Google has just announced its flagship phones for 2018 – the Pixel 3 and 3 XL – which means all your best options for the year are now on the table. If you’re considering one of the latest Pixels, the main question you’re probably asking yourself is how well they stack up against the other key players – specifically, Apple’s new iPhones. To help you decide, New Atlas compares the specs and features of the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL to the iPhone XR, XS and XS Max.
The Pixel 3 XL and iPhone XS Max live up to their big-sounding names, being close to the largest phones of the generation. Less than a millimeter separates them in each dimension.
The iPhone XR sits in its own middle ground, while the Pixel 3 and iPhone XS are again fairly close in size at the smaller end of the scale.
While close in size, Google’s phones are substantially lighter than their Apple counterparts. The Pixel 3 XL is 24 grams lighter than the iPhone XS Max, and the Pixel 3 almost 30 grams less than the XS. If you’re having trouble imagining that in practical terms, remember that a US nickel weighs exactly 5 grams, so that’s the equivalent of lugging around five or six extra coins in your pocket.