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Pixel 3 XL vs. OnePlus 6: Does OnePlus’ Flagship Even Stand a Chance?

by Danny Zepeda | October 9, 2018October 9, 2018 12:00 pm PST

Now that the Pixel 3 XL is here, we’re comparing it to some of the best Android smartphones around right now. In this particular round, we’re seeing how it compares to the OnePlus 6.

The Pixel 3 XL and OnePlus 6 are cut from the same cloth. Sure, there are some differences, but overall, they are very similar devices. From the large displays with the notch to the glass and metal design and rear mounted fingerprint scanner, they trade off features on just about every category.

Down below is a side by side comparison of the Pixel 3 XL and OnePlus 6.

Google - Pixel 3 XL OnePlus - OnePlus 6
Display Size 6.3-inch, 1440 x 2960 pixel display (522 ppi) 6.28-inch, 1080 x 2280 pixel display (402 ppi)
Resolution X 1440 1080
Resolution Y 2960 2280
Display Type QHD+ flexible OLED AMOLED
Operating System Android 9.0 (at launch) OxygenOS based on Android Oreo
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
RAM 4GB 6GB/8GB
Storage
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB
External Storage No No
Main Camera (Back) 12MP 16&20MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 8MP 16MP
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
  • CDMA: BC0/BC1
  • FDD LTE: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/32/66/71
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
  • TDD LTE: Band 34/38/39/40/41
  • TD-SCDMA: Band 34/39
  • UMTS(WCDMA): Band 1/2/4/5/8/9/19
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0 + LE Bluetooth 5.0, support aptX & aptX HD
Battery 2915mAh 3300mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • USB Type-C
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Gyro
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Fingerprint
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Proximity
GPS
  • Galileo
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • BeiDou
  • Digital compass
  • Galileo
  • GPS
  • GLONASS
Height 6.2 inches (15.75 cm) 15.7 mm (0.62 inches)
Width 3 inches (76.2 mm) 75.4 mm (2.97 inches)
Depth 0.3 inches (7.6 mm) 7.75 mm (0.31 inches)
Weight 184 g (6.49 oz) 6.2 oz (176 g)
Colors Black, Pink, White Mirror Black/ Midnight Black/ Silk White
Supported Audio Formats N/A N/A
Supported Video Formats N/A N/A

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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