Google Pixel XL VS iPhone 7 Plus

It is obvious that the new Pixel phones manufactured by Google were to compete with the iPhone products of Apple. After many years of allowing hardware partners to pay attention to different features and specifications, Google now has a high-tech phone with awesome features which will make the product stand out in the phone market.


The phone offers unlimited photo backup for free, an Artificial Intelligence that is deeply integrated, and timely software updates which install in the background without any effort on the part of the user. This is an irresistible feature which loyal Apple users are compelled to appreciate.

Google pixel xl vs iPhone 7 plus

iPhone 7 plus and Pixel XL

Let’s take a look at some features of Google Pixel XL and the iPhone 7 Plus.

Google Pixel XL VS iPhone: Hardware Specifications

Both the Google Pixel XL and the iPhone 7 have 5.5-inch screens, but the resolution of Google Pixel XL is 1440p while the iPhone 7 has 1080p.


Google launched the Chromebook pixel screen which is one of the best Google Chromebook. It was the first device by Google which had a touch enabled screen with high resolution. It was designed to compete with the retina display of its rivalry with Apple. There have been many chrome pixel reviews praising the relentless effort of Google to rival Apple.


The same obtains for the random access memory (RAM) which comes in handy for multitasking: Google Pixel XL offers 4GB while iPhone 7 Plus has 3GB. The iPhone has a fingerprint scanner at the front while Google has its own at the back.


Google does not win in every aspect as the iPhone is fitted with Apples’ dual-lens camera, the first of its kind. During the launch event, Apple made a big deal about its high dynamic range and optical zoom.


Apple might be the way to go if you take lots of pictures with your phone. Not much can be said about Google’s camera but it would be well worth the spec of this phone.



Google Pixel XL VS iPhone: Usability


Many attributes of the two phones are actually similar, thanks to the speed of software development. For instance, the user can swipe either upwards or downwards from the default page to access the shortcuts quickly. The two phones come with voice-enabled assistants: Siri and Google assistant.


Both phones also allow the user to pay for items such as groceries or coffee using fingerprint scanners. The applications on both phones are also similar; FaceTime is very similar to Google Duo, while apps such as WhatsApp, Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook are available on both phones.


Unlike the iPhone 7 plus, the Pixel XL has a 3.5mm headset jack. The biggest feature for the iPhone 7 Plus is the dual lens camera mentioned earlier on, while the Google Pixel XL has Allo messaging app which announces Google’s advancement in artificial intelligence.


Google Pixel XL VS iPhone: Price

The high price of the Google Pixel XL came as a surprise to many. It costs £819 for the 128GB version and £719 for the 32GB model. For the 32GB model, the iPhone 7 Plus starts at £719.

Check the price of these smartphones in details here.


Google Pixel XL VS iPhone: Charging

In a battery charging speed test conducted, pixel XL charged faster than iPhone 7. It‘ll interest you to know that in the first one hour, the former was 54% charged while the latter was 36% charged. It took pixel XL 2hours 30 minutes to charge fully and 3hours 30 minutes for iPhone to complete its charging.


Google Pixel XL VS iPhone: Summary



Google pixel XL

IPhone 7 plus

Release date

October 2016

September 2016

Operating system

Android 7.1

iOS 10

Number of SIMs



SIM Type

Nano – SIM

Nano – SIM







Fingerprint sensor



Dimension (mm)

154.70 x 75.70 x 8.50

158.20 x 77.90 x 7.30


5.5 inches AMOLED screen with QHD resolution.

5.5 inches 16M – color LED backlit IPS LCD screen with 1080p resolution.




Storage Capacity

32GB, 128GB

32GB,128GB, and 256GB

Rear Camera

12.3 MP, f/2.0 aperture and 1.55µm pixel

Dual lens setup with 12MP, f/1.8 wide angle(aperture) and f/2.8 telephoto (aperture)

Front Camera

8 MP, 1.4µm pixel and f/2.4 aperture

7MP, f/2.2 aperture and a Retina flash


Yes, v 4.20

Yes, v 4.20





Qualcomm snapdragon 821 chipset

A10 fusion chip with embedded M10 motion Co-processor


3450mAh (Charged via USB Type-C). Non-removable

2900mAh (charged via lightning). Non-removable

Expandable with Micro SD



Headphone jack




In conclusion, these smartphones are still very much in circulation, so, we’ll keep our fingers crossed as we receive reviews from users. I can’t just wait to know who eventually wins the competition from the users’ perspective.


So, your turn to have your take on this contest that seems not to end anytime soon.  


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