Google Pixel vs iPhone 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7

Brodie Fogg 5 October 2016 NEWS


Google has announced its Pixel range and is clearly gunning for Apple, but how does Pixel stack up against iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7?

Google has announced its new range of Pixel smartphones. The search behemoth has dabbled in handsets before with its Nexus range, but this is the first time Google has created its own smartphone hardware from the ground up, without involvement from the likes of Huawei or LG. Google is unabashedly positioning the Pixel and Pixel XL as "iPhone killers" with a series of digs aimed at Apple's latest smartphone (the series had identical pricing to the latest iPhone 7 range).

We got some hands on time with the Pixel and Pixel XL at Sydney's live stream of the Google Pixel announcement and thoroughly enjoyed playing around with the new Google Assistant AI and the Pixel's 12MP camera in low-light conditions. But hands-on experiences aside, how does the Pixel compare to the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7 in terms of specifications and pricing?

We've compared the specs of each premium handset below and plans across Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Virgin further down the page.

Compare Google Pixel Apple iPhone 7 Samsung Galaxy S7
Handset google-pixel-fcc iphone-7-mattblack-front s7silver
Display size 5-inch 4.7-inch 5.1-inch
Pixel density 441 ppi 326 ppi 576 ppi
Resolution 1,920 x 1,080 1,334 x 750 2,560 x 1,440
Weight 143g 138g 152g
Software version Android 7.1 Nougat iOS 10 Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera 12.3MP 12MP 12MP
Front-facing camera 8MP 7MP 5MP
Video capture 4K 4K 4K
Processor 2.15GHz, 1.6GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 A10 chip (64-bit) 2.15GHz, 1.6GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Storage 32GB and 128GB 32GB, 128GB and 256GB 32GB and 64GB
Expandable storage N/A N/A Up to 200GB
Battery Sealed 2,770mAh Sealed 1,960mAh battery Sealed 3,000mAh
Fingerprint Rear Pixel Imprint sensor Front home button Front home button
Charger/connector USB-C Lightning Micro-USB
Price 32GB: $1,079 128GB: $1,229 32GB: $1,079 128GB: $1,229 256: $1,379 32GB:$1,148.99

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