Just this week, Google unveiled its new Pixel and Pixel XL flagship smartphones. With the release of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus last month and the release of Google’s new phones, we’ve decide to do a side by-side comparison on both the iPhone 7 and Pixel.
Apple has been criticized for the iPhone 7 looking similar to the iPhone 6s. However, the iPhone 7 antenna lines curve around the top and bottom of the phone and no longer has a tangible home button. The metal casing is made out of Apple’s 7000 Series aluminum, and has curved sides. A deal breaker for some users, is the missing 3.5mm headphone jack.
The Pixel sports a glass and metal casing, has rounded edges and antenna lines on the bottom and back of the phone. Instead of having the fingerprint sensor on the front of the phone, users will be able to find it on the back of the phone. Oddly enough there is a small similarity in the design of both the phones and there dimensions are similar as well.
The 4.7-inch iPhone 7: 5.44-inches × (138.3mm)× 2.64-inches (67.1mm)× 0.28-inches (7.1mm)
The 5-inch Pixel: 5.66-inches (143.84mm)× 2.74-inches (69.54mm)× 0.34-inches (8.58mm)
Apple’s iPhone 7 sports a Retina display that has a 1,334 × 750 resolution, and 326ppi ( pixel-per-density), while the Pixel has a Full HD screen with 1,080 × 1,920, and 424ppi.
The iPhone 7 has the A10 Fusion chip from TSMC, which has a 64-bit and quad-core processor. The quad-core processor consists of two high-performance cores and two high-efficiency cores. This allows for the iPhone 7 to run 40 percent faster than the iPhone 6s. The device also has a six-core GPU to handle any heavy-duty usage.
The Pixel has Snapdragon 821, which is Qualcomm’s latest chip that also sports four cores – two Kryo cores with 2.15GHz and two Kyro cores with 1.6GHz. This allows the phone to run 10 percent faster than the Snapdragon 820 chip which is found in the Samsung Galaxy S7. The Pixel also has an Adreno 530 GPU which is said to have 40 percent better graphics performance.
The iPhone 7 has a 12MP rear camera, f/1.8 aperture, OIS, quad-LED(dual tone) flash and phase detection autofocus. The phone also features an impressive 7MP front-facing camera.
Google’s Pixel has similar features such as a 12MP rear camera, phase detection autofocus, and a dual-LED (dual tone) flash. However, the pixel sports an f/2.0 aperture and a 8MP front-facing camera.
The iPhone 7 runs on iOS 10 and has 2GB of RAM. The phone has a non-removable Li-ion 1,960 mAh battery and is available in three storage options: 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB.
The Pixel runs on Android Nougat v7.1 and also has a non-removable battery. However, the battery is bigger than the iPhone 7 which is 2,770mAh. The device has 4GB of RAM and comes in two storage options of 32GB and 128GB with no support for a mircoSD card.
Both phones start at $649. Google’s Pixel is scheduled to hit the shelves of retailers October 20.