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Google Pixel 2 XL vs Galaxy Note8

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Thanks to dbrand for supporting the channel: http://dbrand.com/AP The Pixel 2 XL and Galaxy Note8 are two of the most expensive Android phones on sale today. But despite being the best phones on offer from their respective manufacturers, each takes quite a different approach to the ultra-premium phone formula. Which do you think comes out on top? Want to sponsor the next Android Police video? Get in touch: videosponsor@androidpolice.com. ▶ Circle us on Google+ https://plus.google.com/+AndroidPolice ▶ Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/AndroidPolice ▶ Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AndroidPolice ▶ Subscribe to the RSS feed at http://www.androidpolice.com/feed Background Tracks by: LAKEY INSPIRED - http://bit.ly/1OAApVv
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Text Comments (473)
Paul Summer (10 days ago)
I'm going for the Pixel 2 Xl, none of that bloatware...
Carroll Copeland (10 days ago)
I go with the Pixel
Shitij Malhotra (11 days ago)
Hi Android police. I want to buy a new good camera phone and really confused between pixel 2 xl and note 8 and iPhone 8 plus. Help me out. I don't want to buy note 8 offcourse but my fight is between iphone 8 plus and pixel 2 xl. Please help.
Louis Law Weize (12 days ago)
On twitter, Zach said he is ending 2017 with his sim in the Note 8. Why did you say the Pixel 2 XL on the Android Police channel?? EXPLAIN YOURSELF.
Troy Martyr (13 days ago)
im waiting out for the Galaxy S9 but if its not out by March of this year, then i need to decide between the two. The less appealing thing on the Pixel 2 is that lack of the headphone jack, i dont have wireless headphones so leaning towards the Note 8. I cherish speed, the Pixel seems quick and is guaranteed to get the updates which is nice, but that only lasts a few years. I loved my Nexus 7 tablet, i used it everyday for like 3 years, and didnt notice too much slowdowns, so if i did get a pixel i think id like it.
Kenny Lilipaly (13 days ago)
Note 8 850 euros pixel xl 1049 euros wich one
Dilen Skyware (14 days ago)
Ill get the note8 and make a setup which resembles the pixels 2 ._.
mike morabito (14 days ago)
My God I'm so sick of hearing about dbrand!!! Buy a great looking phone and put a nasty sticker on it!
Stefan Budai (15 days ago)
My previous phone was one plus 5 and it felt so much faster than note 8 but I'm getting use to note 8 I'm in love with this massive most amazing screen!
CELH26 (16 days ago)
I absolutely love my note 8 😍
Brodie Dooley (16 days ago)
I'm torn on this
hturt4 (17 days ago)
Great vid. Also, Pixel is only available on Verizon. That's a drawback for most people who lease or finance phones rather than dropping almost $1k for a phone you'll likely upgrade in a year anyway. Love my Note 8 after 6 years with iPhone. But I can tell I'd love Pixel too.
kmsharley75 (18 days ago)
I've owned 2 Notes,the 2 and the 4. And I will always have a soft spot in my heart for the Galaxy Note line,but Pixel 2 XL all the way for me. I absolutely love that phone!
boredboy eddie (19 days ago)
google pixel 2 bad mic though :(
Pixel 2 XL
Phonebucket (19 days ago)
Watching it on my pixel 2 xl
Bryan Robinson (19 days ago)
#teampixel
Diyon Fernando (19 days ago)
I hate the Stock android, I actually like Samsung Experience and thats what stopped me from going iOS.
Diyon Fernando (19 days ago)
Fun fact: Google can check if any Android phone is rooted and can check your what you're doing. Little creeped out.
Gilson Reyna (20 days ago)
#TeamPixel
PRATHAMESH MUTKURE (20 days ago)
Pixel 2..!! Soon gonna buy it..!!
Christian Daniel (21 days ago)
Great professional review!
Hal Ozba (21 days ago)
Brahhhh! Someone please help me here.... I'm swapping my note 8 for the pixel 2 XL tomorrow! Omgahhh. Tell me I'm doing the right thing???
Mia Calhoun (12 days ago)
Hal Ozba Awesome! Thanks for the feedback! One more thing, do you know about rooting?
