The force awakens: After the launch of iPhone 7 in September, Google has announced Pixel and Pixel XL that might turn out to be a rival to Apple’s throne in smartphone kingdom.Google Pixel VS iPhone7 has added another phone to covet and desire among the abundant pool of choices available in the market today.
Following the path of its competitors like Apple and Samsung in the Indian market, Google’s newest product offering lies in the flagship specs followed by its premium brother.
If you are not a fanatic iPhone fan and are considering your options, we have got some information for you that can help you make the decision.
Without further ado let’s start the feature by feature comparison :
1. Google Pixel VS iPhone7 Design :
Both the phone offers premium and well-built design. It is hard to decide which one is prettier. If you are the type who goes for a slim phone but big display screen and metal is your choice of frame, iPhone7 is the phone for you. However, for those who like their phones easy to carry and light weight, Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL is made for you. It is made of metal and glass combination and is the lightest in comparison to iPhone7.
Needless to say both the phones are aesthetically pleasing and are a sight to your sore eyes tired of all the phones that have similar designs.
What sets iPhone7 apart is the face that it is water and dust resistant and has a rating of IP67. Talking about the sensors, Pixel XL’s fingerprint sensors are on the rear side of the phone whereas iPhone7 Plus have them on the front side.
Now, I am sure slim and yet heavy might sound absurd in theory but it is true folks. iPhone 7 is not only the slimmest phone among two, it is also the largest and heaviest weighing at 188g and measuring at 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3mm.
Completely opposite to its nemesis, Pixel Xl is the lightest yet the thickest and weighs 168g measuring around 154.7 x 75.7 x 8.6mm.
2. Google Pixel VS iPhone7 Display :
Pixel XL possesses sharpest display of the two. Though Apple iPhone7 has a sensitive display, it offers much more functionality. Both the phones have 5.5 inch display screens. Pixel density of 401ppi spread across the entire LCD screen, iPhone7 Plus offers full HD resolution. The Google Pixel XL uses AMOLED technology with a pixel density of 534ppi.
Though pixel might offer sharpest display, Apple has a trump card up its sleeve and that is 3D Touch. This 3D touch makes the display more functions available depending on the force applied while pressing the screen. This feature is called pressure sensitive technology and is most definitely a fascinating feature of the phone.
3. Google Pixel VS iPhone7 Camera :
Rumor has it that the Camera of iPhone 7 is like the eye of Jedi. It can perform all sorts of magic tricks and capture images like never seen before. But, yes! there is a but here as Google’s XL has the highest resolution front camera among the two.
Its rear camera comes with 12.3 megapixel with1.55µm pixels and aperture of f/2.0. It’s main features are laser auto focus along with video stabilization, phase detection auto focus and dual-LED flash. The front-facing camera is amazing with 1.4µm pixels and an aperture of f/2.4 and of course the much hyped 8-megapixels resolution.
Now coming to the handset with the magical camera, The Apple iPhone 7 offers a 7- megapixel front facing camera that has an aperture of f/2.2 and a Retina Flash. The rear camera has a dual-lens setup. Plus’s rear camera comprises of two 12-megapixel sensors called wide angle and telephoto. Apart from these the phone is also equipped with a quad LED flash. The telephoto offers an aperture of f/2.8 along with optical image stabilization whereas the wide-angle sensor possesses an aperture of f/1.8.
4. Google Pixel VS iPhone7 Hardware :
Apple has equipped 7Plus with its most recent A10 Fusion chip which has M10 movement coprocessor embedded in it. It is thought to be bolstered by 3GB of RAM with a 2900mAh battery. The lightning port is used to charge the battery. iPhone7 Plus has the largest storage capacity. It is available in 32GB, 128GB and 256GB variants. These variants however do not have microSD expansion option available. Though there is no headphone jack, you can still use wired earphones through the lightning port The stereo speakers of iPhone7 are phenomenal and would make your day.
The Google Pixel XL comes in 32GB and 128GB variants and includes the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB of RAM and a 3450mAh battery charged through USB Type-C. Much like its competitor it does not supports microSD storage expansion. Though people who are skeptical about wire free headphones of iPhone7 would be relieved to know that this phone is equipped with 3.5mm headphone jack. The speakers are at the bottom of the phone and the sound quality will not disappoint you.
5. Google Pixel VS iPhone7 Software :
As usual iPhone 7 Plus offers unique experience for MAC and iOS users. Pixel XL has been launched on Android Nougat 7.1. What is more awesome about this software is the fact that it is bloatware free. It comes with a new launcher and is the first phone with Google’s Assistant built in. Google is planning to improve the Google Assistant by enabling sense of humor through artificial intelligence in it. So, what does it mean for Siri? Well, hard to say right now but it would be too early to say that Siri’s days are numbered. Apple needs to pull up its socks though if it wants Siri to stay in the competition.
Go through the table below for a quick glance to specifications and prices.
Though the specifications are similar and on par with each other for both phones, the decision driver is probably the design that appeals to users and the software experience they enjoy and are comfortable with. Needless to say that the Pixel XL has the best display, power and an awesome camera. iPhone 7 has already proven that it’s a force to be reckoned with and is capable of a very fascinating and inspiring performance.
For our readers, all we have to say is – Choose wisely and go with your instincts.