Google Pixel 3 XL vs Google Pixel 4 XL vs Google Pixel 4a

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Display

Size:

6.3 inches
6.3 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution:

2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 522 PPI
3040 x 1440 pixels, 19:9 ratio, 534 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 444 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
OLED
OLED

Screen-to-body:

83.12 %
82.21 %
82.53 %

Features:

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
90Hz refresh rate, HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
60Hz refresh rate, HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SM8150
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SM7150-AA

Processor:

Octa-core, 2500 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 485, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 470, 64-bit, 8 nm

GPU:

Adreno 630
Adreno 640
Adreno 618

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

64GB, not expandable
64GB, not expandable
128GB, not expandable

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (11, 10, 9.0 Pie)
Android (11, 10)
Android (11, 10)

Battery

Capacity:

3430 mAh
3700 mAh
3140 mAh

Type:

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

Battery life test results:

Charging:

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

Max charge speed:

Wired: 18.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera:

16 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 45 mm; Pixel size: 1 μm

Video recording:

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

Features:

OIS, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, Time-lapse video, EIS
EIS

Front:

8 MP (Dual-Camera, Wide Angle, Autofocus)
8 MP (Time-of-Flight (ToF))
8 MP

Video capture:

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

Design

Dimensions:

6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 inches (158 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm)
6.31 x 2.96 x 0.32 inches (160.4 x 75.1 x 8.2 mm)
5.67 x 2.73 x 0.32 inches (144 x 69.4 x 8.2 mm)

Weight:

6.49 oz (184.0 g)
6.81 oz (193.0 g)
5.04 oz (143.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

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

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, Pink, White
Just black, Clearly white, Oh so orange
Just black

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

UMTS:

850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
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), 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 Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Yes
Yes
Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM, eSIM
Nano SIM, eSIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

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

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
aptX-HD
aptX, aptX-HD

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
5.1

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
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), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible)
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features:

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

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3
M3, T3
M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Aug 31, 2018
Sep 03, 2019
Jun 25, 2020

FCC ID value:

A4RG013C link
A4RG020J link
A4RG025J link

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.35 W/kg
1.35 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Body:

1.19 W/kg
1.18 W/kg
1.19 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

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

Wireless Router:

1.35 W/kg
1.00 W/kg
1.00 W/kg

Phablet:

3.48 W/kg
3.57 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 899
$ 899
$ 349

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
18W USB-C power adapter, 1m USB-C to USB-C cable, Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter, SIM tool
18W USB-C power adapter, 1 m USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0), Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter, SIM tool

Availability

Officially announced:

Oct 09, 2018
Oct 15, 2019
Aug 03, 2020
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