OnePlus 5 Vs Google Pixel XL Comparison: Which Phone is Better?

After months of rumors, OnePlus has finally launched the OnePlus 5 handset. The ‘flagship killer’ improves upon the OnePlus 3T (launched last year) with a better design, performance, and camera. But how does the iPhone look-alike fares in comparison to other Android flagship devices? The widely praised Google Pixel XL in among the best Android smartphone in the market. Read more to find OnePlus 5 Vs Google Pixel XL Comparison: Which Phone is Better?

OnePlus 5 Vs Google Pixel XL Comparison


Google Pixel XL Rs 54,000 (base model)
OnePlus 5 Rs 32,999 (base model)

The OnePlus 5 with 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage is priced at Rs 32,999. While the 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant costs Rs 37,999. Comparatively, the Pixel XL is currently available at Rs 54,000 onwards. The OnePlus 5 has a huge advantage on Google Pixel XL in this department.

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Specifications OnePlus 5 Google Pixel XL
Processor octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Adreno 540 quad-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
Internal Storage 64/128GB 32GB/128GB
Display 5.5-inch, AMOLED, full HD, 401ppi 5.5-inch, AMOLED, Quad HD, 16:9 aspect ratio
OS Android 7.1.1 Android 7.1
Primary (Rear) Camera Dual (16MP + 20MP) with flash 12-megapixel with flash
Front Camera 16MP 8MP
Battery 3,300mAh, Dash Charging 3,450mAh, Fast Charging
Dual SIM Yes No

On paper, the OnePlus 5 looks like a more powerful smartphone. It is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor which beats the Snapdragon 821 SoC on Google Pixel XL. Additionally, it comes with 6GB/ 64GB storage and 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage variants. Comparatively, the Pixel XL offers only 4GB RAM with an option of 32GB or 128GB internal storage.

The Pixel XL is backed by a slightly bigger 3,450mAh battery than the OnePlus 5 (3,300mAh battery). However, the OnePlus 5 features a more efficient processor and comes with Dash Charging support (faster than Pixel XL’s fast-charging). Both smartphones offer stock Android experience. However, the OnePlus 5 comes with Oxygen OS which brings few additional features.

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The Google Pixel Xl sports a 12.3-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture. On the other hand, the dual camera on the OnePlus 5 combines a 16-megapixel primary lens (f/1.7 aperture) and a 20-megapixel telephoto lens. It lets you capture sharp images with nice bokeh effects. However, does it match the Google Pixel XL? We’ll find out once we test the new device?

Design & Display

The OnePlus 5 sports a sleek design which looks similar to the iPhone 7 Plus. The new handset is quite thin at just 7.25mm. It sports a dual camera setup on the back (upper-left corner). On the other hand, the Google Pixel XL uses a hybrid design. It combines glass and metal, which gives it a unique look. The Google device is thicker than OnePlus 5 at 8.5mm.

However, the Google Pixel XL wins in terms of display. It features a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with Quad HD (2560 x 1440-pixel) resolution. On the other hand, the 5.5-inch AMOLED screen on OnePlus 5 has a full HD (1,920 x 1,080-pixel) resolution.

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The OnePlus 5 is a more powerful smartphone with a better processor and double RAM option. Additionally, it offers better battery life. However, it lags behind in terms of display. Still, the OnePlus offers a great package at a much smaller price. It offers more value for money. Which of the two devices will you go for? Let us know in the comments section below.

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