Google Pixel 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Compare Specs, Features and Prices

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Google Pixel 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Compare Specs, Features and Prices
Google Pixel 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Compare Specs, Features and Prices

New Delhi : Google's flagship Pixel 2 smartphone went on sale in India on Wednesday at a starting price of Rs 61,000 for the 64GB variant. The device comes with 4GB RAM coupled with 64GB and 128GB internal memory. The 128GB version is available at Rs 70,000.

Pixel 2 sports an aluminium unibody design with a hybrid coating and comes with IP67 water and dust resistance.

The smartphone is available on e-commerce sites such as Flipkart, Reliance Digital, Croma, Poorvika and Vijay Sales and retail stores and comes with a two-year warranty.

Pixel 2 runs the latest Android 8 Oreo operating system (OS) and sports 5-inch full HD (1920x1080) AMOLED display. The smartphone is powered by top-notch Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor and 2,700mAh battery.

In terms of camera specs, there is 12MP f/1.8 primary camera with optical and electronic stabilisation and an 8MP f/2.4 selfie camera. Pixel 2 comes pre-loaded with Google Assistant and a new feature called "Active Edge" that works when the phone is squeezed.

Other features include front-firing stereo speakers, Wi-Fi 2.4/5GHz 802.11 a/b/c/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC. The phone uses an aluminium unibody with a hybrid coating, and is IP67 water and dust resistant.

Note 8 looks like a great device with Samsung getting the software and artificial intelligence piece right over there. At Rs 67,900, it is a perfect deal for Android lovers in the premium segment.

Both the variants are available in "Just Black", "Clearly White" and "Kinda Blue" coloured variants.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 features and specifications

A two-year-long wait for Samsung Note lovers finally came to an end when the South Korean giant brought its premium flagship Galaxy Note 8 launched in India.The premium smartphone, at Rs 67,900, looks set to satisfy technology junkies who are on-the-go.

Galaxy Note 8 has industry-first "Infinity Display". The 6.3-inch display with a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels delivered sharp and deep colours. The edge-to-edge display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio offered maximum viewing area. 

The device with 6GB RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage (expandable up to 256GB) houses a 64-bit Exynos 8895 octa-core SoC (system on chip), handling heavy-graphics games with ease with "Vulkan API" support.

When it comes to security, Note 8 comes with "iris scanner", FaceID (just like the "super premium" iPhone X), fingerprint scanner (that works awesomely), number lock and pattern lock.

Galaxy Note 8 comes with a rear dual camera set-up with dual OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation).

While one is a wide-angle 12MP Dual Pixel autofocus camera with an aperture of 1.7, the other is a "Telephoto" 12MP autofocus camera with an f-stop of 2.4. The system has 2X optical zoom and up to 10X digital zoom.

Galaxy Note 8 is fitted with a 12MP dual-camera system at the rear, along side a flash and fingerprint sensor. The device (we experienced Maple Gold one) comes with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal memory (expandable up to 256GB).