Specs Comparison: Sony Xperia XZ2 vs Google Pixel 2 XL
Sony just released their latest flagship, the XZ2, at MWC 2018. How does it fare when compared to other flagship devices? Let’s find out! Here’s a side-by-side spec brawl between Sony’s latest and Google’s Pixel 2 XL. Let’s begin!
The Sony Xperia XZ2 is the latest front liner of the company. It has a 5.7″ 18:9 Full HD+ TRILUMINOS display with a 2160 x 1080 resolution, Snapdragon 845 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, 19MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, and a 3,180mAh battery with Quick Charge and Wireless Charging.
The Google Pixel 2 XL, on the other hand, is Google’s latest that was announced in late 2017. It has a 6″ 18:9 pOLED display with 2880 x 1440 resolution, Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB/128GB internal storage, 12.2MP rear camera, 8MP front camera, and a 3,520mAh battery with rapid charging.
Here are their detailed specs:
|Sony Xperia XZ2||Google Pixel 2 XL|
|Corning Gorilla Glass 5||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|5.7-inch 18:9 Full HD+ HDR TRILUMINOS display @ 2160 x 1080px||6-inch full HD 18:9 pOLED display @ 2880 x 1440, ~538ppi|
|2.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core||2.45GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core|
|Adreno 630 GPU||Adreno 540|
|4GB RAM||4GB RAM|
|64GB UFS internal storage||64GB / 128GB internal storage|
|expandable via microSD up to 400GB||-|
|19MP rear Motion Eye camera (1/ 2.3”, 1.22μm, 25mm Sony G Lens f/2.0)||12.2MP rear camera with OIS, EIS, PDAF, LDAF|
|5MP Exmor RS front camera (1/ 5”, 23mm f/2.2 wide angle)||8MP front camera|
|4G LTE||4G LTE|
|Single SIM/Dual SIM||Single nano-SIM and e-SIM|
|Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0|
|GPS with aGPS, GLONASS||GPS, GLONASS|
|Stereo Speaker with S-Force Front Surround, Qualcomm aptX HD audio||Stereo Speakers|
|USB Type C 3.1||USB Type-C|
|Fingerprint scanner||Fingerprint scanner|
|IP65/IP68 Dust and Water Resistance||IP67 dust water resistance|
|-||Active Edge sides|
|Android 8.0 Oreo||Android 8.0 Oreo|
|3180mAh battery w/ Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, Qi Wireless Charging||3,520mAh battery with rapid charging|
|153 x 72 x 11.1 mm||157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm|
Here are the advantage of each smartphone:
Sony Xperia XZ2
+ Better performing CPU
+ Better performing GPU
+ expandable storage via microSD card slot
+ Higher rear camera resolution
+ S-Force Front Surround and Qualcomm aptX HD audio
+ Wireless charging
Google Pixel 2 XL
+ Larger screen size
+ Higher screen resolution
+ Higher front camera
+ Active Edge sides
+ Larger battery capacity
The Pixel 2 XL has a larger screen size and higher resolution giving it the edge in terms of viewing experience compared to the XZ2. Users can still go with the latter but if you are really fond of watching videos, then go with Google’s offering.
The CPUs of both device can be deduced immediately since they came from the same brand and even family. The Snapdragon 845 found in the XZ2 is Qualcomm’s latest while the 835 is the previous front runner. From this alone, we know which chipset will stand on top.
The same goes for their GPUs — the Adreno 630 has better gaming potential than the Adreno 540. If users are more inclined on performance, then the XZ2 is the right pick.
In terms of photography, the XZ2 has a higher rear camera resolution but the Pixel 2 XL has a higher front. Stay tuned for our reviews of these devices for their camera quality.
Juice-wise, the Pixel 2 XL has a larger battery capacity than the XZ2. One main difference, however, is the XZ’s wireless charging that Google’s flagship doesn’t have.
The price of the XZ2 is yet to be announced while the Google Pixel 2 XL is priced at Php44,500.
Which do you think is your choice? Let us in the comments section below.