Google Pixel vs iPhone 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7

Brodie Fogg 5 October 2016

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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.

CompareGoogle PixelApple iPhone 7Samsung Galaxy S7
Handsetgoogle-pixel-fcciphone-7-mattblack-fronts7silver
Display size5-inch4.7-inch5.1-inch
Pixel density441 ppi326 ppi576 ppi
Resolution1,920 x 1,0801,334 x 7502,560 x 1,440
Weight143g138g152g
Software versionAndroid 7.1 NougatiOS 10Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera12.3MP12MP12MP
Front-facing camera8MP7MP5MP
Video capture4K4K4K
Processor2.15GHz, 1.6GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821A10 chip (64-bit)2.15GHz, 1.6GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Storage32GB and 128GB32GB, 128GB and 256GB32GB and 64GB
RAM4GB2GB4GB
Expandable storageN/AN/AUp to 200GB
BatterySealed 2,770mAhSealed 1,960mAh batterySealed 3,000mAh
FingerprintRear Pixel Imprint sensorFront home buttonFront home button
Charger/connectorUSB-CLightningMicro-USB
Price32GB: $1,079 128GB: $1,22932GB: $1,079 128GB: $1,229 256: $1,37932GB:$1,148.99

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