Hal Ozba (12 days ago)
Mia Calhoun out the box it's already sweet, no need to customise much.. you can do as you wish and make it your own. The thing is so fast and smooth!
Mia Calhoun (12 days ago)
Hal Ozba I'm soooo ready to get mine now! Haven't used Android in soooo long. Ready to customize it to the fullest
Hal Ozba (12 days ago)
Mia Calhoun the Pixel is the apple of the android world and far passes it. I'm literally never buying another phone but the pixel line up ever again. Best thing iv bought 2017.
Mia Calhoun (12 days ago)
Hal Ozba Good to know. I'm getting the Pixel 2 XL next month and quadruple checking to make sure I'm making the right choice. Coming from an iPhone 7 Plus
Gadget Gallery (22 days ago)
Is Pixel 2 XL worth the extra money or should I go for the one plus 5t....
DualG -Tech (22 days ago)
The iPhone X, Note 8 and Pixel 2 XL are my top 3 phones of 2017 for sure
DualG -Tech (22 days ago)
But I would love the Note 8 even more if it had the pixel’s software
DualG -Tech (22 days ago)
Note 8
WTFx (22 days ago)
Returned my pixel 2 XL for the smaller pixel 2. Do not regret it one bit. Was worried about battery life, but I have zero issues making it through a full day. As a bonus it charges super fast. Pixel 2>note 8 for me due to better cameras and faster/more OS updates. Google is promising three years of updates. Can't beat that. Good video!
Adhi Raj (22 days ago)
pixel 2 xl
Alex Roman (22 days ago)
Watching it on my Note 8.
Ishawn Grimes (22 days ago)
The note 8 is having battery issues as some users are reporting that the phone turns off and don't turn on. It was just update as of today which is 12/27/2017.
Himanshu Chamoli (24 days ago)
iPhone anyday
Filip (25 days ago)
I am considering note 8 or the pixel 2 smaller version. While I reaaally like the note 8 design, I love the consistent updates on google poxel phones. What do you guys think? I am new to android, I always had an iPhone, but im full of that shit I want something new and better.
Richard L. Scott (26 days ago)
Thank you for picking a side unlike a lot of other reviewers. I have been back and forth and still haven't gotten off the fence to pick one. If I made a purchase tonight it would be the Note 8, but had I made a purchase just a week ago it would have been the Pixel 2 XL. I really want to try the pure Google experience for once in my life, but the bad press has SPOOKED me on the Pixel 2 XL. Thanks for an awesome review and again thanks for actually picking a side :-)
Balthazar Prime # (26 days ago)
i love my pixel
Primetime Media (27 days ago)
i am watching google pixel2 vs galxay Note8
Simon T (27 days ago)
Excellent video. I bought the Pixel 2 XL and yes it is great. The pure Android experience is unbeatable
TECHNICAL LACKS (27 days ago)
Yes your are right both these phones are fast but in multitasking note 8 is best that make it faster for one step on pixel 2 xl
Game Box Hero (27 days ago)
What case do you have on the pixel 2? Looks high quality
Calvin Thomas (28 days ago)
#Note8 since launch date.. can't live without my spen
LazyGamer 155 (28 days ago)
I've been a Samsung user since the s2 and I hate the TouchWiz lag you get with Samsung I plan on getting the Google pixel 2 xl hope it's worth it
Justin K (28 days ago)
Pixel 2 XL all the way! If you have problems with headphone jack, it comes with an adapter. Just a little compromise, but personally it sounds better than my G6. They have improved the display, blue shift still there but does not bother me. (Who looks at their phone tilted anyway). Lastly, the camera, the pure google experience and battery life will blow you away!
