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  1. anon(10185658)'s Avatar
    Anyone had both that can give me some comparison. What did you like dislike?
    05-03-2017 08:50 PM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    @Almeuit and @Kevin OQuinn have both had both
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    05-03-2017 09:19 PM
  3. jasonandrews25788's Avatar
    S8 and S8+ have slimmer bezels
    S8 and S8+ IP68 waterproof
    S8 and S8 Plus offer faster processor
    Larger respective battery capacities on S8 and S8 Plus
    Samsung devices come with AKG headphones
    05-03-2017 09:24 PM
  4. dskreet1200's Avatar
    I have the S8, my wife the Pixel. She has had the Pixel since February. It's a nice phone, but looks dated to me. I like the stock Vanilla Android on the Pixel, and the camera to me is Better than the S8, not a huge difference but the colors always seem richer compared to the S8. I still went with the S8 over the Pixel, the better screen, newer processor and wireless charging were big deals to me. Pixel doesn't have wireless charging.
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    05-03-2017 09:33 PM
  5. caveman84's Avatar
    I have the S8, my wife the Pixel. She has had the Pixel since February. It's a nice phone, but looks dated to me. I like the stock Vanilla Android on the Pixel, and the camera to me is Better than the S8, not a huge difference but the colors always seem richer compared to the S8. I still went with the S8 over the Pixel, the better screen, newer processor and wireless charging were big deals to me. Pixel doesn't have wireless charging.
    Colors look richer maybe because youre looking at them on the phone itself? If yes, amoleds are known for oversaturation hence the pics may seem richer
    05-03-2017 10:30 PM
  6. dskreet1200's Avatar
    On my pc with a calibrated monitor, they look richer. Like the color saturation is boosted up a bit. Looks good right out of the camera. But I shoot in RAW, so I can achieve the same look in post editing, so that wasn't a big deal, Perfect for my wife that doesn't use Photoshop, or care to post process.
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    05-03-2017 10:44 PM
  7. Almeuit's Avatar
    It is hard to really pin-point to be honest. Both are amazing phones .. It just depends what you want. I will miss the constant updates I got on my Pixel XL -- But other things like Samsung Pay are fun to have.
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    05-04-2017 12:37 AM
  8. jamezr's Avatar
    S8 and S8+ have slimmer bezels
    S8 and S8+ IP68 waterproof
    S8 and S8 Plus offer faster processor
    Larger respective battery capacities on S8 and S8 Plus
    Samsung devices come with AKG headphones
    Oh and don't forget Galaxy S8 and 8+ both have SD cards and wireless charging. Generally offer more features than the Pixel and better battery life.
    I have the Pixel XL and the S8+
    05-04-2017 01:09 AM
  9. flyingkytez's Avatar
    Anyone had both that can give me some comparison. What did you like dislike?
    Pixel XL: $869 for 32GB and no expandable storage, 5.5 inch, HUGE bezels
    S8 Plus: $850 for 64GB and expandable storage capability, 6.2 inch, infinity display

    The end
    05-04-2017 01:35 AM
  10. Billy Bob Jimmy Joe's Avatar
    Pixel XL: $869 for 32GB and no expandable storage, 5.5 inch, HUGE bezels
    S8 Plus: $850 for 64GB and expandable storage capability, 6.2 inch, infinity display

    The end
    The end? First of all, the 32GB XL is $769, not $869. What about performance, camera, updates, security? Google's got Samsung beat there. Those things Google do better than Samsung are my main criteria. So, to me, S8's​ got nothing on the Pixel. Well, maybe, except the front design.
    05-04-2017 02:21 AM
  11. RustyFJ's Avatar
    After half an hour of playing with my S8+, when I picked up my Pixel XL it suddenly felt very old - in particular the bezels were more obvious than they were before. :-)

    I notice a difference in the cameras too. Pixel is better IMO - I've been less happy with some of the shots I've taken with the S8+.

    I prefer to the Samsung Experience UI to stock Android too. It seems more refined and pleasing to the eye.

    It feels like my Pixel charged faster than the S8 does. But i've bought a wireless charger now so I can place the S8+ on it while I'm at my desk throughout the day.

    I liked how you could swipe down on the Pixel fingerprint scanner twice to bring your notifications within easy reach of your thumb. The S8+ only brings the notifications down one level.
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    05-04-2017 03:22 AM
  12. Aquila's Avatar
    S8+ has an updated processor, new Bluetooth, great camera, good build quality and a 1% larger battery.

