Google on Tuesday introduced its first smartphones Pixel, which the media has dubbed “iPhone killers”. The gadgets are completely designed, engineered and tested by the search giant, which has set a goal to change the notion of mobile platform Android. Well, Pixel to help with this, as it offers a “completely different experience”.
Google introduced two models of branded smartphones – Pixel and Pixel XL. The first is a 5-inch AMOLED panel with Full HD resolution, the second – 5.5-inch QHD screen. Both devices run on Snapdragon chip 821 and is equipped with 4 GB of RAM.
If you compare the new reference Android smartphone with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, you can pay attention to obvious advantages of the flagships of Apple, who have nothing to oppose Google.
Tests of Fusion A10 processor on Board the iPhone 7, confirm that it is the fastest mobile processor in the smartphone market. Its power is comparable to the processing power of modern laptops. Of course, the performance of the Pixel can not be called weak – the Google smartphones are based on Qualcomm Snapdragon chip 821 and is equipped with 4 GB of RAM, but the performance of this chip pales in comparison with Apple A10. Do not just Qualcomm chips, which would adequately resist the decisions of Apple.
2. 3D Touch support
iPhone 7 offers a unique way of interacting with the device display, discerning the effect of depression. In addition to such familiar gestures like tap, swipe, and pinch, the 3D Touch technology allows you to use the functions Peek and Pop. This new dimension in working with gadgets. With these technologies, the user can view the different content and work with it without even opening.
3. Waterproof case
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are the first Apple smartphones, dubbed the resistance. Protection rating IP67 indicates that “seven” is able to withstand immersion in water to a depth of 1 m for half an hour. The same property can boast of only some models of Samsung and Sony. Google Pixel is not protected from moisture. Should have put that the emergence of a water resistant iPhone would be the last straw that will force producers of “phones” to pay more attention to this issue. However, as we see, they still make nevlagostoykim model.
4. The fingerprint scanner on the front panel
Many owners of Nexus smartphones and Nexus 5X 6P was unhappy with the fact that the biometric module is located on the back of the smartphone. In the new Google devices, the fingerprint scanner is in the same place. IPhone 7 Touch ID module is located directly under the screen. With this feature, owners of “Apple” flagship, can easily put your gadget on a table, using Touch ID to make payments or confirm purchases in the App Store.
5. Longer support
Apple supports their smartphones for quite a long time. For example, the latest iOS version 10 became available for the iPhone 5, released four years ago. Google, in turn, is in no hurry to release software updates for their old products. Everyone remembers how in the summer of this year the company did with the Nexus 5 users. Google simply refused to release for these models of Android 7.0 Nougat, as he felt the smartphone is too old.
6. Camera with optical zoom and bokeh effect
New Google got the camera, 12.3 megapixels, ranked 89 in the popular test for the quality of the photos DxOMark – the highest among smartphones. In this ranking iPhone 7 got 86 points. However, the rating DxO can not boast of objectivity, because in the first series he made a very controversial device with a far better photographic capabilities. In addition, Apple can boast of dual camera, which allows you to use optical zoom and portrait mode shooting as SLR cameras.
7. Stereo speakers
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus installed stereo speakers, while Google Pixel has only a single speaker with mediocre sound. The new Apple smartphones is one of the speakers located on the bottom edge of the device, and the second is at the top of the front panel. This location seems fairly original, but technically it allows you to achieve stereo sound when listening in landscape orientation.