Comparison of Google Pixel smartphones

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The following is a comparative list of smartphones belonging to the Google Pixel line of devices, all using the Android operating system.

Model Pixel Pixel XL Pixel 2 Pixel 2 XL Pixel 3 Pixel 3 XL Pixel 3a Pixel 3a XL Pixel 4 Pixel 4 XL Pixel 4a Pixel 4a (5G) Pixel 5 Pixel 5a Pixel 6 Pixel 6 Pro
Status Discontinued and unsupported Discontinued but still supported Current Discontinued but still supported Current
Manufacturer HTC LG Foxconn[1]
Codename Sailfish Marlin Walleye Taimen Blueline Crosshatch Sargo Bonito Flame Coral Sunfish Bramble Redfin Barbet Oriole Raven
Key dates Released October 2016 October 2017 October 2018 May 2019 October 2019 August 2020 November 2020 October 2020 August 2021 October 2021
Discontinued April 11, 2018 (2018-04-11) April 1, 2019 (2019-04-01) March 31, 2020 (2020-03-31) July 1, 2020 (2020-07-01) August 6, 2020 (2020-08-06) August 20, 2021 (2021-08-20)
Image Pixel (smartphone) 5 inch silver mock.png Pixel (smartphone) 5 inch silver mock.png Pixel 2 Vector.svg Pixel 2 XL.svg Pixel 3 schematic.svg Pixel 3 XL schematic.svg Pixel 4 schematic.svg Pixel 4 schematic.svg Pixel 4a front schematic.svg Pixel 4a front schematic.svg Pixel 4a front schematic.svg Google Pixel 6 front.svg Google Pixel 6 Pro front.svg
Android version Initial 7.1 Nougat 8 Oreo 9 Pie 10 11 12
Upgradable to 10 11 12 Stable: 12
Preview: 12L[2]
Last updated December 2019 December 2020 October 2021 January 2022 December 2021
Google Photos Storage benefits[3] Forever original quality Original Quality before 2021/1/16, free Storage Saver afterwards Original Quality before 2022/1/31, free Storage Saver afterwards Free Storage Saver None
Cellular frequencies GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
LTE(US) bands: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/ 17/20/25/26/28/29/ 30/41
Carrier Aggregation: Yes, up to 3×DL
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
LTE(US) bands: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/ 17/20/25/26/28/29/ 30/32/38/40/41/66
Carrier Aggregation: Yes, up to 3×DL and 4×4 MIMO
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
LTE(US) bands: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/ 17/18/19/20/25/26/ 28/29/32/38/39/40/ 41/42/46/66/71
Carrier Aggregation: Yes, up to 5×DL and 4×4 MIMO
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
LTE(US) bands: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/ 17/20/25/26/28/32/ 38/40/41/66/71
Carrier Aggregation: Yes, up to 3×DL and 2×2 MIMO
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
LTE(US) bands: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/ 14/17/18/19/20/25/ 26/28/29/30/38/39/ 40/41/46/48/66/71
