Pixel 4 and 4 XL specs vs. iPhone 11, Galaxy S10E and OnePlus 7T

We pit Google's new Pixel phones against their top Android and Apple competitors.

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Google Pixel 4 phones

The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones are looking at you. 

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Google on Tuesday unveiled its latest smartphones , the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, at its Made by Google event in New York. The phones feature face unlock and motion sensors (here's how the Pixel 4's face unlock compared to the iPhone 11's Face ID when we tested both in four typical scenarios), a 90Hz OLED display and two back cameras. The Pixel 4 starts at $799, and the Pixel 4 XL starts at $899. (Read our in-depth Pixel 4 review and Pixel 4 XL review here.)

With the Pixel 4 and 4 XL, Google is trying to take full advantage of Android 10 and the fact that Android is the most popular OS in the world. However, Google's Pixel phones face competition from market leaders Samsung , Huawei , and Apple and others on the list of most popular smartphones, according to IDC. The iPhone 11's camera features and Galaxy S10E's battery life in particular could deter people from going with the Pixel. 

Still, CNET named the Pixel 3 the best Android phone of 2018, thanks to its impressive cameras and AI-powered call screening feature. The Pixel 4's improved camera features will likely make it a strong smartphone option. 

To see how the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL match up against competitors from Apple, Samsung and OnePlus , we compared the two against the iPhone 11 , the Galaxy S10E and the OnePlus 7T, spec by spec. 

Take a deeper dive into Pixel 4 comparisons: Here's how the Pixel 4 differs from last year's Pixel 3, and how it stacks up to the Galaxy Note 10

Based on how they look on paper, what do you think? Are the Pixel 4's new features enough to boost Google's smartphone sales? 

Watch this: Pixel 4 and 4 XL hands-on: Dual rear cameras, radar face unlock

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL vs. iPhone 11, Galaxy S10E and OnePlus 7T

Pixel 4Pixel 4 XLiPhone 11Galaxy S10EOnePlus 7T
Display size, resolution 5.7-inch FHD+ 90Hz OLED6.3-inch QHD+ 90Hz OLED6.1-inch LCD Liquid Retina; 1,792 x 828 pixels5.8-inch AMOLED; 2,280 x 1,080 pixels6.55-inch 90Hz AMOLED; 2,400 x 1,080
Pixel density 444 ppi537 ppi326ppi438ppi402ppi
Dimensions (Inches) 2.7 x 5.7 x 0.3 in2.9 x 6.3 x 0.3 in5.94 x 2.98 x 0.33 in5.59 x 2.75 x 0.27 in6.33 x 2.93 x 0.32 in
Dimensions (Millimeters) 68.8 x 147.1 x 8.2 mm75.1 x 160.4 x 8.2 mm150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm142 x 69.9 x 7.9 mm160.9 x 74.4 x 8.1 mm
Weight (Ounces, Grams) 5.71 oz; 162g6.81 oz; 193g6.84 oz; 194g5.29 oz; 150g6.70 oz; 190g
Mobile software Android 10Android 10iOS 13Android 9.0 with Samsung One UIAndroid 10.0; OxygenOS 10.0.3
Camera 16-megapixel (telephoto), 12.2-megapixel (wide)16-megapixel (telephoto), 12.2-megapixel (wide)12-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (ultra-wide)16-megapixel (ultra-wide), 12-megapixel (rear)48-megapixel (wide), 16-megapixel (ultra-wide), 12-megapixel (telephoto)
Front-facing camera 8-megapixel with Motion Sense face unlock8-megapixel with Motion Sense face unlock12-megapixel with Face ID10-megapixel16-megapixel
Video capture 4K4K4K4K4K
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855Qualcomm Snapdragon 855Apple A13 BionicQualcomm Snapdragon 855Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
Storage 64GB, 128GB64GB, 128GB64GB, 128GB, 256GB128GB, 256GB128GB, 256GB
RAM 6GB6GBNot disclosed 6GB, 8GB8GB
Expandable storage NoneNoneNoneUp to 512GBNone
Battery 2,800 mAh3,700 mAhNot disclosed, but Apple claims it will last 1 hour longer than iPhone XR3,100 mAh3,800 mAh
Fingerprint sensor None (Face unlock)None (Face unlock)None (Face ID)Power buttonIn-display fingerprint sensor
Connector USB-CUSB-CLightningUSB-CUSB-C
Headphone jack NoNoNoYesNo
Special features Water resistant (IP68); Qi-certified wireless charging; 18 W fast chargingWater resistant (IP68); Qi-certified wireless charging; 18 W fast chargingWater resistant (IP68); dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM); wireless chargingWireless PowerShare; hole-punch screen notch; water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0Warp Charge 30T feature; 90 Hz display; 48-megapixel ultra wide triple camera
Price off-contract (USD) $799 (64GB), $899 (128GB)$899 (64GB), $999 (128GB)$699 (64GB), $749 (128GB), $849 (256GB)$750$599 for 8GB RAM/128GB
Price (GBP) £669 (64GB), £769 (128GB)
£829 (64GB), £929 (128GB)
£729 (64GB), £779 (128GB), £879 (256GB)£669£549 for 8GB RAM/128GB
Price (AUD) AU$1,049 (64GB), AU$1,199 (128GB)
AU$1,279 (64GB), AU$1,429 (128GB)
AU$1,199 (64GB), AU$1,279 (128GB), AU$1,449 (256GB)AU$1,199Won't be sold in Australia

Originally published Oct. 15, 9:15 a.m. PT.
Update, 11:10 a.m.: Includes additional pricing information for the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.