LG V20 vs Google Pixel XL: Comparison of specs, features, price

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The battle of the supersized Android phones is heating up as LG has just released its latest phablet, the V20, while Google also jumped into the competition with the Pixel XL. Both running on Android 7.0 Nougat, the smartphones are touted to be up there with the latest offerings from Apple and Samsung as the devices are equipped with crystal-clear displays and impressive cameras. But how will they fare when pitted against each other? Which handset will come up on top?

This article compares the LG V20 with the Google Pixel XL.

Design:

Both the LG V20 and the Google Pixel XL have aluminum builds and a fingerprint scanner, but the Google phone wins points for its IP 53 rating which makes the handset waterproof and dust-resistant. The V20 measures 6.29 x 3.07 x 0.30 inches and weighs 6.14 ounces, while the Pixel XL is a tad smaller at 6.09 x 2.98 x 0.34 inches and weighs only 5.93 ounces.

The LG phone comes in three color variants Sweet Silver, Urban Gray, and Romantic Pink. The Pixel XL is also available in three color options, namely Very Silver, Quite Black, and Really Blue.

Display and Cameras:

The V20 has a 5.7-inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1,440 x 2,560 pixels, while the Pixel XL has a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with the same resolution.

When it comes to cameras, both phones score points as the V20 and Pixel XL have dual cameras, with the LG phone outfitted with a 16-megapixel rear sensor, while the Google device has a 12.3-megapixel rear shooter. Selfie enthusiasts would likely prefer the Pixel XL over the V20, as the former has an 8-megapixel front camera while the latter has a 5-megapixel front shooter.

Processors and Storage:

The LG phone has a Snapdragon 820 chip, while the Google phone has Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 821 chipset. Both devices have 4 GB of random access memory (RAM).

The Pixel XL comes in 32 GB and 128 GB internal memory variants, while the V20’s 64 GB native storage can be expanded up to 2 TB via a microSD card.

Price:

The LG V20 starts at $770 while the Google Pixel XL starts at $769 for the 32 GB model.