Samsung Galaxy S9 VS Google Pixel 2

Samsung Galaxy S9 VS Google Pixel 2: Specs Comparison. Samsung has been one of the leading manufacturing company in the smartphone market. And it’s not surprising to see their newest flagship the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus doing well in the market. They are among the best smartphones in the first quarter of 2018. Google is another company that is keen to make a name for itself in the smartphone market. The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have also had their own fair share of the market. In the article, we would be comparing the specifications and features of Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and Google’s Pixel 2.

Samsung Galaxy S9 VS Google Pixel 2 – The Design

Samsung Galaxy S9 VS Google Pixel 2

Samsung Galaxy S9 VS Google Pixel 2

The Google Pixel 2 is slightly narrower and shorter than the Samsung Galaxy S9. The Pixel 2 measures 7.8mm in the thickness department. While the Galaxy S9 is rather bulky with a 8.5mm. Really wonder why Samsung made the smartphone that way. In weight, the Galaxy S9 weighs 163 grams which is heavier than the Google Pixel 2 (143 grams). Of all the major smartphone companies, Google have some of the lightest smartphones.

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Google Pixel 2 kept it simple with their body color, available in Kinda Blue, Just Black and Clearly White. While Samsung Galaxy S9 did spice up their color variety. They are available in Coral Blue, Midnight Black, Titanium Gray and Lilac Purple. Both phones are ringed with aluminum frame. While the Galaxy S9 features front and back glass (Corning gorilla glass 5). The Google Pixel 2 comes with front glass and a partial glass back.

They both have water and dust resistance. With the Galaxy S9 surviving in 4.9 feet depth of water and the Google Pixel 2 in 3.3 feet depth of water. Both for up to 30 minutes maximum. The fingerprint sensor can be found at the back in both smartphones. While the rear camera of the Galaxy S9 is at the top-middle. That of Google Pixel 2 is close to the top-left corner.

Samsung Galaxy S9 VS Google Pixel 2 – The Display

In terms of display, the Google Pixel 2 kind of look outdated. When you consider what other smartphones are offering. The Pixel 2 comes with a 5 inch screen size, which to me is just too small. With most smartphones hovering around the 6-inch mark. Then it has bezels all over the front, with a poor 67.9% screen-to-body ratio. The Galaxy S9 comes with a 5.8-inch screen size with 83.6 screen-to-body ratio.

In the display resolution, the Google Pixel 2 comes up short again. With a 1080 x 1920 pixels and 441 ppi density. The Galaxy S9 offers more, with a 1440 x 2960 pixels and 570 ppi density. Google Pixel 2 comes with the trending AMOLED touchscreen just like the Galaxy S9.

Samsung Galaxy S9 VS Google Pixel 2 – The Camera

The selfie/front camera of both smartphone have a resolution of 8MP. With the Galaxy S9 f/1.7 aperture better than Google Pixel 2 f/2.4 aperture.

The rear camera of the Google Pixel 2 comes with a resolution of 12.2MP f/1.8 aperture. And on the Galaxy S9, the rear camera comes with a 12MP and a dual aperture that switches between them. The f/1.5 and f/2.4 changes according to the condition of the background. The f/1.5 for low-light snaps and f/2.4 for bright daylight shots.

Samsung Galaxy S9 VS Google Pixel 2 – Hardware and Software

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are the first major smartphones to be powered by Qualcomm’s latest chipset. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. And comes with a Octa-core 2.7GHz processor. While the last year edition, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset with Octa-core 2.3GHz processor. Both flagships comes with a rather standard 4GB RAM size. And also the option of a 64GB or 128GB ROM/Built-in storage, with the Galaxy S9 having additional 256GB ROM option. The latest Android 8.0 Oreo runs on both device.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 VS Google Pixel 2 – The Battery

Google Pixel 2 comes with a rather small battery capacity. With the features we are seeing from most smartphones these days, the lowest battery capacity should be 3,000. The Pixel 2 features a non-removable 2700 mAh battery. Even though Google brags about the Pixel 2 providing seven hours of battery life with just 15 minutes charging. While a non-removable 3000 mAh battery can be seen on the Galaxy S9.

Samsung Galaxy S9 VS Google Pixel 2 – The Price

The Google Pixel 2 is sold at about $867 (N303,450) while the Samsung Galaxy S9 is available at around $1,041 (N364,350). The Google Pixel 2 is quite expensive when you considering what it’s offering. The Galaxy S9 beats it on every category out there.

Samsung Galaxy S9 VS Google Pixel 2 Full Specs Comparison

Samsung Galaxy S9 Google Pixel 2
Dimensions and Weight 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm. Weight: 163g 145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8 mm. Weight: 143g
Display 5.8 inch (83.6 screen-to-body ratio), 1440 x 2960 pixels with 570 ppi density and Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen 5.0 inch (67.9 screen-to-body ratio) 1080 x 1920 pixels with 441 ppi density and AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Memory RAM: 4GB. ROM: 64/128/256 GB microSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only RAM: 4GB. ROM: 64/128 GB
Software Android 8.0 Oreo Android 7.0
Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with Octa-core 2.7GHz processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset with Octa-core 2.3GHz processor
Camera 8MP f/1.7 aperture front camera + 12MP f/1.5-2.4 aperture rear camera with LED flash 8MP f/2.4 aperture front camera + 12.2MP f/1.8 aperture rear camera with quad-LED flash
Connectivity 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
Battery Non-removable Li-lon 3000 mAh battery Non-removable Li-lon 2700 mAh battery
Additional Features Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Samsung DeX (desktop experience support), Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0), Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent) Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery charging (capped at 10.5 W)

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