Apple and Google seem to have entered into another endless battle – the battle of big smartphones. This battle is fueled by the fact that both tech giants recently released their most creative innovations – Google Pixel 3 XL and iPhone XS Max.
Whereas the world’s largest tech firms decided to try their luck into the market of extra-large devices, it is still unclear whether their most loyal fans will warm up to the idea. This is the first either companies are releasing phones that large.
The two devices may be similar in terms of the screen size but there are some key which differentiate them. As a result, for people who prefer big phones, choosing between either devices can be a tough call. Of course the larger the phone, the larger the display. Perfect for enjoying movies on your smartphone.
Who has a larger display?
Google Pixel 3 XL features a size of 6.3-inch OLED display while the iPhone XS Max has a 6.5-inch OLED display. It goes without say that iPhone XS Max is the winner when viewed from the perspective of display sizes.
The two devices have a tie when it comes to the type of display used. They both include the OLED display.
OLED displays have numerous advantages over LCDs and LEDs. To begin with, the organic layers of OLED are thinner, lighter and more flexible compared to the LED or LCD. Due to the thinness of this display, the screen tends to be more flexible rather than rigid.
Also, the OLED display tends to be brighter compared to LEDs. The thinness of these screens ensures that its conductive and emissive layers can be multi-layered. Furthermore, LEDs and LCDs need glass for support, in which case glass tends to absorb light. This is in contrast with OLEDs which do not need glass.
The idea that both devices make use of OLED display gives the buyer a tougher choice to make. As such, you could be forced to look at other factors like – which devices gives you increased display. That would be iPhone XS Max of course. But the 6.3-inch display by Google Pixel 3 XL is also an impressive one!
The two devices have nearly identical dimensions but are slightly differentiated by the weight.
Whereas the iPhone XS Max is 77.4 mm wide and 157.7 mm tall, the Google Pixel 3 XL is 76.7 mm wide and 158 mm tall.
Google somehow found a way to make its large smartphone slightly less in weight than that of the competitor. The iPhone XS Max weighs 208 grams and the Google Pixel 3 XL has a weight of 184 grams.
With regards to weight, Google easily takes the winner’s belt. Weight is a key issue because the modern consumer seems to prefer a smartphone that can stay unnoticed in the pocket.
The color options
Both iPhone XS max and Google Pixel 3 XL come in three different colors, which are pretty much alike.
The color options for XS are: gold, silver and gray
While Pixel 3 XL comes in the following colors: just black, not pink and clearly white.
Another similar feature included in both smartphones is the water resistance capability and the wireless charging option. Furthermore, none of the two have a headphone jack.
The two are also powered by the company’s latest operating system, which means you get exposed to the most advanced security features and user experience.
The exact features of both Google Pixel 3 XL and iPhone XS Max will be dealt with in separate articles.
When deciding on which smartphone to buy, you can make a comparison of the features before deciding what best suits your needs.