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Here we are, then, taking a look at photos from the best camera on a smartphone versus the best value in a smartphone in the world. 

I’m talking about the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, which cost $800 to $900, respectively, and the OnePlus 6T, which starts at $550.

To buy a Pixel smartphone, including the Pixel 3, is not usually a decision based on design. In my experience, it’s a decision based on using the purest form of Android, getting the latest Android updates as soon as they’re released, and having the best camera on any smartphone.

The Pixel 3 does, indeed, have a better overall camera than the OnePlus 6T. But the difference isn’t that stark. After my test shoot, I’m wondering if one of the Pixel’s main propositions as the best smartphone camera is diminishing.

Check out photos taken with the Pixel 3 XL (which has the same camera as the smaller Pixel 3) and the OnePlus 6T: