Google Pixel XL vs Nexus 6P vs OnePlus 3: here is a specs comparison

Google is pushing towards the mainstream with its latest smartphones, the Pixel and the Pixel XL, and only time will show if these are the revelation the Android crowd has been keeping its breath for. Chances are that you might still be undecided whether to invest your hard-earned money in the Pixel XL/Pixel or not, as these definitely have a couple of more affordable, albeit a bit older alternatives that could be a better pick for you.

We are talking about none other than the last great Nexus device, the not-too-shabby Huawei-made Nexus 6P, and a device that is often cited as one of the best value-for-money phones of 2016 - the mighty OnePlus 3.

An excellent trio by all standards! However, there's a rather large elephant in the room, taken the form of a simple question: should you get the Pixel XL, the Nexus 6P, or the OnePlus 3? Which one would be a better fit for your pocket?

Well, we can't decide that for you, but we can help you by showing you how the three compare in terms of raw specs... and size, too!

Google Pixel XL

Google Pixel XL

Dimensions

6.09 x 2.98 x 0.34 inches

154.72 x 75.74 x 8.6 mm

Weight

5.93 oz (168 g)

Google Nexus 6P

Google Nexus 6P

Dimensions

6.27 x 3.06 x 0.29 inches

159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm

Weight

6.28 oz (178 g)

OnePlus 3

OnePlus 3

Dimensions

6.01 x 2.94 x 0.29 inches

152.7 x 74.7 x 7.35 mm

Weight

5.57 oz (158 g)

Google Pixel XL

Google Pixel XL

Dimensions

6.09 x 2.98 x 0.34 inches

154.72 x 75.74 x 8.6 mm

Weight

5.93 oz (168 g)

Google Nexus 6P

Google Nexus 6P

Dimensions

6.27 x 3.06 x 0.29 inches

159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm

Weight

6.28 oz (178 g)

OnePlus 3

OnePlus 3

Dimensions

6.01 x 2.94 x 0.29 inches

152.7 x 74.7 x 7.35 mm

Weight

5.57 oz (158 g)

See the full Google Pixel XL vs Google Nexus 6P vs OnePlus 3 in real size or compare them to other phones using our Size Comparison tool.

Display

Size

5.7 inches
5.5 inches
5.5 inches

Technology

AMOLED
Super AMOLED
AMOLED

Screen-to-body

71.60 %
73.15 %
71.22 %

Features

Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro

Processor

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit

GPU

Adreno 430
Adreno 530
Adreno 530

RAM

3GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128GB
64GB
128GB, not expandable

OS

Android (8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (9.0 Pie, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), OnePlus OxygenOS UI
Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)

Battery

Capacity

3450 mAh
3000 mAh
3450 mAh

Charging

 
OnePlus Dash Charge
USB Power Delivery

Talk time

23.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1012 min)
 
32.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1012 min)

Stand-by time

18.3 days (440 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
 
21.8 days (522 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)

Internet use

LTE: 10 hours; Wi-Fi: 10 hours
 
LTE: 14 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours

Music playback

100.00 hours
 
130.00 hours

Video playback

10.00 hours
 
14.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12.3 MP (Laser autofocus)
16 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12.3 MP (Laser and PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm

Video recording

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

Features

Video calling
Video calling
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 MP
8 MP
8 MP

Video capture

 
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions

6.27 x 3.06 x 0.29 inches (159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm)
6.01 x 2.94 x 0.29 inches (152.7 x 74.7 x 7.35 mm)
6.09 x 2.98 x 0.34 inches (154.72 x 75.74 x 8.6 mm)

Weight

6.28 oz (178.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (181 g)
5.57 oz (158.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (181 g)
5.93 oz (168.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (181 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum, Glass

Resistance

 
 
Splash, Dust; IP53

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light
Notification light
Notification light

Buyers information

Price

$ 649
$ 399
$ 869
See the full Google Nexus 6P vs OnePlus 3 vs Google Pixel XL specs comparison or compare them to other phones using our Specs Comparison tool.




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