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Pixel 2 specs vs. iPhone 8, Galaxy S8 and LG G6

Google just announced the Pixel 2. Here's how it compares to the competition.

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After months of speculation and an accidental leak last month, Google formally announced its latest phones at an event in the San Francisco Jazz Center: the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

The phones are nearly identical in every way aside from size, battery and price. The Pixel 2, the smaller of the two, comes with a revamped camera, Daydream VR support and no headphone jack. On the outside the Pixel 2 looks similar to last year's Pixel phone. On the inside, the phone has a faster processor and is running the latest version of Android: Oreo 8.0.

But how does it stack up against the competition? Read the spec chart below to see exactly how the Pixel 2 compares against the iPhone 8 , Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 .

Google Pixel 2 specs compared with iPhone 8, Galaxy S8 and LG G6

Google Pixel 2Apple iPhone 8Samsung Galaxy S8LG G6
Display size, resolution 5-inch; 1,920x1,080 pixels4.7-inch, 1,334 x 750 pixels5.8-inch; 2,960x1,440 pixels5.7-inch, 2,880x1,440 pixels
Pixel density 441 ppi326ppi570ppi565ppi
Dimensions (Inches) 5.7x2.7x0.3 in5.45x2.65x0.29 in5.86x2.68x0.32 in5.86x2.83x0.31 in
Dimensions (Millimeters) 145.7x69.7x7.8 mm138.43x67.31x7.37 mm148.9x68.1x8 mm148.9x71.97.x7.9 mm
Weight (Ounces, Grams) 5.04 oz; 143g5.22 oz; 148g5.5 oz; 155g5.7 oz, 162g
Mobile software Android 8 OreoiOS 11Android 7.0 NougatAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Camera 12-megapixel12-megapixel12-megapixelDual 13-megapixel
Front-facing camera 8-megapixel7-megapixel8-megapixel5-megapixel
Video capture 4K4K4K4K
Processor Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835A11 Bionic chip, M11 motion coprocessorOcta-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8352.35GHz Snapdragon 821 with Adreno 530 GPU
Storage 64GB, 128GB64GB, 256GB64GB32GB
Expandable storage NoneNoneUp to 2TBUp to 2TB
Battery 2,700mAh14 hours of talk time on wireless; 12 hours of internet use; 13 hours of video playback on wireless; 40 hours of audio playback on wireless3,000mAh3,300mAh
Fingerprint sensor Back coverHome buttonBack coverBack cover
Connector USB-CLightningUSB-CUSB-C
Special features Google Assistant; unlimited cloud storage; Daydream VR-readyWireless charging; splash, water and dust resistanceWater-resistant (IP68), wireless charging, Gigabit LTE-ready18:9 sceen ratio, wireless charging, IP68
Price off-contract (USD) $649 (64GB), $749 (128GB)$699 (64 GB), $849 (256 GB)AT&T: $750; Verizon: $720; T-Mobile: $750; Sprint: $750; U.S. Cellular: $675AT&T: $720, Sprint: $708, T-Mobile: $650, Verizon: $672, U.S. Cellular: $597.60
Price (GBP) £629 (64GB), £729 (128GB)£699 (64 GB), £849 (256 GB)£689£649
Price (AUD) AU$1,079 (64GB), AU$1,229 (128GB)AU$1,079 (64 GB), AU$1,329 (256 GB)AU$1,199AU$1,008
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