Apple iPhone XS vs Google Pixel 3a XL

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Display

Display size

5.8 inches
6.0 inches

Resolution

1125 x 2436 pixels
1080 x 2160 pixels

Pixel density

459 ppi
402 ppi

Technology

OLED
OLED

Screen-to-body ratio

82.64 %
76.19 %

Peak brightness

625 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

HDR video support, Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Dragontrail), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
12.2 megapixels

Hardware Features

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

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 megapixels
 

Hardware 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
 

Flash

Quad LED
Dual LED

Video recording

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

Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

7 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
 

Design

Dimensions

5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches (143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm)
6.30 x 3.00 x 0.32 inches (160.1 x 76.1 x 8.2 mm)

Weight

6.24 oz (177 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.89 oz (167 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Stainless steel
Back: Plastic

Resistance

Water, Dust
 

IP certified

IP 68
 

Biometrics

3D Face unlock
Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

Gold, Gray, Silver
Black, Purple, White

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SDM670

Processor

Hexa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 360, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Apple 4-core GPU
Adreno 615

RAM

4 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

512 GB, not expandable
64 GB, not expandable

OS

iOS (12.x)
Android (9.0 Pie)

Battery

Capacity

2659 mAh
3700 mAh

Charging

USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery

Talk time

20.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1379 min)
 

Music playback

60.00 hours
 

Video playback

14.00 hours
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66

LTE (TDD)

Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46
Bands 38, 40, 41

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

800, 1900 MHz
800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM

Yes
 

SIM type

Nano SIM, eSIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
Yes

VoLTE

Yes
 

Connectivity

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB

Yes
USB 2.0

Connector

Lightning
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device

Mobile Payment

Apple Pay
 

Location

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

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

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

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Vibration
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration

Hearing aid compatibility

M3, T4
M3, T3

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Headphones connector

Lightning
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 12, 2018
Feb 25, 2019

FCC ID value: BCG-E3218A link
FCC ID value: A4RG020 link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.90 W/kg
1.33 W/kg

Body

0.99 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.53 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.99 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

EarPods with Lightning Connector, 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

MSRP price

$ 1349
$ 479
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