Google vs Apple With Pixel vs iPhone 7

Pixel vs iPhone 7

Google vs Apple

Well, let’s be real and accept the fact that Google has amazed everyone around the world with 2 handsets, 100% designed in terms of software as well as hardware by none other than Google itself. 

Apple has been doing that for years, though, and every year it gives its loyal customers a reason to change their phones and also attracts millions of other customers as well.

This year has been all about Google Pixel vs iPhone 7, so let’s take a look at these big brothers here in this comparison of the Pixel XL and iPhone 7 Plus.

Pixel vs iPhone 7

The following Pixel vs iPhone 7 table highlights the differences between Pixel XL vs iPhone 7 Plus

GENERAL  Google Pixel XL  iPhone 7 Plus
Release date October 2016 September 2016
Form factor Touchscreen Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 154.70 x 75.70 x 8.50 158.20 x 77.90 x 7.30
Weight (g) 168.00 188.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3450 2900
Removable battery No No
Colours Very Silver, Quite Black, Really Blue Rose Gold, Gold, Silver, Black, Jet Black

Screen size (inches) 5.50 5.50
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 534 401
Processor 1.6GHz quad-core quad-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Apple A10 Fusion
Internal storage 32GB 32GB
Expandable storage No No
Rear camera 12.3-megapixel 12-megapixel
Flash Yes Yes
Front camera 8-megapixel 7-megapixel
Operating System Android 7.1 iOS 10
Skin Pixel Launcher
Wi-Fi Yes Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20 Yes, v 4.20
NFC Yes No
Infrared No No
Headphones 3.5mm lightning adapter for 3.5
FM No No
Number of SIMs 1 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
3G Yes Yes
4G/LTE Yes Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes Yes
Proximity sensor Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes
Barometer Yes Yes
Temperature sensor No No


iPhone 7 plus and Google Pixel XL are very different in terms of design. The iPhone is sleek yet sturdy. The Pixel is way thicker and none of the two versions have a camera bump like the iPhone 7 has.

Both the Pixel XL and iPhone 7 Plus have a 5.5-inch screen, however, Google offers a much higher pixel density as well as resolution i.e 1440 x 2560 AMOLED as compared to iPhone’s 1080 x 1920. However, this isn’t that great a deal in real life usage of the handset as iPhone manages to look equally crisp. The difference can only be observed when Day Dream view or VR is used.


While Google has come up with the Google Assistant, we are well aware of Apple’s Siri. Google has a number of claims regarding the Google Assistant but we can still tell that it needs a lot of improvement to reach perfection.

What if you have small hands? How does that affect the interface here?

We have to admit that the phones ARE big and on the iPhone 7 plus, what you need to do is double tap the home button, this way the screen slides and becomes good for one-handed operations. While the Pixel XL won’t do much to help you in such a case.


The Pixel XL has Snapdragon 821 with 4GB of RAM and iPhone 7 Plus has another A10 fusion chip and 3 GB of RAM. If you are crazy about multi-tasking then iPhone 7 Plus wins here because of that extra bit of RAM, but overall both the phones deliver fast performance and work equally well.


These phones support both GSM and CDMA-based carriers, and there are reversible ports on both the Pixel XL and iPhone 7 Plus.

The Pixel XL does have the edge of being able to charge other USB type C devices over its port.


Pixel XL offers you 12.3 MP Sony camera, while Apple introduced its customers to a new dual camera system. This involves wide angle and telephoto lenses to enhance image quality.


Pixel XL’s battery is 19% larger than the one in the iPhone 7 plus. It is 3450 mAh versus 2900 mAh.

What needs to be noted here is that this extra battery is consumed by the Pixel XL to manage the amazing resolution it gives its users. iPhone 7 does win here because the Pixel Xl could discharge in under two hours.

This was a brief comparison of the Pixel vs iPhone 7 which we find equally fantastic and have tried presenting you with some major differences.

Author: Ayesha Siddique is a mechanical engineering student currently in her junior year. She has an obsession for automobiles and makeup.
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