google pixel xl vs oneplus 3t

Hello, geeks! This post is dedicated to the Android fanboys around. Look at the new Google Pixel XL and OnePlus 3T specifications and get ready for the war, the battle of beasts: Google Pixel XL Vs OnePlus 3T.

Google Pixel XL had impressed many users with its specs and design. While the design part could be something that wouldn’t get the same love from people around, when it comes to specifications, software on Google Pixel XL, you cannot deny the fact that the smartphone is just awesome. Google seemed to have launched the device competing with the new Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Priced at 1000$ +(128GB variant) with all taxes, the new Google Pixel XL is pretty expensive in India. OnePlus unveiled its new variant, OnePlus 3T with specifications as good as the Pixel XL and the device is priced at 400$ (approximate), which is half compared to the Pixel XL.

OnePlus 3T comes with 128GB variant as well, unlike the previous OnePlus devices which were confined to 64GB ROM with no expandable storage. This actually is a great news. More storage is what we need today, and the OnePlus 3T has it.

Google Pixel XL Vs OnePlus 3T

A little about OnePlus 3T !

Oneplus 3t

OnePlus is one of the best smartphone manufacturers, focusing on devices packed with high-end specs at an affordable price range. The OnePlus 3T is no exception. OnePlus 3T is again one of those devices you definitely wanna buy at that tempting price for great specs.

OnePlus 3T is the successor of OnePlus 3. Not after a long time, OnePlus had announced OnePlus 3T. We all know that OnePlus 3 is a huge success and definitely hope to see OnePlus 3T impressing as well.

Google Pixel XL

google pixel xl

Google ditched the Nexus series and came into the market with a perfect strategy, at a perfect time competing with the iPhone 7 & 7 Plus. It surely did a great job this time. Users around loved the new Pixel & Pixel XL. Despite the device being priced high, it is totally worth it to give it a try.

The Specs War: Google Pixel XL Vs OnePlus 3T

As a user of Android, you would definitely look at the specs before turning to performance. Numbers comes first, and later you turn to the real performance. So, let us talk numbers here.

Google Pixel XL Vs OnePlus 3T : Specifications

Google Pixel XLOnePlus 3T
Display Size5.5 inches5.5 inches
Resolution1440 x 2560 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
SIM TypeNano-SIMNano-SIM
ScreenAMOLED capacitive touchscreenOptic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen


Primary Camera12.3MP, f/2.016MP, f/2.0
Secondary Camera8MP, f/2.416MP, f/2.0
Video2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps2160p@30fps,
Auto HDR

Memory Storage

Internal Storage32GB/128GB64GB/128GB
External StorageNANA


BatteryNon-removable Li-ion 3450mAhNon-removable Li-ion 3400mAh

Operating System & Chipset

OSAndroid 7.1Android 6.0, upgrade to v7.0
ChipsetSnapdragon 821Snapdragon 821
2×2.15GHz Kyro,
2×1.6 GHz Kyro

2×2.35GHz Kyro,

2×1.6GHz Kyro

GPUAdreno 530Adreno 530


The above-mentioned specifications are the ones you should be focusing on, before selecting a device that you wanna use as a primary.

While almost all the specs are the same with the new Google Pixel XL and OnePlus 3T, there are quite a few things to consider before actually purchasing one among these.

The CPU !

Google Pixel XL failed to impress us with a good clock speed. At 2.15GHz with the primary core, it fails in competing to the OnePlus 3T, which has 2.35GHz primary clock speed. The more speed is what you definitely need in a device.

Winner: OnePlus 3T


Google Pixel XL comes with 4GB RAM, while the OnePlus 3T comes with a 6GB RAM. However, the Pixel XL seems to be doing a nice job in terms of performance, from what the users have to say.

OnePlus 3T also is also one of the great devices with a good performance. While the device is not available globally, it is a little inconvenient for some OnePlus fanboys to have their hands on the new OnePlus 3T.

Winner: OnePlus 3T


Google Pixel XL has a different perception towards storage. The variants come with a 32GB & 128GB ROM, which is odd. OnePlus 3T comes with 64GB & 128GB which is best suitable for every user in the present day, calculating the size of apps and the files.

Winner: OnePlus 3T

Operating System & Other New Features

Google Pixel XL

Google Pixel XL is the first device to come with Android 7.1 out of the box. This is pretty impressive for the Android fanboys. Android Nougat comes with several improvements and modifications in the UI, which you would definitely like.

Apart from the stock Android experience on the Google Pixel XL, there’s this new ‘Google’s Assistant‘. I’m pretty impressed with the new Google’s Assistant, which can only be used on the Google Pixel & Google Pixel XL (comes pre-installed).

if you’re on Android 6.0, or on any other Android device and would like to get the taste of Google’s Assistant, try ALLO app from Play Store and you’re good to go.

Android 7.0 & 7.1 has an improved notification panel which is easy to use. Anyways, the newer version would always be better than the former.

OnePlus 3T

OnePlus 3T ships with Android Marshmallow out of the box, but can be upgraded to Android 7.0 later. The device has no special features like the Pixel XL has but is quite close to giving you the stock Android experience.

Winner: Google Pixel XL

GeekBench Scores Of Google Pixel XL & OnePlus 3T

You must’ve been using GeekBench to calculate the phone’s performance with numbers. Let us see what scores did the new Google Pixel XL & OnePlus 3T score !

Google Pixel XL GeekBench Results

google pixel xl geekbench score
Image Source: wccftech

OnePlus 3T GeekBench Results




Source: MKBHD (YouTube)

So, there you go! Look at the numbers GeekBench has to give us. However, you might or might not believe in the GeekBench scores, but here it is.

Google Pixel XL, despite having little lesser scores on the GeekBench, seems to deliver a top-notch performance so far.

Winner: OnePlus 3T

Round Up

The Google Pixel XL Vs OnePlus 3T is a tough match when it comes to the specifications and performance since both the devices perform exceptionally good. However, considering the price factor, OnePlus 3T could be a clear choice.


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