Just a couple of weeks into the iPhone 7 launch and Google stole Apple’s limelight with a launch of its own smartphone. Pixel and Pixel XL were the first phones to be entirely created by Google, both hardware and software.
During the launch of the new devices, Google said that it was as excited for the launch as it was for the launch of Android OS. By drawing such an epic comparison, the Internet search giant instantly caught the attention of tech lovers around the world.
Google Pixel was launched at the same price as Apple iPhone 7 and is now considered a serious competition to the premium Apple device.
If you’ve accidentally zeroed down on either one of these two phones for purchase, then take into consideration these 5 things before making a decision.
A crisp display is always a big positive on a smartphone. Both Google Pixel and Apple iPhone 7 pull out all stops to bring the best display to the table. However, there is, of course, a winner and a loser in this face off.
Google Pixel has a 5-inch display with a resolution of 424ppi while Apple iPhone 7 comes with a 4.7-inch screen and a resolution of 326ppi. Pixel edges over iPhone with a slightly better display that is really crisp and pleasing to the eye.
Winner: Google Pixel
Both Google Pixel and Apple iPhone 7 come with an aluminium unibody design with glass panel. The design of Apple iPhone 7 is not very different from its predecessor, the iPhone 6s. Though there are a few modifications – curve around the top and bottom, camera hump and haptic home button, not much has changed on the new Apple device (better still, Apple hasn’t tampered much with its perfections).
Meanwhile, Google has followed the same rule as other Android phone manufacturers in creating a flatter and wider phone. Google Pixel comes with rectangular rounded edges and is as thin as the iPhone 7.
While it is relatively easy to handle and use both the devices, Apple iPhone 7 with its vibrating haptic home button and an optimally placed Touch ID fingerprint sensor scores better than Google Pixel. You can get an iPhone 7 from leading online shopping sites in India. Use Snapdeal promo code to get iPhone 7 at discounted prices with instant discounts and cashback offers.
Winner: Apple iPhone 7
This is turning out to be a truly exciting clash, just because both the competitors are evenly matched. Apple was the only one making both hardware and software for its smartphones up until now. But Google decided that it was time for some competition and jumped in the same fray.
Google Pixel phones are made entirely by Google – hardware and software. This is similar to Apple making iPhones with its own hardware and proprietary iOS software.
Here’s how Google Pixel and Apple iPhone 7 stack up in the hardware front.
Google Pixel runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor and comes with 4GB of RAM that can handle almost any kind of work. Meanwhile, Apple iPhone 7 with its A10 fusion chip and 2GB of RAM is the best phone ever by Apple with results visible in its performance.
Though iPhone 7 races ahead of every smartphone in the benchmark tests, Google Pixel comes really close to matching the giant in terms of performance.
The end result, however, is in favour of Apple and its powerful iPhone 7. The Cupertino giant wins this bout clean.
Winner: Apple iPhone 7
Both the devices come with unadulterated operating system software. Google Pixel introduces to the world, the Android OS in its purest form and Apple has its proprietary iOS to boast about.
There are a few advantages and disadvantages of both the operating systems. Google Pixel offers an additional Daydream VR platform by which users can enjoy a superior video watching experience using a VR headset. Apple, however, has its 3D Touch functionality to market the product. 3D Touch enables a user to do different tasks by varying the pressure of touch on the phone screen.
The varying advantages of both the operating systems have entitled us to call this one a tie.
5. Camera and Battery
Google Pixel comes with a 12MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera. The iPhone 7 has the same megapixel count as Pixel for its rear camera but falls short by 1MP to its competitor in the front facing camera.
Google Pixel has the best camera ever on a smartphone, a mark of authority stamped on it by DxOMark – an image and video quality accessing company based in France. According to the image accessing company, Google Pixel scored 89 out of 100 while Apple iPhone 7 scored 86 out of 100 in all tests conducted.
Sure enough, the results are visible on comparing similar photographs taken by both the devices. The rear camera in Google Pixel picks the best exposure and other details for shots in various settings.
In terms of battery storage and backup, Google once again edges past iPhone 7. Google Pixel comes with a 2,770mAh battery which provides far better backup than iPhone 7 which comes with a 1,960mAh battery.
Winner: Google Pixel
After evaluating Google Pixel and Apple iPhone 7 on five important factors, it is quite clear that the ideal choice eventually boils down to specific user requirements.
If it is impeccable display combined with amazing software and camera functionalities that you are looking for, then Google Pixel might be the right choice. If however, you are looking for a reliable hardware with good design and a satisfactory lineup of features, then Apple iPhone 7 should the best choice.
Both the devices are available in India at different prices for different storage options. While Apple iPhone 7 is available at all retailers including Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal and Infibeam, Google Pixel is exclusively available #OnlyOnFlipkart. Apple iPhone 7 32GB, 128GB and 256GB models are priced at Rs 60,000, Rs 70,000 and Rs 80,000 respectively. Meanwhile, Google Pixel 32GB and 128GB models are priced at Rs 57,000 and Rs 66,000 respectively. Make use of our Flipkart Offers and avail great discounts on your mobile phone purchase.
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