If you’re reading an article on an Android rooting website like Search4Roots, then I assume you’re already an Android fan.
However, every year, it’s helpful to see how the latest Androids compare to the latest iPhones. With that in mind, let’s take a look at 5 of the most important points of comparison between the iPhone 7 and the Google Pixel, the two flagship smartphones produced by two of the world’s tech giants.
The Pixel has a Bigger and Better Display
-iPhone 7: 4.7 inch 750×1334 resolution
-Pixel: 5.0 inch 1080p (441 ppi)
The Pixel is the clear winner when you look at the display differences between the two phones. The Pixel has a slightly larger screen in terms of physical space, but the actual resolution blows the Pixel out of the water. There’s no comparison. Apple continues to use resolutions that are closer to what we saw on old CRT monitors back in the early 2000s. The Pixel, even though it’s not 1440p, blows the iPhone 7 out of the water.
If you want full 1440p (QHD), by the way, you can upgrade to the Pixel XL.
Camera Quality: A Toss Up?
The Pixel garnered widespread praise for its camera quality when it was first launched. Multiple tech blogs called the Pixel’s camera the best on the market, praising the camera for its rich photo detail.
That being said, the Pixel didn’t perform quite as spectacularly in low light, which is where the iPhone 7 has a slight edge. The iPhone 7 has excellent features like auto white-balancing, not to mention the fast startup times – something that Android has always lacked in comparison to Apple.
Ultimately, the Pixel’s 12.3 megapixel main camera is capable of 4K video recording and 240fps slow-motion mode, while the iPhone has a similar 12MP main camera and a much-improved front camera.
This category is a toss-up. It’s tough to beat Apple in terms of camera quality, especially since so much of it is subjective.
What About Performance?
In terms of performance, the iPhone 7 is a huge step up from last year’s iPhone , scoring a higher BaseMark OS II 2.0 benchmark score (3416) than the Pixel, which uses a Snapdragon 821 processor (2461).
However, as you probably know, benchmark comparisons rarely tell the full story when comparing Apple to Android. The two devices run on different platforms, so it’s difficult to find a standard, consistent measurement that reliably tracks performance across both.
It’s a toss up here, although the iPhone 7 has the edge.
Battery life varies between iOS and Android, but not as significantly as performance. That’s why the Pixel’s 2770mAh battery is so much better than the iPhone 7’s 1960 mAh battery.
Additionally, the Pixel supports fast charging – something Apple hasn’t yet figured out (they’d rather focus on making thin phones, I guess).
If you want a phone that lasts all day and charges up quickly, the Pixel is hard to beat.
Pricing is typically where Apple phones start to look very bad compared to Androids. However, the Pixel isn’t priced as cheaply as Nexus phones have been in the past. Instead, it’s priced competitively to the iPhone and other Android flagships.
Prices for both the Pixel and iPhone 7 are set for $649, going up to $869 for the Pixel’s 128GB version, and $849 for the 256GB iPhone 7.
As with any comparison between Apple and Android flagships, there are significant differences between the two, with each phone having its own unique advantages. It’s up to you to decide which one you like more.