iphone 7 vs google pixel


U.S firm Apple recently rolled out iPhone 7 globally and there is no doubt on the fact of the revenue Apple must have generated with it. Taking into stride, Google too unveiled its own manufactured smartphones under the moniker of Google Pixel and Pixel XL. Both the smartphones come with latest Android Nougat out-of-the-box and the presence of elite features definitely make them stand in competition against the popular iPhone 7.

Talking about the Apple iPhone 7, its a widely known fact that Apple equips its products with elegant features some of which that have never been shown before and with the launching of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, it can be said that the company has surely taken the ongoing legacy ahead.The competition between iPhone variants and Google Pixel is clearly visible, so let us just take a look at descriptive analysis for both the gadgets, also being called the titans of the smartphone industry.

Design and Display

The iPhone 7 comes with a 4.7-inch Retina HD LED display offering a resolution of 1334×750 pixels alongside giving pixel thickness of 326ppi. The addition of 2.5D glass on the top ensures better protection. Though iPhone comes with same 7.1mm thickness as seen on Pixel, however, its aluminium casing with a weight of 138 grams can surely be considered a differentiating factor.

Another factor that differentiates iPhone is the 3D Touch (Apple’s pressure sensitive system) that has proved its usefulness across devices from a long time. The iPhone 7 is extremely comfortable to hold, with wonderfully curved sides, and corners.

As far as Pixel smartphone is concerned, Google has given it a 5-inch AMOLED display and metallic design with a combination of both the plastic and glass. The glass panel has also been provided antennae for providing better connectivity. Figuratively, the Android smartphone measures 7.1mm in thickness and carry a decent weight of just 143 grams. The Pixel display gets an additional boost from several factors like the 1920×1080 pixel resolution, 441ppi pixel thickness, and presence of 2.5D Gorilla Glass 4 which as per Google gives an excellent viewing angle even in the case of low brightness.

iphone7 vs google pixel design


The performance of a smartphone is another factor which today’s customer takes into consideration before shelling out her/his hard earned money. Considering we are talking about iPhone 7, it’s known to one and all that Apple never compromise on the release of updates and patches to give Apple users a sleek performance. Taking a look at the specs of iPhone 7, we observe that the device operates on latest iOS version released by the company i.e, iOS 10. To make it easier for users to video call, the iPhone also offers applications like FaceTime and iMessage. Not just this, the presence of Siri (Apple’s default Voice Assitant) with the iPhone being IP67 certified adds on to the user experience on a positive note.

To avoid scratches and other body damage, the company has always been asking its users to use a body cover and this time too the company has done the same in the case of its Jet Black variant of iPhone 7. Apple iPhone 7 comes with an A-10 Soc that is of its own making and also equips a 1,960mAh battery. The chip is a quad-core chip that splits down the entire workload ensuring faster performance and low battery consumption.

The Google Pixel, on the contrary, comes with Android Nougat v7.1 installed on it, and similar to Siri, it too offers a voice assistant of its own known by the name of Google Assistant. Additionally, the platform also provides Google Duo for video calls, while for voice calls it makes use of Google Allo, products that have recently been launched by Google. Its Snapdragon 821 processor and 2,770mAh battery allow it to give 10-percent hike in the speed and also utilize Quick Charge 3.0 for a quick battery recharge.

As stated above, iPhone 7 is IP68 certified that makes it both water and dust resistant. On a similar note, Google Pixel too is IP53 certified that though can be considered a good addition, but one can not deny that it offers less protection as compared to Apple IP67 certification.

Google Pixel Phone


We are living in a world where everything revolves around technology. More than smartphones, it is their specs that grasp our attention. Considering the same, Apple has equipped its gadget with a 12-megapixel rear camera with an aperture of f/1.8. This with the addition of quad-LED flash and phase detection autofocus (better known as PDAF) should definitely give the users a pretty nice camera experience. The iPhone also supports advanced optical image stabilization(OIS)feature. Unlike Google Pixel, iPhone 7 does not include laser autofocus.

However, another factor that rates down iPhone 7 against Pixel is that, the iPhone 7 users need to pay extra bucks in case they wish to use extra iCloud space or full-resolution supportable Google Photos, whereas, in case of Pixel, users get free unlimited cloud storage to store full-resolution photographs in the cloud using Google Photos.

On testing Google Pixel, it was found that it too offers a 12-megapixel camera on the backside and has a f/2.0 aperture which definitely would let in a little more light. The Dual-LED along with PDAF and laser autofocus is definitely a good add-on. Pixel uses traditional OIS as it comes with a system that efficiently makes use of the gyroscope to smooth out the videos.

The overall camera experience on Google Pixel was found to be more than average as the Android device was able to capture and process images properly even in low-light conditions using the cool HDR+ mode. Google Pixel also got a rating of 89 points in the tests conducted by camera tester DxOMark while, in the same tests, iPhone 7 scored a rating of 86 points which by no means can be considered less. It was really a close competition between the two gadgets.

ipone7 vs google pixel camera

Audio and Connectivity

Apple iPhone 7 comes with stereo speakers that give it an improved and enhanced sound experience if compared with the previous iPhone variant i.e, iPhone 6S. The company also forces the users to use lightning connector for both charging purposes as well as if they wish to use wired earphones with the device.

Google Pixel on the flip side comes with average speakers and offers standard 3.5mm earphone attachment that definitely makes it a better choice for users who wish to stick with the default connectors. As far as connectivity is concerned, apart from the standard connectivity features like Bluetooth. Wi-Fi, GPRS, EDGE, LTE etc Pixel also comes with a separate USB-Type C whereas, in case of iPhone 7 users must use lightning connector.

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Price and Availability

This is one factor that would surely act as a game changer for users who are looking for nominally priced smartphones. Both Google Pixel and iPhone 7 have been released by their respective companies. Google Pixel got launched on October 20, while Apple iPhone 7 got released globally on October 7 of this year.

In terms of price, it can clearly be seen that iPhone 7 has been over priced. As is known, iPhone 7 is available in different variants each having its own set of price. iPhone 7 is available in three variants of 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB where the first comes nearly for Rs 60,000, the middle one with 128GB has been priced at Rs 70,000 while the last of the three featuring 256GB has been made available for Rs 80,000.

The price of Google Pixel starts with a difference of just Rs 3,000 if compared with the price of basic iPhone 7 variant. Figure wise, Google Pixel has been made available at a starting price of Rs 57,000 for its 32GB variant, whereas, its higher variant that offers 128GB comes at a price of Rs 66,000.

Descriptive Analysis of iPhone7 and Google Pixel


Even though both Google Pixel and Apple iPhone 7 stand in close competition with each other on almost all of the above-mentioned factors, however, on a personal note, I would recommend you to buy Google Pixel considering the fact that it comes with a support for Google VR DayDream project. Also, since many other major smartphone firms are providing VR headsets with their flagship smartphones, purchasing Google Pixel ain’t a bad deal at all.