Google’s Pixel 2 XL has become a top competitor. Source: Mirror

Ever since the iPhone took the throne from Nokia, it’s held the position for quite some time. Of course, this is a competitive market, and it's only a matter of time before a "new kid on the block" will try to dethrone the current king. iPhone's main competitors are Samsung and Google.

While Google's phones had a sketchy start, they are now getting better. In fact, many people consider them better than Samsung phones. Google recently launched the new Pixel 2 XL, and below are the best reasons why it's a better buy when compared to Apple's newest iPhone X.

Unlimited "Cloud" Storage

We all know that Google is offering its own cloud storage system known as Google Drive. While it's mostly free up to a certain point, if the allocated free space is consumed, you either have to delete some of your stuff or upgrade.

If you are on the fence when it comes to purchasing the new Pixel 2 XL, Google is making things easier for you by offering you unlimited Google Drive storage for your pictures and videos. This is something that Apple is not offering yet as its iCloud is only free up to 5 GB.

The Google assistant for the Pixel 2 XL can do real-time translations. Source: YouTube

Google Assistant

While Apple made the concept of a smartphone assistant (Siri) popular, Google improved the idea. Google's newest assistant can do more than just answer questions.

For one, it can do a real-time translation. While it may be far from being perfect, it's already up to the point that it’s useful. Google has also expanded what the assistant can do.


For many consumers, the price is a big factor to consider. Google Pixel 2 XL is cheaper than the iPhone X by at least $150. When it comes to performance, the two phones are more or less even. In other words, if you want value for your money, then Pixel 2 XL is the better choice.

Google Lens

Another interesting addition to Google Pixel 2 XL is Google Lens. Essentially, Google Lens is an object recognition technology. If you take a picture of a dog and let Google Lens do its thing, it will provide you with contextual information e.g. the type of breed. You can use Google Lens on almost anything from art, food to landmarks.

Again, just like Google's assistant, it's not perfect, but it's already gotten to the point where it's useful.

Pixel Buds

Google Buds paired with the phone’s real-time translations are a match made in heaven. Source: Gadgets

Google recently introduced its new line of earphones known as Google Buds. With real-time translation and Google Buds put together, you'll have an interesting proposition. The goal here is to simply plug Google Buds into your ear, and you'll have real-time translation. It's a useful technology if you’re always traveling.

Google has certainly upped its game. Back in the days, iPhone vs. Google phone was a no-brainer, but now the game has changed. It's clear that Google has no plan of letting Apple run them over in the smartphone market.