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A Brief Comparison between Google Pixel 4 and OnePlus 7T

If you look at the Google Pixel 4 and OnePlus 7T, you will see that both are the great handsets. But a little comparison between the two may help you decide which smartphone you really want to pick. We will compare both these handsets from a number of perspectives here.

Specs

Design

Google Pixel 4 looks great with its new design which is aesthetically good but it seems Google has paid more attention to the functional perspective of its design. There is a matte finish on the backside (expect for the black variant which is still glossy). The phone’s circumference is covered with an aluminum frame on which a rubberized black coating applied. There is no way this phone is going to slip out of your hand. There two cameras on the backside of this phone. The camera bump is located on the top left side.

At the front side, there is no camera notch in the screen of Pixel 4. Instead, there is a bezel that houses the front camera and a number of other sensors.

The OnePlus 7T comes with thinner bezels and a triple-camera setup in the backside. The camera module is located in the top center portion and it’s a round module. The backside of the phone is nicely finished.

Display

Both Google Pixel 4 and OnePlus 7T come with flat displays and both are FHD+. The aspect ratio used by Google Pixel 4 is 19:9, while OnePlus 7T’s screen aspect ratio is 20:9.

The screen size of Pixel 4 is 5.7-inch and it comes with a screen resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels. It’s an OLED panel. On the other hand, OnePlus 7T has comes with a 6.55-inch Fluid AMOLED screen with a screen resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. Both of the screens have a refresh rate of 90Hz but the one in Pixel 4 has some limitations. On the other hand, the 90Hz refresh rate used by OnePlus 7T is compatible to most of the apps the phone runs. You can call OnePlus 7T the winner in this display comparison.

Performance

Both of the phones perform really well when it comes to launching and running apps. Hardware and software in both of the handsets are compatible to each other, meaning that they can bring up the best of both phones. However, OnePlus 7T looks more powerful on paper due to stronger specs. It is equipped with a Snapdragon 855 Plus processor and its RAM is also bigger than that of the Pixel 4.

Practically, both of the devices perform equally well. From everyday normal use to mobile gaming, you are not going to face any issue in launching and running apps on both of the handsets.

Battery

The matter of fact is that Pixel 4 fails to keep up in a competition of battery performance with all of the major flagships. You will not be able to get more than 3 hours of screen-on time with this phone. Thus, the intense phone use for a longer time is out of the question.

While OnePlus 7T is not the best phone from the perspective of battery performance, it is many times better than the Pixel 4. OnePlus 7T is capable of giving you more than 6 hours of screen-on time without any issue. Apps that use screen’s 90Hz refresh rate can be run for a longer period of time on OnePlus 7T. It is certainly not possible to achieve the same with Pixel 4.

Camera

Both, Google Pixel 4 and OnePlus 7T, have great cameras. However, Pixel 4 is more capable in this department. If you rate this phone from the perspective of camera performance, you will find it in the top potion of the list.

OnePlus 7T, on the other hand, comes with a vast improvement in camera pack as compared to its predecessors but lags behind Pixel 4.

While Pixel 4’s cameras perform exceptionally well during daylight, the low light performance of this phone is also up to the mark. The special feature it uses is known as Night Sight. OnePlus 7T is also a tough competitor in this regard. The low light performance of its cameras is amazing but it is not as good as Night Sight.

Tops Reasons Why Picking Pixel 4 over Samsung Galaxy S10 Is a Better Idea

Samsung is a company that brought Android into the limelight through its Galaxy smartphones. And why you may like to have a smartphone from Samsung is that the company produces great smartphones. One of the latest flagships released by Samsung is the Galaxy S10 that performs exceptionally well from many different perspectives.

However, you may like to have a Google Pixel 4 instead of Samsung Galaxy S10. The reason is that Pixel 4 does a few things better.

Top reasons Pixel 4 may be a better choice

One thing worth mentioning here is that Pixel 4 has not lived up to expectations due to certain factors. But still, it may be of great value as compared to Galaxy S10 from a number of aspects.

The Pixel 4’s screen is not quite pretty. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S10’s screen is curved from the edges; which is a quite an attractive feature. But, this curved screen is functionally narrower than it actually is; and that’s what makes the Pixel 4’s flat screen a better feature in this comparison.

The screen unlock technologies used by both of the phones are different. Both Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL uses radar-based facial recognition system, while Galaxy S10 uses in-screen fingerprint scanner. If you read top reviews, you will know that S10’s fingerprint scanner is not quite up to the mark due to accuracy issues. On the other hand, Pixel 4’s face recognition system is impressively accurate and quicker than expectations.

Your Pixel 4 is going to get Google updates as soon as they are launched. On the other hand, Galaxy S10 owners have to wait for months in order to get those updates.

While camera hardware used by both Pixel 4 and Galaxy S10 are great, the Pixel 4’s AI based software does wonders. A smart allocation of processing capability and resources to the camera operating system allows Pixel 4 to make real time changes to the camera display. This way, you get to preemptively see what you are going to capture through the camera. On the other hand,, the photos taken by Galaxy S10 look overly processed.

Pixel 4’s 90Hz screen is an amazing feature that allows you to have a smoother experience while scrolling through web pages and playing games. Samsung Galaxy S10 uses the traditional 60Hz screen.

A few downsides

There are a few downsides of Pixel 4 you may need to know about. With these downsides in mind, you will be better able to make a decision whether or not you need to pick Pixel 4 over Samsung Galaxy S10.

  • Pixel 4’s battery comes with reduced capacity.
  • There is a 25W charger available with the Galaxy S10. The one available with Pixel 4 is 18W which is slower than Galaxy S10’s charger.
  • The camera quality of Galaxy S10 may be a bit inferior as compared to that of the camera pack in Pixel 4 but it has an additional ultra-wide lens which is not present in Pixel 4.
  • Pixel 4 doesn’t give best value for its price.