This article might just as well be called ‘the battle of the phantoms’, because none of these smartphones exist in the real world as of yet. However, we do know that the three biggest tech companies of the moment, namely Apple, Google and Samsung, plan on releasing a new and impressive device soon each. So this article is based only on assumptions, predictions, and rumors so far, but it will surely be a lot of fun to debate on this topic. So, without further ado, let’s begin comparing the Google Pixel 2, the iPhone 9 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
With smartphones getting bigger and bigger nowadays, screen size is something that we simply must analyze. And according to what we know so far, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be the mammoth of the bunch with its 6.3-inch screen that makes it a phablet rather than a phone. The iPhone 8 will have a 5.5-inch screen, and the Google Pixel 2 will have the smallest screen at its 5 inches. But the Pixel XL 2 might have a 6-inch screen, so Google will also deliver its own phablet soon.
In this day and age, most people take photos solely on their phones. Even famous photographers do it often, and this is all happening because our smartphones keep having better and better cameras with each launch. Of course, there are always duds too, but not this time. All three phones will have amazing dual rear cameras with the latest shutter and lens technology made available to them, and the front cameras won’t fail to deliver either.
As far as chipsets go, all these companies like to keep us in the dark. Apple is also currently having a few issues with a patent infringement lawsuit on their processors, so who knows what might happen with the iPhone 8 after all. But so far, we know that it will come with a self-produced Apple A11 chipset, so that’s good. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will have the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 on board in the Western world as always, while Asian markets will see a variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with a trustworthy Exynos chipset incorporated.
But what about the Google Pixel 2? It could have the above mentioned Snapdragon too, but will Google really go down that road? So many smartphones nowadays come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, and even though this means that it’s a sturdy and performance-oriented little piece of hardware, we’re so bored with it it hurts our brain. So let’s see something new.
RAM and Storage
Sticking with the trend of the gigantic RAM, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will have 6GB, and the Google Pixel 2 might even have 8GB of RAM. That’s a lot, but that doesn’t mean they will be better than the iPhone 8 with its 3GB. iPhones are notorious for always staying in their lane as far as RAM is concerned and still delivering the best performance we’ve ever seen.
In matters of storage, both the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the Google Pixel 2 are expected to tally up 126GB of RAM, but the iPhone 8 will outshine them with 258GB. Anyway, remember that these are only rumors which need to be taken with a grain of salt. We can’t say for sure what these three smartphones will look like before they come out. We don’t have psychic powers, we just read what other tech analysts had to say and compiled all that information here.