Google Pixel XL vs OnePlus 3T: Which Snapdragon 821 Phone is Better?

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Google Pixel XL vs OnePlus 3T

A couple of days ago, OnePlus unveiled its latest flagship phone, the OnePlus 3T. This smartphone features the new Snapdragon 821 SoC from Qualcomm and a myriad of awesome features. Many are now beginning to wonder how similar or different is the new phone with Google?s Pixel XL. So, without much further ado, here is TheBitbag has a comparison of Google Pixel XL vs OnePlus 3T.

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Both of the phones sport the newest and baddest Snapdragon 821 from Qualcomm. However, based on specs, the Pixel XL seems to be working at a much lower speed than the OnePlus 3T. The two main cores of the OnePlus 3T runs at 2.35GHz while the Pixel XL is at 2.15GHz. The disparity may not be that much, however, on benchmark tests. The difference will definitely be a bit more evident.

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In terms of storage, the OnePlus 3T has a bit of advantage over the Pixel XL. It starts at 64GB versus Pixel?s 32GB. Both phones have a maximum storage size of 128GB. However, memory-wise, the OnePlus 3T is a sure winner. Sporting a 6GB LPDDR3 RAM, the OnePlus 3T?s memory is quite ample.

It?s not all sad story for the Google Pixel XL in this comparison. In fact, Google?s phone wins on display spec by packing a 2K AMOLED display. Although both phones are sized the same, the Google Pixel XL can push more pixels per inch of display.

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The Pixel XL wins the battery war against the OnePlus 3T only by a small margin. The Pixel XL packs an additional 50mAh versus the OnePlus 3T. This may not seem much, but it probably is worth mentioning.

For more details, pertinent information for both phones are given below.

SpecificationOnePlus 3TGoogle Pixel XL
ProcessorSnapdragon 821Snapdragon 821
GPUAdreno 530Adreno 530
Display5.5-inch AMOLED


5.5-inch AMOLED


Camera16 megapixel front

16 megapixels rear

12.3 megapixel front

8 megapixels rear

Operating SystemAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 7.1 Nougat

Perhaps the most important detail of the comparison is the price. For anyone not overly sensitive with the cost can opt for the premium-priced Pixel XL. However for ones on the budget, the OnePlus 3T is a very nice option.

For more updates, be sure to check us out at TheBitbag.

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