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War Of Phones: Pixel 3 Or OnePlus 6T, Decide Your Buy

Hey guys! Today we’ll do a cross-comparison of two flagship mobile phones that are just launched from the houses of major digital Giants, one comes from Google, and the other is a Chinese name, OnePlus. Over the years with the evolution of technology it’s no longer a war of phones between the Apple iPhone or the Samsung Galaxy but other players, to say the least, For starters, these both are high powered Android phones with an unbelievable price tag. Alright, with that out of our way, let’s get started.

For today’s match, we have Pixel 3 and OnePlus 6T. To begin with the basics, Pixel 3 opens at a price range of $899, £869 and AU$1,349 and has another size variant, the Pixel 3 XL. On the other hand, OnePlus 6T opens at a price range of $549, £499 and AU$774. It has no other size variant. Let’s move on to cameras. Pixel 3 has the best camera in the market, but it comes with a much higher price range as compared to OnePlus 6T. May I tell you that when shots are taken in dim light or when cameras are on auto mode, both 6T and Pixel 3 perform equally.

It is important to mention here that OnePlus has a Nightscape mode for dim or low lighting. If you are a fan of low budgeted but high performing cameras, 6T does better in some cases. But Pixel has bigger plans than ever as it plans to introduce its own night mode called Night Sight on the Pixel. And honestly, when Pixel 3 is in HDR+ enhanced mode, it has no match, you guys! If I am allowed to make an assumption, I shall say that Pixel’s Night Sight will exceed the 6T’s Nightscape. Moving on, the bokeh effect on the OnePlus 6T and Pixel 3 is almost the same. Given that it’s a Chinese phone, the OnePlus 6T makes your skin go tones paler, and Pixel 3 retains the minutes of all details. Selfies look better with Pixel 3.

Coming on to the Software, Pixel 3 is powered by Google’s Android Pie, out of the box. So features such as the gesture navigation, adaptive battery, i.e., your phone limiting less used apps itself), Do Not Disturb setting options are found in both. It is pertinent to mention here that OnePlus 6T lacks bloatware, hence it is simple and easy. But that’s not the case with Pixel 3. It has a complex OS than OnePlus, so that means things get a little complicated here. There are features such as the Digital Wellbeing feature; your call screen answers call on your behalf, unlimited cloud storage that OnePlus 6T doesn’t have.

Coming to the question of performance and the battery, both the phones have Snapdragon 845 chipsets. Both phones perform well on an equal scale here. Now I know many blogs will suggest that 6T out-performs Pixel 3 but that’s just making things more complicated. The battery of both the phones lasted a good 16 +hours on continuous video playback on Airplane Mode. The Pixel 3 XL has a bigger 3,430mAh battery, and the smaller Pixel 3 has 2,915mAh battery, clocked in 16 hours and 49 minutes. The OnePlus 6T is the winner here as it lasted longer, clocked an average closer to 17 hours.

Check out the detailed listing below for OnePlus and Pixel 3 below:

Specs OnePlus 6T Pixel 3
Display size, resolution 6.41-inch AMOLED; 2,340×1,080 pixels 6.3-inch OLED; 2,960×1,440 pixels
Dimensions (Inches) 6.20×2.94×0.32 in 5.7×2.7×0.3 in
Weight (Ounces, Grams) 6.53 oz; 185g 5.2oz; 148g
Mobile software Android 9 Pie Android 9 Pie
Camera 16-megapixel standard, 20-megapixel telephoto 12.2-megapixel
Front-facing camera 16-megapixel 8-megapixel standard, 8-megapixel wide-angle
Video capture 4K 4K
Processor 2.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 2.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Storage 128GB, 256GB 128GB, 256GB
RAM 6GB, 8GB 4GB
Expandable storage None None

Our take at Tech Glen: if you are looking for a budgeted mobile phone, OnePlus 6T is your go to. If you have the budget as Pixel 3 starts at a price range of $350 more than OnePlus 6T, Pixel 3 is yours to take. You get features such as water resistance in Pixel while you get better battery life and high performance on OnePlus 6T.

Written by Anhaar Ahmed

My name is Anhaar Ahmed. I'm a technology journalist at Techglen. Mostly I write about all things tech but you will often find me writing about entertainment news. You can get in touch with me at anhaar@techglen.com

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