The Pixel family has given the Mountain View company more joys than disappointments, and it is that since the first generation Google Pixel XL, Google has battled against the biggest rivals in the market: Manzana, Samsung, Huawei. However, despite stiff competition, smartphones“Made by Google” They have been crowned, until today, as the benchmark in terms of photography and software experience.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Google Pixel 3 XL
Then, we will compare the technical specifications of the Pixel 3 XL and the Galaxy note 9 in the different sections of characteristics. We will give an assessment as objective as possible so that you are in charge of drawing your own conclusions and consequently extracting the winner of this comparison in your opinion.
Design and display
The design section is always one of the most critical when buying a smartphone. Here the comparison is between the crystal, implemented throughout the Note 9 body and the fusion between glass and aluminum of the Pixel 3 XL. It is a tricky section for Google due to the great criticism that the famous is having notch.
As for the screen section, the Google device mounts an OLED panel of 6.3 inches with Quad HD + resolution and a density of pixels per inch of 523. On the other hand, the South Korean terminal has a SuperAmoled screen 6.4-inch Quad HD + with 516 DPI. A priori, both panels must be seen perfectly due to the quality of the panel, however, Samsung always crowns itself as the benchmark in high-end screens year after year. We will see.
Performance: Exynos vs Snapdragon
If we talk about gross power we can say that they are two “top of the range” in every rule, assembling the best of the best available to date. The Pixel 3 XL bets on the king of the current high-end: the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 alongside Ram’s 4GB Adreno 630 GPU. Against him, Samsung bets on the brand of the house in processors: the Exynos 9810 with 6GB of Ram. (It can also incorporate the Snapdragon 845 depending on the market). The Exynos have always stood up to the Snapdragon, and proof of this is that Samsung has been mounting it since the first members of the S and Note range. That said, we will not have performance problems on either of these two smartphones.
We come to one of the key points when choosing a smartphone or another: the photographic section. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 incorporates a 12 megapixel dual sensor, dual pixel, with a variable aperture f / 1.5-2.4, OIS + telephoto f / 2.4, AF, OIS. Meanwhile, Google’s recent smartphone, the Pixel 3 XL carries a 12.2 megapixel sensor only with aperture f / 1.8. The inexperienced mind can come to think that if it does not incorporate a double master we cannot do the famous portrait mode but nothing is further from reality, yes we can. And indeed, Google achieves one of the best effects bokeh.
Software: Android stock vs Samsung Experience
Android 9.0 Foot It is the operating system of choice for Google for its new devices. And, if you want software experience and years of updates and security, there is no rival. Samsung, for its part, left its famous “touchwiz” (lagwiz, jokingly called) years ago and implements Samsung Experience, a layer with more options than Android Stock, which although it does not reach the levels of fluency of Android stock , performs well on the Note 9.
Battery and connectivity
The new Google Pixel 3 XL rides a 3450 mAh battery, which we suppose will be enough to last at least one day of use. The Samsung terminal has a beastly battery of 4000 mAh and it is postulated as one of the best autonomies on the market, which puts Google in a bind in this section and we will see if it will be able to, at least, equal the autonomy of the Note 9.
Both terminals have and share connectivity aspects such as USB type C, IP68 water and dust resistance. In addition to other aspects such as bluettoth 5.0 or NFC. They have everything in terms of connectivity, and being high-end terminals, it was to be expected.
Price and conclusions
The Galaxy Note 9 was released last August at a price of 1009 euros in its 128GB configuration. There is also a variant with 512GB at 1259 euros officially. The Google Pixel 3 XL will be released in Spain from 949 euros in its 64 GB version. We also have another 128 GB version that will be billed at 1049 euros. These new Google devices can be purchased in Spain from November 2, along with other countries.
We will see how these two terminals work for the respective companies in the future, but what is clear is that we have two great high-end competitors, who will give a lot to talk about this final part of the year and the next. Without a doubt, two of the best smartphones in high-end that we can buy today.