iPhone X vs Google Pixel 2!

– Hey guys, this is Austin Today is the launch of the iPhone X which could be the most hyped phone of the year, well, unless you count this of course

I recently did a video on the Pixel 2, and I came away with it thinking that it is one of my favorite phones I've ever tried, but how does it stack up to the iPhone X? So if we pop this guy open, we see designed by Apple in California Who cares about that? What I care about is the iPhone X Wow, it actually is a little bit thicker than I thought It's probably about the same as something like the 8, but, interesting The black looks really nice, so that along with the metal band that's sort of this dark chrome, this is a good looking phone

But before we get too far into it, let's see what else we get Surprise, surprise! Inside the box is the standard power adapter, even though this iPhone supports not only wireless charging but also fast charging But, this works We also get a pair of Lightning EarPods as well as the Lightning to 35 millimeter adapter

The same as pretty much all of the iPhone 7s, 8s, that kind of thing There is a Lightning to USB cable So with the iPhone X powered up, the first thing I noticed is the notch Now to be fair, the bezels around the rest of the phone are really tiny, probably smaller than pretty much anything besides maybe something like the Galaxy S8 But the notch, it's noticeable, although I don't think it's gonna be that big of a deal

Just using it for three seconds, I've almost forgot it's there Put the iPhone side by side with the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL, and you'll see it's actually fairly similar to the size of the standard Pixel Now that is even including the fact that this has a 58 inch display which is nearly as big as the six inch display on the XL 2 All of this being said, I actually prefer the standard size of the Pixel 2 for reasons that I'll get into in a minute, but it is hard to argue with just how nice of a piece of hardware the iPhone X is

My only slight issue with the hardware is the camera hump It's a lot larger than I would expect Now to be fair, the Pixel XL 2 does have a little bit of a camera hump, but compared to the iPhone X which just kind of rattles around, it's a lot bigger On the other hand, the iPhone X does support wireless charging where the aluminum-backed Pixel 2 does not Both phones are IP67 rated which means that in theory, they should survive under one meter of water for 30 minutes

However if you watched my iPhone 7 Plus video last year, it died in about seven seconds of being in a bowl of water So, here goes nothing Ugh! Ooh! All right, iPhone X is in Now let's get the Pixel in Okay, well, the water is going over the table, but the screens are on

I'm going to leave them in for one minute because I don't wanna break my phones Hey, I'm just being honest (chuckles) All right, so, (chuckles) water's going everywhere It looks like both phones are fine Sweet! I don't have to spend a bunch of money on new phones

(laughs) Inside the iPhone X is the Apple A11 Bionic chip which has three high-power cores and three low-power cores, three gigabytes of RAM, and either 64 or 256 gigs of storage On the other hand, the Pixel 2 has the Snapdragon 835 which takes four high-power cores and four low-power cores, puts them together with four gigs of RAM and either 64 or 128 gigabytes of storage When you take a look at the performance in Geekbench, though, it is not even close The iPhone X is hands down the fastest phone out there On the graphics side with GFXBench, while it's a little bit closer, it's still really hard to argue with the iPhone X which is really impressive considering that the iPhone has two fewer cores

At this point, not only is it faster than pretty much any other phone out there, but it's starting to approach a lot of high-end laptops Of course, benchmarks are one thing, and the real world use is another So the Pixel 2 is hands down the fastest Android phone I've ever tried, even though, yes, on paper, it might not be quite as fast as the iPhone In actual practical use, it's really hard to see a difference Something that the iPhone X dropped but the Pixel 2 still has is the fingerprint sensor

I've gotta say this one is great Not only is it placed on the back of the phone, which is really simple to get at, but it's also incredibly quick So to setup Face ID on the iPhone, it should be pretty simple All I need to do is look all the way around, and it should scan my face Raise the phone, and swipe up, and it's unlocked

That's actually pretty quick I'm curious, though, how well Face ID works when it's laying flat on something like a table I'll try to unlock it here, swipe up Oh, it got it! All right I still have my reservations about how good Face ID is going to be in the long run, but at first glance, it actually does seem to be pretty well implemented

While it's not the most practical thing, I've gotta say that Animoji on the iPhone X are kind of fun So if I hit record here, hey guys, this is Austin Are Animoji worth it? Well you do need to learn some new gestures on the iPhone X So instead of having a Home button, instead you swipe from the bottom to leave an app, and then you swipe up and to the right to pull up your multitasking From here, you can go between your different apps or you can use the little thing on the bottom to actually scroll between which app is open

