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Google Pixel XL vs iPhone 7 Plus: design, specifications, prices

This week Google officially introduced new flagship Android smartphone. Google Pixel and Pixel XL is, in fact, is your iPhone on Android. And it’s not just that “Pixels” is similar to the Apple: for the first time, Google is entirely made device running their software. MacDigger offers to compare a 5.5-inch novelty search giant with the flagship Apple, which debuted on the market last month.

iPhone 7 Plus is running iOS 10, while Google Pixel XL is based on the latest Android versions 7.1 Nougat with Pixel Launcher, improved Google assistant Assistant, as well as unlimited storage of full resolution photos and videos to Google Photos. If desired, in the form of the Google Pixel XL-you can find the features of iPhone, but in General it is a different device. While many manufacturers copied the appearance of Apple smartphone, the new product Google can see not quite the usual combination of materials. The housing is entirely made of metal, but in the upper part of the rear panel, where is the fingerprint scanner and camera, used glass coating.

iPhone 7 Plus dressed in a full metal jacket of durable 7000 series aluminum. The “pixel” of the fingerprint scanner features on the back cover, the smartphone is Apple’s usual place below the screen.

And the iPhone 7 Plus is a new smartphone, Google has received a display with a diagonal of 5.5 inches, but the resolution, Pixel XL of the above – 2560×1440 pixels (534 ppi) vs 1920 x 1080 pixels (401 ppi) iOS-smartphone. Google uses AMOLED display, Apple – IPS. The size of the iPhone slightly larger, although significantly thinner competitor: 158,2 x 77,9 x 7.3 mm vs of 154.7 x 75,7 x 8.5 mm. the Smartphone is slightly heavier than the Apple competitor — 188 g vs 168 g.

Resolution main camera of the smartphone is of 12 mega pixels. In this parameter the flagships of Apple and Google are on the same level. While the iPhone 7 Plus camera dual: one with a wide angle lens, the other with a telephoto lens, so the camera has a two-fold optical zoom, augmented by a 5x digital.

iPhone 7 Plus features a TrueTone flash with 4 LEDs and a sensor to suppress the flicker in artificial light, the device Google module is used Sony IMX378. Aperture cameras the iPhone 7 Plus – ƒ/1.8 and ƒ/2.8, Pixel XL – ƒ/2.0. The front camera of the iPhone 7 Plus has a resolution of 7 megapixels, the Pixel XL – 8 megapixels. The resource specialists DxOMark has set the highest rating of the camera Pixel — 89 points, while the iPhone 7 Plus is experts are still not tested.

As for performance, Apple’s new flagship is equipped with a powerful Quad-core processor Apple’s A10 Fusion. Pixel XL is powered by a Snapdragon processor 821. According to the Geekbench results “Google phone” is significantly inferior to the performance of the competitor. 1580 points in single-core mode and 4100 points when testing all cores do not go to any comparison with the capabilities of the Apple smartphone. In the same test the iPhone 7 shows the result in the 3430 and 5600 points. But Pixel XL has 4 GB of RAM, while the iPhone 7 Plus is 3 GB. Product Google by thicker corps received more capacious battery on 3450 mAh, while the iPhone 7 Plus battery 2900 mAh.

Among the important features of Pixel XL should include the support of virtual reality. At the moment it is the only smartphone that gets built-in support for the VR platform to Daydream and is able to work with a helmet virtual reality Daydream View. And, of course, unlimited space in Google Photos, and support fast-charging technology via a USB port.

Among the unique features iPhone 7 Plus – the opportunity 2-fold optical zoom, take photos with a bokeh effect as using professional cameras, stereo sound, quality headphones with Lightning-connection. The device is protected from water standard IPX7, and Pixel XL he received the degree of protection IP53. The latter means that a small amount of dust can penetrate inside, but it does not break the smartphone. As for moisture, the device Google with some caution you can use in the rain, but even should not try to submerge under water like an iPhone.

It is known that Google Pixel and Pixel XL will not be officially sold in Russia. In the US the cost of the 5.5-inch model will start at just $769 (about 50 000) for the version 32 GB of memory. The iPhone 7 Plus in Russia began on 23 September, the price of the novelty is 67 990, 990 76 and 85 990 rubles for model with 32, 128 and 256 GB memory, respectively.

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