How does the Google Pixel 3 compare against the top Android smartphones?

Matt Sayer 10 October 2018 NEWS

Are Google's latest Pixel smartphones good enough to dethrone the best Android handsets out there? Let's take a look.

After numerous leaks and even fully-fledged handset reviews, the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL received their proper unveiling at Google's "Made By Google" event on 10 October 2018. As expected, both handsets will pack plenty of top-of-the-line features including crisp OLED displays, a high-end Snapdragon 845 processor and an AI-powered camera boasting the support of acclaimed photographer Annie Leibovitz.

For as big as Google is, though, it's far from the only player in the Android smartphone space. Between Samsung's Galaxy S line, LG's ThinQ series and the impressive output from companies like Huawei and OnePlus, there are a whole lot of options for folks wanting a cutting-edge Android handset in this day and age.

Comparing these options to find the best choice for you isn't easy. With so many factors to consider, weighing them all up can seem incredibly daunting, especially if you have to hunt down the relevant information manually. To make the comparison process a little simpler, we've rounded up some of the most popular Android handsets alongside the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in the table below. You can select up to four of these handsets by checking the "compare" checkbox, allowing you to see how their specs stack up quickly and clearly.

Updated March 23rd, 2019
Name Product Display Rear camera Internal storage Battery size More info
5.5
inches

2160 x 1080px

12.2MP

64GB


128GB

2,915
mAh
6.3
inches

1440 x 2960px

12.2MP

64GB


128GB

3,430
mAh
6.2
inches

2960 x 1440px

12MP + 12MP

64GB


256GB

3,500
mAh
5.8
inches

2960 x 1440px

12MP

64GB


256GB

3,000
mAh
6.1
inches

2240 x 1080px

40MP + 20MP + 8MP

128GB

4,000
mAh
6.1
inches

3120 x 1440px

16MP + 16MP

64GB


128GB

3,000
mAh
6.4
inches

2340 x 1080px

16MP + 20MP

128GB

3,730
mAh
5.7
inches

2160 x 1080px

19MP

64GB

3,180
mAh
6.4
inches

2960 x 1440px

12MP + 12MP

128GB


512GB

4,000
mAh
6.3
inches

2280 x 1080px

16MP + 20MP

64GB


128GB


256GB

3,300
mAh

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