Google Pixel 3 vs OnePlus 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S21

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Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

5.5 inches
6.5 inches
6.2 inches

Resolution:

2160 x 1080 pixels, 18:9 ratio, 442 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 402 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 424 PPI

Technology:

P-OLED
AMOLED
Dynamic AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

77.36 %
88.65 %
86.06 %

Peak brightness:

1100 cd/m2 (nit)
1300 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
90Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
120Hz refresh rate (adaptive), HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

Processor:

Octa-core, 2500 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 585, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

Adreno 630
Adreno 650
Adreno 660

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
8GB LPDDR4
8GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

64GB, not expandable
128GB (UFS 3.0), not expandable
128GB (UFS 3.0), not expandable

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (11, 10, 9.0 Pie)
Android (11, 10)
Android (11), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

2915 mAh
4300 mAh
4000 mAh

Type:

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

Battery life test results:

Charging:

USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging
OnePlus Warp Charge
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, USB Power Delivery, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 30.0W
Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Triple camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

12.2 MP (OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor)
48 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.76"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm

Second camera:

16 MP (Ultra-wide, PDAF)
64 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 14 mm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal Length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Third camera:

2 MP (Macro)
12 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Pixel size: 1.75 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (480 fps)
7680x4320 (8K UHD) (24 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features:

OIS, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, HDR, Time-lapse video, EIS
OIS, HDR, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Video light, EIS

Front:

8 MP (Dual-Camera, Wide Angle, Autofocus)
16 MP (EIS, HDR)
10 MP (PDAF, HDR)

Video capture:

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

Design

Dimensions:

5.73 x 2.69 x 0.31 inches (145.6 x 68.2 x 7.9 mm)
6.31 x 2.87 x 0.31 inches (160.2 x 72.9 x 8 mm)
5.97 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

5.22 oz (148.0 g)
6.35 oz (180.0 g)
6.03 oz (171.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint
2D Face unlock, Ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, Pink, White
Glacial green
Phantom pink, Violet, Gray, White

Cellular

5G:

n2, n5, n41, n66, n71, SA, NSA
n2, n5, n12, n25, n41, n66, n71, n77, n260, n261, SA, NSA, 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), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)
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), 71(600)
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), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

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

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 2(1900)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 6(800), 8(900)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

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

Dual SIM:

Yes
Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM, eSIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

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

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Dolby Atmos, aptX-HD
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.1
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2

Features:

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

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC
NFC, ANT+

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3
M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Aug 31, 2018
Jan 24, 2021
Dec 08, 2020

FCC ID value:

A4RG013A
2ABZ2-EE103
A3LSMG991U

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.34 W/kg
1.01 W/kg
0.36 W/kg

Body:

1.34 W/kg
0.78 W/kg
1.08 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg
3.96 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.34 W/kg
0.92 W/kg
1.09 W/kg

Phablet:

2.49 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 799
$ 699
$ 800

User Manual:

This is the official OnePl​us 8 User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

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
Warp Charge 30 Power Adapter, Warp Type-C Cable (Support USB 2.0), Quick Start Guide, Welcome Letter, Safety Information and Warranty Card, LOGO Sticker, Screen Protector, SIM Tray Ejector
C to C Data Cable, Ejection Pin

Availability

Officially announced:

Oct 09, 2018
Apr 14, 2020
Jan 14, 2021

Expected Announcement:

Oct 09, 2018
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