Do they have packaging to compete again with the best of the year in many more sections than in the photographic aspect? We will check with the comparison of the new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL vs iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, Galaxy S9 and Note 9, Xiaomi Mi 8, Huawei P20 Pro and other top of the high level of this 2018.

After Apple’s iPhone , the big “guaranteed” technology event within the smartphone world is the arrival of the new Pixel . 

Thanks to the good taste of mouth that left us the models of last year , especially in relation to the camera, the new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL arrive with more expectation than ever to the market.

The best smartphones of 2018

The last big Google terminals are here. That means that the trio that we have left to compete to be the best of the year is practically complete. These are the best smartphone candidates of this 2018and that we are going to compare with the new Google Pixel 3.

  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 +
  • Huawei P20 Pro
  • Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
  • OnePlus 6
  • HTC U12 +
  • OPPO Find X
  • Xiaomi Mi 8
  • LG G7 ThinQ

New Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL: more screen and “notch”

Although the new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL maintain the essence of the family in the overall design of the device, especially as regards the back and the touch of color (this time very subtle), there are interesting new features in its appearance.

Google Pixel 3 XL

The two screen diagonals remain as options, something that more and more manufacturers choose first line, but now we have more screen to choose, especially with the 6.3 inches of the Pixel 3 XL model .A contained diagonal and the option to go over 6 inches: this is the new Google Pixel 3

As has happened with almost all high end terminals that have grown on screen, the design has had to adapt to reduce frames. And a ” collateral damage ” such as the notch , comes by surprise to the largest of Google terminals.

If you are not from that addition or want to remove it via software, there is still the option to choose the Pixel 3 to dry, which, with 5.5 inches has obviated that recuse so used this year at the expense of maintaining larger dimensions for the frame higher.

New Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL vs iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, Galaxy S9

PIXEL 35.5 “145.668.27.91482915
PIXEL 3 XL6.3 “15876.77.91843.430
IPHONE XS5.8 “144717.71772658
IPHONE XS MAX6.5 “157777.72083174
SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 96.4 “161.976.48.82014.000
SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 +6.2 “15873.88.51893,500
HUAWEI P20 PRO6.1 “155788.21904.000
SONY XPERIA XZ2 PREMIUM5.8 “1588011.92363,540
ONEPLUS 66.28 “155,775.47.751773,300
HTC 12+6 “156,673.98.71883.420
OPPO FIND X6.42 “156,774.28.41863.730
XIAOMI MI 86.21 “154.974.87.61723,300
LG G7 THINQ6.1 “,000

At the level of dimensions, Google makes it great in weight without that it means giving up some batteries with a capacity that seems sufficient.

The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL maintain the OLED technology (HDR compatible) for your screen, but this year it seems that there will be no problems around it since it is not a P-OLED version. 

In addition, the more diagonal model has a resolution of 1,440 x 2,960 pixels with which it achieves a large density figure: 523 ppi . In spite of everything, that density is something smaller than the one that Pixel 2 XL offered last year.

PIXEL 35.5 “OLED18: 91,080 x 2,160 px443
PIXEL 3 XL6.3 “OLED18.5: 91,440 x 2,960 px523
IPHONE XS5.8 “OLED19.5: 983.4%1,125 x 2,436 px458
IPHONE XS MAX6.5 “OLED19.5: 91,242 x 2,688 px458
SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 96.4 “Super AMOLED18.5: 983.4%1,440 x 2,960 px516
SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 +6.2 “Super AMOLED18.5: 984.2%1,440 x 2,960 px529
HUAWEI P20 PRO6.1 “AMOLED18.7: 982%1.080 x 2.240 px408
SONY XPERIA XZ2 PREMIUM5.8 “IPS16: 972.4%2,160 x 3,840 px765
ONEPLUS 66.28 “Optic AMOLED19: 983.8%1.080 x 2.280 px402
HTC 12+6 “Super LCD680.3%18: 91,440 x 2,880 px537
OPPO FIND X6.42 “AMOLED19.5: 987%1.080 x 2.340 px401
XIAOMI MI 86.21 “AMOLED83.8%1,080 x 2,248 px402
LG G7 THINQ6.1 “IPS19.5: 982.6%1,440 x 3,120 px564

True to a single camera that promises to be even better

With the Snapdragon 845 per flag, it could not be less, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL attack their entry in the high-end of 2018, perhaps losing in other data of its purest technical sheet if we compare with the best prepared rivals. Highlight the amount of RAM, which is bounded in 4 GB , and that accompanies two possible configurations of internal storage: 64 or 128 GB.

That combination of processor and RAM taking into account the cleanliness of the operating system will give you plenty to stay among the most powerful in the market this 2018, but with the price it has, the user might expect more packaging in that part of its list of specifications .


