Which Android Phone You Should Buy? Galaxy S8 Vs Google Pixel XL


No one can deny that Google Pixel XL is truly an incredible handset. It is powerful, attractive and takes fantastic pictures. However, the Galaxy S8 is the most hotly anticipated smartphone of the year for Android fans. We can only witness the response of Galaxy S8 after its release, but it will touch the lofty heights for sure like its predecessors. Samsung concerns about the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco has been vanishing gradually, and they are ready to conquer the smartphone market with Galaxy S8. So, we will do Galaxy S8 Vs Google Pixel XL comparison and let see which one looks better with its specifications and features.

Smartphones Comparison: Galaxy S8 Vs Google Pixel XL

Galaxy S8 Vs Google Pixel XL

Release Date

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has been scheduled to release on 21st of April 2017. The Galaxy S8 launch event will take place in an event in New York City on 29th of March. Whereas, Google Pixel XL was released in October 2016.


Both smartphones are on the expensive side. The Galaxy S8 price of 64 GB will be $860, and 128 GB will cost you $960. The Google Pixel XL will cost you $769 for 32 GB and $869 for 128 GB. There is no 64 GB option in Pixel phones.


The Galaxy S8 will have thin bezels, and Samsung has finally decided to ditch the home button along with 3.5 mm headphone jack. Both variants of Galaxy S8 will have an edge to edge design.

Google called its Pixel XL design ‘bold’ during the launch. The back of the phone has glass and metal design which makes its look better than most of the other phones.

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Specs And FeaturesGalaxy S8Google Pixel
Type16M colors,  Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen16M colors, AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Size5.8 inches5.5 inches
Resolution 1440 x 29601440 x 2560
ProtectionGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 4
Operating SystemAndroid Nougat 7.1Android Nougat 7.1
CPUOcta-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)Quad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo)
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 835Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
GPUAdreno 540Adreno 530
Storage64 GB and 128 GB32 GB and 128 GB
Memory CardYesNo
Rear Camera12 Megapixels with f/1.712.3 Megapixels with f/2.0
Front Camera8 Megapixels8 Megapixels
Battery3000 mAh3450 mAh
Headphone JackNoYes
SensorsIris scanner, back fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2Rear fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
USBType C 1.0 reversible connector, v3.1Type C 1.0 reversible connector, v3.0
ColorsBlack, White, Gold, Silver, Pink GoldQuite Black, Very Silver, Really Blue
Additional Features
  • Samsung Pay
  • Water And Dust Resistant
  • Samsung Desktop Experience
  • Wireless charging
  • Water And Dust Resistant
  • Fast Battery Charging


So this was our Galaxy S8 Vs Google Pixel XL comparison. Any of the phones will not disappoint you, though Galaxy S8 has got a slight edge over Pixel XL. We will update the as the new information comes from the Galaxy S8 side. In the meantime, you can check our Galaxy S8 versus Google Pixel Comparison.