Google Pixel XL vs. OnePlus 3T: How OnePlus’s Upcoming Flagship Phone Will Stand Against Google’s High-End Smartphone?

The next model coming from OnePlus passed the CCC certification process; it is numbered as A3010 and should come as the OnePlus 3T. The device should bring some hardware upgrades, without design changes. The screen should keep 5.5-inch size meaning dimensions of the upcoming device should remain the same. The upcoming device should compete with the recent flagship devices from Google, Xiaomi, and LG. Let’s see how the device compares with the recently published Google Pixel XL.

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Dimensions, Design

The Pixel XL measures 154.7 x 75.7 x 8.5 mm, and if the upcoming OnePlus 3T keeps the design of OnePlus 3, the phone should measure 152.7 x 74.7 x 7.4 mm, noticeably smaller than the Pixel XL.

Design-wise, both Pixel phones look like the design team got stuck in 2014. Large gaps under and above the screen, pretty thick bezels for a flagship device, and pretty unattractive backside give the impression of a device that isn’t targeted for the top end of the market. On the other side, if OnePlus 3T keeps the design of its older brother, you can expect one pretty device with two antenna bands on the backside, the Home Button dominating the front, with a quality metal chassis.

Hardware, Display

The upcoming OnePlus 3T should sport the new Snapdragon 821; there’s no info will the new device sport the underclocked version (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo) or the version with higher core clocks (2×2.35 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo). No matter which version of the chipset is used, you can expect tons of power, especially if OnePlus keeps the 1080p screen resolution. The device should come with 6 gigs of RAM and a choice between 64 GB and 128 GB of internal memory.

Google Pixel XL is also powered by Snapdragon 821 (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo along with Adreno 530 GPU). The phone sports 4 GB of RAM and a choice between 32 GB and 128 GB of internal memory, without an SD card support. Plenty of power, with lots of RAM (6 GB of RAM is just too much for Android at the moment, it will never be completely used).

OnePlus 3T should keep 5.5-inch 1080p screen, but the company might offer an IPS LCD screen panel, instead of AMOLED panel used in OnePlus 3. No matter which panel is used, the phone will be perfect for watching videos, surfing the web and gaming.

Google Pixel Xl features a 5.5-inch 1440p, AMOLED screen, offering highly saturated colors and deep blacks. Screen size is perfect for any kind of usage scenario, except for one hand usage.

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Camera

OnePlus 3T should use Sony’s IMX 398 camera sensor. The main camera should have 16 MP. Since the new Snapdragon 821 is used, you can expect [email protected] video recording, as well as dual-core autofocus, supposedly quicker and more precise than the phase-detection autofocus.

The Pixel XL features 12.3 MP (f/2.0) main camera sensor, supporting EIS, phase detection & laser autofocus, dual-LED flash, and HDR. The camera features large single-pixel size (1.55µm) offering superb photo quality in low light conditions. The main camera can record [email protected] videos, as well as [email protected] slow-motion videos. The selfie camera counts 8 MP (f/2.0) and can record 1080p videos.

Battery, Software

Google Pixel XL comes with a 3450 mAh battery, it is splash and dust resistant, equipped with a fingerprint sensor, has USB Type-C connector, runs under Android Nougat, and supports Quick Charge technology.

The upcoming OnePlus 3T should keep the same battery capacity as its older cousin, OnePlus 3, that features a 3000 mAh battery. The device should come with Android Nougat, a fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C connector, and Quick Charge support.

Conclusion

The upcoming OnePlus 3T should bring some notable hardware improvements; the most important one being the new Snapdragon 821, and a better camera sensor. On the other side, the phone should come with a $480 price mark, $80 more than the price of OnePlus 3. If you want a better chipset along with a better camera, you have to pay $80 more.

Google Pixel XL is a device for users who want to have a device that’ll be first to receive new Android upgrades. Also, Pixel XL packs powerful hardware, features an excellent camera, and although the design is not really attractive, the phone has a pretty tough metal chassis. The price is a bit high ($769 for 32GB version), for that money you can get lots of other models, but they won’t be the first to get new Android versions.