Google Pixel vs LG G5 vs Sony Xperia XZ: specs and size comparison


With the fresh new Google Pixel, the Mountain View-based tech giant is definitely hoping to reposition itself as a mainstream device manufacturer. With the pretty intriguing state of the market at the moment mostly considering the costly Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall, we'd say that Google has a fair chance of grasping a significant portion of the Android market.

We've already compared Google;s Pixels against a bunch of notable Android rivals, but as usual, there are always a few more adversaries we should not be forgetting about. Two of these are LG's modular G5 flagship and Sony's latest Xperia XZ offering, which succeeds the early-2016 Xperia X. Being in mostly the same niche as the 5.0-inch Pixel, it's only fair to compare them against that one. Let's first see how this exceptional trio of promising devices compare in terms of size against one another.

At 5.0 inches, the regular Pixel is unsurprisingly the smallest of the bunch, with dimensions of 5.66 x 2.74 x 0.34 inches (143.84 x 69.54 x 8.58 mm) and weighing 5.04 oz (143 g). Meanwhile, the 5.3-inch LG G5 measures up at 5.88 x 2.91 x 0.29 inches (149.4 x 73.9 x 7.3 mm) and tips the scales at 5.61 oz (159 g), while the 5.2-inch Xperia XZ clocks in at 5.75 x 2.83 x 0.32 inches (146 x 72 x 8.1 mm) and weighs 5.68 oz (161 g). The latter is also the most efficient when it comes to screen-to-body ratio: with 715 of screen-to-body, the Xperia XZ is one step ahead of the G5 (70.15%) and the Pixel (68.88%).

Here's how the three phones look toe to toe.

Google Pixel

Google Pixel

Dimensions

5.66 x 2.74 x 0.34 inches

143.84 x 69.54 x 8.58 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

LG G5

LG G5

Dimensions

5.88 x 2.91 x 0.29 inches

149.4 x 73.9 x 7.3 mm

Weight

5.61 oz (159 g)

Sony Xperia XZ

Sony Xperia XZ

Dimensions

5.75 x 2.83 x 0.32 inches

146 x 72 x 8.1 mm

Weight

5.68 oz (161 g)

Google Pixel

Google Pixel

Dimensions

5.66 x 2.74 x 0.34 inches

143.84 x 69.54 x 8.58 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

LG G5

LG G5

Dimensions

5.88 x 2.91 x 0.29 inches

149.4 x 73.9 x 7.3 mm

Weight

5.61 oz (159 g)

Sony Xperia XZ

Sony Xperia XZ

Dimensions

5.75 x 2.83 x 0.32 inches

146 x 72 x 8.1 mm

Weight

5.68 oz (161 g)

See the full Google Pixel vs LG G5 vs Sony Xperia XZ in real size or compare them to other phones using our Size Comparison tool.
Now, with the size comparison between the three out of the way, it's time to see how the Pixel stacks up against the modular LG G5 and the Xperia XZ in terms of specs. Here goes:

Display

Size

5.3 inches
5.2 inches
5.0 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
AMOLED

Screen-to-body

70.15 %
71.00 %
68.88 %

Features

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 820 8996
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro

Processor

Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit

GPU

Adreno 530
Adreno 530
Adreno 530

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
3GB
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32GB
32GB
128GB, not expandable

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

2800 mAh
2900 mAh
2770 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
USB Power Delivery

Talk time

25.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1012 min)
11.70 hours
the average is 17 h (1012 min)
26.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1012 min)

Stand-by time

 
25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)

Talk time (3G)

 
17.50 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
 

Stand-by time (3G)

 
25.4 days (610 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 

Stand-by time (4G)

15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
24.6 days (590 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 

Internet use

 
 
LTE: 13 hours; Wi-Fi: 13 hours

Music playback

 
78.00 hours
110.00 hours

Video playback

 
11.00 hours
13.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm

Second camera

8 MP
 
 

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 9 mm
 
 

Video recording

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

Features

HDR, Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Object tracking, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 MP
13 MP
8 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

5.88 x 2.91 x 0.29 inches (149.4 x 73.9 x 7.3 mm)
5.75 x 2.83 x 0.32 inches (146 x 72 x 8.1 mm)
5.66 x 2.74 x 0.34 inches (143.84 x 69.54 x 8.58 mm)

Weight

5.61 oz (159.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (182 g)
5.68 oz (161.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (182 g)
5.04 oz (143.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (182 g)

Materials

Back: Metal
Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum, Glass

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP68
Splash, Dust; IP53

Biometrics

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

Features

 
 
Notification light

Buyers information

Price

 
 
$ 749
See the full LG G5 vs Sony Xperia XZ vs Google Pixel specs comparison or compare them to other phones using our Specs Comparison tool.


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  • Display 5.0 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2770 mAh
  • OS Android 10
G5
  • Display 5.3 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Dual camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo LG UX UI
Xperia XZ
  • Display 5.2 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP (Single camera) 13 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2900 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo

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