An exciting time for any android lover. Today Google announced the latest models of its pixel smartphones, the pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Also this week came the release date of OnePlus’s latest “flagship killer” the OnePlus 6T. The only question left is which one should you be selecting as your next mobile companion.
Both these phones are aiming for the latest bezeless look. The screen size of the 6T offers an extra .1 inch(for those who think size matters). Google have created a fairly big notch which i can see being off-putting but it accommodates the 2 front facing cameras, so if you’re a selfie lover the big notch is worth it.
Googles new Pixel 3 XL runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 along side 4GB of RAM. While the OnePlus 6T runs the same chipset it actually pairs it with 8GB of RAM. This looks to give the Oneplus a nice advantage on power and speed. Googles 4GB does look on the small side considering Samsungs 6GB on the S9 Plus, but should be a great advantage to battery life providing its not too sluggish.
The 6T offers a 20MP rear facing camera which wipes the floor with the 3 XL’s 12MP. Though megapixel doesn’t mean win. Googles camera software and in-built AI adds features that make this a tough competition. It offers a mode called Top Shot which captures images before and after pressing the shutter button so you get the chance to select the perfect image (Great cause someone always blinks in family photos!). I think the features offered by Google will make this camera more of a demand than the 6T’s 20MP.
We obviously want our phones to last as long as possible. The 3 XL gives you 3430mAh which along with its 4GB of RAM should offer enough charge but nothing spectacular. The 6T is similar here, though it offers a 3700mAh battery the 8GB memory is going to swallow the extra charge. I can see these devices giving similar usage and talk times.
There’s never a winner these days. The phones offer different strengths and different weaknesses. I mentioned earlier, for the selfie lovers it has to be the Pixel 3 XL, the dual cameras and AI will excel. If you’re a gaming fanatic, maybe double the RAM will be an important aspect, go for the OnePlus 6T.