Google Pixel XL vs. iPhone 7 Plus

As we all know and are pretty much excited about Google Pixel. Google first fully controlled smartphone. By full control I mean Hardware (though the phone is made by HTC) and software of course!

Google is all set to enter the higher segment smartphones market with Pixel coming in competition with the Apple IPhones and Samsung Galaxy series. Samsung is having a bad time with Note-7 with people facing fire issues with the model. Apple at the other hand making round with ‘iPhone 7’ and ‘iPhone 7 Plus’.

Google have Pixel and Pixel XL same as iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

All three phone are under same price range. So get ready to “sell your Kidney” jokes apart, if you have a credit card you can easily afford one or get the phone on EMI from the vendors.

It’s time to decide which phone is better GOOGLE PIXEL XL or APPLE iPHONE 7 PLUS

Let’s have a look at the specs of both the phones:

Apple iPhone 7 Plus: Rs 72,000 Approx
Google Pixel XL: Rs 67,000 (Approx)

Release Date:
Apple iPhone 7 Plus: September 2016
Google Pixel XL: October 2016

Phone Type:
Apple iPhone 7 Plus: Touchscreen
Google Pixel XL: Touchscreen

Dimensions (mm):
Apple iPhone 7 Plus: 158.20 x 77.90 x 7.30
Google Pixel XL: 154.70 x 75.70 x 8.50

Weight (g):
Apple iPhone 7 Plus: 188
Google Pixel XL: 168

Battery Capacity:
Apple iPhone 7 Plus: 2900 mAh
Google Pixel XL: 3450 mAh

Screen Size (inch)
Apple iPhone 7 Plus: 5.50
Google Pixel XL: 5.50

Apple iPhone 7 Plus: 1080×1920 pixels
Google Pixel XL: 1440×2560 pixels

Apple iPhone 7 Plus: quad-core
Google Pixel XL: 1.6GHz quad-core

Processor Make:
Apple iPhone 7 Plus: Apple A10 Fusion
Google Pixel XL: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821

Apple iPhone 7 Plus: 3GB
Google Pixel XL: 4GB

Expandable Storage:
Apple iPhone 7 Plus: No
Google Pixel XL: No

Rear Camera:
Apple iPhone 7 Plus: 12-megapixel
Google Pixel XL: 12.3-megapixel

Front Camera:
Apple iPhone 7 Plus: 7-megapixel
Google Pixel XL: 8-megapixel

Operating System:
Apple iPhone 7 Plus: iOS 10
Google Pixel XL: Android 7.1

Headphones Jack:
Apple iPhone 7 Plus: No Jack
Google Pixel XL: 3.5mm Jack

No. of Sims
Apple iPhone 7 Plus: 1
Google Pixel XL: 1

Some points I consider:
Both phones have finger print scanners whereas iPhone use it in front, Google Pixel has it at the back. Also, Apple iPhone 7 has the first ever dual-lens camera.

Who wins?
Depends on what your requirement is? If you are looking for a simple to use phone with amazing camera quality then Apple iPhone 7 Plus is what you are looking for. The reason I won’t consider Apple because in just a year you might be looking at Apple iPhone 8 with better upgrades. Apple does it all the time.
But if you are looking for a powerful phone for multi-purpose usage Google Pixel XL is your cup of tea. It is more affordable than Apple iPhone 7 and battery will last longer. The reason Google will not be every iPhone user’s cup of tea is Status symbol and market quality.

So let me know what you think about both super phones in the comments section below and if you have any complaints regarding the content or information feel free to drop me a mail at

Ankit Malik (aKi)