Essential Phone vs Google Pixel 4 XL

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Display

Display size

5.7 inches
6.3 inches

Resolution

1312 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 3040 pixels

Pixel density

504 ppi
534 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
OLED

Screen-to-body

84.85 %
82.21 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
90 Hz Refresh rate, HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SM8150

Processor

Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 485, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Adreno 640

RAM

4 GB
6 GB

Internal storage

128 GB
64 GB, not expandable

OS

Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)
Android (10)

Battery

Capacity

3040 mAh
3700 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

USB Power Delivery
USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
12.2 megapixels

Features

Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Second camera

13 megapixels
16 megapixels

Features

Black and White, Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Telephoto, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Video recording

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 sharing
Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization

Front

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

 
Dual-Camera, Time-of-Flight (ToF)

Design

Dimensions

5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm)
6.31 x 2.96 x 0.32 inches (160.4 x 75.1 x 8.2 mm)

Weight

6.53 oz (185 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (175 g)
6.81 oz (193 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (175 g)

Materials

Back: Ceramic; Frame: Titanium
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Splash, Dust; IP 54
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
3D Face unlock

Features

Notification light
 

Colors

Black, Gray, Blue, White
Just black, Clearly white, Oh so orange

Cellular

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), 20(800 DD), 21(1500 Upper), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 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), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS

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

Data Speed

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s)
LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

Multimedia

Headphones

No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Features

aptX-HD
aptX-HD

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

Type-C (reversible)
Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, Video out, Charging, Headphones port
Charging, Headphones port

Sensors

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

Other

NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC

Shopping information

In The Box

 
18W USB-C power adapter, 1m USB-C to USB-C cable, Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter, SIM tool

MSRP price

$ 700
$ 899
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