PIXEL 3Snapdragon 8454GB64/128 GB
PIXEL 3 XLSnapdragon 8454GB64/128 GB
IPHONE XSApple A124GB64/256/512 GB
IPHONE XS MAXApple A124GB64/256/512 GB
SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 9Exynos 98106/8 GB128/256/512 GB (up to 512 GB per microSD)
SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 +Exynos 9810 / Snapdragon 8456 GB64/128/256 GB (up to 512 GB with microSD)
HUAWEI P20 PROKirin 9706 GB128 GB
SONY XPERIA XZ2 PREMIUMSnapdragon 8456 GB64 GB (up to 512 GB per microSD)
ONEPLUS 6Snapdragon 8456/8 GB64/128/256 GB
HTC 12+Snapdragon 8456 GB64/128 GB (up to 512 GB with microSD)
OPPO FIND XSnapdragon 8458 GB128/256
XIAOMI MI 8Snapdragon 8456 GB64/128/256 GB
LG G7 THINQSnapdragon 8454/6 GB64/128 GB (up to 512 GB with microSD)

Where Google does not make any concession is in his idea that he does not need a double back camera to succeed in the high end. Last year he showed it in the photographic comparison and this 2018 intends to repeat as a phone with better camera despite having a single sensor. His arguments are in the size of the photoreceptors (1.4 μm) and especially in the part of processing, where last year showed that it goes to the head.

Google Pixel 3 XL camera

Curiously, Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL do bring a double sensor in the camera for selfies. There is a telephoto main with f1.8 and another “secondary” with aperture f2.2 but wide angle (107 °). Both sensors are 8 MP resolution.


PIXEL 312.2 MP, f / 1.8, OIS, Dual Pixel PDAF8 MP (f / 2.2) wide-angle and 8 MP (f1.8) telephoto
PIXEL 3 XL12.2 MP, f / 1.8, OIS, Dual Pixel PDAF8 MP (f / 2.2) wide-angle and 8 MP (f1.8) telephoto
IPHONE XS12 MP f / 1.8, OIS, PDAF12 MP f / 2.4, OIS, PDAF, 2x optical zoom7 MP, f / 2.2
IPHONE XS MAX12 MP f / 1.8, OIS, PDAF12 MP f / 2.4, OIS, PDAF, 2x optical zoom7 MP, f / 2.2
SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 912 MP, Dual Pixel, variable aperture f / 1.5-2.4, OIS12 MP telephoto, f / 2.4, AF, OIS8 MP, AF, f / 1.7
SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 +12 MP, Dual Pixel, variable aperture f / 1.5-2.4, OIS12 MP telephoto, f / 2.4, AF, OIS8 MP, AF, f / 1.7
HUAWEI P20 PRO20 MP B / N f / 1.6 + 40 MP RGB f / 2.8, OIS, PDAF, AF laser8 MP f / 2.4, 3x optical zoom, OIS, PDAF, AF laser24 MP, f / 2.0
SONY XPERIA XZ2 PREMIUM12 MP, f / 1.8, PDAF, AF laser19 MP f / 1.6 B / N, PDAF, AF laser13 MP f / 2.0
ONEPLUS 616 MP, f / 1.7, OIS, PDAF20 MP (effective 16 MP, f / 1.7, PDAF16 MP f / 2.0
HTC 12+12 MP, f / 1.8, OIS, PDAF, AF laser16 MP (effective 12 MP), f / 2.6, 2x optical zoom8 MP, f / 2.0
OPPO FIND X16 MP, f / 2.0, PDAF, OIS20 MP, f / 2.025 MP, f / 2.0
XIAOMI MI 812 MP, f / 1.8, OIS, dual pixel PDAF12 MP, f / 2.4, AF, 2x optical zoom20 MP, f / 2.0
LG G7 THINQ16 MP, f / 1.6, PDAF, OIS, laser AF16 MP, f / 1.98 MP, f / 1.9

Pixel 3 XL vs. iPhone XS Price comparion

Although for some time now the idea of ​​a Google Pixel phone with an affordable price has been forgotten, we always have the hope that at some point we will have that opportunity again. It will not be with these new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL whose prices are high, but always without exceeding the barrier of 1,000 euros.

PIXEL 3849 euros
PIXEL 3 XL949 euros
IPHONE XS1159 euros
IPHONE XS MAX1259 euros
SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 91008 euros923 euros
SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 PLUS899 euros845 euros
HUAWEI P20 PRO899 euros664 euros
SONY XPERIA XZ2 PREMIUM899 euros899 euros
ONEPLUS 6519 euros518 euros
HTC 12+799 euros772 euros
OPPO FIND X999 euros
XIAOMI MI8499 euros450 euros
LG G7 THINK849 euros525 euros

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