Theo (30 days ago)
The Op5t is just as good as the pixel 2 apart from the camera being slightly less feature rich
wolf hunter (1 month ago)
The performance will be better on Samsung after the Oreo update but I hope it comes on Samsung soon
wolf hunter (1 month ago)
Well my 200 dollars Samsung j7 prime doesn't lag so why will the 900 dollars note 8 lag
Felix S. (1 month ago)
A general phone maybe pixel 2 xl but as a productive phone note 8 it's on its own class no phone can match if it doesn't have true multitasking and S-pen
Jeremy john (1 month ago)
The note 8 can do more.. I know you guys are going to jump at me here but I have the note 8 and I've never had any issues with lag. Try and copy my message here.... on your Google pixel. Notice how it won't let you. ?? On the note 8 you can use smart select feature and extract text. My point is that the best smartphone isn't the fastest our the one with best camera. There all close . It's the one that gets the job done and efficiently. Time is money for most of us out there. I'm not saying that the pixel 2xl isn't a good phone cause yes. The battery life and speed are better. But is that all the Google has on the note 8.. I can magnify things . I can translate . Much quicker with this . Not to mention I can multitask and shrink Windows down. There's no app you can install to do those things .. I edited a spreadsheet due to my spen. I tried doing it on my friends android and we were not able too. Also. You can buy dex and turn this phone into a computer. Features are what make a phone good..
Joshua Chandler (1 month ago)
I Want The Background Photo For The Pixel XL 2
RMNSTD (1 month ago)
Pixel 2 XL all day baby 🔥
Dilen Skyware (1 month ago)
If the pixel had a better screen I would choose it immediately
Some Guy (3 days ago)
Dilen Skyware ooo in getting it too but the constant wait for the deliver to arrive at my home is unbearable.
Dilen Skyware (3 days ago)
Some Guy pixel 2 xl -_-
Some Guy (3 days ago)
Dilen Skyware the first pixel?
Dilen Skyware (3 days ago)
Some Guy ik Im now getting the pixel lol
Some Guy (3 days ago)
Dilen Skyware your comment was 4 weeks ago, google already fixed it in November.
Hellbent Angel (1 month ago)
FINALLY! Someone who did a proper review actually using the phone rather than just listing off the specs that everyone knows. Thank you.
sungodApollo (1 month ago)
Really love the the Pixel 2!!!
Whobairt Yadchuck (1 month ago)
I don't care which phone you pick if of course you select something from the Android universe.
tweezer1975 (1 month ago)
Note 8 FTW..... and, why even compare Bixby with Google assistant? All Android users already know which is superior. I use Google assistant daily on my note 8 and it works exactly the same as on the pixil 2. Somewhat misleading..... And Nova launcher can make any phone look like any other.
Thermal_Sniper X (1 month ago)
Prefer the Pixel XL
TJun Gan (1 month ago)
How about huawei mate 10?
Tabish Zaidi (1 month ago)
Note 8 It has headphone jack Better display Spen More software features Better zoom on camera Expandable storage Wireless charging Headphones in the box More ram Better design
Tabish Zaidi (1 month ago)
Note 8 is better
Erik And Annie (1 month ago)
I have the note 8 and I love it! Had the note 5 and upgraded. The camera is amazing and the display is bright and crispy. Truly the best phone of 2017.
M Morales (1 month ago)
What theme is used on the Note with those blue accents in the settings app?
Garrett Losabia (1 month ago)
Such a hard decision! If the note 8 ran stock Android, then that would be awesome
allen immaraj (1 month ago)
👍👍🔥🔥
Gwrightproductions1 (1 month ago)
Pixel 2xl...Get. This. Phone. Bump what they say. I love mine. Google provides quick fixes because they care. I love it
Adrian Nostromo (1 month ago)
Just bought a pixel xl 2, Google all day.
ProWrestlingEverything (1 month ago)
I had the Samsung S8 Plus for about 7 months. Hated it. Sold it on Friday and picked up the Pixel 2 XL. Best decision I've ever made.
Red Hood (1 month ago)
Android Police and Zac are the same guy?
Gav Hastings (1 month ago)
I have both...for now. My favourite is the Pixel 2XL so I'll probably flip the Note8. Good vid.
Max Koth (1 month ago)
Android police. In this review you mentioned that "newer fresher pixel 2xl's from the factory have slightly less crummy displays compared to the first batch". Is this actually true? is google actually putting updated displays on the fresh batches of pixel 2 xls??
dominionn09 (1 month ago)
Note 8 now $799 on Amazon.. yeah at that price, no brainier
dominionn09 (1 month ago)
GIVE JOHN WALL A SHOE DEAL!!!!
Shin Chan (1 month ago)
pixel 2 xl anyone experience any screen issues ? should I get pixel 2 xl or note 8 or iPhone 8plus ?
