The Google Pixel 2 at Rs 39,999 is a Better Option than Apple iPhone 8 in the Compact Flagship Category

Homegrown online retailer Flipkart kicked off its 2018 Mobile Bonanza sale today which last tills January 5. Flipkart is offering huge discounts on a wide array of smartphones from flagships to many budget and entry-level devices. These include Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Samsung Galaxy S7, Xiaomi Mi A1, Moto G5 Plus and many others.

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Google’s current flagship smartphone, the Pixel 2 is available for a price as low as Rs 39999 and Pixel 2 XL for Rs 52,999. Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL receive a flat price cut of Rs 13,001 and Rs 8,001 respectively. There’s extra Rs 8000 cashback on for buyers who purchase with HDFC Bank credit cards. The Pixel 2 (64GB) was initially launched at Rs 61,000, while the Pixel 2 XL price started at Rs 73,000.

Apple’s latest iPhone 8 model is also discounted in the sale. The iPhone 8 64GB model comes at a discounted price of Rs 54,999, down from its original price of Rs 64,000, while the 256GB model has come down to Rs 69499, down from Rs 77000.

Apple’s iPhone 8 and Google Pixel 2 belong in the upper ranks of any top smartphone list. Both devices come with top-of-the-line processors, cameras and are also most comfortable phones made to hold in hand. But with similar features, which compact smartphone is the best to buy?

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Design wise both smartphones come with the similar form factor, but iPhone 8’s glass sandwich design looks a whole lot sleeker than Pixel 2’s aluminium back. In terms of screen size, Google Pixel 2, however, packs a larger 5-inch display against iPhone’s 4.7-inch screen. The Pixel 2 also offers higher FHD resolution at 1920 x 1080 pixels along with OLED technology for improved colours and contrast. The iPhone 8 uses older LCD technology and has even fewer pixels at 1334 x 750 resolution.

In terms of performance, Apple packs new A11 Bionic chipset while the Pixel 2 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. However, Apple’s A11 Bionic processor beats Snapdragon 835 across all benchmark tests. This doesn’t mean Pixel 2 doesn’t perform well. In fact, both smartphones deliver consistent performance whether it comes to launching apps, browsing the internet or multitasking.

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As for optics, though both devices come equipped with 12MP single-lens rear cameras, Pixel 2’s camera is ranked one of the best in smartphone industry by DxOMark. The camera comes with OIS, improved autofocus, and a new type of portrait mode making it a great phone for low light photography or taking bokeh selfies. The iPhone 8 camera module also comes with OIS, 5X digital zoom, but isn’t as great as that of Pixel 2.

Battery life is something which lets the Pixel 2 down by a massive margin. The Pixel 2 doesn’t deliver a day’s worth of battery life, which is underwhelming considering what you’re paying. The Apple iPhone 8 offers additional features such as wireless charging, which the Pixel 2 lacks.

Overall, both Pixel 2 and iPhone 8 are equally matching smartphones. If you seek to set your device apart with Apple’s iOS platform, you should get iPhone 8. On the other hand, if you want a high-end camera device along with OLED screen, the Pixel 2 should be your choice.

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3 Comments on "The Google Pixel 2 at Rs 39,999 is a Better Option than Apple iPhone 8 in the Compact Flagship Category"

 

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Jason
January 4, 2018 11:21 pm 11:21 PM

How come the phone gets huge discount? Due to its huge demand or very less demand and they want to make some profit?

Ruchit Shah (Gujarat)
January 5, 2018 9:23 am 9:23 AM

I believe people here atleast in India are not purchasing pixel phones due to its price. Whatever the reason maybe pixel 2 is the best smartphone right now with best camera. So just enjoy the prce cut which is benefiting to us the consumers.

Girish Gowda
January 4, 2018 10:52 am 10:52 AM

Google Pixel 2 is the best smartphone right now, hands down. And at that price, its a steal.

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