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Google Pixel 2 XL vs Google Pixel 5a vs Google Pixel 3 XL

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

6.0 inches
6.2 inches
6.3 inches

Resolution:

2880 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio, 537 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 416 PPI
2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 522 PPI

Technology:

P-OLED
OLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

76.66 %
82.58 %
83.12 %

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor:

Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2500 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU:

Adreno 540
Yes
Adreno 630

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

128GB, not expandable
64GB, not expandable

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (11, 10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo)
Android
Android (11, 10, 9.0 Pie)

Battery

Capacity:

3520 mAh
3430 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

USB Power Delivery
Fast charging
USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 18.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera:

12.2 MP (OIS, Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor)
12.2 MP (PDAF)
12.2 MP (OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; 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:

16 MP (Ultra-wide)

Video recording:

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

Features:

OIS, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

8 MP
Yes
8 MP (Dual-Camera, Wide Angle, Autofocus)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 inches (157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm)
6.15 x 2.88 x 0.35 inches (156.2 x 73.2 x 8.8 mm)
6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 inches (158 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

6.17 oz (175.0 g)
6.49 oz (184.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum, Glass
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP67
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

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

Features:

Notification light

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, White
Black, Pink, White

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), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 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), 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), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

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

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 15/5 (800/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

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
Yes
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible)
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features:

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

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
Accelerometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T3
M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Sep 19, 2017
Aug 31, 2018

FCC ID value:

ZNFG011C
A4RG013C

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.00 W/kg
1.35 W/kg

Body:

0.40 W/kg
1.19 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.41 W/kg
1.35 W/kg

Phablet:

3.48 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 949
$ 899

In The Box:

Quick Switch Adapter, USB-C to USB-C cable, USB-C 18W Power adapter, Pixel USB-C earbuds, USB-C to 3.5mm headphone adapter, SIM tool, Quick Start Guide

Availability

Officially announced:

Oct 04, 2017
Oct 09, 2018
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