Google’s Pixel XL Or Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus? Who Will Make It To Top Of The Charts?
With the launch of Google Pixel's latest version, Pixel XL and the release of Apple's iPhone 7 plus, comparisons are being drawn between the two phones. The two phones have been reviewed with respect to their various specifications and the result has been interesting.
According to a review by New Atlas, the Pixel XL is not very different from the Pixel base model while iPhone 7 plus certainly gets more points than the iPhone 7.
In terms of the size of the phone, Apple's iPhone 7 Plus takes the lead by a few millimeters. Along with being bigger, the 7 Plus is also denser which makes it 11 percent heavier than the Pixel XL model.
Both the phones possess a similar aluminum body. When it comes to colors, Google presents the customers with just three options-black, silver and blue. On the other hand, Apple decides to offer five different choices to the customers. The iPhone 7 Plus is available in black, jet black, gold, rose gold and silver colors.
The major drawback with Pixel XL is that it is not water resistant, unlike the iPhone 7 Plus which guarantees that it can withstand immersion in up to one meter of water for as long as 30 minutes. Apple clearly scores almost every other phone in the market on this parameter.
When it comes to the display size, both the phones have the same size of 5.5 inches. That being said, the Pixel Xl stands true to its name by boasting of a pixel resolution that is 28 percent higher than that of iPhone 7 Plus.
In addition, the iPhone 7 plus has a unique pressure sensitive display which provides the user with more ways to interact with the touchscreen beyond the simple tapping. Through the incorporation of the 3D touch, Apple provides a distinctive experience for users.
Moving on to the most important feature, the camera, the Pixel XL comes with a 12 MP rear camera and 8MP front camera thus enabling the user to take sharper selfies. The iPhone 7 Plus, on the other hand, has a 12MP rear camera and a 7MP front camera.
This lag by iPhone is offset by the introduction of a dual lens camera that enables 2X optical zoom and increased digital zoom. This feature is not present in the Google's Pixel XL phone.
Another interesting characteristic of the iPhone 7 Plus is the 'Optical image Stabilization' or OIS which counteracts the shakiness of the user's hand while taking pictures.
The jumbo 3,450 mAh battery of Pixel XL scores over the much smaller 2,900 mAh battery of iPhone 7 Plus. The Pixel XL offers up to 32 hours of talk time or 14 hours of internet use/video playback as against the 21 hours of talk time or 13 hours of internet usage/video playback of Apple's iPhone 7 Plus. In addition, the Pixel XL has an expedient capacity to charge faster. A 15-minute charge is said to sustain the phone for a seven-hour use!
The much-criticized absence of headphone jack remains a negative of the iPhone 7 Plus. The iPhone 7 Plus comes with an inbuilt OS of iOS 10 which will be updated periodically as an Apple feature. Google's Pixel XL, on the contrary, is launched with a brand new Android 7.1 Nougat operating system that receives all updates for two years and security updates for three years.