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The Google Pixel phone is displayed during the presentation of new Google hardware in San Francisco, California, U.S. October 4, 2016. Reuters/Beck Diefenbach

Google’s Pixel phones, Pixel and Pixel XL, are now a rage among smartphone enthusiasts. Many consider them the best pure Android phones in the market. The Pixel and Pixel XL are purely Google in every way. However, there’s another phone that has surprised tech enthusiasts and that is OnePlus 3T. How will the OnePlus phone fare against the Google Pixel XL?

Both the OnePlus 3T and Google Pixel XL handsets pack some high-tech specs and features, though the former is available at nearly half the price than the latter. While OnePlus 3T’s 64GB and 128GB variants cost US$439 and US$479 respectively, the Google Pixel XL’s 32GB variant costs US$769 and 128GB variant US$869. If one is not biased about Google and considers price as a deciding factor, OnePlus 3T is definitely at an advantage here, reviews Tech Times.

Another feature where OnePlus 3T has become a rage is its incredible camera specs. It has a 16MP primary camera with f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, OIS and LED flash. Other features include 1/2.8" sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama and HDR. Google Pixel XL has a 12.3MP primary camera with f/2.0, EIS (gyro), phase detection & laser autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash.

Other primary camera features include 1/2.3" sensor size, 1.55µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR and panorama. When it comes to videos the Pixel XL can capture 2160p at 30fps, 1080p at 30/60/120fps and 720p at 240fps. The OnePlus 3T can record 2160p videos at 30fps, 720p at 120fps and has Auto HDR.

OnePlus 3T scores over Google Pixel XL is its 16MP selfie camera with f/2.0, 1.0 µm pixel size and 1080p video recording. The latter packs an 8MP selfie camera with f/2.4, 1/3.2" sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size and 1080p video recording.

The Google Pixel XL has a 4GB RAM whereas the OnePlus 3T has impressive 6GB RAM. Both devices sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, compares GSMArena.