Choosing between two smartphones that fall in the same price bracket is the hardest decision ever and if you are not careful you might end up picking the wrong phone just because of its popularity. It's not quite long when Apple announced their long-awaited series of iPhones and since then, there has been a lot of competition from other brands. For example, Huawei stylishly mocks the new iPhone's battery.
That aside, the almighty Google has launched the successor of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The good news here is that the phone still maintains the design and features of its previous phone, so those with the Pixel 2 has no reason to upgrade, while the little difference is the upgrade in front camera, display, and wireless charging technology. This is similar to what you will get from iPhone XS smartphone. In this post, we will be comparing the iPhone XS with the Google Pixel 3 smartphone.
Google Pixel 3 VS iPhone XS: Design & Display Comparison
In terms of design, the iPhone XS will definitely wins most people heart, not just because of the Apple logo on the back, but the beautiful stainless steel frame and glass the phone is built with. The bezelz has also been reduced as well making it's one of the most good looking bezel-less smartphone around the world. It has IP68 rating protecting it from dust and water damage and it's available in multiple colors as well. It features a notch on the front paving way to a large screen size of 5.8-inches with an impressive resolution that will deliver sharp content viewing to users.
Moving to the Google Pixel 3, you will also be greeted by a premium looking device. The phone is similar to the Google Pixel 2 and it also appears in glass materail in place of metal. The Pixel 3 does not has a notch and it offers a similar screen size of 5.5-inch with impressive resolution as well. The one with a notch is the bigger model which is the Pixel 3 XL and it has a large screen size as well.
Google Pixel 3 VS iPhone XS: Camera Comparison
The iPhone XS features a dual rear camera configuration that consist of a wide-angle f/1.8 12-megapixel camera and a 2x zoomed telephoto camera of 12 megapixels. Both camera comes with an improved Portrait mode, which allows you to adjust bokeh effect even before taking photos. The main camera also features a special Smart HDR that will produce multiple pictures with highlights and shadows. On the front, you will get a front facing camera of 7-megapixel f/2.2 with an improve Face ID which Apple claim is now faster.
As for the Google Pixel 3, it has a single rear camera of 12-megapixel and a dual front camera of 8-megapixel for selfies.
Google Pixel 3 VS iPhone XS: Performance Comparison
The iPhone XS is loaded with Apple latest A12 Bionic SoC, paired with 4GB of RAM.
The hardware is faster than it's predecessor and the phone has an inbuilt memory of 64GB, 256GB and 512GB. As for the Google Pixel 3, you will also get the latest and most powerful chipset from Qualcomm. The Snapdragon 845 is still the latest around and with the help of 4GB it will perform extremely fast but can't compete with the A12 Bionic chipset. In terms of memory, it has 64GB and 128GB. Other amazing features of the iPhone XS is the support for Dolby Vision and HDR10, 3D Touch and Face ID while the Google Pixel 3 a rear mounted fingerprint scanner with Face ID as an added security feature and it's also powered by Android 9.1 Pie.
Google Pixel 3 VS iPhone XS: Battery & Price Comparison
The iPhone XS battery will last longer than the iPhone X while the Google Pixel 3 has a nonremovable battery capacity of 2915 mAh. Both phones support both fast and wireless charging technology. On the price, the Google Pixel 3 will cost $799 for 64GB and $899 for 128GB, while the iPhone XS will sell at a price of $999 for 64GB, $1,149 for 256GB and $1,349 for the bigger 512GB.
In terms of design, I will gladly choose the iPhone XS, but considering the price difference the Google Pixel 3 will make a budget buy. Looking at the camera department, it will be hard to choose a winner, but on paper, the iPhone XS will takes more accurate and detail photos on the main camera, while on the selfies, the Google Pixel 3 will beats the iPhone XS.