Winston Horn (1 month ago)
What is the Calendar Widget that is used?
Ahsan Ali (1 month ago)
Which theme you use on note 8 ?that black theme is dope... Tell me?
Apoorv Surana (1 month ago)
Note 8 software suck Bt pixel hardware suckkkkkk Google neglected neccessary features like Water proofing,plasticky body,giant bezzles,headphone jack,and ohhh the worst screen in the world And considering the price google pixel is poop
Vernon Warren (1 month ago)
Note 8 for me. However the pixel is a great device, it's just too boring for me. I need features
Thế Hoàng Nguyễn (1 month ago)
Out of all phone on the market right now I think the Note is one of the most special in terms of UX, Design, Features. All of that actually justify its high price tag. Any other phone with that high price, you'd be just paying for the name.
carver 9 (1 month ago)
Nice review.
Jas ThePeach (1 month ago)
LOL No headphone jack on the Pixel 2 after they made fun of Apple for not having one last year. FAIL!!!! Note 8 all the way. Although I'm sticking with my LG V20, which not only has a quad-dac headphone jack it has a replaceable battery also!!!! The phones are getting WORSE over time, yet you SHEEP keep buying them. Mindblowing.
JAYAKRISHNAN H (1 month ago)
Note 8 all the way.. But great review indeed. This display is super adorable
Nameless (1 month ago)
Pixel 2XL for me coz software matters to me
Rajath Pawaskar (1 month ago)
Pixel 2 xl
Imran Muhammad (1 month ago)
His Pixel has almost no blue shift!!! wtf
Lillardfan4Life (1 month ago)
My note 4 is a lag fest and the battery is fried af, so I'm definitely looking to upgrade to one of these 🤔
kimosabi0909 (1 month ago)
I wish they would have added wireless charging on the pixel.
Switched On (1 month ago)
after trying stock android for the first time on my pixel 2 xl after having other android phones that was not stock I can tell the buttery smooth difference coming from them. I can see now why people say theres stock android and then theres others with heavy ui skins and I don't like the beauty modes alot of these smartphones put on the front cameras I had on my old samsung I never used the front camera pixels front camera is amazing you never know when the front cameras going to come in handy.....The display might not be the best but it's not the worse screen i've had either.
Bryan S (1 month ago)
The note 8 is an awesome phone but the way the pixel 2 operates made it there winner for me as well.
Joshinator0511 (1 month ago)
U forgot to mention that the Note 8 can also use Google Assistant
Nikhiel Padhiar (1 month ago)
Pixel 2XL for me
Bernard Poindexter (2 months ago)
*Smart Phone Reviewers don't know shit about photography* #AMATEURHOUR
Caleb Vaduva (2 months ago)
Does anyone have a link to the wallpaper from the pixel 2 xl?
Devesh Sharma (2 months ago)
Perfect review... Recommended Note 8 to a colleague who likes all flashy things and got myself the generic pixel 2XL!! After neither of us could get the X😂
Hoggs Bosson (2 months ago)
Pixel is smooth as butter
kIm kArDaShIaN (2 months ago)
pixel 2 xl
Jonathan Sorise (2 months ago)
So did anyone else catch the fact that he said when choosing "the one that would be home to his sim card" he chose the pixel which has no sim card tray? XD
mrnovanova (2 months ago)
I have a note8 as my big phone and a pixel 2 as my small phone. Love them both.
raider steel (2 months ago)
Awesome vid thanks man
Cody L (2 months ago)
Samsung hardware and Google software is my dream. Unfortunately, its one or the other. I'm a software freak. It has to be elegant, snappy, smooth and updated. Google's pure android phones are always my pick with android. Its the purest form of android you can get. I've owned a samsung since 2013 and i'm over it. Those phones are monsters the first 2-4 months then start gradually becoming problematic. The best phone i've ever owned was the nexus 4. That was my baby.
Jacob McCollum (2 months ago)
Loving my Pixel 2XL.
Matthew Davisson (2 months ago)
Pixel 2 easy.
Tommu Stack (2 months ago)
You mentioned that the screens have been improving for the latest batch of phones. So quality control is getting better? How did you come to this conclusion?
Flavio A (1 month ago)
Tommu Stack cause he loves Google

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