Carrier Aggregation: Yes, up to 5×DL and 4×4 MIMO
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
LTE(US) bands: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/ 14/17/18/19/20/25/ 26/28/29/30/38/39/ 40/41/46/48/66/71
Carrier Aggregation: Yes, up to 3×DL and 2×2 MIMO
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
LTE(US) bands: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/ 14/17/18/19/20/25/ 26/28/29/30/32/38/ 39/40/41/42/46/48/ 66/71
Carrier Aggregation: Yes, up to 3×DL and 2×2 MIMO
5G bands: 1/2/3/5/7/8/12/28/ 41/66/71/77/78 (258/260/261 on Verizon Pixel 4a (5G UW) and Pixel 5)
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
LTE(US) bands: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/ 14/17/18/19/20/25/ 26/28/29/30/32/38/ 39/40/41/42/46/48/ 66/71
Carrier Aggregation: Yes, up to 3×DL and 2×2 MIMO
5G bands: 1/2/5/12/25/28/41/66/71/77/78
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
LTE(US) bands: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/ 14/17/18/19/20/25/ 26/28/29/30/32/38/ 39/40/41/42/46/48/ 66/71
Carrier Aggregation: Yes, up to 3×DL and 2×2 MIMO
5G bands: 1/2/3/5/7/8/12/14/20/25/28/30/38/40/41/48/66/71/77/78 (257/258/260/261 on Verizon)
Data speeds HSDPA / HSPA+ / DC-HSPA+
Dimensions Size
(H×W×D)
143.8 mm × 69.5 mm × 8.5 mm
5.66 in × 2.74 in × 0.33 in
154.7 mm × 75.7 mm × 8.5 mm
6.09 in × 2.98 in × 0.33 in
145.7 mm × 69.7 mm × 7.8 mm
5.74 in × 2.74 in × 0.31 in
157.9 mm × 76.7 mm × 7.9 mm
6.22 in × 3.02 in × 0.31 in
145.6 mm × 68.2 mm × 7.9 mm
5.73 in × 2.69 in × 0.31 in
158.0 mm × 76.7 mm × 7.9 mm
6.22 in × 3.02 in × 0.31 in
151.3 mm × 70.1 mm × 8.2 mm
5.96 in × 2.76 in × 0.32 in
160.1 mm × 76.1 mm × 8.2 mm
6.30 in × 3.00 in × 0.32 in
147.1 mm × 68.8 mm × 8.2 mm
5.79 in × 2.71 in × 0.32 in
160.4 mm × 75.1 mm × 8.2 mm
6.31 in × 2.96 in × 0.32 in
144 mm × 69.4 mm × 8.2 mm
5.67 in × 2.73 in × 0.32 in
153.9 mm × 74 mm × 8.2 mm
6.06 in × 2.91 in × 0.32 in
144.7 mm × 70.4 mm × 8 mm
5.70 in × 2.77 in × 0.31 in
154.9 mm × 73.7 mm × 7.6 mm
6.10 in × 2.90 in × 0.30 in
158.6 mm × 74.8 mm × 8.9 mm
6.24 in × 2.94 in × 0.35 in
163.9 mm × 75.9 mm × 8.9 mm
6.45 in × 2.99 in × 0.35 in
Weight 143 g (5.0 oz) 168 g (5.9 oz) 143 g (5.0 oz) 175 g (6.2 oz) 148 g (5.2 oz) 184 g (6.5 oz) 147 g (5.2 oz) 167 g (5.9 oz) 162 g (5.7 oz) 193 g (6.8 oz) 143 g (5.0 oz) 168 g (5.9 oz) 151 g (5.3 oz) 183 g (6.5 oz) 207 g (7.3 oz) 210 g (7.4 oz)
Silicon Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G Google Tensor
Processor 2.15 GHz and 1.6 GHz quad core 64-bit ARMv8-A 2.35 GHz and 1.9 GHz octa core 64-bit ARMv8-A 2.5 GHz and 1.6 GHz octa core 64-bit ARMv8-A 2.0 GHz and 1.7 GHz octa core 64 bit ARMv8-A 1x 2.84 GHz Kryo, 3x 2.42 GHz, and 4x 1.78 GHz 64-bit ARMv8-A 2.2 GHz and 1.8 GHz octa core 64 bit ARMv8-A 1x 2.4 GHz Kryo, 1x 2.2 GHz, and 6x 1.8 GHz 64-bit ARMv8-A 2x 2.8 GHz Cortex-X1, 2x 2.25 GHz Cortex-A76, and 4x 1.8 GHz 64-bit ARMv8-A
