second noticeable Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL difference is the color. Pixel 2 comes in three colors Just Black, Clearly White and Kinda Blue. Pixel 2 XL comes in two colors: Just Black and Black & White. Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL has one new design feature that we have not seen before. The Power/Lock button in kind of wearied colors. Pixel 2 XL Black & White model has a red/orange power/lock button and Pixel 2 Kinda Blue model has a torques blue power/lock button. I guess it’s kind of a love it or hate it situation. And some are saying that the Pixel 2 XL Black & White has that storm-trooper vibe too.
Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL price
And last but not least of course Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL difference is the price. Google Pixel 2 price will start at $649 for the 64 GB model and $749 for the bigger storage 128GB model. And Google Pixel 2 XL price will start at $849 and 128 GB price will start at $949.