It does take a little bit of getting used to, but it's actually not bad In comparison, the Pixel 2 feels downright normal So there are some cool features such as the always-on display which I like to be able to see stuff like time, date, notifications at a glance The Pixel also has Google Assistant which I like a lot more than Siri To activate you just need to squeeze the frame of the phone

The main feature of the iPhone X, though, is absolutely the display It's rocking a 58 inch, 2436 by 1124 AMOLED display Not only is this the first time that Apple's gone with OLED, but as you can see, the bezels are absolutely tiny What this means is that you're basically getting an iPhone-8 sized chassis but with a much, much larger screen

I've gotta say it works It's right up there with the Galaxy S8 and Note8 as far as some of the best screens out there So it's nice and saturated, it's pretty sharp While there is just a little bit of color shifting when you look at it off angle, it is nowhere near as bad as the Pixels The standard Pixel 2 has a pretty decent 1080p five inch OLED display

While it's nothing spectacular, it totally gets the job done When you switch to the Pixel 2 XL though, that's where you take a hard turn into garbage town When you look at it dead on, the colors are okay, but stuff like reds look awfully brown When you look at it off angle, it looks very blue There've been a lot of reports of issues with screen burn-in

Now Google will be releasing an update which will supposedly help some of this stuff, but when you compare it to the iPhone X, it is no competition At the very least, audio is an area where neither of these phones have major issues They both have stereo speakers Hey guys, this is Austin Inside this mysterious brown box is what I very much hope is the Xbox One X, but the question is, is it worth it? So first of all– You know what? I think they both sound good, but I actually do have to give the lead to the Pixel

It's a little bit louder and a little bit clearer Of course, that's not a big deal when you plug in a pair of headphones as both of these have headphone jacks Oh, oh, right, it's 2017 Neither of them have a headphone jack Cameras is where both of these phones really excel

The Pixel 2 has a 12 megapixel camera, and the iPhone X has a pair of them One wide-angle, one telephoto While it might only have a single camera, some of the images that I've gotten from the Pixel 2 really are incredible The auto HDR does a great job of bringing a ton of dynamic range into a shot It does a really good job of being very, very sharp

It's also optically stabilized just like the iPhone The low-light performance is not bad either There's really not a lot to complain about with the Pixel When it comes to the iPhone X, you're also getting solid dynamic range Because it is the same camera from the 8 as well as the 8 Plus, you're also getting nice saturation

A lot of the images look a little bit punchier than on the Pixel Both cameras also have Portrait mode So let's start with the iPhone X That's not bad Some of the advantages of this phone is that both of the cameras are optically stabilized which actually does make a pretty big difference for the Portrait mode compared to the 8 Plus

On the other hand, the Pixel 2's Portrait mode is purely based on software So, if you look closely, you'll see that it's not quite perfect Some of the edges are a little bit soft It doesn't fully blur the background in this shot But a lot of times, I actually prefer the results from the Pixel 2, which is really impressive considering that it doesn't have that second camera

Where it really shines is with selfie-Portrait mode Yeah look at that, that's great! So not only does it do a really good job with the hair, but the background is very naturally blurred We take a look at it on the iPhone X, yeah, that's just not as good You can see that my hair is a little bit blurry It didn't really perfectly cut my shirt out of the background either

Video is also solid So this is what the 4K 24 looks like from the iPhone X, and especially when you look at stuff like stabilization and color, it's nice! If you switch over to the Pixel, it is also pretty solid, although one of my big problems with this mode is that the audio just isn't very good Both the iPhone X and Pixel 2 are incredibly expensive phones So the Pixel 2 pairs one of the best cameras on a smartphone with solid audio, and a really impressive build of Android The iPhone has my favorite hardware of any phone ever, and the screen is right up there with the best like the Galaxy S8 and the Note 8 which is where the Pixel falls apart

When it comes to spending $850 on a smartphone, a bad screen is a straight up deal breaker for me, which leaves the standard Pixel 2 When you consider that it is $350 cheaper than the iPhone X, I'm willing to put up with the less impressive screen and the giant bezels It really is a crazy, crazy good phone! If you have the budget, you're not gonna be disappointed with the iPhone X, but for a lot of people, the standard Pixel 2 actually makes a lot of sense So which one would you guys go for? Let me know in the comments below, and I will catch you in the next one

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