The Pixel devices are designed by Google. The Pixel is the company’s first home-made smartphone. It offers the latest version of Android, with a few Pixel-specific features, and support for the as-yet-unreleased VR system. The Pixel is the smaller of the two smartphones(Pixel XL and Nexus ) and its price tag puts it in iPhone territory. So, how does it compare to Apple’s latest model?We analyze from these three aspects.
The Google Pixel and Apple iPhone 7 are very closely matched in terms of specs and price.
Both the Google Pixel and Apple iPhone 7 start at £599 for the 32GB model. Add another £100 and you’ll be able to get your hands on a 128GB model of either.
The iPhone 7 is also then offered in a 256GB model, as we mentioned, which costs a further £100 for a price of £799.
In terms of appearance, the two phones look pretty similar, but some features really set them apart.The Pixel opts for a combination of aluminium and glass, with a fingerprint sensor on the rear, while the iPhone 7 is all about aluminium and places its fingerprint sensor within the Home button on the front. The iPhone 7 is water and dust resistant to IP67, while the Pixel is only IP53, meaning it cannot be submerged.
The headphone jack is removed on the iPhone 7 in favour of stereo speakers positioned either side of the Lightning port, while the Pixel has down-firing speakers either side of the USB Type-C port, but it keeps the headphone jack intact at the top. There are no physical buttons on the front of Pixel.
The Pixel is slightly taller, wider and heavier than the iPhone, while its 0.3ins (8.6mm) thickness makes it a little fatter than the iPhone 7’s 0.28ins (7.1mm) frame.
Google’s phone comes in Very Silver, Quite Black and Really Blue, though the latter is not coming to the UK. Apple’s phone comes in Rose Gold, Gold, Silver, Black and Jet Black.
The Google Pixel has a 12.3-megapixel rear camera offering an aperture of f/2.0 and 1.55µm pixels. There is video stabilisation, phase detection autofocus and laser detection autofocus all on board, along with a dual-LED flash.
The Apple iPhone 7 also has a 12-megapixel rear camera with a slightly wider aperture of f/1.8. It has optical image stabilisation and phase detection autofocus, as well as a quad-LED flash. In terms of the front-facing snappers, the Pixel has an 8-megapixel f/2.4 sensor with 1.4µm pixels, while the iPhone 7 has a 7-megapixel f/2.2 sensor with a Retina Flash. Both the Pixel and iPhone 7 deliver excellent. So you dont need to worry about that you can not take good pictures.
The two phones come in two sizes – standard and larger, phablet-style devices.
The Google Pixel has a 5-inch display with a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution for a pixel density of 441ppi. It is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and it uses AMOLED technology, which means it delivers rich and vibrant colours. Viewing angles are great and the screen is sharp and bright.
The Apple iPhone 7 has a 4.7-inch LCD display with a 1334 x 750 resolution, resulting in a pixel density of 326ppi. Based on the numbers, the Pixel offers sharper and crisper images, but the iPhone 7’s display is still excellent, even if the resolution is slightly lower than its competition.
Different mobile phones have different advantages.Both are solid in their builds, seamless in their performance. Ultimately, the decision between these two devices will come down to which design you prefer and which platform you prefer.