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OnePlus 6T vs. Pixel 3 XL: Is There a New Android King?

by Danny Zepeda | October 29, 2018October 29, 2018 11:00 am PST

With the introduction of the OnePlus 6T, OnePlus is trying to make a big statement in the very competitive Android market. One of its biggest competitors is the recently announced Pixel 3 XL, so let’s compare the two.

The OnePlus 6 was already a fantastic smartphone with a super competitive price tag. The OnePlus 6T is even better. Now, it has a smaller notch and an in-display fingerprint scanner to go along with the 6.4-inch OLED display, Snapdragon 845 processor, available 8GB of RAM and 16MP dual camera. It is one of the most appealing Android flagships right now.

The Pixel 3 XL is a big step forward for Google’s Pixel line that is unequivocally its best phone ever. The 6.3-inch OLED display, Snapdragon 845 processor and market-leading 12MP camera give it a resounding argument for being the best Android smartphone.

The two devices exchange blows in other categories such as the memory discrepancy (8GB vs. 4GB) and wireless charging capability (the OnePlus 6T doesn’t have it), but overall, the battle is quite competitive, especially when pricing is considered.

Check out the spec comparison down below and decide which is the better Android flagship.

OnePlus - OnePlus 6T Google - Pixel 3 XL
Display Size 6.41-inch, 1080 x 2430 pixel display (415 ppi) 6.3-inch, 1440 x 2960 pixel display (522 ppi)
Resolution X 1080 1440
Resolution Y 2430 2960
Display Type AMOLED QHD+ flexible OLED
Operating System OxygenOS based on Android Pie Android 9.0 (at launch)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
RAM 6GB/8GB 4GB
Storage
  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
External Storage No No
Main Camera (Back) 20/16MP 12MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 16MP 8MP
Networks
  • CDMA: BC0/BC1
  • FDD LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/ 19/20/25/26/28/29/30/32/66/71
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
  • TD-SCDMA: Band 34/39
  • TDD LTE: Band 34/38/39/40/41/46
  • UMTS(WCDMA): Band 1/2/4/5/8/9/19
  • 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
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0 Bluetooth 5.0 + LE
Battery 3700mAh 2915mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • USB Type-C
  • USB Type-C
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Fingerprint
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Gyro
  • Proximity
GPS
  • BeiDou
  • Galileo
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • Galileo
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
Height 157.5 mm (6.20 inches) 6.2 inches (15.75 cm)
Width 74.8 mm (2.94 inches) 3 inches (76.2 mm)
Depth 8.2 mm (0.32 inches) 0.3 inches (7.6 mm)
Weight 185 g (6.53 oz) 184 g (6.49 oz)
Colors N/A Black, Pink, White
Supported Audio Formats N/A N/A
Supported Video Formats N/A N/A

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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