Iphone X VS Google Pixel 3a comparison

67.25
Iphone X
User Ratings:
61.75
Google Pixel 3a
User Ratings:

In this review, we compared the flagship smartphone Iphone X from Iphone and the middle price smartphone Google Pixel 3a by Google. Smartphones are not similar to each other, however, if you choose from these two - our review is for you.

Google Pixel 3a was released 2 months later, than Iphone X. However, newer is not always better. We have compared the devices for all characteristics and will help you make the right choice.

Main features compare

Battery Comparisons
63
Battery Comparisons
66
Display Comparisons
71
Display Comparisons
70
Overall score Comparisons
69
Overall score Comparisons
57
Camera Comparisons
66
Camera Comparisons
54
Advantages Iphone X
  • There is a dust/water resistant
  • More screen resolution 1125 x 2436 vs 1080 x 2220
Advantages Google Pixel 3a
  • Comes with a 284 mAh larger battery - 3000 versus 2716 mAh
Body and design
Iphone X Google Pixel 3a
Weight
174 g 147 g
Height
143.6mm 151.3mm
Width
70.9mm 70.1mm
Thickness
7.7mm 8.2mm
Waterproof
Yes (IP67) No
Colors
Silver
Space gray
Black
White
Purple
Rear panel
Glass Plastic
Side panels
Aluminium Plastic
Fingerprint scanner
No Yes, in the back

Iphone X is compact - sized smartphone.
It fits very comfortably in the palm of your hand, but the screen will be too small for someone. The smartphone fits well in your pocket and small handbags, perfect for those who do not like bulky devices.
Google Pixel 3a is middle - sized smartphone.
It is easy to operate with one hand, and the screen is large enough for comfortable reading. The average option is suitable for most.

Display
Iphone X Google Pixel 3a
Display protection
Tempered glass Dragontrail
Features

Always
On Display

Always
On Display
Pixel density
458 PPi 441 PPi
HDR support
Yes
Dolby Vision
No
Dimensions
5.8 inches' 5.6 inches'
Resolution
1125 x 2436 1080 x 2220
Aspect ratio
Pixel density
Aspect ratio
19.5:9 18.5:9
Screen to body ratio
82.9% 75%
Type
OLED OLED
Refresh rate
60 Hz 60 Hz

Both smartphones have a medium screen resolution. Resolution`s level of both smartphones is like in flagship devices.

The ratio of the screen to the body at Iphone X - 83% and it much better than Google Pixel 3a`s value. Google Pixel 3a`s frames are more visible, what looks less modern.

Both devices have a OLED matrix. This type provide better autonomy and higher contrast than IPS There are other details when choosing a matrix to determine what you need - see our detailed review.

Software
Iphone X Google Pixel 3a
OS
iOS 11.1 (With update to iOS 14.2) Android 9.0 (With update to Android 10)
System Data size
5.3 GB
CPU
Iphone X Google Pixel 3a
Cores
6 (2 + 4) 8 (2 + 6)
FLOPS
~325 Gflop ~350 Gflop
GPU cores
3
Architecture

4 cores with 0 GHz: Mistral
2 cores with 2.39 GHz: Monsoon

6 ядер with 1.7 GHz: Kryo 360 Silver (Cortex
A55)
2 cores with 2 GHz: Kryo 360 Gold (Cortex
A75)
GPU
Apple GPU Adreno 615
CPU freq max
2390 MHz 2000 MHz
Transistor size
10 nanometers 10 nanometers
GPU freq
700 MHz
Chipset
Apple A11 Bionic Qualcomm Snapdragon 670
RAM
Iphone X Google Pixel 3a
RAM channels
2 2
RAM size
3 gb 4 gb
RAM type
LPDDR4 LPDDR4X
RAM freq
1866 mHz
Internal
Iphone X Google Pixel 3a
SD slot
No No
Storage size
64
256 gb
64 gb
Storage type
NVMe UFS 2.1
Сommunication
Iphone X Google Pixel 3a
2G
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900
3G
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850, HSDPA 900, HSDPA 1900, HSDPA 2100
4G
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100) LTE 700, LTE 2300, LTE 1900, LTE 900, LTE 1700, LTE 850, LTE 2600, LTE 1800, LTE 800, LTE 2100, LTE 2500, (2x2 MIMO, 3x CA)
LTE
16 11
Hybrid slot
No No
SIM slots
1 1
SIM mode
Alternate Alternate
SIM type
Nano Nano
Main camera
Iphone X Google Pixel 3a
Slow motion
240 fps (1080p) 240 fps (720p)
1080p video
240 fps 120 fps
4k video
60 fps 30 fps
8k video
None None
Zoom
Optical, 2x Digital
Number of lenses
2 (12 MP + 12 MP) 1 (12.2 MP)
Matrix resolution
12 MP 12.2 MP
Main lens