Graphics Adreno 530 Adreno 540 Adreno 630 Adreno 615 Adreno 640 Adreno 618 Adreno 620 Mali-G78 MP20
Memory 4 GB LPDDR4 4 GB LPDDR4X 6 GB LPDDR4X 8 GB LPDDR4X 6 GB LPDDR4X 8 GB LPDDR5 12 GB LPDDR5
Storage 32 or 128 GB 64 or 128 GB 64 GB 64 or 128 GB 128 GB 128 or 256 GB 128, 256 or 512 GB
Memory card reader none
Local networking A-GPS/GLONASS
Bluetooth 4.2
Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
NFC
A-GPS/GLONASS
Bluetooth 5.0
Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
NFC
A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS
Bluetooth 5.0
Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
NFC
A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, BDS
Bluetooth 5.2
Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/6
NFC
Power 2,770 mAh 3,450 mAh 2,700 mAh 3,520 mAh 2,915 mAh 3,430 mAh 3,000 mAh 3,700 mAh 2,800 mAh 3,700 mAh 3,140 mAh 3,885 mAh 4,080 mAh 4,680 mAh 4,614 mAh 5,003 mAh
Face buttons On-screen buttons
Materials Aluminum and Gorilla Glass 4 Aluminum and Gorilla Glass 5 Plastic and Asahi Dragontrail Glass Aluminum and Gorilla Glass 5 Plastic and Gorilla Glass 3 Aluminum and Gorilla Glass 6 Aluminum and Gorilla Glass 3 Aluminum and Gorilla Glass Victus
Water resistance IP53 IP67 IP68 N/A IP68 N/A IP68 IP67 IP68
Ports
USB-C
3.5 mm TRRS
USB-C, 3.1 Gen 1
USB-C
3.5 mm TRRS
USB-C, 3.1 Gen 1
USB-C, 3.1 Gen 1
3.5 mm TRRS
USB-C, 3.1 Gen 1
USB-C, 3.1 Gen 1
3.5 mm TRRS
USB-C, 3.1 Gen 1
Display 5.0 in (130 mm) AMOLED
1080×1920 px
(441 ppi)
9:16 aspect ratio
5.5 in (140 mm) AMOLED
1440×2560 px
(534 ppi)
9:16 aspect ratio
5.0 in (130 mm) AMOLED
1080×1920 px
(441 ppi)
9:16 aspect ratio
6.0 in (150 mm) P-OLED
1440×2880 px
(538 ppi)
1:2 aspect ratio
5.5 in (140 mm) OLED
1080×2160 px
(443 ppi)
1:2 aspect ratio
6.3 in (160 mm) OLED
1440×2960 px
(523 ppi)
18:37 aspect ratio
5.6 in (140 mm) OLED
1080×2220 px
(441 ppi)
18:37 aspect ratio
6.0 in (150 mm) OLED
1080×2160 px
(402 ppi)
1:2 aspect ratio
5.7 in (140 mm) 90Hz OLED
1080×2280 px
(444 ppi)
9:19 aspect ratio
6.3 in (160 mm) 90Hz OLED
1440×3040 px
(537 ppi)
9:19 aspect ratio
5.8 in (150 mm) OLED
1080×2340 px
(443 ppi)
6:13 aspect ratio
6.2 in (160 mm) OLED
1080×2340 px
(413 ppi)
6:13 aspect ratio
6.0 in (150 mm) 90Hz OLED
1080×2340 px
(432 ppi)
6:13 aspect ratio
6.34 in (161 mm) OLED
1080×2400 px
(415 ppi)
9:20 aspect ratio
6.4 in (160 mm) 90Hz OLED
1080×2400 px
(411 ppi)
9:20 aspect ratio
6.71 in (170 mm) 120Hz LTPO OLED
1400×3120 px
(512 ppi)
6:13 aspect ratio
Rear camera Sensor Sony IMX378 Exmor RS, 1/2.3"
12.3 MP (4048×3036), 4:3 aspect ratio[4][5]
Sony IMX362 Exmor RS, 1/2.55"
12.2 MP (4032×3024), 4:3 aspect ratio[6]
Sony IMX363 Exmor RS, 1/2.55"
12.2 MP (4032×3024), 4:3 aspect ratio[6][7]
