Specs Showdown: Google Pixel 3 XL Vs iPhone XS Max Vs Samsung Galaxy Note9

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There's a new XL-sized phone in town, and it's time to put it to the test against its main competitors. Here's how Google's newly-announced Google Pixel XL stacks up against the iPhone XS Max and the Samsung Galaxy Note9.

The Google Pixel 3 XL isn't a huge update on its predecessors, but it still holds its own against the market. Close to the same size as the others, the Pixel 3 XL is the lightest of the three. It also has the smallest display, however, at only 6.3 inches to the Note9's 6.4 and iPhone's 6.5.

One of the main differences between the three is the camera configuration - while the iPhone and Note9 have both adopted dual rear camera configurations, Google seems to be focusing on selfie fans with a dual front camera (including a wide angle lens for taking what Google has dubbed 'groupies').

The Pixel 3 XL is the cheapest of the lot by at least $100, and is more than $400 cheaper than the iPhone XS Max, so that's worth keeping in mind.

The Samsung Note9 is still the only option for those who want a headphone jack and no notch, however.

Here's how the stats compare:

Google Pixel 3 XL Galaxy Note9 iPhone XS Max
Operating System Android 9 (Pie) Android 8.1 (Oreo) iOS 12
Display 6.3-inch QHD+ OLED, 523ppi 6.4-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED, 2960x1440 (516ppi) 6.5-inch Retina HD Display, 2688x1242 (458 ppi)
Body 158.0 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm, 184g, IPX8 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm, 201g, IP68 157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7mm, 208g, IP68
Camera Rear: 12.2 MP dual-pixel (f/1.8 with OIS and EIS), Front: Dual 8 MP wide-angle and normal FoV cameras, Wide-angle: f/2.2, Normal: f/1.8 aperture Rear: Dual Camera with Dual OIS - Wide-angle: Super Speed Dual Pixel 12MP AF sensor (F1.5/F2.4) - Telephoto: 12MP AF (F2.4) - 2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom Front: 8MP AF, F1.7 Rear: Dual Camera with Dual OIS - Wide-angle: 12MP AF sensor (F1.8) - Telephoto: 12MP AF sensor (F2.4) Front: 7MP TrueDepth camera (F2.2)
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 2.5 Ghz + 1.6 Ghz, 64-Bit Octa-Core 10nm 64-bit Octa-core processor (Max. 2.7 GHz + 1.7 GHz) 10nm 64-bit Octa-core processor (Max. 2.8 GHz + 1.7 GHz) 7nm A12 Bionic chip, six core CPU and four core GPU
Memory 4 GB LPDDR4x RAM 6GB RAM (LPDDR4), 128GB + MicroSD slot (up to 512GB) 8GB RAM (LPDDR4), 512GB + MicroSD slot (up to 512GB) 4GB RAM 64/256/512 GB
Sim Card eSIM and Nano SIM Single SIM: Nano SIM Dual SIM (nano-SIM and eSIM)
Battery 3430 mAh battery with 18 W fast charging and Qi wireless charging 4000mAh, Fast Charging compatible on wired and wireless Wired charging compatible with QC2.0 and AFC, Wireless charging compatible with WPC and PMA Up to 25 hours talk time, up to 13 hours internet use. Fast Charge capable, Qi compatible wireless charging.
Network Supports up to CAT 16 (1Gbps DL/75Mbps UL), 5x DL CA, 4x4 MIMO, LAA, 256-QAM DL and 64-QAM UL Enhanced 4x4 MIMO, 5CA, LAA, LTE Cat.18 Gigabit-class LTE with 4x4 MIMO and LAA
Connectivity Wi-Fi 2.4GHz + 5.0GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth® 5.0 + LE, NFC, Google Cast, Location (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo) Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM, Bluetooth v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou) W802.11ac Wi‑Fi with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology, Lightning connector, NFC, Location (Assisted GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and QZSS)
Sensors Active Edge, back fingerprint sensor, Proximity/Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer/Gyrometer, Magnetometer, Barometer, Android Sensor Hub, Advanced x-axis haptics Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor Face ID, Barometer, Three‑axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
Headphone Jack No Yes No
Price From $1349 From $1499 From $1799


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