Google surprised everyone with their launch of the Pixel and Pixel XL while Samsung surprised nobody with their launch of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. All four flagships are of the highest quality which may just end up being the best smartphones of the past two years. Google is one of the biggest names, with, well, everything, while Samsung has solidified themselves among the best in the tech world.
The Galaxy S series has been one of the biggest mainstays in mobile technology, and when we’ve seen other names come and go they only get better. The Galaxy S8 surprised no one because the expectations were of the the hottest smartphone this year which we fully expected would bend the curve of mobile technology.
Below, we detail 3 things the Samsung Galaxy S8 has that the Google Pixel does not which may just set the record straight.
1. Bezelless Display
At first sight, it’s impossible not to notice the bezelless display of the Galaxy S8, and when compared to the Pixel it’s a huge difference. Both handsets are relatively similar in size, but Samsung makes the best use of real estate while offering a much bigger screen size at 5.8-inches.
The wraparound display of the S8 makes the best use of every part of the face while giving users the ability to program other features and options right where you need them the most. When it comes to ergonomics and one-handed use, both fair really well.
2. Higher Screen Resolution
After the S8 is powered on, you’ll notice the ridiculous clarity of images, video, and anything else you view. This is because the resolution is noticeably higher coming in with a Quad HD+ of 2960 x 1440 compared to the quad HD of the Pixel with a resolution of 2560 x 1440.
This may not sound like much, but side by side with the same viewing there is a huge difference in the visuals including color contrast, black and whites, and the overall clarity.
3. Expandable Storage and Much Faster Processor
The Google Pixel sports year old technology when it comes to the processor, so the edge definitely goes to Samsung when it comes to overall speed. The S8 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Soc compared to the outdated 821 Soc.
One of the biggest disappointments with the Pixel was the lack of expandable storage. For some people, this wouldn’t be a concern, but for others who live life on the go and love to capture every moment, being able to add an SD card to hold more pictures is a must.
Both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Google Pixels are the best Android smartphones out right now as Sammy took advantage of trumping Google’s latest endeavor. It’ll be interesting to see if Google one-ups Sammy with the Pixel 2 which will launch later this year.