Iphone XR VS Google Pixel 3 comparison

66.75
Iphone XR
User Ratings:
63
Google Pixel 3
User Ratings:

In this review, we compared two flagship smartphones from Iphone and Google companies. Choosing between 2 smartphones of the same price category is always a difficult task. To make it easier for you to make a good purchase - we have prepared this review for you.

Google Pixel 3 was released 2 months later, than Iphone XR. 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
69
Battery Comparisons
64
Display Comparisons
62
Display Comparisons
69
Overall score Comparisons
72
Overall score Comparisons
62
Camera Comparisons
64
Camera Comparisons
57
Advantages Iphone XR
  • There is a dust/water resistant
  • Comes with a 27 mAh larger battery - 2942 versus 2915 mAh
Advantages Google Pixel 3
  • More screen resolution 1080 x 2160 vs 828 x 1792
  • Faster charging 18W versus 15W
Body and design
Iphone XR Google Pixel 3
Weight
194 g 148 g
Height
150.9mm 145.6mm
Width
75.7mm 68.2mm
Thickness
8.3mm 7.9mm
Waterproof
Yes (IP67) No
Colors
Blue
Black
White
Red
Yellow
Orange
Black
White
Pink
Rear panel
Glass Glass
Side panels
Aluminium Aluminium
Fingerprint scanner
No Yes, in the back

Iphone XR 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.
Google Pixel 3 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.

Display
Iphone XR Google Pixel 3
Display protection
Tempered glass Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Features


DCI
P3
Always
On Display
Pixel density
326 PPi 439 PPi
HDR support
Yes
HDR10
Yes
HDR10
Dimensions
6.1 inches' 5.5 inches'
Resolution
828 x 1792 1080 x 2160
Aspect ratio
Pixel density
Aspect ratio
19.5:9 18:9
Screen to body ratio
79% 78.87%
Type
IPS LCD OLED
Refresh rate
60 Hz 60 Hz

In terms of screen resolution, Google Pixel 3 is superior to Iphone XR. Therefore, the image on Google Pixel 3 is clearer and more detailed. In General, the resolution of Google Pixel 3 is at the flagship level. Google Pixel 3 Is at the flagship level.

The ratio of the screen to the body at Google Pixel 3 - 79% and it much better than Iphone XR`s value. Iphone XR`s frames are more visible, what looks less modern.

Google Pixel 3 has a more contemporary matrix OLED. Such a matrix gives better autonomy and higher contrast. However, choosing a matrix is not such an obvious task, see our review to know all the nuances when choosing a matrix.

Display tests

Latency Iphone XR
32.8 ms
Latency Google Pixel 3
4.4 ms
sRGB range Iphone XR
100%
sRGB range Google Pixel 3
99.6%
Contrast Iphone XR
1920:1
Contrast Google Pixel 3
∞ Infinite
PWM Iphone XR
Not found
PWM Google Pixel 3
245 Hz
Software
Iphone XR Google Pixel 3
UI Framework
Stock Android
OS
iOS 12 (With update to iOS 14.2) Android 9.0 (With update to Android 10)
System Data size
11.1 GB 12 GB
CPU
Iphone XR Google Pixel 3
Cores
6 (2 + 4) 8 (4 + 4)
FLOPS
~560 Gflop ~727 Gflop
GPU cores
4
Architecture

