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Pixel 3 XL (left) and iPhone XS Max.CREDIT: UNWIRE.HK

iPhone Xs Max vs Google Pixel 3 XL

If you would have asked me about a month ago whether or not do I like Apple and I would have said, “It is so easy these days to make a fool of people. I mean Apple is just raising the price by introducing those features that already has been launched on Android and people are wooing for it! APPLE IS H Y P E!!!” but a month ago, when my Motorola G5 s plus stopped working, I thought of trying iOS and bought the basic iPhone aka iPhone SE.

  • iPhone SE is small and… Ok, ok! I agree that it is way too small when compared with other mobile phones these days.
  • It was launched in 2016, that made this almost 2 years old.
  • People say, “iPhone SE is just iPhone 6s inside and iPhone 5s outside”

Well, clearly what am I trying to say is that it has a small, oK, TINY, but it has a very good performance. It really is a beast! I mean after using Apple, I can say that it is worth that hype!

BTW let me remind myself that this isn’t iPhone SE review but a comparison between the latest launches by Google and Apple.

So, let’s compare both:

Apple iPhone XS Max

Google Pixel 3 XL

Screen Size6.5-inch OLED6.3-inch P-OLED
Storage Space64GB, 256GB, 512GB64GB, 128GB
MicroSD Card SlotNoNo
Screen Resolution2,688 x 1,242 (458 ppi)2,960 x 1,440 (523 ppi)
ProcessorApple A12 BionicQualcomm Snapdragon 845
CameraDual 12MP + 12MP telephoto rear, 7MP front12.2MP rear, dual 8MP + 8MP front
Video4K at 60 frames per second, 1,080p at 240fps4K at 30 frames per second, 1,080p at 120fps, 720p at 240fps
PortsLightningUSB Type-C
Fingerprint sensorNoYes
Water resistanceIP68IPX8
ColorsSilver, Space Gray, GoldJust Black, Not Pink, Clearly White
Operating SystemiOS 12Android 9.0 Pie
Weight208 grams184 grams
PriceRs. 1,09,900Rs. 78,990


While Google Pixel 3 XL runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with 4GB of RAM, the iPhone runs on Apple’s A12 Bionic chip which is the most powerful chip ever made with 4GB of RAM too.

So, here Apple is a clear win.


Though we can see on the table above, that iPhone has a little less battery power than of Pixel but the thing about Apple is that their battery management is far much superior than Android. Apple has neither been very great nor very bad in terms of battery backups but their battery management is the factor that moves it ahead in the battle.

As here, the battery power doesn’t have much difference and also, I have told you about the battery management stuff, umm Apple wins here again!


Well, Apple and Google have been fighting for having the best camera on their phone since very long and the Pixel series has slightly outperformed the iPhone. So, for this Google wins here!


There’s nothing to write here. Pixel has a big screen and a high PPI and it is sharp enough to compete with Apple. So here’ a tie.


The Pixel’s chin and the ugly notch helps us in deciding that iPhone has a good design!

Apple wins!


It’s obviously a tie! Both Apple and Google provide regular updates.


You can blindly say who is the winner here because we all know the prices of Apple iPhones in India. Therefore, Google wins here!

So, at last, Apple wins!

Get iPhone Xs Max on Amazon 

Get Google Pixel 3 XL on Amazon

Google Pixel is very good but it can’t sustain itself in front of Apple’s performance and better design. Though it wins in the Camera race and some features that Apple lacks. So, if you are an Android user or someone who wants to take care of their pocket, then go for Pixel else iPhone would be the best choice for you! 🙂


Do comment below, what’s your choice!



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