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Google Pixel 3 (128GB) vs OnePlus 8 (256GB)

Side by side comparison between Google Pixel 3 vs OnePlus 8 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare OnePlus 8 XGoogle Pixel 3 (128GB)07Points
Google Pixel 3 (128GB)
5.5"
POLED

1080x2160

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

2915
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
OnePlus 8 (256GB)
6.55"
AMOLED

1080x2400

48
MP

16mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4300
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? OnePlus 8 (256GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Pixel 3 (128GB)7 Advantages Google Pixel 3 (128GB)vs8 (256GB)19 Advantages OnePlus 8 (256GB)
+148 grams (5.18 ounces)22%
Lighter
vs180 grams (6.3 ounces)
+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)1%
Thinner
vs8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
+439 PPI9%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs402 PPI
+(dual front camera) 8MP + 8MP1%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 16MP
+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 10
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
2.5Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core19%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
4GB LPDDR4Xvs+12GB LPDDR4X2 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
128GB (114GB available)vs+256GB (223GB available)96%
More internal storage for applications and files
UFS 2.1vs+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
P-OLEDvs+Fluid AMOLEDAdvantage
Fluid AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
HDR8vs+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
60Hzvs+90Hz50%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
1080x2160 pixelsvs+1080x2400 pixels11%
Higher resolution screen
5.5"vs+6.55"19%
Larger screen
(back) 12.2MPvs+(triple camera) 48MP + 16MP + 2MP4 times
Higher resolution main camera
1/2.55" inchesvs+1/2" inches28%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
4G+ LTE-Avs+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbpsvs+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps95%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
2915 mAhvs+4300 mAh48%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
18Wvs+30W67%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
1 slot (Single-SIM)vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO is newer and faster
5.0 + A2DP/LEvs+5.1 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.1 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster

30 Common items in both devices
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
16 million
Dual-LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
OIS: Optical stabilization
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera
+23 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresGoogle Pixel 3 (128GB)OnePlus 8 (256GB)
ModelPixel 3 (128GB)8 (256GB)
Other model namesGoogle Pixel 3 G013A, HTC BluelineOnePlus 8 5G (256GB + 12GB RAM)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandGoogleOnePlus
Release dateOctober, 2018April, 2020
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)68.2 x 145.6 millimeters (2.69 x 5.73 in)72.9 x 160.2 millimeters (2.87 x 6.31 in)
Weight148 grams (5.18 ounces)180 grams (6.3 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minNot supported
System (OS)Google Pixel 3 (128GB)OnePlus 8 (256GB)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 11feature not registered
HardwareGoogle Pixel 3 (128GB)OnePlus 8 (256GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250 (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.5Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.6Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 585
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 585
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 630 710MhzQualcomm Adreno 650
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X12GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (114GB available)
UFS 2.1
256GB (223GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayGoogle Pixel 3 (128GB)OnePlus 8 (256GB)
Display typeP-OLEDFluid AMOLED
Screen size5.5" inches6.55" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~78.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~88.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2160 pixels (18:9)1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)439 PPI402 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass
Display features60Hz, HDR890Hz, 1100 nits, HDR10+
Mobile networksGoogle Pixel 3 (128GB)OnePlus 8 (256GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload1024/75 Mbps2000/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat16 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
LTE Cat18
VoLTE

Europe model:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46)

America model:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48)

India model:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46)

China model:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedSA/NSA

Europe model:
(Bands 1, 3, 7, 28, 78)

America model:
(Bands 2, 5, 41, 66, 71)

India model:
(Bands 78)

China model:
(Bands 41, 78, 79)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
CallingGoogle Pixel 3 (128GB)OnePlus 8 (256GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraGoogle Pixel 3 (128GB)OnePlus 8 (256GB)
Back camera (main camera)12.2 megapixels(triple camera)
48 megapixels
16MP ultrawidef/2.213mmPDAF
2MP macrof/2.4
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashDual-LED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length28mm lens25mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera
2ª cameraGoogle Pixel 3 (128GB)OnePlus 8 (256GB)
Front camera (secondary)(dual front camera)
8 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.219mm
16 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length28mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1µm pixel
MultimediaGoogle Pixel 3 (128GB)OnePlus 8 (256GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263MP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityGoogle Pixel 3 (128GB)OnePlus 8 (256GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapterType-C reversible connector
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.1 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, SBAS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsGoogle Pixel 3 (128GB)OnePlus 8 (256GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Other features- Colors: Clearly White, Just Black, Not Pink
- Always-on display
- 100% DCI-P3 coverage screen
- 1080p@120fps slow motion
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Onyx Black, Glacial Green, Interstellar Glow
- OxygenOS 10.0
- Dolby Atmos sound
- Warp Charge 30T (50% in 22min)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyGoogle Pixel 3 (128GB)OnePlus 8 (256GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity2915 mAh4300 mAh
Charger, watts18W (9V/2A) Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
30W (5V/6A) Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateGoogle Pixel 3 (128GB)OnePlus 8 (256GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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