The Google Pixel and the Samsung Galaxy S7 are top-notch Android-powered gadgets that are competing with each other to control supreme in the hotly-contested smartphone area.
Both the Galaxy S7 and the Pixel are outfitted with great camera features and battery assistance. The two phablets also house a fingerprint scanner, which improves the device’s security.
Here’s a comparison of both the Android smartphones to guide you find out, which is the better buy.
The Google Pixel has a 5-inch FHD AMOLED display, with a screen to body ratio of 68.88 percent although the Galaxy S7 has a 5.1-inch QHD Super AMOLED display. The second has a screen to body ratio of 72.30 percent.
The Google Pixel has a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, although the Galaxy S7 has a screen resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. Both the gadgets have an Oleophobic coating, along with scratch-proof Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
The Galaxy S7 boasts a pixel density of 576 ppi, while the Pixel has 441 ppi by comparison.
While the screen size of the two smartphones is on an even keel, the Samsung smartphone has an edge when it involves resolution.
Processor And RAM
The Pixel is operated by a quad-core Qualcomm snapdragon 821 CPU (2 x 2.15 GHz and 2 x 1.6 GHz), while the U.S. variant of the Galaxy S7 operates on a quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor (2 x 2.15 GHz and 2 x1.6 GHz). Both the handsets have 4 GB of RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy S7’s U.S. version comes with on-board storage of 32 GB, extended up to 256 GB. The Google Pixel, however, comes in two versions – a 32 GB model and a 128 GB model. There is no supply for flexible an external SD card in the Google Pixel.
In this division too the Samsung smartphone betters the Google offering.
The Google Pixel has a 12.3-megapixel primary camera with Dual LED flash and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The Galaxy S7, in contrast, has a 12-megapixel primary camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel secondary camera. The Pixel’s camera facilitates autofocus, OIS, geo-tagging, and HDR recording. The Galaxy S7 also facilitates OIS, autofocus, RAW image capture, HDR recording mode, and Panorama. Each phone feature video calling facilities.
Discussing the battery backup of the two phones, the Google Pixel has a non-replaceable Li-Ion 2770 mAh battery, even though the Samsung Galaxy S7 has a non-replaceable 3000 mAh Li-Ion battery.
The Google Pixel supports a talk time of 26 hours (on 3G). The Galaxy S7 supports 28 hours (on 2G) per the company’s statements.
The Google Pixel also provides assistance for fast charging compared with the Samsung smartphone, which indicates that in just 15 minutes of charging, your Pixel can offer 7 hours of usage.
Although the Google Pixel comes with Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box, the Galaxy S7 came pre-loaded with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which is presently being updated to Android 7.0 Nougat.
Both the Google Pixel and Galaxy S7 are outfitted with accelerometers, gyroscopes, compasses and barometers. The Pixel has service lights and haptic feedback for notifying users, while the Galaxy S7 allows haptic feedback, music ringtones and MP3 files for notifications.
Both the smartphones are outfitted with a fingerprint scanner, which is included in the home button on the Samsung smartphone and the rear on the Pixel. Nevertheless, compared with the Google smartphone which has an IP53 rating, the Galaxy S7 is water resistant (IP68 certified).
The unlocked Google Pixel is priced at 57000 (32 GB) and 66000 (128 GB) and can be purchased from its online store. The Samsung Galaxy S7 will make your pockets lighter by 55000. Both the phones are neck-to-neck in specifications, even so, the Google Pixel is the obvious choice for those who want to simply click a crystal clear selfie or take breath-taking photographs. That said, customers looking for some extra storage space will lean towards the Samsung Galaxy S7.
It eventually comes down to consumer choice as to which smartphone of the two is the better buy.