Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs Apple iPhone X vs Google Pixel 2 XL: Price, Specifications Compared

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+were unveiled at the Galaxy Unpacked event, ahead of MWC 2018, in Barcelona on Sunday. The latest offerings in Samsung's flagship series have a similar design compared to the previous-gen Galaxy S8 duo, albeit with refreshed internals and several new feature additions. Both phones come with the latest Exynos 9810 SoC (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC in some markets), new AR emojis, improved cameras with variable aperture (Galaxy S9+ has a dual rear camera setup), and full screen displays with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Despite the performance and features that the Galaxy S9+ promises, the smartphone faces stiff competition from the likes of the Apple iPhone X and Google Pixel 2 XL.

The Apple iPhone X was launched way back in September 2017. Despite that, it is still one of the most popular and powerful handsets in the world, with features like an edge-to-edge display (with a notch), the Apple A11 Bionic SoC, and a vertical dual rear camera setup. On the other hand, the Google Pixel 2 XL was made official in November 2017. The phone runs a stock version of Android Oreo, and has initial access to all major Androidupdates for the near future. Apart from that, the Pixel 2 XL has premium specifications such as the Snapdragon 835 SoC and an 18:9 display. Here's a look at the Galaxy S9 price, specifications, and key features and we compare them with those of the iPhone X and Pixel 2 XL to help you make the final decision
Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs Apple iPhone X vs Google Pixel 2 XL: Price, Specifications Compared
Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs Apple iPhone X vs Google Pixel 2 XL: Price, Specifications Compared

Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs Apple iPhone X vs Google Pixel 2 XL price

Samsung Galaxy S9+ price for the US market starts at $839.99 (roughly Rs. 54,500). The phone will be made available in select global markets starting March 16, with pre-orders in India already live. The Galaxy S9+ will be sold in Midnight Black, Lilac Purple, Coral Blue, and Titanium Grey colour options.
Apple iPhone X price in India is Rs. 95,390 for the 64GB variant and Rs. 1,08,930 for the 256GB variant; prices were recently hiked after the Indian government increased custom duty on import of mobile phones. The handset is currently sold in India in Space Grey and Silver colour variants, and can be purchased across multiple online and offline Apple resellers.
Finally, Google Pixel 2 XL price in India is Rs. 73,000 for the 64GB variant and Rs. 82,000 for the 128GB model. Unlike the Pixel 2, the Pixel 2 XL is available in Just Black and Black & White colour variants. Launched online exclusively on Flipkart, the phone is also available via offline retailers such as Croma, Reliance Digital, and the likes.

Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs Apple iPhone X vs Google Pixel 2 XL specifications

The Samsung Galaxy S9+ runs Samsung Experience on top of Android 8 Oreo out-of-the-box. It sports a 6.2-inch QHD+ (2960x1440 pixels) Curved Super AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9, similar to the Galaxy S8+. The phone has a Samsung Exynos 9810/ Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC running the scenes, paired with 6GB of RAM and 64GB/ 128GB/ 256GB of inbuilt storage. If that does not suffice, storage can expanded via microSD card (up to 400GB).
In the camera department, the Galaxy S9+ bears a dual camera setup that has a primary Super Speed Dual Pixel 12-megapixel sensor with autofocus and variable aperture of f/1.5-f/2.4, and a secondary telephoto 12-megapixel sensor with autofocus and f/2.4 aperture. Both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ sport an 8-megapixel front sensor for selfies and video calling. There is a 3500mAh battery under the hood.
Connectivity on the Galaxy S9+ includes options such as Wi-Fi 802.11ac, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB Type-C, and 4G. Sensors include iris scanner, fingerprint sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, accelerometer, barometer, and light sensor. Dimensions of the phone are 158.1x73.8x8.5mm and weight is 189 grams.
The Apple iPhone X is a single SIM smartphone that runs the latest version of iOS 11.2 out-of-the-box. The handset sports a 5.8-inch (1125x2436 pixels) Super Retina display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It is backed up by the latest Apple A11 Bionic SoC, coupled with 3GB RAM and 64GB/ 256GB of inbuilt storage.
In terms of optics, the iPhone X sports a dual rear camera setup with two 12-megapixel sensors that come with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS). On the front is a 7-megapixel FaceTime HD camera for selfies and video calling. The phone has a 2716mAh battery powering the internals.
And, lastly, the Google Pixel 2 XL runs a stock version of Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. The Pixel 2 XL sports a 6-inch QHD+ (1440x2880 pixels) pOLED display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The handset is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB/ 128GB inbuilt storage. There is a 3520mAh battery under the hood.
Talking about the phone's camera, the Pixel 2 XL has the same 12.2-megapixel rear camera as the one seen on Pixel 2. It comes with features such as f/1.8 aperture and EIS/ OIS. The phone has an 8-megapixel front-facing camera as well.
In terms of connectivity options, the phone has plenty. The Pixel 2 XL comes with 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and an eSIM module (for Project Fi users). Finally, sensors on the phone include accelerometer, barometer, proximity sensor, gyroscope, ambient light sensor, and fingerprint sensor.

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