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

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Google Pixel 3 vs Galaxy S9 vs iPhone XS
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.

Display
Size
5.8 inches
5.8 inches
5.5 inches
Technology
Super AMOLED
OLED
P-OLED
Screen-to-body
84.36 %
82.64 %
77.36 %
Peak brightness
 
625 cd/m2 (nit)
 
Features
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Hardware
System chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845 (10 nm)
Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81 (7 nm)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845 (10 nm)
Processor
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit
Hexa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2500 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit
GPU
Adreno 630
Apple 4-core GPU
Adreno 630
RAM
4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage
64GB
64GB, not expandable
64GB, not expandable
OS
Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI
iOS (15.x, 14.x, 13.x, 12.x)
Android (12, 11, 10, 9.0 Pie)
Battery
Capacity
3000 mAh
2659 mAh
2915 mAh
Charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
USB Power Delivery
USB Power Delivery
Talk time
31.00 hours
the average is 11 h (660 min)
20.00 hours
the average is 11 h (660 min)
 
Stand-by time
3.4 days (82 hours)
the average is 29 days (688 h)
 
12.0 days (288 hours)
the average is 29 days (688 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
 
Camera
Rear
Single camera
Dual camera
Single camera
Main camera
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor)
12.2 MP (OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor)
Specifications
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
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Second camera
 
12 MP (Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor)
 
Specifications
 
Optical zoom: 2.0x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm
 
Video recording
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)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
Features
HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording
OIS, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Front
8 MP
7 MP
8 MP
Video capture
2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
Design
Dimensions
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)
5.73 x 2.69 x 0.31 inches (145.6 x 68.2 x 7.9 mm)
Weight
5.75 oz (163.0 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 g)
6.24 oz (177.0 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 g)
5.22 oz (148.0 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 g)
Materials
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Stainless steel
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Resistance
Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68
Biometrics
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
3D Face unlock
Fingerprint (touch)
Features
Notification light
 
 
Buyers information
Price
$ 720
$ 999
$ 799





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