Here is why Google Pixel is better than iPhone 7

Updated: Dec 07, 2016, 15:28 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

Confused about which smartphone to buy this New Year? Should you pay for the trendy Google Pixel or the status-quo-type iPhone 7? Well, read on to find out why Google Pixel is a better option than iPhone 7

Here is why Google Pixel is better than iPhone 7

Pixel is Google’s much anticipated phone that has been launched this year with impressive features. On the other hand, Apple launched iPhone 7 in 2016 with the claim that it was the the best-ever iPhone till date.

Also read: It's true! Apple iPhone 7 easier to repair than Google Pixel

Well, confused about which smartphone to buy this New Year? Should you pay for the trendy Google Pixel or the status-quo-type iPhone 7? Well, scroll below and find out why Google Pixel is a better option than iPhone 7.

Display:
Apple iPhone 7 has a 4.7 inch LCD display with 1334 x 750 resolution. The resolution offers a pixel density of 326ppi, which gives sharper and clearer images. One the contrary, Pixel comes with a bigger 5-inch display and a higher 1920 x 1080 resolution. The display in Pixel is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Pixel uses AMOLED technology, which in turn gives bright and vibrant colours.

Hardware:
One of the exciting things is that Google Pixel runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 with 4GB RAM support. Experts believe that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chip offers 10 percent boost to processor performance. However, iPhone 7 is backed by A10 Fusion chip and embedded M10 motion coprocessor. Unlike Pixel, iPhone 7 is supported by 3GB RAM.

Unfortunately, none of the devices provide microSD storage expansion. So, you can choose the ‘economical’ Pixel over the ‘expensive’ iPhone.

While taking about battery, Pixel phones are said to have a better and stronger battery life as compared to iPhone 7. Pixel has 2770mAh capacity, as compared to iPhone’s significantly smaller 1960mAh. 

Software:
Pixel runs on Android 7.1 Nougat. It is a pure Android phone and showcases all the latest features Google has to offer through Android. Those who have Google accounts and are active on Google sites, for them the phone will give a seamless experience. iPhone 7 runs on iOS 10, enabling users to enjoy all latest features Apple provide. In case, you want to save a bit of your ‘hard-earned money’ and enjoy Google’s features you are accustomed with since ages, opt for Google Pixel.

Camera:
Pixel has a slightly higher 12.3-megapixel rear camera, as compared to iPhone 7’s 12-megapixel rear camera. Google Pixel’s camera has an aperture of aperture of f/2.0, compared to iPhone 7’s f/1.8. While talking about the front camera, Pixel has 8-megapixel camera with f/2.4 sensor, while iPhone 7 flaunts a 7-megapixel camera with f/2.2 sensor with a Retina Flash.

Design:
Google Pixel and iPhone 7 looks completely different. However, both look stunning and appealing to the eyes with their powerful well-built designs. Pixel phone’s design is a combination of aluminium and glass. iPhone on the other hand is all about aluminium body. Pixel has a fingerprint sensor on the rear while iPhone has it within the Home button on the front.
Google Pixel has powerful inbuilt speakers on either side of the USB Type-C port. The phone has also kept the headphone jack intact at its top part. Unfortunately, headphone jack has been removed from iPhone 7 in favour of the Lightning only and stereo speakers.

Price:
The starting price of Pixel is Rs 57,000, while starting price of the base model of iPhone 7 is Rs. 62,000. So, a mild difference of Rs. 5000 can also create a huge difference in the pocket pinch. Eventually, the decision between the two devices depends on which design to go for, which platform is more user-friendly and which phone is economical. Take a deep breath and decide.

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