Google Pixel XL vs iPhone 7 Plus: Let’s have a Quick Review

With the launch of iPhone 7 Plus, Apple claimed that it is the best smartphone when it comes to quality, camera performance, and appearances. But, Google recently launched its brand new phone – Pixels that got the better score than the iPhone 7 in several tests. Google also claimed that its smartphones could offer the amazing photo taking and video recording experience. While Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL have almost the same features, Apple introduced few more specs in its 7 Plus.

Purchasing a new smartphone in 2016 means choosing the best between iOSand Android. Both operating systems comes with some advantages and disadvantages. So, what will you choose ? This blog might help you take a true decision.

Let’s have a look at quick comparison of iPhone 7 Plus and Pixel XL:


The Pixel XL is a quite thicker than the iPhone 7 Plus, but it undoubtedly feels better in the hand as it is 20g lighter than its biggest competitor. Both phones have 5.5-inch screens; XL is very similar to the HTC 10. The blend of metal and glass provides it a robust feel, while the iPhone 7 plus consists of the metal design. Nevertheless, both work on the well-tested formulas. The iPhone comprises of 3GB while Pixel offers 4GB which is useful for multitasking.


Camera performance must be considered while comparing the Pixel XL and iPhone 7 Plus. While providing f/2.0 aperture, the XL has a 12.3-megapixel rear-facing sensor and 8-megapixel front camera. You can record the video in 4K at 30fps. Google worked hard on improving the camera that makes it perfect for low-light shots. The iPhone 7 Plus is also an amazing shooter that comes with two 12-megapixel rear cameras. Moreover, it has a 7-megapixel front camera which offers good sensor capability. However, both phones are ideal for amazing photography and video recording.


As we all know that Apple has already jumped on the water resistance bandwagon with iPhone 7 Plus, but the Pixel XL is not waterproof or water-resistant. The XL is IP53-rated phone means it gives protection from limited dust ingress. On the other hand, Plus is IP67-rated means complete protection from total dust ingress. Besides, you iPhone 7 can be immersed under 3.3 feet of water for 30 minutes.


Android and iOS are undoubtedly different platforms. Google Pixel functions on the Android Nougat OS that combines several improvements over Marshmallow. Moreover, it comes with the new split-screen mode, a flatter “Material” design aesthetic, notification tacking, and battery life improvements. Moreover, it offers 24/7 live customer support and gets updates directly from Google. The iPhone 7 functions on iOS 10 that provides improved widgets, third-party app integration, actionable notifications, advanced photos apps, and the capability of deleting Apple’s pre-installed apps. iOS is recommended for a reliable app support, less fragmented experience, and better updates.

Processor and Battery

Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, The Pixel XL provides 32GB or 128GB of internal storage that could be more powerful than the Snapdragon 820 processor. On the contrary, the Apple A10 is unquestionably the fastest processor available on the phone in the United States.

The verdict

Both smartphones have amazing hardware & software. We have already reviewed the iPhone 7 in our previous blog. Apple is focused on protecting user data while improving hardware quality. And, Google wants to improve your experience by providing amazing features that work flawlessly. Google Pixel XL is a very impressive handset and perhaps one that can prove itself as a mainstream device. Whether it would seriously rival the opponent iPhone is remarkably doubtful.