    Pixel XL has better software, better security, better build materials, a better design, better camera, better support from the oem, more storage, a great display that is flat and is way ahead on charging technology.

    If all you're looking at is what's this do that the other doesn't do as well, then it's important to define what it is you want out of your phone. Both have several things that the other doesn't; once you get past what reviewers care about and settle on what's best for your needs it's easier to figure out which one might fit your needs better.
    05-04-2017 06:57 AM
  13. Aquila's Avatar
    The end? First of all, the 32GB XL is $769, not $869. What about performance, camera, updates, security? Google's got Samsung beat there. Those things Google do better than Samsung are my main criteria. So, to me, S8's​ got nothing on the Pixel. Well, maybe, except the front design.
    Even the front design is better on the pixel than the S8 imo. I'm trying to like the long displays, but not there yet. But for now, 16:9, proper navigation buttons and having some bezels to be a able to hold and use the thing in landscape win out over extra curves, etc.
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    05-04-2017 07:00 AM
  14. Aquila's Avatar
    After half an hour of playing with my S8+, when I picked up my Pixel XL it suddenly felt very old - in particular the bezels were more obvious than they were before. :-)

    I notice a difference in the cameras too. Pixel is better IMO - I've been less happy with some of the shots I've taken with the S8+.

    I prefer to the Samsung Experience UI to stock Android too. It seems more refined and pleasing to the eye.

    It feels like my Pixel charged faster than the S8 does. But i've bought a wireless charger now so I can place the S8+ on it while I'm at my desk throughout the day.

    I liked how you could swipe down on the Pixel fingerprint scanner twice to bring your notifications within easy reach of your thumb. The S8+ only brings the notifications down one level.
    That's super cool that you love their software UI etc. Shows how far Samsung has come over just the last couple of years. I really like Samsung's theme manager. That's something IMO Android should get built into the OS. Devs obviously are willing to create themes.
    kevinpleasants and Meeeric1 like this.
    05-04-2017 07:03 AM
  15. Aquila's Avatar
    I tried to like the camera on the pixel, but could not escape the lens flares. Yuck.
    Ouch, that sucks. I've only ever seen the flare in super terrible artificial lighting, but I'd be pretty grumpy if my phone had an issue with it.
    Meeeric1 likes this.
    05-04-2017 07:04 AM
  16. jamezr's Avatar
    I Have both The Pixel XL and S8+

    The S8+ wins for these features...

    Display
    SD Card
    waterproofing
    Wireless charging
    Battery life
    Better screen to bezel ratio
    battery percentage meter
    app badge notifications
    Always on display
    Headphone jack on the bottom
    Better LED light
    Iris scanning


    Pixel XL wins for these features

    Camera is slightly better
    Faster software updates
    Faster OS updates
    Better FPS placement
    Screen off notifications are better



    Both phones are buttery smooth to use with Nougat
    Both phones are ergonomically designed to be a joy to hold and use
    Both phones provide a great user experience.


    Pixel XL vs. S8?-s8-pixel.jpg
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    05-04-2017 08:18 AM
  17. Aquila's Avatar
    Pixel XL wins for these features

    Camera is slightly better
    Faster software updates
    Faster OS updates
    Better FPS placement
    Screen off notifications are better
    + security, build materials, storage, charging, daydream, etc.

    For the average consumer, the S8+ seems like it's a much more feature packed device on paper. That's why I said it really matters which features that you're into. Samsung knocked this one out of the park.
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    05-04-2017 08:38 AM
  18. mustang7757's Avatar
    Jamezr Where can I find that wallpaper on the s8 + ?
    05-04-2017 08:38 AM
  19. jamezr's Avatar
    + security, build materials, storage, charging, daydream, etc.

