Apple iPhone 8 vs Google Pixel 3a vs Apple iPhone 12

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Display

Size:

4.7 inches
5.6 inches
6.1 inches

Resolution:

1334 x 750 pixels, 16:9 ratio, 326 PPI
2220 x 1080 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 444 PPI
2532 x 1170 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 457 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
OLED
OLED

Screen-to-body:

65.34 %
73.93 %
87.24 %

Peak brightness:

625 cd/m2 (nit)
1200 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Dragontrail), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
60Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Ceramic Shield), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SDM670
Apple A14 Bionic

Processor:

Hexa-core, 2390 MHz, Monsoon and Mistral, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 360, 64-bit, 10 nm
Hexa-core, 3100 MHz, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

Apple 3-core GPU
Adreno 615
Yes

RAM:

2GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
4GB

Internal storage:

256GB, not expandable
64GB (eMMC), not expandable
64GB (NVMe), not expandable

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

iOS (14.x, 13.x, 12.x, 11.x)
Android (11, 10, 9.0 Pie)
iOS (14.x)

Battery

Capacity:

1821 mAh
3000 mAh
2815 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Battery life test results:

Charging:

USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery
USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging, MagSafe wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W; Wireless: 7.5W
Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera:

12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
12.2 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.6; Focal length: 26 mm

Second camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide, Sapphire crystal lens cover)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 13 mm

Video recording:

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

Features:

OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light
EIS
OIS, HDR, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording

Front:

7 MP (HDR)
8 MP
12 MP (EIS, HDR, Slow-motion videos)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 inches (138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm)
5.96 x 2.76 x 0.32 inches (151.3 x 70.1 x 8.2 mm)
5.78 x 2.81 x 0.29 inches (146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm)

Weight:

5.22 oz (148.0 g)
5.19 oz (147.0 g)
5.78 oz (164.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Plastic
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP67
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
3D Face unlock

Keys:

Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Gold, Silver, Red, Space gray
Black, Purple, White
Black, White, Red, Green, Blue

Cellular

5G:

n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79, n260, n261, Sub-6, mmWave

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 42(3500), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice:

Yes
Yes
Yes

VoLTE:

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

aptX-HD
Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Lightning
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Lightning

Features:

Charging, Headphones port
Charging, Mass storage device
Charging, Headphones port

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other:

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)
NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4
M3, T3
M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Sep 12, 2017
Feb 25, 2019

FCC ID value:

BCG-E3174A link
A4RG020G link

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.09 W/kg
1.15 W/kg

Body:

1.09 W/kg
1.13 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.09 W/kg
1.19 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 849
$ 399
$ 829

In The Box:

EarPods with Lighting connector, Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation
18W USB-C power adapter, 1M USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0), Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter, SIM tool
USB-C to Lightning Cable, Documentation

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 12, 2017
May 07, 2019
Oct 13, 2020
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