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For those interested, here are the two phone's spec sheets:
Galaxy S9+ -
6.2" 2960x1440p Super AMOLED Display
529ppi, 84.2% Screen to body ratio
Gorilla Glass 5
Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6GB of RAM
64/128/256GB Internal Storage
Android Oreo 8.0 + Samsung Experience 9.0
IP68 Certification (Water Resistance)
microSD Slot (up to 400GB)
Dual 12MP Cameras + 8MP Selfie Camera
Dual Aperture (f/1.5 + f/2.4)
4K Video 60fps
Super Slo-Mo 960fps
Fast Wireless Charging
Starts at $840
Pixel 2 XL -
6.0" 2880x1440p P-OLED Display
538ppi, 76.4% Screen to body ratio
100% DCI-P3 Coverage
Snapdragon 835, Adreno 540, 4GB of RAM
64/128GB Internal Storage
Pure Android 8.1 Oreo
12.2MP f/1.8 Main Camera + 8MP Selfie Cam
Unlimited Google Photos Storage
Stereo Front Facing Speakers
Fast Software Updates
Deep Google Assistant Integration
My wife s daily user is a S9,and she loves it........,I use a Pixel 2xl 128GB ,8.1, all day heavy use-Maps/GPS-emails-Bluetooth music- texting- generally a small business on the road type of environment. Other than the display I see no real advantage at all with the Samsung..and the Camera use in real world use... ..is clearly the 2xl's forte. With 128gb and dependable Google cloud storage I dont miss the SD card and with a cheap set of wireless ear plugs the omission of those HW features on a 2xl is not missed.
Currently the s9 plus is the king of all phones, yes the iPhone x is faster, but not by much, on the other hand the s9 plus has so many other advantages and features over everyone else that it makes any other phone look like if their company said "meh, that's enough"
Every review I've seen so far on the Google Pixel SUCKS!! Why? Because none of them mentioned that the Google Pixel is ONLY used with Verizon. I was disappointed when I went into T Mobil asking for this phone. For that reason ***UCK the Google Pixel
u said it urself that camera wise, its pixel while display wise its s9+.. the thing is, i rarely use the cameras on my phone (heck i can count on 2 hands the amount of picture i took with my s7 edge in 2 yrs) so yea.. im more into the display which would be the s9+ xD
Why I have Pixel 2 .. the time is coming for global corporate brading and allegiance .. it's bound the happen given our interjection into the Information Age .. bye bye industrial age .. so which phone is gonna offer the most global connectivity with connectivity across all facets of life .. having said that .. Google is gonna release software for all device makers
Google smart home
Pick your blessings
Bringing over the s9+ hardware to meet the pixel software = perfect phone. Or bring the pixel software into the s9+ hardware same result.
So that just means the pixel 3xl needs to bridge that gap and the s10/note 9 needs to bridge that gap
My experience with Samsung is it is great for the first few months and then the lagging starts. I found myself making excuses for the phone and looking for software glitches. On the other hand the Pixel2 which I own now isn't fancy. Doesn't have all that bloatware integrated in the operating system and works exactly as an Android phone should work.
The Pixel 2 is my pick, but there is no denying that the S9 has an incredible display. I'm with the Pixel for the camera, performance and updates, which is just the priority for me (since the display is still not bad). The S9 is probably something I'd choose if the OS was a bit more stock and there was more consistent camera performance. It has more features, but the Pixel has the ones that count. And Bixby is the bane of my existence.
Please explain me why the fuck would someone pick up google pixel 2? Samsung has everything better.. Display,Speakers,Higher score on camera in dxo, microsd card slot, 3.5mm headphone jack,Fast wireless charging, Better desing, more ram, costs less, better processor, more waterproof..., face and iris scanner. I think that's enough to choose s9+ over pixel.
I'll save you some time. "They're both very good and it's going to come down to personal preference."
Just like every head to head comparison video. I wish someone would give an actual opinion in one of these things.
Pixel has many issues mainly display and you guys are still trying to make people buy pixel when the best display phones are available in the market just for the sake of having little sharper and filtered selfies
Great video Zachary. And yes I would love to have that choice between the two. But reality sets in and I’m still on my iPhone would love to try Android but that decision is very hard. There are good and bads with either devise. Do you think the Samsung s9+ will have lag issues in a few months down the road? Would like to know what your opinion would be in that. 🙏
I choose the S9, but even though the S9 Camera is awesome, I would like if the Pixel Camera was on the S9 hehehe. That would be awesome a collab between Samsung and Google hehehe - The S9 Pixel Smartphone. :p
Thank you for the video.
When you showed the Update part..the Pixel' S blue screen could easily be seen..I don't care with being the first with updates..if the screen looks like that..forget it. Samsung took it for me.