4 cores with 1.6 GHz: Tempest
2 cores with 2.49 GHz: Vortex

4 cores with 1.5 GHz: Kryo 385 Silver (Cortex
A55)
4 cores with 2.8 GHz: Kryo 385 Gold (Cortex
A75)
GPU
Apple A12 Bionic GPU Adreno 630
L3 cache
2 MB
CPU freq max
2490 MHz 2500 MHz
Transistor size
7 nanometers 10 nanometers
GPU freq
1100 MHz 710 MHz
Chipset
Apple A12 Bionic Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
RAM
Iphone XR Google Pixel 3
RAM channels
2 2
RAM size
3 gb 4 gb
RAM type
LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
RAM freq
2133 mHz 1866 mHz
Internal
Iphone XR Google Pixel 3
SD slot
No No
Storage size
64
128
256 gb
64
128 gb
Storage type
NVMe UFS 2.1
Сommunication
Iphone XR Google Pixel 3
2G
GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900 GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900
3G
HSDPA 850, HSDPA 900, HSDPA 1900, HSDPA 2100 HSDPA 850, HSDPA 900, HSDPA 1900, HSDPA 2100
4G
LTE 700, LTE 2100, LTE 800, LTE 1800, LTE 2600, LTE 850, LTE 1700, LTE 900, LTE 1900 LTE 700, LTE 2300, LTE 1900, LTE 900, LTE 1700, LTE 850, LTE 2600, LTE 1800, LTE 800, LTE 2100, LTE 2500
LTE
20 16
Hybrid slot
No No
SIM slots
2 1
SIM mode
Alternate Alternate
SIM type
Nano Nano
Main camera
Iphone XR Google Pixel 3
Slow motion
240 fps (1080p) 240 fps (720p)
1080p video
240 fps 60 fps
4k video
60 fps 30 fps
8k video
None None
Zoom
Digital Digital
Number of lenses
1 (12 MP) 1 (12.2 MP)
Matrix resolution
12 MP 12.2 MP
Main lens

12 MP
Aperture: f/1.8
Focal: 26 mm
Pixel`s size: 1.4 micron
Sensor: 1/2.55”, Apple iSight X (BSI CMOS)
Phase detection autofocus
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 (Dual Pixel)
Optical stabilization
Features

Bokeh effect

Bokeh effect
Pro mode
RAW
Examples
photo samples Google Pixel 3 от DxOMark
Photo resolution
4000 x 3000 4032 x 3024
Stabilization
Optical Optical

Iphone XR`s main camera is a middle tier. There are no such important features for Amateur photographers as zoom, lenses.

Google Pixel 3 has the same level camera. There are: lenses, stabilization, zoom, 4k video, slow motion.

Selfie Camera
Iphone XR Google Pixel 3
Aperture
f/2.2 f/1.8
Megapixels
7 MP 8 MP
Pixel`s size
1.4 micron
Sensor`s size
1/3.2”
Video resolution
1080p (Full HD) at 60 FPS 1080p (Full HD) at 30 FPS
Photo resolution
3088 x 2316 3264 x 2448
Sensor`s type
CMOS CMOS
Focal
32 mm 28 mm
Battery
Iphone XR Google Pixel 3
Full charging time
1:43 h. 2:00 h.
Charging capacity
15 W 18 W
Volume
2942 mAh 2915 mAh
Reverse charging
No No
Removable
No No
Type
Li-Ion Li-Ion

Both phones have middling battery life.

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

Dual Band
Wi
Fi Hotspot

Dual Band
Wi
Fi Direct
Wi
Fi Hotspot
Infrared port
No No
USB type
No USB Type-C
USB version
2 3.1
USB features

Charging

Charging
USB mode
OTG
Pros Iphone XR
    • Photos can boast excellent sharpness and detail
    • Portrait mode works with any objects
    • Autonomy — 12 hours of active screen operation
    • Matte frame does not get dirty
    • Long period of free support from the manufacturer
Pros Google Pixel 3
    • Excellent camera with AI and machine learning
    • Protected from water
    • There is wireless charging
    • The latest version of Android 9
    • There is NFC
    • There are Active Edge touch panels
Cons Iphone XR
    • Heavy
    • so uncomfortable
    • No 3D Touch
    • No 3.5 mm Adapter included
    • Supports only one SIM card
Cons Google Pixel 3
    • The camera cant handle 4K video at 60 fps
    • Support for one SIM card
    • No space for a microSD memory card
    • No 3.5 mm audio jack
Score
Iphone XR Google Pixel 3
Battery
69 64
Display
62 69
Overall score
72 62
Camera
64 57

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

Availability
Iphone XR Google Pixel 3
Released
September 2018 October 2018
Release date
October 2018 November 2018
Category
Flagship Flagship
Availability
Available Available
Which smartphone will you choose?