The Google Pixel and Pixel XL are two hottest phones in the market right now, but this is a statement strong proponents of the Apple iPhone will not agree, but with some convincing, you should find reasons to make the switch, or at least consider doing so.
After a careful review of the two phones, we have reached our own verdict – that the Google Pixel XL phone is way much better than the Apple iPhone 6S Plus. Given that the latter is not that different from the iPhone 7 Plusin terms performance and design, you might still be right to pick the Pixel XL over the newer iPhone model. If you don’t believe, here are five solid reasons to make you believe.
Smaller in physical size, but keeps the same display size
Both iPhone 6S Plus and Google Pixel XL have the same screen size of 5.5 inches. The former keeps the same dimensions as its successor – iPhone 7 Plus – meaning you get measurements of 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm and a 67.7% screen to body ratio. On the other hand, the Google Pixel XL has a more compact body measuring 154.7 x 75.7 x 8.5 mm with a screen to body ratio of 71.2%. This means the Pixel XL is much easier to handle in one hand than the any of iPhone 6S Plus or iPhone 7 Plus.
A better grip
Speaking of easy handling in one hand, the Google Pixel XL also gets more support for one-handed operations from the clever grip that the company added to the phone through the rear glass panel. You will love the grip by the glass inlay of the Pixel XL, although this design somehow let the phone down when it comes to looks. Nonetheless, holding a Pixel XL phone in one hand will feel safer and more secure than holding an iPhone 6S Plus or iPhone 7 Plus in one hand.
Google Pixel XL is lighter than iPhone 6S Plus
If you don’t want to feel like you are carrying a brick in your pocket, the Google Pixel XL has the perfect weight of just 168g, however, the iPhone 6S Plus is bulky at 192g, even bulkier than this year’s iPhone 7 Plus, which comes in at 188g. The fact that the Pixel XL is lighter doesn’t have any impact on its functionality or reliability for that matter – it only makes it easier to manage than the iPhone 6S Plus.
A better screen
Apple stuck with the IPS LCD screens it has been using when it launched the iPhone 7. This is the same screen used on the iPhone 6S Plus, meaning you still don’t get richer colors and pronounced contrast, things the Google Pixel XL is perfect at thanks to the sharper AMOLED screen used on the device. This doesn’t mean that the Retina display on the iPhone 6S Plus is not good, it is simply to say that the Pixel XL has a much better display screen than what Apple offers on its handsets. It gets even better when speaking of resolutions, where the former comes with a 1080p resolution as opposed to the 2K resolution used on the Google phone.
It is known that Apple has plans to switch to AMOLED panels in the not-so-distant future, mainly because the Cupertino Company has conceded that this technology is much better than its own LCD display technology.
Better, fast charging battery
When put through real world tests, it has been determined that the Google Pixel XL has a shorter charging time than the iPhone 7 Plus, leave alone the iPhone 6S Plus. While the iPhone 7 was just at 72% after two hours of charging, the Google Pixel XL was fully charged after the same period of time. Nonetheless, you might want to go the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge way if this fast charging is crucial for you as the device needs only 1.5 hours to fully charge, yet it has the largest battery capacity of the three.
Apple has not yet taken this fast charging direction with any of its phones, something that gives the Google Pixel XL an edge over not just the iPhone 6S Plus, but also its successor. It gets even better for the Pixel XL thanks to the fact that it gets more battery life due to Android’s Doze mode that does a great job in cutting down the battery consumption when not using the phone.