These days, smartphones are replacing cameras and camera quality is easily one of the reasons someone chooses one phone over the other.
The Apple iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 have 12 megapixel cameras, allowing you to take high resolution photographs and videos. The Google Pixel 2 XL has a 12.2 megapixel camera that definitely delivers in terms of photo quality. We got to try the phone out and tested the camera in low light conditions to determine just how good it is. Catch our video here.
Battery life depends on several factors and one of it is the operating system in the phone and how well it works to reduce the amount of battery used to support and run it.
Here’s something you need to understand about the Google Pixel 2 XL and Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Despite how they are both Android operating systems, Samsung still layers on its own operating system that runs simultaneously with the Android software. This means that your Galaxy Note 8 has to help run two types of software concurrently — which although has been optimised well by Samsung — logically makes for more battery consumption.
According to LifeHacker’s post, the iPhone 8 Plus actually performed better in a battery test as compared to the iPhone X. This could be because more battery is used to power the bigger screen on the X.
In the same post, the Google Pixel 2 XL managed to beat the Samsung Galaxy S8+ and iPhone X.
As Singapore’s moving towards becoming a smart nation, digital assistants are becoming even more eminent.
All three smartphones come with different types of digital assistants that can help you do more in a short amount of time.
Apple iPhone X: Siri
Perhaps the most well known digital assistant, Siri can help you do more without even having to touch your phone. However, as these posts on Reddt will show you, Siri has difficulty in handling complex commands.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Google Assistant and Bixby Voice
With the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, you’re getting more bang for your buck. The device is equipped with two digital assistants. The latest is Bixby Voice. Bixby’s strength is being able to manipulate other apps and do more specific tasks for you. Say you want to send the latest photo you took to a contact, all you have to do is ask Bixby. Currently, Bixby recognises English and Korean and will roll out in different languages soon.
Google Assistant on the other hand helps you with more general things. For example, if you’re trying to get somewhere and require approximate arrival times, Google is able to help you.
Google Pixel 2 XL: Google Assistant
The most notable thing about the Google Assistant on the Pixel 2 XL is that it recognises Singlish. It also delivers results quickly and gets more intelligent the more you use it. To activate Google Assistant, all you have to do is squeeze the phone.
All three phones start with 64GB of storage.
However, they can all be upgraded and is expandable, somewhat. For Apple, it’s the iCloud storage system. You automatically get 5gb worth of storage space but you can always buy more on the site.
For Android softwares, you’ll rely on your Google account and back up your information and details on Google’s suite of applications. Google Photos for example, has infinite storage capacity for photographs when you save your photos in a lower resolution. The exception is made for Pixel 2 XL users though. The Pixel 2 XL provides unlimited storage for photos and videos in original, high quality resolution.