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Top Reasons Why The iPhone X Is A Better Choice Than The Pixel 2 XL
By Izza Sofia, 06 Oct 2017
With Google releasing its latest Pixel 2 XL smartphone, figuring out which phone to purchase can be confusing. Here is a breakdown of why Apple’s iPhone X is still the best-selling phone.
The main differentiator is the iPhone X’s Face ID technology, which industry insiders are claiming is years ahead of the competition. The Google Pixel 2 XL only has a fingerprint sensor which, according to Apple’s data, is less secure and more susceptible to attacks compared to facial recognition.
“The iPhone X’s Face ID will change how you interact with your device, securing payments and recognizing when you’re alertly looking at the phone.”
The iPhone X features a sleeker, more refined design, and offers more in terms of water and dust resistance, wireless charging, and its dual-camera setup. Google made a big deal about how the Pixel 2 XL can capture portrait photos without a dual-camera arrangement, but having two cameras is more than that. Two cameras provides users with one telephoto lens, too, providing iPhone X owners with a more flexible shooting experience.
“Apple offers more local storage which is especially important for those shooting video, as all that 4K footage will fill up your device faster than you can say “Lights, camera, action!””
Apple is developing machine learning and introducing new ways to interact with your device, taking the market in a new direction. Apple has been criticized heavily for failing to innovate, but the iPhone X is proof there are still ways to differentiate in the mobile market.
“Not only does the iPhone X capture 4K at up to 60fps for super-crisp clips, but its slo-mo skills are also superior, with support for 1080p at 240fps. The Pixel 2 XL's 4K tops out at 30fps and its 1080p video's fastest rate is 120 fps.”
Additionally, the iPhone X’s screen is a truer edge-to-edge experience, while the Pixel 2 XL's front-facing speakers takes up precious space. Google did not introduce anything nearly as fun as Apple’s Animoji feature, which is a brilliant use of the TrueDepth technology. All of these are powered by Apple’s A11 Bionic chip.
[via Tom’s Guide, opening image via Apple]
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