Sony Xperia XZ2 VS Google Pixel 2 XL: Specs Comparison

Sony Xperia XZ2 VS Google Pixel 2 XL: Specs Comparison. Google Inc. has been improving since they entered the smartphone world with the Google Pixel. And now they have a phone worthy of competing against its rivals. The Google Pixel 2 XL is one of the best smartphones out there. In this article, we would be looking at how the phone match up against one of Sony’s best.

Prior to the release of Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium. The Sony Xperia XZ2 is still Sony’s leading smartphone. The device was announced at the 2018 World Mobile Congress. And have been getting mixed reviews since then. Which one of these two smartphones come out on top in this comparison? Stay tuned to find out!

Sony Xperia XZ2 VS Google Pixel 2 XL – The Design

Sony Xperia XZ2 VS Google Pixel 2 XL

Sony Xperia XZ2 VS Google Pixel 2 XL

Both phones have different design body. The Sony Xperia XZ2 comes with rounded edges. It features Corning gorilla glass 5 at the front and back with aluminum frame separating them. The Sony Xperia XZ2 weighs 198 grams and measures 11.1mm in thickness. The phone is really thick, something I feel Sony should work on from subsequent phones.

The Google Pixel 2 XL kind of copied Samsung with its curved corners on the screen. The phone houses a partial glass back with aluminum body, and also a front glass. The Pixel 2XL is light in weight and slimmer to the Sony Xperia XZ2. It weighs 175 grams and measures 7.9mm thick.

The Sony Xperia XZ2 is more durable, with an IP68 certified rating. While the Google Pixel 2 XL comes with an IP67 rating. The Liquid Black, Liquid Silver, Deep Green and Ash Pink body colors are available for the Sony Xperia XZ2. While on the Google Pixel 2 XL is the Black, Just Black, and White body colors.

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Sony Xperia XZ2’s fingerprint sensor is at the back. But the rear camera being aligned at the top-middle means the fingerprint is pushed down. Which might not be comfortable for users. While the Google Pixel 2 XL features the fingerprint sensor at the top-middle. And the rear camera at the top-left corner.

Sony Xperia XZ2 VS Google Pixel 2 XL – The Display

Although, both phones are bezel-less. Sony kind of disappointed in this category. The Sony Xperia XZ2 packs a 5.7 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. It’s a let down for a big company like them. When the likes of Apple, Samsung and even Google are moving on to OLED screen. The Sony Xperia XZ2 packs a display resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels and 424 ppi density.

The Google Pixel 2 XL despite being manufactured in 2017, features the trending OLED screen. The smartphone houses a 6.0-inch P-OLED (Polymer-OLED) capacitive touchscreen. And comes with a display resolution of 1440 x 2880 pixels and 538 ppi density. The screen of both devices is protected by Corning gorilla glass 5.

Sony Xperia XZ2 VS Google Pixel 2 XL – The Camera

Without a proper test, it will be hard to say which smartphone has the best camera. But my money will be on Google Pixel 2 XL. The Sony Xperia XZ2 packs a rear camera with a resolution of a 19MP f/2.0 aperture. And a resolution of a 5MP f/2.2 aperture on the selfie camera. While the Google Pixel 2 XL has a resolution of a 12.2MP f/1.8 aperture on the rear camera lens. And a resolution of an 8MP f/2.4 aperture on the front camera lens.

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Sony Xperia XZ2 VS Google Pixel 2 XL – Hardware and Software

When it comes to hardware, the latest smartphone usually has the upper hand. The Google Pixel 2 XL came out late last year. And it houses Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. With 8-cores processor which clocks at 2.35GHz. While the Sony Xperia XZ2 features the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. Along with 8-cores processor clocking at 2.7GHz.

They both feature Android latest operating system, Android 8.0 Oreo. The Google Pixel 2 XL comes with a 4GB RAM. With either 64 or 128GB internal storage. While the Sony Xperia XZ2 houses an internal storage of 64GB. With either 4 or 6GB RAM.

Sony Xperia XZ2 VS Google Pixel 2 XL – The Battery

The Google Pixel 2 XL with the slight advantage. It houses a non-removable Li-Ion 3520 mAh battery. While the Sony Xperia XZ2 houses a Non-removable Li-Ion 3180 mAh battery.

Sony Xperia XZ2 VS Google Pixel 2 XL – The Price

The Sony Xperia XZ2 is available for about $978 (N342,300). While the Google Pixel 2 XL is slightly costlier and sold for around $1,064 (N372,400). Really close to these phones. But I feel Google Pixel 2 XL has to be given some credits, considering it was released last year.

Sony Xperia XZ2 VS Google Pixel 2 XL Full Specs Comparison

Sony Xperia XZ2Google Pixel 2 XL
Dimensions and Weight153 x 72 x 11.1 mm. Weight: 198g157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm. Weight: 175 g
Display5.7 inch (76.1% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2160 pixels with 424 ppi density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen6.0 inch (76.4% screen-to-body ratio), 1440 x 2880 pixels with 538 ppi density and P-OLED capacitive touchscreen
MemoryRAM: 4/6GB. ROM: 64GB microSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model onlyRAM: 4GB. ROM: 64/128GB
SoftwareAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 8.0 Oreo
HardwareQualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with Octa-core 2.7GHz processorQualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset with Octa-core 2.35GHz processor
Camera5MP f/2.2 aperture front camera + 19MP f/2.0 aperture LED flash8MP f/2.4 aperture front camera + 12.2MP f/1.8 aperture and dual
-LED flash
Connectivity2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
BatteryNon-removable Li-lon 3180 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-lon 3520 mAh battery
Additional FeaturesFingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0), Qi wireless chargingFingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery charging (capped at 10.5 W)
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