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Google Pixel vs Pixel XL vs IPhone 7 vs IPhone 7 plus: the race to finish line

Abhishek Jadhav Technology October 24, 2016

The super giants have always been ruling the mobile word. And after the launch of Note 7 by Samsung, 2016 gave us the Pixel and i7 flagship by Google and IPhone. All of these phones are amazing as they are, giving us the best from both the worlds, running on stock Android as well as Apple’s IOS.

If you aren’t from the utter richest nags, who can have it all, you do need to compare between them before setting your hands on any one of them.  After Google dropped the announcement about their upcoming flagship ‘Pixel’, it was much obvious it is going to rival up with Apple’s IPhone.

 

Design and Build Department:

Just a single look and you can see there are lots of similarities between both the flagships. Though both the designs are much more promising, they are simply the best and a lot satisfying.

This is the first phone from Apple which is rated at IP67, which means ‘total dust proof’ and ‘waterproof from immersion up to 1 meter in depth’. This is where Pixel will lack behind as it have a rating of IP53 which is not much promising.

Apple have introduced their no headphone jack feature, which we hope works for them. While Google have given the standard 3.5 mm jack in both pixel variants.

Google have introduced the finger print sensor on the back of the phone as Google claims “this is where your fingers expect it”. The IPhone 7 also comes with the fingerprint sensor, which is also now the home button with the second generation version of the Touch ID.

 

Comparison:

Have a look at the specifications of all the four devices.

Comparisons

Pixel

Pixel XL

iPhone 7

iPhone 7 Plus

Screen size

5 inches

5.5 inches

4.7 inches

5.5 inches

Display technology

AMOLED

AMOLED

LED-backlit IPS LCD

LED-backlit IPS LCD

Resolution

1080p with 441 PPI

1440p with 534 PPI

750p with 326 PPI

1080p with 401 PPI

Screen-to-body-ratio

69 percent

71.2 percent

65.6 percent

67.7 percent

Chipset

Snapdragon 821

Snapdragon 821

Apple A10 Fusion

Apple A10 Fusion

Processor

2 x Kryo running at 2.4GHz

2 x Kryo running at 2.0GHz

Adreno 530 running at 650+MHz

2 x Kryo running at 2.4GHz

2 x Kryo running at 2.0GHz

Adreno 530 running at 650+MHz

Quad-core CPU with six-core GPU

Quad-core CPU with six-core GPU

RAM

4GB

4GB

2GB

3GB

Internal storage

32 or 128GB

32 or 128GB

32, 128GB or 256GB

32, 128GB or 256GB

Operating system

Android Nougat 7.1

Android Nougat 7.1

iOS 10.01

iOS 10.01

Primary camera

12.3MP

F/2.0 aperture with phase detection, laser autofocus and dual-LED flash

1/2.3-inch sensor size, 1.55µm pixel size with features such as geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama

Video recording: 2160p at 30FPS, 1080p at 30, 60 and 120FPS, 720p at 240FPS (slow-mo video recording supported)

12.3MP

F/2.0 aperture with phase detection, laser autofocus and dual-LED flash

1/2.3-inch sensor size, 1.55µm pixel size with features such as geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama

Video recording: 2160p at 30FPS, 1080p at 30, 60 and 120FPS, 720p at 240FPS (slow-mo video recording supported)

12MP

F/1.8 aperture with phase detection, laser autofocus, dual-LED flash, OIS and 28mm focal length

1/3-inch sensor size, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, and HDR

Video recording: 2160p at 30FPS, 1080p at 30, 60 and 120FPS, 720p at 240FPS (slow-mo video recording supported)

Dual 12MP

F/1.8 aperture with phase detection, laser autofocus, dual-LED flash, OIS (28mm focal length for first camera and 56mm focal length for second camera with an F/2.8 aperture), phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, quad-LED (dual tone) flash

1/3-inch sensor size at 28mm focal length, 1/3.6-inch sensor at 56mm focal length, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, and HDR

Video recording: 2160p at 30FPS, 1080p at 30, 60 and 120FPS, 720p at 240FPS (slow-mo video recording supported)

Secondary camera

8MP

F/2.4 aperture, with 1/3.2-inch sensor size, 1.4µm pixel size, and video recording support up to 1080p at 30FPS

8MP

F/2.4 aperture, with 1/3.2-inch sensor size, 1.4µm pixel size, and video recording support up to 1080p at 30FPS

7MP

F/2.2 aperture, 32mm focal length, with video recording features ranging from 1080p at 30FPS, 720p at 240FPS, face detection, HDR, and panorama

7MP

F/2.2 aperture, 32mm focal length, with video recording features ranging from 1080p at 30FPS, 720p at 240FPS, face detection, HDR, and panorama

Wireless connectivity features

802.11ac Wi-Fi

Bluetooth 4.2

Bluetooth LE

GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS

802.11ac Wi-Fi

Bluetooth 4.2

Bluetooth LE

GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS

802.11ac Wi-Fi

Bluetooth 4.2

Bluetooth LE

GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS

NFC but with Apple Pay only

802.11ac Wi-Fi

Bluetooth 4.2

Bluetooth LE

GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS

NFC but with Apple Pay only

Battery capacity with talk time details

2,770mAh

Stand-by time: Up to 456 hours while on 3G

Actual talk-time: Up to 26 hours while on 3G

Music play time: Up to 110 hours

3,450mAh

Stand-by time: Up to 552 hours while on 3G

Actual talk-time: Up to 32 hours while on 3G

Music play time: Up to 130 hours

1,960mAh

Actual talk-time: Up to 14 hours on 3G

Music playback: Up to 40 hours

2,900mAh

Stand-by time: Up to 384 hours on 3G

Actual talk-time: Up to 21 hours on 3G

Music playback: Up to 60 hours

Weight

143 grams

168 grams

138 grams

188 grams

Dimensions

5.66 x 2.74 x 0.33 inches

6.09 x 2.98 x 0.33 inches

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches

6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches

Available colors

Very Black 

Quite Silver

Really Blue

Very Black 

Quite Silver

Really Blue

Jet Black 

Black

Silver

Gold 

Rose Gold

Jet Black 

Black

Silver

Gold 

Rose Gold

Pricing

$649 for 32GB model

$749 for 128GB model

$769 for 32GB model

$869 for 128GB model

$649 for 32GB model

$749 for 128GB model

$849 for 256GB model

$769 for 32GB model

$869 for 128GB model

$969 for 256GB model

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Verdict:

Though both the flagships look promising, it’s all about being premium and standing out. Comparing all the phones, all we can say is, the ultimate decision is whether you are an Android person or IOS. Because based on the looks, build, and specifications, there is not much of a difference. Both the companies provide a satisfying and elegant product, which won’t disappoint the users.