One Plus 5T Vs Google Pixel 2 XL: Which One Should I Buy?

With its feature-rich technology, OnePlus 5T is competing with almost all the high-end smartphones. Here in this article, let us see how it competes with the best pixel smartphone, Google Pixel 2 XL.


Design & Display

Though the Pixel 2 XL and OnePlus 5T come in with the same metal chassis, the feel and look of these models vary completely. The anodized aluminum build of the OnePlus 5T offers a premium look with durable feel. On the other end, Google Pixel 2XL glass accent at the rear end gives it a different look with some water-resistant properties. The Pixel 2 XL weighs 175g which is a bit larger than OnePlus 5T weighing 162g.


We bet! You can hardly find the noticeable difference with respect to display screens. However just to mention, OnePlus 5T sports 6-inches AMOLED display with 1080 X 2160 screen resolution and Pixel 2 XL has 6-inches OLED display with a resolution of 1440 X 2880 pixels. The bezel-less look of both the designs makes it a perfect choice for watching videos. However, viewing angles are slightly better in OnePlus 5T.

Processor and Memory

The duo packs in a common Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and comes in two storage variants i.e., 64 GB and 128GB. The only difference we can find is in RAM storage. OnePlus 5T sports 6GB or 8GB of RAM while Pixel 2 XL ships 4GB of RAM. Despite higher RAM, we may hardly find the difference in performance especially for multitasking and heavy loads.


Operating System

The Google Pixel 2XL has an advantage of getting the up-to-date Android version thus ensuring true Android experience. OnePlus 5T runs on Oxygen OS, the customized version of Android. With the latest version of Android Nougat, OnePlus 5T packs some additional features like Face ID to unlock device and apps cloning feature.



The rear end dual camera setup of OnePlus 5T includes a 16 MP and 20 MP sensors with f/1.7 aperture. The front camera offers 16 MP sensor at an aperture of f/2.0. Additionally, the OnePlus 5T features dual LED flash, portrait mode, ProMode and ISO sensitivity.


The Google Pixel 2 XL sports only single 12MP rear camera with f/1.8. It features laser autofocus with dual pixel phase detection capability. The singular camera sensor of the pixel 2 XL is capable of fortifying the same portrait shots as the dual rear camera setup does. The same applies even to the 8MP front-facing camera.


In terms of battery capacity, Google Pixel 2 XL takes advantage of its larger 3520 mAh battery. OnePlus 5T features a bit lower capacity 3300 mAh battery. Regardless of the battery capacity, both the handsets come in with quick charge technology.



The OnePlus 5T price in Dubai, UAE is AED 2899.

The Google Pixel 2XL price in Dubai, UAE is AED 3399.


The biggest plus point of OnePlus 5T is its availability of the decent hardware at a much reasonable price. Better viewing experience, dual rear camera, great performance adds value to the device.

Alongside, the Google Pixel 2 XL offers high-resolution HDR display with interesting design and larger battery capacity. With Pixel 2XL, you can have quicker updates of the software thus giving a better Android experience.

However, OnePlus 5T is offering almost similar features and is available at a lesser price than Google Pixel 2XL. This makes OnePlus 5T a top pick compared to the Google’s device.

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