Features Key features of the Galaxy S8  vs Pixel XL 

screen size

Galaxy S8
5.8"
Pixel XL
5.5"

screen resolution

Galaxy S8
2960 x 1440
Pixel XL
2560 x 1440

memory

Galaxy S8
4 GB
Pixel XL
4 GB

camera resolution

Galaxy S8
12 MP
Pixel XL
12.3 MP

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Samsung Galaxy S8

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Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes vs No Somewhat common; Share your cellphone's data plan with other devices
Higher resolution 2960 x 1440 vs 2560 x 1440 More than 15% higher resolution
Lighter 152 g vs 168 g Around 10% lighter
Faster processor 2.35 GHz vs 2.15 GHz Around 10% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Bigger screen 5.8" vs 5.5" More than 5% bigger screen
Sharper screen 567 ppi vs 534 ppi More than 5% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Slightly thinner 8 mm vs 8.6 mm More than 5% thinner
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Store much more stuff 128 GB vs 64 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Longer standby time 31,392 min vs 19,296 min Around 65% longer standby time
More battery capacity 3,450 mA·h vs 3,000 mA·h 15% more battery capacity

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy S8  vs
Pixel XL 
Type AMOLED AMOLED
Size 5.8" 5.5"
Resolution 2960 x 1440 2560 x 1440
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 567 ppi 534 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2.35 GHz 2.15 GHz
RAM 4 GB 4 GB
Internal storage 64 GB 128 GB

photo & video

Camera 12 MP 12.3 MP
Resolution 12 MP 12.3 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 8 MP 8 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes No
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth

form factor

Galaxy S8  vs
Pixel XL 
Weight 152 g 168 g
Thickness 8 mm 8.6 mm
Size 68.1 x 148.9 x 8 mm 75.7 x 154.7 x 8.6 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS No No

music

Supports FM radio No No

software

Operating system Android 7.0 Android 7.1
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

battery

Talk time 1,740 min 1,920 min
Standby time 19,296 min 31,392 min
Capacity 3,000 mA·h 3,450 mA·h
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