Comparison between:
- Google Pixel 6
- Google Pixel 4 XL
- Google Pixel 3a XL

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

Google Pixel 6Google Pixel 4 XLGoogle Pixel 3a XL
Google Pixel 6
Prices
Google Pixel 4 XLGoogle Pixel 3a XL
Prices
Model aliasGB7N6
G9S9B16
G020JG020P
G020Q
GA01181-US
GA01182-US
GA01180-US
G020A
G020B
G020C
G020D

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width74.8 mm
7.48 cm
0.245 ft
2.945 in
75.1 mm
7.51 cm
0.246 ft
2.957 in
76.2 mm
7.62 cm
0.25 ft
3 in
Height158.6 mm
15.86 cm
0.52 ft
6.244 in
160.4 mm
16.04 cm
0.526 ft
6.315 in
160 mm
16 cm
0.525 ft
6.299 in
Thickness8.9 mm
0.89 cm
0.029 ft
0.35 in
8.2 mm
0.82 cm
0.027 ft
0.323 in
7.6 mm
0.76 cm
0.025 ft
0.299 in
Weight207 g
0.46 lbs
7.3 oz
193 g
0.43 lbs
6.81 oz
167 g
0.37 lbs
5.89 oz
Volume105.58 cm³
6.41 in³
98.78 cm³
6 in³
92.66 cm³
5.63 in³
ColorsSorta Seafoam
Kinda Coral
Stormy Black
Oh So Orange
Just Black
Clearly White
Black
White
Purple-ish
Body materialsAluminium alloy
Glass
Aluminium alloy
Glass
Polycarbonate
CertificationIP68IPX8-

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card typeNano-SIM
eSIM
Nano-SIM
eSIM
Nano-SIM
Number of SIM cards111

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz (B5)
GSM 900 MHz (B8)
GSM 1800 MHz (B3)
GSM 1900 MHz (B2)
GSM 850 MHz (B5)
GSM 900 MHz (B8)
GSM 1800 MHz (B3)
GSM 1900 MHz (B2)
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
CDMACDMA 800 MHz (BC0)
CDMA 1900 MHz (BC1)
CDMA 800 MHz (BC10)
CDMA 800 MHz (BC0)
CDMA 1900 MHz (BC1)
CDMA 800 MHz (BC10)
CDMA 800 MHz
CDMA 1900 MHz
CDMA 800 MHz (B10)
UMTSUMTS 800 MHz (B6)
UMTS 800 MHz (B19)
UMTS 850 MHz (B5)
UMTS 900 MHz (B8)
UMTS 1700 MHz (B4)
UMTS 1900 MHz (B2)
UMTS 2100 MHz (B1)
UMTS 850 MHz (B5)
UMTS 900 MHz (B8)
UMTS 1700 MHz (B4)
UMTS 1900 MHz (B2)
UMTS 2100 MHz (B1)
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTELTE-FDD 700 MHz (B12)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B13)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B14)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B17)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B28)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B29)
LTE-FDD 800 MHz (B20)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B5)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B18)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B19)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B26)
LTE-FDD 900 MHz (B8)
LTE-FDD 1500 MHz (B32)
LTE-FDD 1700 MHz (B4)
LTE-FDD 1700 MHz (B66)
LTE-FDD 1800 MHz (B3)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B2)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B25)
LTE-FDD 2100 MHz (B1)
LTE-FDD 2600 MHz (B7)
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE-FDD 2300 MHz (B30)
LTE-TDD 5200 MHz (B46)
LTE-TDD 3500 MHz (B46)
LTE-FDD 600 MHz (B71)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B12)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B13)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B14)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B17)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B28)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B29)
LTE-FDD 800 MHz (B20)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B5)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B18)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B19)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B26)
LTE-FDD 900 MHz (B8)
LTE-FDD 1700 MHz (B4)
LTE-FDD 1700 MHz (B66)
LTE-FDD 1800 MHz (B3)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B2)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B25)
LTE-FDD 2100 MHz (B1)
LTE-FDD 2600 MHz (B7)
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE-FDD 2300 MHz (B30)
LTE-TDD 5200 MHz (B46)
LTE-TDD 3500 MHz (B46)
LTE-FDD 600 MHz (B71)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz Class 13
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE 800 MHz (B18)
LTE 800 MHz (B19)
LTE 1900 MHz (B25)
LTE 850 MHz (B26)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)
LTE 700 MHz (B29)
LTE 1500 MHz (B32)
LTE 1700/2100 MHz (B66)
LTE 600 MHz (B71)
5G NR5G-FDD 600 MHz (n71)
5G-FDD 700 MHz (n12)
5G-FDD 700 MHz (n28)
5G-FDD 850 MHz (n5)
5G-FDD 900 MHz (n8)
5G-FDD 1700 MHz (n66)
5G-FDD 1800 MHz (n3)
5G-FDD 1900 MHz (n2)
5G-FDD 2100 MHz (n1)
5G-TDD 2500 MHz (n41)
5G-FDD 2600 MHz (n7)
5G-TDD 3500 MHz (n78)
5G-TDD 3700 MHz (n77)
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Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE
EV-DO Rev. A
5G NSA
5G SA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
EV-DO Rev. A
LTE Cat 18 (DL)
LTE Cat 13 (UL)
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
EV-DO Rev. A
LTE Cat 11
4x4 MIMO5CA
4x4 MIMO
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Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)Android 12Android 10Android 9.0 Pie
Android 10
Android 11

