Monday, December 4, 2023

Google Pixel Fold vs. OnePlus Open: Which foldable should you buy?


Credit: Ryan Haines / Android Authority

Nearly half a decade has passed since the first foldable phones hit the market, and we’re now finally seeing more manufacturers throw their hats in the ring. Just this year alone, both Google and OnePlus hopped onto the bandwagon with their first-generation foldables. But even though both smartphone makers have opted for a similar book-style form factor, the resulting smartphones have very little in common. So with that in mind, let’s compare the Google Pixel Fold vs the OnePlus Open and help you decide which one to buy.

Google Pixel Fold vs. OnePlus Open: Specs

Displays Exterior:
– 6.31-inch AMOLED
– 10-120Hz refresh rate (LTPO)
– 2,484 x 1,116 resolution
– 20:9 aspect ratio
– Ceramic Guard

– 7.82-inch AMOLED
– 1-120Hz refresh rate (LTPO)
– 2,440 x 2,268 resolution
– 2,800 nits peak brightness

– 5.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED
– 120Hz refresh rate
– 2,092 x 1,080
– 17.4:9 aspect ratio
– Gorilla Glass Victus cover

– 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED
– 120Hz refresh rate
– 2,208 x 1,840 resolution
– Up to 1,450 nits brightness

Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Google Tensor G2
Storage 512GB
No expandable storage
256GB / 512GB
No expandable storage
Power 4,805mAh dual-battery
67W wired charging
No wireless charging
80W charger in box
21W wired charging
7.5W wireless charging
Cameras Exterior rear:
– 48MP wide, 1.12μm, OIS, PDAF, ƒ/1.7
– 48MP ultra-wide, 0.8μm, ƒ/2.2, AF
– 64MP telephoto, 0.7μm, OIS, 3x zoom (120x digital), ƒ/2.6

Exterior front:
– 32MP, ƒ/2.4, 0.7μm

Internal front:
– 20MP, 0.7μm, ƒ/2.2

Exterior rear:
– 48MP wide (ƒ/1.7, 1/2-inch sensor, 0.8μm, OIS, CLAF)
– 10.8MP ultrawide (ƒ/2.2, 1/3-inch sensor, 1.25μm)
– 10.8MP telephoto (ƒ/3.05, 1/3.1-inch sensor, 1.22μm, 21.9° FoV, 5x optical zoom)

– 9.5MP wide (ƒ/2.2, 1.22μm)

– 8MP wide (ƒ/2.0, 1.12μm)

Audio Stereo speakers
Dolby Atmos support
No 3.5mm headphone port
Stereo speakers
Spatial audio support
No headphone jack
Durability IPX4 IPX8
Biometrics Side-mounted capacitive fingerprint sensor Side-mounted capacitive fingerprint sensor
SIM Dual nano-SIM tray
eSIM support
Dual-SIM (Single nano-SIM + eSIM)
eSIM support
Software Android 13
OxygenOS 13.2
Android 13
Pixel UI
Dimensions and weight Folded dimensions:
– 153.4 x 73.3 x 11.7mm (Green)/11.9mm (Black)

Unfolded dimensions:
– 153.4 x 143.1 x 5.8mm (Green)/5.9mm (Dusk)

– 239g (Black)/245g (Green)

– 139.7 x 79.5 x 12.1mm

– 139.7 x 158.7 x 5.8mm

– 283g

Colors Emerald Dusk (Green), Voyager Black Obsidian

It’s not often that smartphones in the same market segment and price bracket differ dramatically these days, but the Pixel Fold and OnePlus Open have bucked that trend.

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