I’ve been using Google’s Pixel 2 XL for a few weeks, and, for the first time, I’m finding it harder to convince myself that it’s that much better than an iPhone.
The iPhone X makes a serious case for itself purely based on design. It’s that pretty, especially when you see it in person.
But once I snapped out of the iPhone X spell, I remembered there are several key reasons why the Pixel 2 phones are better.
1. Both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are cheaper than the iPhone X.
Right off the bat, Google’s new Pixel 2 phones have a huge advantage over the iPhone X: Price.
The Pixel 2 starts at $650, which is $350 less than the iPhone X’s $1,000 starting price tag.
The larger Pixel 2 XL costs $850, which is still $150 less than the iPhone X starting price.
2. The Pixel 2 phones come included with a fast charger, whereas the iPhone X doesn’t.
Apple finally added support for fast charging on the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, a genuinely meaningful feature that Android phones have had for years. It lets you get hours of battery life from just a few minutes of charging, which is incredibly useful when you’re in a pinch.
However, you’ll find a standard iPhone charger when you unbox the iPhone X, and you’ll have to buy separate accessories if you want to fast charge the new iPhones.
Meanwhile, Google’s Pixel 2 phones come with a fast charger included in the box. So, not only are the Pixel 2 phones cheaper, they don’t require you to spend more to take advantage of core features.