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCGoogle TensorQualcomm Snapdragon 855 (SM8150)Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (SDM670)
Process technology5 nm7 nm10 nm
CPU2x 2.8 GHz ARM Cortex-X1, 2x 2.25 GHz ARM Cortex-A76, 4x 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A551x 2.84 GHz ARM Cortex-A77, 3x 2.42 GHz ARM Cortex-A77, 4x 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A55 (Kryo 485)2x 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A75, 6x 1.7 GHz ARM Cortex-A55 (Kryo 360)
CPU bits64 bit64 bit64 bit
Instruction set-ARMv8.2-AARMv8.2-A
Level 2 cache memory (L2)-1792 KB
1.75 MB
-
Level 3 cache memory (L3)4096 KB
4 MB
2048 KB
2 MB
-
CPU cores888
CPU frequency2800 MHz2840 MHz2000 MHz
GPUARM Mali-G78 MP20Qualcomm Adreno 640Qualcomm Adreno 615
GPU cores20--
GPU frequency848 MHz585 MHz430 MHz
RAM capacity8 GB6 GB4 GB
RAM typeLPDDR5LPDDR4XLPDDR4X
RAM channelsQuad channelQuad channelDouble channel
RAM frequency3200 MHz2133 MHz1866 MHz
-Titan M Security Module
Pixel Neural Core
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Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage128 GB
256 GB
64 GB
128 GB
64 GB
UFS 3.1--

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologyAMOLEDOLEDOLED
Diagonal size6.4 in
162.56 mm
16.26 cm
6.3 in
160.02 mm
16 cm
6 in
152.4 mm
15.24 cm
Width2.68 in
68.12 mm
6.81 cm
2.7 in
68.5 mm
6.85 cm
2.68 in
68.16 mm
6.82 cm
Height5.81 in
147.6 mm
14.76 cm
5.69 in
144.62 mm
14.46 cm
5.37 in
136.31 mm
13.63 cm
Aspect ratio2.167:12.111:12:1
2:1 (18:9)
Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels1440 x 3040 pixels1080 x 2160 pixels
Pixel density403 ppi
158 ppcm
534 ppi
209 ppcm
402 ppi
158 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area85.03 %82.5 %76.45 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
2.5D curved glass screen
Gorilla Glass Victus
90 Hz refresh rate
HDR10+
Ambient EQ
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Always-on Display
100000:1
90 Hz refresh rate
HDR (UHDA certification)
Dragontrail glass
Always-On Display

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Barometer
Magnetometer
Fingerprint
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Barometer
Magnetometer
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Hall
In-display optical fingerprint sensor
Spectral sensor
Flicker sensor
Active Edge
Motion Sense (Soli radar)
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Rear camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed on its back and can be combined with one or more additional cameras.

