Google Pixel vs iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7

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Google Pixel vs iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7
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With Google about to release to its new premium smartphone, we compare it against the established market leaders from Apple and Samsung.

The Nexus is dead, long live the Pixel! That's right, Google is no longer outsourcing its handsets to LG and Huawei. And its first two offerings – the Pixel and Pixel XL – look like being the stuff of smartphone dreams.

But where does that leave 2016’s other big hitters? In terms of glowing reviews and strong sales, it’s hard to look past the Galaxy S7 and iPhone 7. But are the Samsung and Apple flagships going to be bettered by Google?

With the Pixel set for release this week (on October 20), we compared it with the Samsung S7 and iPhone 7 to see if there’s likely to be a new market leader.

We haven’t been able to thoroughly test the new Google phone as yet, but from the specifications and our early hands-on preview, we know to enough to help point those in the market for a new smartphone in the right direction.

We’ll compare the Pixel against the iPhone 7 later in this feature, but first, let’s see how the new Google phone stands up against the Galaxy S7.

Google, Samsung and Apple flagship phones at a glance
  Google Pixel Samsung Galaxy S7 Apple iPhone 7
Current outright price From $1,079 (32GB) $1,150 From $1,079 (32GB)
Cheapest 1GB plan (per month) $85 (Telstra) $55 (Virgin) $66 Virgin, $68 Optus
Display size and type 5in AMOLED 5.1in Super AMOLED 4.7in LED-backlit IPS LCD
Display pixel density 441 ppi 577 ppi 326 ppi
Processor Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Eight-core Exynos 8890 Octa Quad-core A10 Fusion
RAM 4GB 4GB 2GB
Built-in storage 32GB or 128GB 32GB 32, 128 or 256GB
Expandable storage No microSD No
Rear camera 12.3MP, f/2.0 12MP, f/1.7 12MP, f/1.8
Front camera 8MP, f/2.4 5MP, f/1.7 7MP, ƒ/2.2
Water and dust resistance No IP68 IP67
Headphone jack Yes Yes No
Weight 143g 152g 138g
Operating system Android 7.1 Android 6.0 iOS 10

We’ve focused on the standard-sized phones in this feature, but all three are available in larger, 5.5in screen versions – the Pixel XL, Galaxy S7 Edge and iPhone 7 Plus. 

Big-screen flagship phones at a glance
  Google Pixel XL Galaxy S7 Edge iPhone 7 Plus
Current outright price From $1,269 (32GB) $1,249 From $1,269 (32GB)
Cheapest 1GB plan (per month) $92 (Telstra) $60 (Virgin) $73 Virgin, $75 Optus
Display size and type 5.5in AMOLED   5.5in Super AMOLED 5.5in LED-backlit IPS LCD
Display pixel density 534ppi 534 ppi 401 ppi
Processor Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Eight-core Exynos 8890 Octa Quad-core A10 Fusion
RAM 4GB 4GB 3GB
Built-in storage 32GB or 128GB 32GB 32, 128 or 256GB
Expandable storage No microSD No
Rear camera 12.3MP, f/2.0 12MP, f/1.7 12MP, dual
lenses*
Front camera 8MP, f/2.4 5MP, f/1.7 7MP, ƒ/2.2
Water and dust resistance No IP68 IP67
Headphone jack Yes Yes No
Weight 168g 152g 188g
Operating system Android 7.1 Android 6.0 iOS 10

* The iPhone 7 Plus’ rear camera has wide-angle (ƒ/1.8) and telephoto (ƒ/2.8, 2x optical zoom) lenses.

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