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Updated February 13, 2024·

If a better camera and a suite of exclusive software features like call screening and Magic Eraser are important to you, the Google Pixel 8 would be a suitable choice, despite costing a bit more. However, if you prefer a larger screen and longer battery life, and if you're looking to save some money, the OnePlus 12R could be the better option. Both phones offer high-quality OLED displays with high refresh rates, are made of glass, and don't feature a headphone jack. They run on Android and boast good performance, though the OnePlus 12R is noted for excellent screen quality and very good performance overall. Keep in mind, the OnePlus 12R also includes a fast charger which may add value for you. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Google Pixel 8
  • Very good for taking photos
  • Good for recording videos
Advantages of the OnePlus 12R
  • Very good battery life
  • Best in class display quality
  • Excellent performance

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

8.4
Pixel 8
12R
7.5
The Google Pixel 8 has very good overall camera quality, while the OnePlus 12R has good overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

8.5
Pixel 8
12R
7.4
The Google Pixel 8 takes very good photos, while the OnePlus 12R takes good photos.

Video Quality

7.6
Pixel 8
12R
6.6
The Google Pixel 8 takes good videos, while the OnePlus 12R takes only fair videos.

Battery

7.3 Hours
Pixel 8
12R
8.2 Hours
The Google Pixel 8 has 7.3 hours of battery life. The OnePlus 12R has 8.2 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Google Pixel 8 has a screen size of 6.2 inches and the OnePlus 12R is 6.78 inches.

Cost

$549
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$500
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The Google Pixel 8 has a price of $549 and the OnePlus 12R costs $500.
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How the Google Pixel 8 and the OnePlus 12R compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Google Pixel 8OnePlus 12R
Google Pixel 8OnePlus 12R

GENERAL

Price
$549
$500
Brand
GoogleOnePlus
Operating System
AndroidAndroid
Release Date
October 12, 2023February 13, 2024

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.2"6.78"
Resolution
2400 x 10802780 x 1264
Variable refresh rate
YesYes
Pixels Per Inch
428450
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
TensorG3SD8G2
Internal Storage
128 GB128 GB
RAM
8 GB8 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
8.4/107.5/10
Photos Score
8.5/107.5/10
Videos Score
7.7/106.6/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide, Macro
Main Camera
50 megapixels + OIS50 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
7.3 Hours8.2 Hours
Battery Capacity
4575 mAh5500 mAh
Wireless Charging
YesNo
Wireless charging Speed
18 W0 W
Reverse wireless charging
Yes (5 watts)No

PHYSICAL

Size
5.93" x 2.79"6.43" x 2.96"
Weight
6.60 oz7.76 oz
Back Material
GlassGlass
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
Bluetooth Version
5.35.3
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
77
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave) 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 257, 258, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6) 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78 (SA/NSA/Sub6) 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under DisplayFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
Yes (Except Verizon Models)Yes
Color
Rose, Hazel, ObsidianIron Grey, Cool Blue
Stock Android
YesNo
SD Card
NoNo

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Samuel Gibbs | October 2023
"The fit, finish and feel is top notch. The phone is responsive and smooth. The battery life is decent. The main camera is excellent but the lack of an extended optical zoom is slightly disappointing, even if it has been a similar formula for Google for several years. The 6.2in screen moves the Pixel 8 closer to the underserved market of smaller but top-end phones, of which there are only a handful to choose from. Google’s generative AI features are certainly novel, but it is the extended seven-year software support that truly sets it apart."

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About Google

Google can be considered a relatively new player in the smartphone industry, joining as late as 2016 with their phone, the Google Pixel. Since then, the Pixel lineup has undergone many changes, but it has always been characterized by a focus on photography and clean software, by providing a pure Android experience. By virtue of Google being the creator of the Android operating system, Pixels are known for receiving timely software updates and for being supported with updates for a long time. Additionally, over the past few generations of devices, Google started designing their own processors. This allowed for the implementation of unique software features that are not present in any other phone, such as automatic call screening and unique voice transcribing capabilities.

About OnePlus

OnePlus, established in 2013, is a smartphone brand that first became known for providing flagship-like devices, at a fraction of the cost compared to more expensive Android competitors. OnePlus focuses on creating smartphones with powerful hardware at reasonable prices. They also bring hardware features normally not seen in other Android phones sold in the US, such as their ultra-fast “Warp Charge” and the beloved “Alert Slider”.

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