Sensor modelSamsung GN1-Sony IMX363 Exmor RS
Sensor typeISOCELL-CMOS
Sensor format1/1.3"1/2.55"1/2.55"
Pixel size1.2 µm
0.001200 mm
1.4 µm
0.001400 mm
1.4 µm
0.001400 mm
Aperturef/1.9f/1.7f/1.8
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent26 mm *(35 mm / full frame)28 mm *(35 mm / full frame)4.4 mm
27 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Field of view-77 °76 °
Flash typeDual LEDDual LEDDual LED
Image resolution50 MP4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
Video resolution3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
Video FPS60 fps60 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Laser autofocus (LAF)
Pixel Shift
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical zoom
Digital image stabilization
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
RAW
Secondary rear camera - 12 MP (ultra-wide)
Pixel size - 1.25 μm (#2)
Aperture size - f/2.2 (#2)
Angle of view - 114˚ (#2)
Dual Pixel Phase Detection
1080p @ 120 fps
720p @ 240 fps
Secondary rear camera - 16 MP (telephoto)
Pixel size - 1.0 μm (#2)
Aperture - f/2.4 (#2)
Angle of view - 52° (#2)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 45 mm (#2)
Phase detection (#2)
OIS (#2)
EIS (#2)
2x optical zoom (#2)
Spectral Sensor
Flicker Sensor
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
1080p @ 120 fps
720p @ 240 fps

Front camera

Modern smartphones have one or more front cameras and their positioning has led to various design concepts – pop-up camera, rotating camera, notch, punch hole, under-display camera, etc.

Sensor type--CMOS
Sensor format--1/3.2"
Pixel size-1.22 µm
0.001220 mm
1.4 µm
0.001400 mm
Aperture-f/2f/1.8
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent-22 mm *(35 mm / full frame)28 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Field of view-90 °75 °
Auxiliary light--LED
Image resolution3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps30 fps
FeaturesFace unlock
HDR
Face detection
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-2 NIR cameras
NIR flood emitter
NIR dot projector
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Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
3 microphones
Active noise cancellation
HAC (M3/T3) - Hearing Aid Compatibility
3 microphones
Active noise cancellation
HAC (M3/T4) - Hearing Aid Compatibility
HAC (M3/T3) - Hearing Aid Compatibility

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

RadioNoNoNo

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou
Galileo
QZSS
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
Galileo
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou
Galileo

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Display
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Display
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
2x2 MIMO2x2 MIMO2x2 MiMO

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version5.25.05.0
FeaturesA2DP
LE
A2DP
LE
A2DP
LE

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector typeUSB Type-CUSB Type-CUSB Type-C
Version3.13.13.1
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackNoNoYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
DLNA
NFC

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecsAAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
aptX HD
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
LDAC
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
aptX HD
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
LDAC
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
aptX HD
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
LDAC

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecs3GPP
AVI
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
QuickTime
MP4
VC-1
VP8
WebM
WMV
Xvid
3GPP
AVI
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
QuickTime
MP4
VC-1
VP8
WebM
WMV
Xvid
3GPP
AVI
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
QuickTime
MP4
VC-1
VP8
WebM
WMV
Xvid

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity4600 mAh3700 mAh3700 mAh
TypeLi-PolymerLi-PolymerLi-Ion
Charger output power10 V / 3 A9 V / 2 A5 V / 3 A
9 V / 2 A
Quick charge technologyPower Delivery 3.0USB Power Delivery 2.0-
FeaturesWireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
Wireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
Fast charging
Non-removable
21W-23W wireless chargingQi wireless charging-

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

The SAR rating shows the amount of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the human body when using a mobile device, expressed in W/kg.

Head SAR (EU)1 W/kg1.17 W/kg1.17 W/kg
Body SAR (EU)1.38 W/kg1.39 W/kg1.19 W/kg
Head SAR (USA)-1.35 W/kg1.33 W/kg
Body SAR (USA)-1.2 W/kg1.18 W/kg

Additional features

Some devices have additional features, different from the standard ones above, but equally important and worth mentioning.

Additional features--G020A - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 1.390 W/kg; body - 0.900 W/kg
G020A - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 1.190 W/kg; body - 0.800 W/kg
G020B - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 1.170 W/kg; body - 1.190 W/kg
G020B - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 1.180 W/kg; body - 1.110 W/kg
G020C - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 1.330 W/kg; body - 1.180 W/kg
G020D - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.960 W/kg; body - 1.010 W/kg
G020D - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 1.200 W/kg; body - 1.060 W/kg
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