    For the average consumer, the S8+ seems like it's a much more feature packed device on paper. That's why I said it really matters which features that you're into. Samsung knocked this one out of the park.
    Storage goes to the S8+ as it comes with default 64GB out of the box and has SD card to add more. Charging? Not sure what that mean but the S8+ has fast wireless and fast wired charging. Build materials and pretty even between the two phones.
    Design would go to the S8+
    Daydream is nice but so is the new Gear VR.....kinda evens out in that dept
    05-04-2017 08:44 AM
  20. jamezr's Avatar
    Jamezr Where can I find that wallpaper on the s8 + ?
    Sorry I've never been able to find that one myself. I think they just used in advertising
    05-04-2017 08:50 AM
  21. Nubwy's Avatar
    Anyone had both that can give me some comparison. What did you like dislike?
    I traded my pixel in for an s8+. I have a review comparing the two in the member review forum, but to sum it up: the Pixel has a great, probably better software experience than the S8. However where it lacks is in build quality, and overall design. When compared to the S8, it's just a cheaper feeling phone. It feels hollow and too light for it's own good. No water resistance and no wireless charging mean the S8 for a couple hundred more is a no brainier for me at least.
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    05-04-2017 09:01 AM
  22. Aquila's Avatar
    Storage goes to the S8+ as it comes with default 64GB out of the box and has SD card to add more. Charging? Not sure what that mean but the S8+ has fast wireless and fast wired charging. Build materials and pretty even between the two phones.
    Design would go to the S8+
    Daydream is nice but so is the new Gear VR.....kinda evens out in that dept
    Charging - Samsung is still using their "FastCharge" which is Qualcomm's QuickCharge 2.0 rebranded. The Pixel XL supports USB Power Delivery. It's just a more up to date and better tech. (most consumers will never care about this)

    Storage - 128 is more than 64, both support expandable storage in the same quantities, one just uses the USB slot and the other uses a slot within the device.

    Build materials - On that I just went with metal > glass due to durability, but both are using very good quality materials and both have excellent build quality.

    Daydream - Only reason I brought this up is similar to charging. The Pixel is supporting a more up to date standard and the Gear VR, while for most people will be an acceptable alternative, it's not supporting the standard. (most consumers will never care about this)

    Design is pretty subjective. I'd give it to the Pixel XL both functionally and aesthetically, obviously a lot of people would give it to the S8+ - As an example, I didn't know headphone jack on the bottom was a good thing, I suspect it's a preference thing.
    05-04-2017 09:04 AM
  23. Aquila's Avatar
    I traded my pixel in for an s8+. I have a review comparing the two in the member review forum, but to sum it up: the Pixel has a great, probably better software experience than the S8. However where it lacks is in build quality, and overall design. When compared to the S8, it's just a cheaper feeling phone. It feels hollow and too light for it's own good. No water resistance and no wireless charging mean the S8 for a couple hundred more is a no brainier for me at least.
    Did you have the regular or XL Pixel?
    05-04-2017 09:04 AM
  24. Nubwy's Avatar
    Did you have the regular or XL Pixel?
    I had a regular pixel.
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    05-04-2017 09:07 AM
  25. jamezr's Avatar
    Charging - Samsung is still using their "FastCharge" which is Qualcomm's QuickCharge 2.0 rebranded. The Pixel XL supports USB Power Delivery. It's just a more up to date and better tech. (most consumers will never care about this)

    Storage - 128 is more than 64, both support expandable storage in the same quantities, one just uses the USB slot and the other uses a slot within the device.

    Build materials - On that I just went with metal > glass due to durability, but both are using very good quality materials and both have excellent build quality.

    Daydream - Only reason I brought this up is similar to charging. The Pixel is supporting a more up to date standard and the Gear VR, while for most people will be an acceptable alternative, it's not supporting the standard. (most consumers will never care about this)

    Design is pretty subjective. I'd give it to the Pixel XL both functionally and aesthetically, obviously a lot of people would give it to the S8+ - As an example, I didn't know headphone jack on the bottom was a good thing, I suspect it's a preference thing.
    Wait which one is faster? The wireless fast charge on the Pixel or S8+....oh wait the Pixel doesn't have wireless charging.

    Storage? Oh c'mon.....the Pixel base model has 32GB and the S8 has 64GB. Sure you can buy a 128GB model but I have a 256Gb SD Card in my S8+ so that adds upto 320GB of storage compared to the 128 you mentioned.
    Daydream versus Gear VR......they both work just the same. I think there is more content through Oculus to be honest.

    Design definitely goes to the S8+....even here on AC it was voted best Android phone here on AC.
    Best Android Phones of 2017 | Android Central

    The 10 best smartphones of 2017 so far | ZDNet

    Best display on a smartphone...

    https://plus.google.com/+sammobile/posts/YT1DaSBMbjh


    Then metal versus glass....isn't the back of the Pixel ceramic glass? Yet they could get wireless charging done?

    The headphone jack is part of the better design that goes to the S8+. If you have a headphone attached and put the phone in your pocket....now take it out...which way is the display facing? It is facing the right way for you to use your phone without having to turn it around. It goes to design and ease of use.
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    05-04-2017 09:28 AM
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