OnePlus is perhaps the most talked about smartphone maker in the country right now, and it’s all thanks to the kind of devices the company has been producing lately. The premium smartphone segment is more or less owned by OnePlus and this has been due to some careful planning of using brilliant marketing and great hardware bundled at a very attractive price in the OnePlus 6T. Pixel smartphones from Google, on the other hand, don’t get the amount of recognition the phone deserves, as mostly it sells at a price point which is comparative to the latest iPhones.
However, both the smartphones are simultaneously quite alike and dissimilar at once. OnePlus’ latest offering, the OnePlus 6T, and Google’s latest, Pixel 3, are smartphones that have a lot going for them and a lot not. A face-off between these two phones is not exactly ideal due to the huge price gap between the two devices. Both are actually set for different types of users, but at the same time, the popularity of the OnePlus inevitably finds it competing against the big dogs.
In terms of camera, there is absolutely no phone that can touch the Pixel 3’s mind-blowing camera. The enhanced AI and machine learning algorithms make Google’s photos more lifelike and colourful with an added advantage of detail as compared to the OnePlus 6T, which essentially has the same camera mechanism as seen on the OnePlus 6. In other words, the OnePlus 6T can produce pleasing photos, but it will never have the elegance of Pixel 3’s camera.
While noting performance we have to know that the Pixel 3 XL happens to have the Snapdragon 845 SoC, which is the same as the OnePlus 6T. However, Pixel 3’s software fitness takes the edge over OnePlus 6T’s near stock Android-like OxygenOS.
In terms of build quality, the design happens to be the least interesting part of the OnePlus 6T and hasn’t changed much since the OnePlus 6. The phone is slightly taller, the notch smaller and the bezels less prominent, but from the back, it’s nearly identical. The Pixel 3 has also got the same design aspects as last year save for the massive notch on the Pixel 3 XL and the complete glass back giving the device wireless charging. Here again, the Pixel 3 triumphs over the OnePlus 6T.
So, in the end, it comes down to the budget you have for smartphones. The OnePlus 6T happens to have the best bang for its buck between the two phones while the Pixel 3 is just the best Android phone on the market right now at a very high price.
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