Google Pixel 3 XL vs Nokia 8110 4G
Sure, Google's flashy new Google Pixel 3 XL seems flashy, but how does it compare to the retro-tastic Nokia 8110 4G?
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Google Pixel 3 vs Nokia 8110 4G: What to look for
Google has today announced its biggest flagship phone, the Google Pixel 3 XL. It is fighting for its position among a sharp crowd of the best premium phones of 2018, and we've run it against competition such as the Galaxy Note9, Apple iPhone XS Max and even last year's Pixel 2 already.
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On the surface, comparing it against Nokia's ultra-budget throwback, the Nokia 8110 4G, might seem a little strange. Then again, we do pride ourselves on comparing everything, and this is a comparison we've already run for the Apple iPhone XS Max. The Nokia 8110 4G is effectively the "premium" phone in the feature phone space, so how does it stack up against Google's best effort?
Google Pixel 3XL vs Nokia 8110 4G: Power
The Pixel 3 XL runs on the same recipe as many (but not quite all) of 2018's flagship Android handsets. Take one Snapdragon 845 processor, add 4GB RAM and you've got yourself a Google Pixel 3 XL, more or less.
It's a comparison that doesn't favour the Nokia 8110 4G all that well, although it does feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Still, if the Snapdragon 845 on the Google Pixel 3 XL is a hefty dragon, the Snapdragon 205 is more of a fire lizard, and the inclusion of just 512GB of RAM doesn't give it much fuel to stoke its fires either.
One curious note of commonality is that both the Google Pixel 3 and the Nokia 8110 4G feature a range of Google software applications, including Maps, YouTube and even Google Assistant. Naturally, you can do quite a bit more with Google Assistant on a Pixel 3 XL than you can on a Nokia 8110 4G.
Google Pixel 3 XL vs Nokia 8110 4G: Camera
The camera in the Google Pixel 3 XL is only a single lens, and that means if all you were doing was counting rear lenses, it would be a dead heat between it and the Nokia 8110 4G.
That would be ignoring the fact that the Google Pixel 3 XL features a rear 12.MP sensor where the Nokia 8110 4G only manages a 2MP lens. The Pixel 3 XL features a range of software optimisations to enhance its camera experience, while the Nokia 8110 4G struggles to capture images that don't look like they were rendered by crayons.
There's also no selfie functionality on the Nokia 8110 4G, unless you point that 2MP camera at a mirror, whereas the Pixel 3 XL pops twin 8MP lenses in to enable superior selfie shooting.
Google Pixel 3 XL vs Nokia 8110 4G: Battery
Google drops a 3,430mAh battery into the Google Pixel 3 XL. That's not quite as large as you'd find on some competing Android handsets, but it utterly dwarfs the Nokia 8110 4G's 1,500mAh battery.
That being said, Nokia does claim up to 25 days of standby time for the Nokia 8110 4G because it is, at its heart, a feature phone. We're yet to test it, but we suspect if you left the Google Pixel 3 XL on for 25 days, it would have gone flat before the first week was out, even if you weren't using it much.
The Google Pixel 3 XL supports charging via USB C or via wireless charging, but with the Nokia 8110 4G, you're stuck with old school microUSB charging instead.
Google Pixel 3 XL vs Nokia 8110 4G: Pricing
The Google Pixel 3 XL will be available in Australia from 1 November, priced at $1,349 with 64GB of onboard storage or $1,499 if you want 128GB. It will also be available on contract terms through Telstra, Optus and Vodafone.
You can't get the Nokia 8110 4G on contract through any carrier, but it's substantially cheaper than the Google Pixel 3 XL, at just $129 outright. So you could buy 10 of them for less than the price of 1 Google Pixel 3 XL, although what you'd do with 10 is up to you.
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