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OnePlus 3T vs Google Pixel XL: Which high-end smartphone is worth your money?

OnePlus 3T features a 5.5-inch AMOLED display, an enhanced processor, and front camera. The recently released OnePlus branded phone is available in two storage variants. Google recently launched the much-awaited Pixel XL with a 5.5-inch display and advanced camera features alongside fast charging technology. In this article, we will compare the specifications of both the latest OnePlus 3T and the recently released Google Pixel XL.

OnePlus 3T vs Google Pixel XL: Display

OnePlus 3T offers a 5.5-inch Optic AMOLED FHD Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protected display with a pixel density of 401PPI. If you look at the Google Pixel XL, it comes with a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels and pixel density of 534PPI. Hence, the Pixel XL is better than OnePlus 3T since you can read more content due to increased resolution and pixel density.

OnePlus 3T vs Google Pixel XL: Performance

OnePlus 3T features a Snapdragon 821 processor, Adreno 530 graphics, 6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB UFS 2.0 storage. Google Pixel XL is also equipped with a Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB RAM alongside 32GB and 128GB internal storage variants.

OnePlus 3T vs Google Pixel XL: Camera

OnePlus 3T offers 16MP Sony IMX 298 rear camera sensor, while the front camera is loaded with Samsung 3P8SP sensor of the equal capacity. Hence, you have 16MP on both rear and front. Google Pixel XL ships with a 12.3-megapixel rear camera, f/2.0 aperture, EIS, phase detection autofocus, and dual-LED (dual tone) flash. Talking about front-camera, the Google Pixel XL includes an 8MP sensor with f/2.4 aperture.

OnePlus 3T vs Google Pixel XL: Battery and OS

OnePlus 3T offers a 3400mAh battery with dash charging technology. The unique dash charging capability in both handsets redirects all heat to the source. Hence, your phone will not get hot during charging. Google Pixel XL is powered by a 3450mAh battery with fast charging support.

OnePlus 3T ships with Android 6 Marshmallow. However, you will be eligible to get a free update to Android Nougat before the end of 2016. Google Pixel XL provides Android 7.1 Nougat by default. Hence, you will be able to take full advantage of various features.

OnePlus 3T vs Google Pixel XL: Pricing

OnePlus 3T has launched in India for Rs. 29,999 for the 64GB variant and Rs. 34,999 for 128GB model. Google Pixel XL is priced at Rs. 67,000 for the 32GB variant. If you would like to buy 128GB, you need to invest Rs. 76,000.


If you are on a budget, OnePlus 3T will be very much sufficient for your daily requirements. Google Pixel XL is expensive when compared to OnePlus 3T. It doesn’t make sense to invest Rs. 67,000 for a 32GB internal storage, which cannot be expanded using microSD card. If you are not in a hurry, you can wait till OnePlus 3T is available in India.

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