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

Aspect Ratio

18:9
18.5:9
19.5:9

Pixel density

442 ppi
568 ppi
459 ppi

Technology

P-OLED
Super AMOLED
OLED

Screen-to-body

77.36 %
84.36 %
82.64 %

Peak brightness

 
 
625 cd/m2 (nit)

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

Internal storage

64 GB, not expandable
64 GB
64 GB, not expandable

OS

Android (10, 9.0 Pie)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI
iOS (13.x, 12.x)

Battery

Capacity

2915 mAh
3000 mAh
2659 mAh

Charging

USB Power Delivery
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
USB Power Delivery

Talk time

 
31.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1113 min)
20.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1113 min)

Stand-by time

12.0 days (288 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
3.4 days (82 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 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
Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12.2 megapixels
12 megapixels
12 megapixels

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

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

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

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 6.1 oz (176 g)
5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (176 g)
6.24 oz (177 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (176 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; IP 68
Water, Dust; IP 68
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

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

Features

 
Notification light
 

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 799
$ 720
$ 999




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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: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

They turned down top speed of the SD845?

3. sezar.93 unregistered

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

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