Wide: Sony IMX363 Exmor RS, 1/2.55"
12.2 MP (4032×3024), 4:3 aspect ratio[8][9]
Sony IMX363 Exmor RS, 1/2.55"
12.2 MP (4032×3024), 4:3 aspect ratio[10]
Wide: Sony IMX363 Exmor RS, 1/2.55"
12.2 MP (4032×3024), 4:3 aspect ratio
Wide: Samsung ISOCELL GN1, 1/1.31",
50 MP (8160×6144), 4:3 aspect ratio[11]
N/A Ultrawide: Sony IMX481 Exmor RS, 1/3"
16 MP (4656×3496), 4:3 aspect ratio[12]
Ultrawide: Sony IMX386 Exmor RS, 1/2.9"
12 MP (4032×3016), 4:3 aspect ratio[11]
Telephoto: Sony IMX481 Exmor RS, 1/3"
16 MP (4656×3496), 4:3 aspect ratio[8][9]
N/A Telephoto: Sony IMX586 Exmor RS, 1/2"
48 MP (8000×6000), 4:3 aspect ratio[11]
Lens f=4.67mm (80° diag. AOV) f/2.0,
6 elements[4]
f=4.44mm (77° diag. AOV) f/1.8 Wide: f=4.38mm (78° diag. AOV) f/1.7 f=4.38mm (78° diag. AOV) f/1.7[10] f=4.38mm (78° diag. AOV) f/1.7[10] f=6.81mm (82° diag. AOV) f/1.85[13]
N/A Ultrawide: f=2.22mm (107° diag. AOV) f/2.2 Ultrawide: f=2.35mm (114° diag. AOV) f/2.2[13]
Telephoto: f=5.84mm (52° diag. AOV) f/2.4 N/A Telephoto: f=19.0mm (23.5° diag. AOV) f/3.5[13]
Video Up to 4K30 or 720p240/1080p120 Up to 4K60 or 720p240/1080p240
Features PDAF & CDAF with laser assist
EIS
Dual pixel PDAF
EIS OIS
Dual pixel PDAF
EIS OIS, 2x optical zoom
Dual pixel PDAF
EIS OIS
Dual pixel PDAF Laser AF
EIS OIS
Dual pixel PDAF Laser AF
EIS OIS, 4x optical zoom
Front camera Sensor Sony IMX179 Exmor R, 1/3.2"
8 MP (3264×2448), 4:3 aspect ratio[4][6][14]
Sony IMX355 Exmor, 1/4"?
8 MP (3264×2448), 4:3 aspect ratio[6]
1/4"?
8 MP (3264×2448), 4:3 aspect ratio
Sony IMX520 Exmor RS, 1/3.6"?
8 MP (3264×2448), 4:3 aspect ratio[8][9]
Sony IMX355 Exmor, 1/4"?
8 MP (3264×2448), 4:3 aspect ratio[10][12]
Sony IMX663 Exmor RS  11.1 MP, 4:3 aspect ratio
Lens f=3.38mm (80° diag. AOV) f/2.4[4] f=3.0mm (75° diag. AOV) f/1.8,[6][15] autofocus enabled. f=2.54mm (84° diag. AOV) f/2.0[7] f=2.49mm (90° diag. AOV) f/2.0 f=2.51mm (85° diag. AOV) f/2.0[10] f=?mm (94° diag. AOV) f/2.2
f=2.0mm (92° diag. AOV) f/2.2[6][15]
Video Up to 1080p30
Wireless charging[16] No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes
SIM card format Nano-SIM Nano-SIM and Google Fi eSIM
eSIM only supports Fi[17][18]
Nano-SIM and eSIM
can only use either at a time[19]
Nano-SIM and eSIM, DSDS[20]
Colors
  • Very Silver
  • Quite Black
  • Really Blue (ltd)
  • Just Black
  • Clearly White
  • Kinda Blue
  • Just Black
  • Black & White
  • Just Black
  • Clearly White
  • Not Pink
  • Just Black
  • Clearly White
  • Purple-ish
  • Just Black
  • Clearly White
  • Oh So Orange
  • Just Black
  • Barely Blue (ltd)
  • Just Black
  • Clearly White
  • Just Black
  • Sorta Sage
Mostly Black
  • Stormy Black
  • Sorta Seafoam
  • Kinda Coral
  • Stormy Black
  • Cloudy White
  • Sorta Sunny
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