Google Pixel 3 vs Galaxy S9 vs iPhone XS: Specs comparison

Google Pixel 3 vs Galaxy S9 vs iPhone XS: Specs comparison
The Google Pixel 3 shapes up to be the phone for those uninspired by the excessive notch of the Pixel 3 XL - it has a traditional notchless design, more compact and easier to use body, and all the same hardware that can be found inside the larger Pixel 3 XL.

But is this enough to make the Pixel 3 a more appealing than the Galaxy S9 or the iPhone XS? Most likely no, but this doesn't mean the Pixel 3 won't directly compete with the smallest Galaxy and iPhone on the shelves as Google eyes a more prominent mainstream presence.

This means that those three would certainly be all viable options for would-be adopters, thus a specs comparison between all three wouldn't be out of the ordinary at all. Let's see how all three fare against one another.

Google Pixel 3 vs Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Apple iPhone XS

Display

Display size

5.5 inches
5.8 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution

1080 x 2160 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels
1125 x 2436 pixels

Pixel density

442 ppi
568 ppi
459 ppi

Technology

P-OLED
Super AMOLED
OLED

Screen-to-body ratio

77.36 %
84.36 %
82.64 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216
 

Peak brightness

 
 
625 cd/m2 (nit)

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

Main camera

12.2 megapixels
12 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

 
 
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
 
Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

 
 
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Flash

Dual LED
LED
Quad LED

Software Features

Digital image stabilization, Object tracking, RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Night mode, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Blink detection, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Manual focus, Object tracking, RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD)

Features

Optical image stabilization, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
8 megapixels
7 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Design

Dimensions

5.73 x 2.69 x 0.31 inches (145.6 x 68.2 x 7.9 mm)
5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 inches (147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm)
5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches (143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm)

Weight

5.22 oz (148 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
6.24 oz (177 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Stainless steel

Resistance

Water, Dust
Water, Dust
Water, Dust

IP certified

IP 68
IP 68
IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
3D Face unlock

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81

Processor

Octa-core, 2500 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
Hexa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

Adreno 630
Adreno 630
Apple 4-core GPU

RAM

4 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4

Storage expansion

 
 
 

Slot Type

 
microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
 

OS

Android (9.0 Pie)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI
iOS (12.x)

Battery

Capacity

2915 mAh
3000 mAh
2659 mAh

Talk time

 
31.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1379 min)
20.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1379 min)

Stand-by time

12.0 days (288 hours)
the average is 21 days (498 h)
3.4 days (82 hours)
the average is 21 days (498 h)
 

Internet use

 
 
 

3G

 
11 hours
 

LTE

 
12 hours
 

Wi-Fi

 
14 hours
 

Music playback

 
51.00 hours
60.00 hours

Video playback

 
17.00 hours
14.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 66, 71
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 46
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 46
Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46

UMTS

850, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

800, 1900 MHz
800, 1900 MHz
800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Connectivity

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay
Apple Pay

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 899
$ 820
$ 1349





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3 Comments

1. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Why are you guys not showing that the new Pixel 3's have dual cameras in the front? It has a wide angle and regular selfie camera.

2. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

They turned down top speed of the SD845?

3. sezar.93

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

PhoneArena: why you always laying ?! galaxy s9 is 720$

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