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Pixel 3 XL vs. Galaxy Note 9: Google Blows by Samsung’s Best

by Danny Zepeda | October 9, 2018October 9, 2018 11:00 am PST

Samsung has been the most popular Android smartphone maker for years now, and though Google’s Pixel phone tried to take a shot at the title, it fell short. The Pixel 3 XL is its latest effort at usurping Samsung and it might just do so this time around because it stacks up impressively against the Galaxy Note 9.

Check out the side by side comparison between the Pixel 3 XL and Galaxy Note 9 down below to see which one is the better device.

Google - Pixel 3 XL Samsung - Galaxy Note 9
Display Size 6.3-inch, 1440 x 2960 pixel display (522 ppi) 6.4-inch, 1440 x 2960 pixel display (514 ppi)
Resolution X 1440 1440
Resolution Y 2960 2960
Display Type QHD+ flexible OLED Quad HD+ Super AMOLED
Operating System Android 9.0 (at launch) Android 8.1 (at launch)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
RAM 4GB 6GB/8GB
Storage
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 128GB
  • 512GB
External Storage No Yes
Main Camera (Back) 12MP 12MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 8MP 8MP
Networks
  • CDMA EVDO Rev A: BC0/BC1/BC10
  • FDD-LTE: Bands⁷ 1*/2*/3*/4*/5/7*/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/25*/ 26/28/29/32/66*/71
  • GSM/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • WCDMA: W1/W2
  • Enhanced 4x4 MIMO/CA, LAA, LTE Cat.18
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0 + LE Bluetooth 5.0
Battery 2915mAh 4000mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • USB Type-C
  • USB Type-C
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Gyro
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Gyro
  • Geomagnetic
  • Hall
  • Heart rate
  • Iris
  • Pressure
  • Proximity
  • RGB
GPS
  • Galileo
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • BeiDou
  • Galileo
  • Glonass
  • GPS
Height 6.2 inches (15.75 cm) 161.9 mm (6.37 inches)
Width 3 inches (76.2 mm) 76.4 mm (3.01 inches)
Depth 0.3 inches (7.6 mm) 8.8 mm (0.35 inches)
Weight 184 g (6.49 oz) 201 g (7.09 oz)
Colors Black, Pink, White N/A
Supported Audio Formats N/A MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF, APE
Supported Video Formats N/A MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

Thank you to @evleaks for image assistance.


Danny Zepeda

Born and raised in Southern California, Danny grew up on a steady diet Pixar, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg movies. Unbeknownst to him, this was...

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