Pixel 3 vs iPhone XS features and price comparison

As we approach the end of 2018, smartphone companies have been launching their newest flagship phones. Apple was the first to take the stage by revealing iPhone XS and XS Max in early September. Not to be upstaged, Google announced the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in early October. How does the Pixel 3 compare to Apple’s latest? Let’s take a look.

The rivalry between Android and iPhone is a battle as old as technology itself. Each system boasts their own unique line of products and features.

iPhone XS and XS Max have had enough time in the market to earn superb recognition from the industry; including an A+ rating from DisplayMate for iPhone XS Max and second best camera smartphone ranking on DXOMark. The camera mustered even further acclaim after Crazy Rich Asians Director, Jon M Chu, shot a short-film equipped with nothing but an iPhone XS Max.

After Google’s Pixel 3 and XL reveal last night, we have enough information about the new flagship to compare it against iPhone XS and XS Max. Let’s get down to brass tacks and see which phone reigns supreme when specifications are compared.

Pixel 3Pixel 3 XLiPhone XSiPhone XS Max
Display5.5″ P-OLED6.3″ P-OLED5.8″ Super AMOLED6.5″ Super AMOLED
Resolution 1080 x 21601440 x 29601125 x 24361242 x 2688
PPI Density 443523458458
Front Camera 8 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 19mm (ultrawide), no AF
8 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 19mm (ultrawide), no AF
7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm (standard)
7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm (standard)
Back Camera12.2 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, OIS, dual pixel PDAF
12.2 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, OIS, dual pixel PDAF
12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, OIS, PDAF 
12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.4″, 1.0µm, OIS, PDAF, 2x optical zoom
12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, OIS, PDAF 
12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.4″, 1.0µm, OIS, PDAF, 2x optical zoom
Security OptionsFingerprint Scanner only (No Face Unlock)Fingerprint Scanner only (No Face Unlock)FaceID Only (No Fingerprint Scanner)FaceID Only (No Fingerprint Scanner)
Battery Capacity2915 mAh3430 mAh2658 mAh3174 mAh
RAM4GB4GB4GB4GB
SoC Snapdragon 845Snapdragon 845Apple A12 Bionic ChipApple A12 Bionic Chip
Storage Options 64 GB / 128 GB64 GB / 128 GB64 GB / 256 GB/ 512 GB64 GB / 256 GB/ 512 GB
Price $799$899$999$1099

Despite the numbers, each phone has individual aspects that appeal to different individuals. In the end, it all boils down to the one that best fits your daily needs and requirements, as neither of these newest flagships are missing out on important features.