Dec 4th, 2018

As we’ve already seen in our Pixel 3 versus LG G7 and Pixel 3 versus Pixel 2 camera comparisons, Google’s 2018 flagship smartphone can capture incredible pictures. While the Pixel 3 may be the go-to device for Android purists, the new OnePlus 6T is also a viable option if you’re on the market for a device which offers a near-stock Android experience. OnePlus has never been known to deliver great camera hardware, but the company has stepped up its game in 2018. The question is: can the camera on the OnePlus 6T go head-to-head with the Pixel 3?

Let’s find out.

One the hardware front, the Pixel 3 is equipped with a single 12.2MP sensor for its main camera which is paired with an f/1.8, 28mm lens with PDAF, OIS and EIS. That setup isn’t much different from last year’s Pixel 2, but Google has upgraded the front-facing camera with two 8MP sensors which are respectively paired with f/1.8, 28mm and f/2.2, 19mm lenses. 

Pixel 3 versus Pixel 2 camera comparison

On the other side, we have the OnePlus 6T which sports two camera sensors on the back. Both sensors capture images at 16MP and feature f/1.7, 25mm lenses with PDAF and OIS. The front-facing camera on the OnePlus 6T has a 16MP sensor as well which is paired with an f/2.0, 25mm lens.

Both devices can capture 4K video, but the OnePlus 6T does have an advantage since it can capture 4K footage at 60fps and 1080p at 120pfs which is double the frame rate that the Pixel 3 can manage.

To get a feel for how the Pixel 3 and OnePlus 6T compare, take a look at the gallery below. Images from the Pixel 3 are on the left and those from the OnePlus 6T are on the right. For the Pixel peepers out there, you can see full-resolution images here.