Google Pixel XL vs Galaxy S8 Plus: Premium tier showdown

by birtanpublished on September 15, 2020

Hey what's good guys is Zack here with Android police taking a look at two of the best smartphones out there right now the Galaxy S a plus and the Google pixel excel now although rumors of Google's and Samsung's next phones aren't in front of sex I wanted to put these two

Phones heads ahead and see if one is truly better it is Samsung's younger more futuristic si plus or can Google's first attempt to somehow overtake the competition so there's no question that the si plus takes the design side of

Things with its large bright curvy screen it honestly makes the pixel excel look like something from four years ago but the thing is Google made the pixel excel look like something from four years ago – this has got to be the most

Simple looking modern-day smartphone that I've used like I said it might takes over visited video I did end up looking past that over time but I've had the si plus since launch and the display still allows me quite often so while the

SP plus can drop your jaw the design of the pixel XL is more practical it's just easier to use managing the phone with one hand as well as reaching the fingerprint reader proved to be a bit of a challenge on the s8 plus things seem

Better spaced out on the pixel XL giving its ease of use factors you slide edge and don't even get me started on accidental pixie button presence both devices have their downsides in terms of materials the pixels metal unibody is

Slippery and the glass back of the s8 is one of the easiest things to scratch noting a dbrand skin can't fix however now on paper there's no doubt the s8 plus has the more flashy resume granted it's younger and Samsung just loves

Packing its phones to the brim when it comes to features wireless charging water resistance expandable storage more biometric security options a theme store the list just goes on the pixel takes a more simple bare-bones approach with

Stock Android and for some people that's the deciding factor some people prefer a phone loaded with features while some just need it to the basics so while the pixel may not have all the bells and whistles the s8 has it still manages to

Take the hearts of Android diehards mine included Samson can try as many times as they want their skin on top of Android will never be stock Android in terms of speed fluidity and most importantly longevity don't get me wrong

Samsung has been getting better with their skins over the years by lightening the load slowly but surely and although my si+ hasn't shown signs of lag it just yet it does display a good amount of stuttery animations where I'm

Dealing with straight butter on the pixel the Samsung experience however shines in the feature category with things like customization across-the-board with attractive live wallpapers the theme store a set of

Battery saving modes performance modes you've got always-on display edge features and more whereas on the pixel you don't really get much of anything that you can't pull off on the s8 in terms of overall performance both do

Very well handling everyday tasks like it's nothing the pixel can get warm depending on the task and the s8 will sometimes find itself loading apps just a split second slower but the s8 plus reigned supreme in terms of battery life

I average having hours of screen on time and I never have to worry about it randomly draining it's incredibly consistent the pixel XL on the other hand gets me around five to five and a half hours of staying on time with the

Occasional drain here and there but it hasn't been a huge concern in my experiment but the battery life on the si+ has been more than impressive causing me to shake my head in disbelief sometimes moving on over to the cameras

The superior image processing on the pixel XL is what makes it my favorite phone to take pictures with shots in pretty much every situations look amazing especially selfies not seeing the SAS camera is horrible but it's fine

From a few tweaks it's basically the same camera we saw in the s7 I can get some great shots out of the si+ don't get me wrong it's a very fast camera too and that's something that the pixels camera doesn't really have going for it

But if I had to choose between these two phones to take pictures with 10 out of 10 times I'm going with a pixel so while the s8 plus maybe the younger more flashy and attractive device the pixel XL is still a top dog and although

Google had a shorter amount of time to put this phone together they still managed to release a phone that I often use over my si plus and that's saying something now I probably won't recommend you guys buy a first gen pixel to use

For the next few years I will say that this should get people excited for the second generation where we may see a lot of what makes the si plus so great in terms of design and features but if you really really want to get one of these

Phones now I'd recommend the s8 plus and you can snatch this and it takes a life cell for about the same price if you do some hunting online so I will say that neither phone is truly than the other but they are better at

Different things validity camera and software go to the pixel excels while features battery life and design go to the SI plus it all depends on what you need in a smartphone so what do you guys think of the galaxy si plus vs. the

Pixel XL which what do you think is better let us know your thoughts down below we would love to hear your feedback but anyways that does it for this video I hope you guys enjoyed it if you did please feel free to hit that

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