Google Pixel vs Apple iPhone 7: The BIG Fight

2016 goes down in the history as the year where Google took complete control over its smartphones and ditched Nexus for Pixel. It is also the year that marks the debut of an all black (Jet/Matte) iPhone 7 again as well as dual camera on the Plus variant. Google created a ton of hype around its Pixel lineup, however, when these handsets were launched one could not help but notice the striking resemblance to iPhones. Apart from launching two similar devices with just display difference, Google also priced these handsets in the same range as iPhones to take the competition straight to Apple. Here is a brief in-depth look at which one you should opt for, Google Pixel or Apple iPhone 7. 

Google Pixel has the best camera as of now

On paper, iPhone 7 looks likes it can beat Google Pixel by miles in the camera department, however, that is not the case. The 12 Megapixels camera on the rear panel of Google Pixel has been rated 89 by DxOMark, which is the highest rating so far. It comes with Auto HDR mode and quickest shutter speed to produce a result that is there for all to see. However, the camera misses out on grounds of aperture, which is f/2.0 as compared to f/1.8 on 12 Megapixels snapper of iPhone 7. iPhone 7 also boasts of a brighter Quad LED Flash for brilliant low light photography. However, the results of numerous camera reviews have revealed that Google Pixel camera produces better results than iPhone 7 thanks to 1.55 microns in individual pixels.

Google Pixel wins in the display department as well

Google Pixel has been equipped with a 5-inch AMOLED display on the front with full HD resolution, which means a pixel density of 441 PPI. Moreover, the display has also been protected with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 4, which is missing in iPhone 7. The latter, on the other hand, comes with Retina HD display offering a resolution of 1334 x 750 resolution and offering a pixel density of 326 PPI. Also, the AMOLED panel on Google Pixel is much better than the IPS LCD panel on iPhone 7. While on paper Google Pixel looks much better in this aspect, the display on iPhone 7 is pretty good and offers 3D touch as well for more functionality.

Google Pixel also performs better than iPhone 7

Apple is known for launching iPhones with slightly muted specifications as compared to competition but that is not reflected in its performance. The all new iPhone 7 comes with a Quad-core A10 processor with 2 GB of RAM, which along with iOS 10 offers one of the best performance in the handset market as of now. Google Pixel on the other hand has been equipped with the latest Snapdragon 821 processor and 4 GB RAM. Throw in the stock Android 7.1 Nougat in the mix and you get the smoothest of performance out of the box.

iPhone 7 looks much better than Google Pixel

This year, Google has taken complete control over design and hardware of the Pixel smartphone and the result is a handset that looks nothing like the previous smartphone from Google. It comes featuring a unique dual tone glass and metal rear panel with attractive colors like Quite Black and Very Blue. However, one could not help but notice that the handset looks quite similar to iPhone from the front. Apple iPhone 7, on the other hand has gone through a major design overhaul where the ugly antenna band on the rear panel have been pushed to the upper and bottom edges of the device. Therefore, while the bands are still visible they do not mess with the aesthetics of the rear panel. Also, iPhone 7 is IP67 certified as compared to IP53 certification of Google Pixel. 

Google pixel also trumps in battery life

The battery capacity has always been the Achilles’ heel for Apple iPhones and this year too the brand has managed to keep the battery capacity ridiculously low. This year, iPhone 7 comes with a 1960 mAh battery, which is an improvement over last year but still no match to Google Pixel. The 2770 mAh battery on the Google device can easily see through a day. Moreover, the Quick Charging and wireless charging are an added bonus, which seems to be missing from the iPhone 7.

Google Pixel is the most expensive device at the moment on the Google mobile price list as of now, however, it remains to be seen whether the handset justifies the price or not. On the other hand, there is no qualms whatsoever regarding the performance of iPhone 7. While Google might have tried to take the competition to Apple, the Cupertino-based brand has its own niche and they are always going to opt for iPhone, no matter what.

Ujjwal Kumar

Ujjwal is just a simple guy who likes to be happy and likes to write various different kind of stuff. You can find him writing posts related to Android most of the time but he also likes writing poems, short stories and other stuff. Mail him at ujjwal [at] droidextra [dot] org.