Pixel 5 vs. iPhone 11, Galaxy S20 FE and OnePlus 8: Specs chart comparison

Check out how Google's latest flagship stacks up against its competitors' latest releases.

Lynn La Senior Editor / Reviews - Phones
Lynn La covers mobile reviews and news. She previously wrote for The Sacramento Bee, Macworld and The Global Post.
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Pixel 5

The Pixel 5.

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During a virtual event earlier this fall, Google unveiled two new phones, the premium Pixel 5 and the more affordable Pixel 4A 5G. The Pixel 5 serves as the successor to last year's Pixel 4 and brings new features including 5G connectivity, an ultra-wide camera and a much larger battery. The phone costs $699 (£599, AU$999) and is available to buy now. Here's how the Pixel 5 compares to the Pixel 4A 5G.

As Google's marquee handset, the Pixel 5 represents the tech giant's latest offerings in Android 11 software, like a new Hold For Me calling feature, and top-of-the-line hardware. But the device faces stiff competition from several phones , including the popular iPhone 11  (not to mention the iPhone 12) and the newly announced Galaxy S20 FE. Devices from smaller companies, like the OnePlus 8 , aim to cut the Pixel 5's share of potential Android users as well.

Read more: iPhone 12 vs. Pixel 5: Apple and Google's 5G flagships compared

Watch this: Google unveils Pixel 5 and Pixel 4A 5G

To see how the Pixel 5 compares spec by spec, check out the chart below. 

Pixel 5 vs. iPhone 11, Galaxy S20 FE and OnePlus 8

Google Pixel 5iPhone 11Samsung Galaxy S20 FEOnePlus 8
Display size, resolution 6-inch FHD+ OLED; 2,340 x 1,080 pixels6.1-inch LCD; 1,792x828 pixels 6.5-inch AMOLED; 2,400x1,080 pixels6.55-inch AMOLED; 1,080x2,400 pixels
Pixel density 432ppi326ppi405ppi402ppi
Dimensions (Inches) 5.7 x 2.8 x 0.3 in5.94 x 2.98 x 0.33 in6.29 x 2.97 x 0.33 in6.3 x 2.8 x 0.31 in
Dimensions (Millimeters) 144.7 x 70.4 x 8.0 mm150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm159.8 x 75.5 x 8.4mm160 x 72.9 x 8.0 mm
Weight (Ounces, Grams) 5.33 oz; 151g6.84 oz; 194g6.70 oz; 190g6.35 oz; 180g
Mobile software Android 11iOS 13Android 10Android 10
Camera 12.2-megapixel (standard), 16-megapixel (ultra-wide)12-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (ultra-wide)12-megapixel (standard), 12-megapixel (ultra-wide), 8-megapixel (telephoto)48-megapixel (standard), 16-megapixel (ultra-wide), 2-megapixel (macro)
Front-facing camera 8-megapixel12-megapixel32-megapixel16-megapixel
Video capture 4K4K4K4K
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 765GApple A13 BionicQualcomm Snapdragon 865 (5G), Samsung Exynos 990 (4G)Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Storage 128GB64GB, 128GB, 256GB128GB128GB, 256GB
RAM 8GBNot disclosed6GB8GB, 12GB
Expandable storage NoNo1TBNo
Battery 4,000mAhNot disclosed4,500mAh4,300mAh
Fingerprint sensor RearNone (Face ID)In-screenIn-screen
Connector USB-CLightningUSB-CUSB-C
Headphone jack NoNoNoNo
Special features 5G enabled; water resistant (IP68); 90Hz refresh rate display; dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM); reverse wireless charging; fast chargingWater resistant (IP68); dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM); wireless chargingWater resistant (IP68); 5G enabled; 120Hz screen refresh rate; Wireless PowerShare5G enabled; fast charging; 90Hz screen refresh rate
Price off-contract (USD) $699$699 (64GB), $749 (128GB), $849 (256GB)$699$699 (unlocked, 8GB RAM/128GB); $799 (Verizon, 8GB RAM/128GB); $799 (unlocked 12GB RAM/256GB)
Price (GBP) £599£729 (64GB), £779 (128GB), £879 (256GB)£599 (4G), £699 (5G)£599 (8GB RAM/128GB), £699 (12GB RAM/256GB)
Price (AUD) AU$999AU$1,199 (64GB), AU$1,279 (128GB), AU$1,449 (256GB)Converts to AU$975 UK converts to: AU$1,180 (8GB RAM/128GB), AU$1,370 (12GB RAM/256GB)

*prices listed are at launch