Google Pixel XL vs iPhone 7 Plus: The Battle of the 5.5 inch handset

This week we saw Google work in partnership with HTC, to design the duo Pixel offerings, The Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. With the Pixel XL now taking over the title of the latest Android flagship phablet, we decided to put it up against the other 5.5 inch heavyweight, the iPhone 7 Plus.

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When testing, we found both handsets had its merits; the processor on the iPhone 7 Plus tested out as 40 percent faster than the Snapdragon 820, whilst the Google Pixel XL topped DxOmark’s camera ranking, scoring 89 (higher than the iPhone). Both handsets are similar in price point so lets take a detailed look at how the specs measured up:

  • Display size & resolution:

Pixel XL: 5.5-inch, Quad HD AMOLED, 2,560×1,440 pixels, 534 ppi

iPhone 7Plus: 5.5 inch Retina, 1,920 by 1,080 pixels, 401 psi

  • Dimensions (Inches): 

Pixel XL: 6.09×2.98×0.34 (at its thickest)

iPhone 7 Plus: 6.23 by 3.07 by 0.29 inches

  • Weight: 

Pixel XL: 5.92 oz

iPhone 7 Plus: 6.63 oz

  • Operating System:

Pixel XL: Android 7.1 Nougat

iPhone 7 Plus: iOS 10

  • Main Camera:

Pixel XL: 12.3-megapixel

iPhone 7 Plus: Dual 12 megapixel

  • Front-facing camera:

Pixel XL: 8 megapixel

iPhone 7 Plus: 7 megapixel

  • Video capture:

Pixel XL: 4K

iPhone 7 Plus: simultaneous 4K video

  • Processor:

Pixel XL: 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821

iPhone 7 Plus: Apple A10 Fusion + Quad-core 2.23 GHz

  • Storage: 

Pixel XL: 32GB, 128GB

iPhone 7 Plus: 32GB, 128GB, 256GB

  • RAM: 

Pixel XL: 4GB

iPhone 7 Plus: 2GB

  • Battery:

Pixel XL: 3,450mAh

iPhone 7 Plus: 2900 mAh

  • Fingerprint sensor:

Pixel XL: Back cover

iPhone 7 Plus: haptic Home button/fingerprint scanner

  • Connector: 

Pixel XL: USB-C

iPhone 7 Plus:  Lightning adaptor

  • Wireless Specification:

Pixel XL: 802.11n (2.4+5 GHz Dualband)

iPhone 7 Plus: 802.11n (2.4+5 GHz Dualband)

  • Bluetooth: 

Pixel XL: 4.2

iPhone 7 Plus: 4.2

  • NFC:

Pixel XL: yes

iPhone 7 Plus: yes

  • Special features:

Pixel XL: Google Assistant built-in; free unlimited cloud storage; Daydream VR ready

iPhone 7 Plus: Siri natural language commands and dictation, iCloud cloud service (payable service), IP68 waterproof

Order the iPhone 7 Plus and Google Pixel XL both Sim Free, unlocked to any sim today.


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