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Specs Comparison: Google Pixel vs Apple iPhone 7




Pixel is the first smartphone made by Google themselves. From software to hardware, they are proud to label it as Google made. So, how does it fare against Apple’s very own iPhone 7? Here’s a quick specs guide and comparison between the two.

Google PixeliPhone 7
5-inch AMOLED @ 1920 x 1080 pixels, 441 pixels4.7-inch IPS LCD @ 1334 x 750 pixels, 326ppi
3D Touch
2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4Ion-strengthened glass
2.15GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 quad-core chipset2.23GHz A10 Fusion quad-core chipset
-M10 motion coprocessor
Adreno 530 GPU6-core GPU
4GB LPDDR4 RAM2GB RAM
32GB / 128GB internal storage32GB / 128GB / 256GB internal storage
12.3MP f/2.0 Sony IMX378 PDAF + LDAF rear camera w/ LED flash, 4K recording12MP f/1.8 autofocus rear camera w/ OIS, Quad-LED True Tone flash, 4K recording
8MP front-facing camera7MP front-facing camera
4G LTE Cat114G LTE Cat9
Wi-Fi 802.11ac w/ MIMOWi-Fi 802.11ac w/ MIMO
Bluetooth 4.2Bluetooth 4.2
GPS w/ A-GPSGPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS
NFCNFC
USB Type-C (v3.0)Lightning connector
Fingerprint scannerFingerprint scanner
-IP67 certified
2,770mAh Li-Ion battery1,960mAh Li-Ion battery
Android 7.1 NougatiOS 10
143.8 x 69.5 x 8.6 mm138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm
143 g138 g

Summary of Advantages

Google Pixel:

  • Sharper display
  • Double the RAM
  • Speedier LTE Cat11 support
  • Universal NFC
  • Faster USB 3.0 (Type-C) port
  • Larger battery

Apple iPhone 7:


  • Force Touch feature
  • Bigger internal storage option
  • Optical image stabilization
  • IP67 certified

Google Pixel has a quite larger 5-inch display over the 4.7-inch of the iPhone 7 but choosing between the sizes is completely subjective. What the Pixel’s advantage in terms of display quality is its crispier Full HD resolution and the use of an AMOLED panel. There’s double the RAM on the Pixel so, theoretically, multi-tasking should be more fluid. The LTE Cat11 radio and USB 3.0 (Type-C) port also adds great speeds on the device’s connectivity. On top of the that, the large 2,770mAh Li-Ion battery is definitely better plus it’s got rapid charging.

Apple iPhone 7, on the other hand, has its own advantages on the display thanks to its 3D Touch magic. Its camera gets the edge due to the optical image stabilization plus a larger internal storage up to 256GB. Lastly, water resistance is definitely a plus for the iPhone 7.

So, if you were to choose, which one will you get? The Google Pixel or the Apple iPhone 7? Share your thoughts in the comments below.



This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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9 Responses

  1. Easy E says:

    I’ll go for this year’s iPhone. Stay away from first gen products!..
    Pero na gets ko kung bakit mahal ang Pixel. I might have the second gen Pixel.

  2. Eggo says:

    pixel has optical image stabilization too..

  3. duh says:

    Hello, for the comparison,,,,

    2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4 – GOOGLE PIXEL

    and for the iPhone 7 ( 3D touch, fyi is not the GLASS itself, its a FEATURE )

    DO NOT mention USB Type C as an ADVANTAGE, as iOS dont use it anyway. ( you are NOT comparing 2 ANDROID phones )

  4. RobG says:

    Larger battery does not mean better battery life, same with RAM, iPhone needs a lot less RAM

  5. RobG says:

    Battery size does not mean better battery life

  6. 123456 says:

    I agree with Duh and ROBG. This article needs revision. I really don’t get the logic of comparing Gorilla glass with 3D touch. Is it because of 2.5D in gorilla glass and 3D in 3D touch? lol

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