Google Pixel XL vs. Rivals – Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, LG V20, OnePlus 3, Moto Z and iPhone 7 Plus

Pixel Phone Features

Google has recently jumped into the 2016 smartphone market with two different-sized phones named Pixel and Pixel XL. These kept on last year’s idea of having two phones with different screen sizes, but the search engine giant changed every approach as far as the design and hardware configuration of the phones are concerned.

With the release of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, it is clear that the company wants to take a huge chunk of the market that is already dominated by the likes of Samsung, Apple, LG, and Motorola, among others. Even though the smaller Pixel might have lesser abilities when it comes to going head-to-head with some of the industry’s best, the larger Pixel XL has what it takes.

In this regard, here is a head-to-head comparison of the Google Pixel XL against the rest of the flagship offerings that include the recently crowned smartphone of the year, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, the first phone to come with Android Nougat out of the box, LG V20, Lenovo’s modular Moto Z, Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus and even the famed flagship killer, the OnePlus 3.

The design, features, specs and even pricing of the Google Pixel XL is the same as what you see with other flagships, however, keep in mind that the handset has yet to make it to the real world. So, before real-life tests are done to show off the performance levels of the Pixel XL against these major competitors, here is a comparison of the technical specs of these phones.

 Google Pixel XLLG V20Moto ZSamsung Galaxy S7 EdgeApple iPhone 7 PlusOnePlus 3
Measurement154.7 x 75.7 x 8.5 mm159.7 x 78.1 x 7.6 mm153.3 x 75.3 x 5.2 mm150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm152.7 x 74.7 x 7.4 mm
Operating systemAndroid 7.1 NougatAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowApple iOS 10Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Display sizeAMOLED 5.5 inchesIPS LCD 5.7 inchesAMOLED 5.5 inchesAMOLED 5.5 inchesIPS LCD 5.5 inchesAMOLED 5.5 inches
Display resolutionQHD 1440pQHD 1440pQHD 1440pQHD 1440pFull HD 1080pFull HD 1080p
ProcessorSnapdragon 821Snapdragon 820Snapdragon 820Snapdragon 820A10 FusionSnapdragon 820
GPUAdreno 530Adreno 530Adreno 530Adreno 5306-core graphicsAdreno 530
Storage32GB, 128GB32GB, 64GB32GB, 64GB32GB32GB, 128GB, 256GB64GB
Rear camera12.3MPDual 16MP/8MP13MP12MPDual 12MP16MP
Front camera8MP5MP5MP5MP7MP8MP
ExtrasFingerprint scanner, fast charging, IP53 certification, USB-C, 3.5mm portFingerprint scanner, fast charging, MIL-STD-810G certified, USB-C, Dual screen, 3.5mm portFingerprint scanner, fast charging, USB-C, Moto Mods, No 3.5mm portFingerprint scanner, fast charging, IP68 certification, microUSB, 3.5mm port, Always On display, Edge softwareFingerprint scanner,3D Touch, IP67 certification, Lightning Connector, No 3.5mm portFingerprint scanner, fast charging, USB-C, 3.5mm port, dual-SIM

OnePlus 3 vs Google Pixel XL

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