Google launched it’s much awaited Pixel device this week. Even Apple has launched it’s next generation iPhone last week. So, it’s correct time to watch how these devices compete against each other.
Google Pixel XL which is fully Google Assitant powered device is compatible with some next gen products like, Wifi, Google Home and others. On, the other hand, iPhone 7 Plus is perfect with the new iOS version.
Let’s have a look on them in detail:
Google’s inspiration can be seen in Pixel devices and Apple’s design algo’s can be seen in iPhone 7 Plus. Google Pixel XL has metal unibody as like of the Apple iPhone 7 Plus. There’s are some similarities in the design: the same camera placement (absent the hump), two bottom-firing speakers like the 7 Plus, and a sizable bezel on the top and bottom lip of the phone.
Google Pixel is light in weight (168 gm) in comparison with iPhone 7 Plus (188 gm).
Further, both have charging port on the bottom and that too USB-C for the Pixel XL and Lightning for the 7 Plus. The XL retains the 3.5mm headphone jack that Apple dropped from its iPhone 7 lineup.
Apple iPhone 7 Plus measures 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm (6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 in) and Pixel XL is 154.7 x 75.7 x 8.6 mm (6.09 x 2.98 x 0.34 in) in l*b*h.
Here if Pixel XL have dedicated 3.5 mm audio jack then iPhone 7 Plus is water and dust resistant and can survive for 30 minutes under six feet of water.
Here both the devices are are similar and user can buy it as per their use.
The displays on both devices are 5.5 inches, but their panels are fairly different. The Pixel XL has a 2,560-by-1,440 Quad HD AMOLED display, giving it a rich pixel density of 534ppi. That’s much sharper than the 1,920-by-1,080 Retina display on the iPhone 7 Plus, which only has 401ppi.
So, Pixel is clear winner here.
First talking note of the Pixel XL’s Snapdragon 321, which is the top notch processor we have seen on Android Devices. On the other hand, Apple uses Apple A10 Fusion which have total of four cores, two cores are clocked at 2.3 Ghz and remaining two are low power cores basically for controlling Bluetooth and other low level functions.
From further tests and benchmark results we got to know that Snapdragon 821 has outperformed Apple’s A10 Fusion. Even iPhone 7 Plus is available with 3GB of RAM while Pixel XL has 4 GB of RAM.
Taking look into the performance and hardware, Pixel XL is ahead of the Apple iphone 7 Plus.
The Pixel XL has a larger 3,450mAh battery and Apple packs 2900 mAh. We came to know that Pixel XL consumes less power from initial tests. The reason behind iPhone lagging in battery tests is due to it’s power consuming display at high brightness levels.
The Google Pixel XL launches on Android Nougat 7.1 and it offers a pure Androidexperience with no bloatware. There is a new launcher, round app icons and it is the first phone to offer Google’s Assistant built-in.
The Apple iPhone 7 Plus runs on iOS 10 and it will offer a streamlined experience for Mac users, like the Pixel XL does for Google users. There is no Google Assistant obviously, but Apple has Siri instead.
The Google Pixel XL has a starting price of £719 for the 32GB model. It creeps up to £819 for the 128GB model.
The Apple iPhone 7 Plus also has a starting price of £719, again for the 32GB model. The 128GB model also costs £819 like the Pixel XL, while the 256GB model will set you back £919.
Below are the specs of Pixel XL and iPhone 7 Plus