12 MP
Aperture: f/1.8
Focal: 28 mm
Pixel`s size: 1.22 micron
Sensor: 1/3”, Apple iSight Duo Camera (BSI CMOS)
Phase detection autofocus (Dual Pixel)
Optical stabilization

12.2 MP
Aperture: f/1.8
Focal: 28 mm
Pixel`s size: 1.4 micron
Sensor: 1/2.55”, Sony IMX363 (Exmor
RS CMOS)
Phase detection autofocus
Optical stabilization
Features

Bokeh effect
Pro mode
RAW

Bokeh effect
Pro mode
Examples
photo samples Iphone X от DxOMark photo samples Google Pixel 3a от DxOMark
Photo resolution
4000 x 3000 4032 x 3024
Stabilization
Optical Optical
Telephoto lens

12 MP
Aperture: f/2.4
Focal: 52 mm
Pixel`s size: 1 micron
Sensor: 1/3.4” (BSI CMOS)
Phase detection autofocus
Optical stabilization

The main camera in iphone x is ok, but falls short of the flagship level.

The Google Pixel 3a`s camera is simplified compared to Iphone X. There aren`t zoom, lenses.

Selfie Camera
Iphone X Google Pixel 3a
Aperture
f/2.2 f/2.0
Megapixels
7 MP 8 MP
Pixel`s size
1.12 micron
Sensor`s size
1/2.8”
Video resolution
1080p (Full HD) at 30 FPS 1080p (Full HD) at 30 FPS
Photo resolution
3472 x 2063 3264 x 2448
Sensor`s type
BSI CMOS BSI CMOS
Focal
32 mm 24 mm
Battery
Iphone X Google Pixel 3a
Full charging time
2:00 h. 1:20 h.
Charging capacity
18 W 18 W
Volume
2716 mAh 3000 mAh
Reverse charging
No No
Removable
No No
Type
Li-Ion Li-Ion

Both phones have middling battery life.

Sound
Iphone X Google Pixel 3a
3.5 jack
No Yes
Dolby Atmos
Yes No
FM
No No
Speakers
Stereo Stereo
Other
Iphone X Google Pixel 3a
GPS
GPS
GLONASS
Beidou
GPS
GLONASS
Beidou
Galileo
NFC
Yes Yes
Bluetooth
5 5
Bluetooth features
LE
A2DP
LE
A2DP
WI-fi
Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/ac) Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)
Wi-fi features

Dual Band
Wi
Fi Direct
Wi
Fi Hotspot

Dual Band
Wi
Fi Direct
Wi
Fi Hotspot
Infrared port
No No
USB type
No USB Type-C
USB version
2 2
USB features

Charging
USB mode

Charging
USB mode
OTG
Pros Iphone X
    • Beautiful screen with excellent color reproduction
    • Easy-to-use face scanner
    • Fast processor with a large margin of performance
    • There is protection from moisture
Pros Google Pixel 3a
    • Bright and easy-to-use screen
    • Clean Android-fast and eye-pleasing firmware
    • Great Camera
    • Gets updates quickly and regularly
Cons Iphone X
    • high price
    • large enough cutout in the screen
    • missing 3.5 mm jack
Cons Google Pixel 3a
    • Plastic housing
    • No wireless charging
    • No ultra-wide-angle optics
    • Not protected from water
Score
Iphone X Google Pixel 3a
Battery
63 66
Display
71 70
Overall score
69 57
Camera
66 54

We compared the main functions of devices. Both phones are worthy of attention, but in our opinion Iphone X is better.

Availability
Iphone X Google Pixel 3a
Released
September 2017 May 2019
Release date
November 2017 May 2019
Category
Flagship Middle price
Availability
Available Available
Which smartphone will you choose?