From a hardware perspective, the iPhone 7 is largely outmatched. Google crammed in the type of specs found in other power-hungry flagship Android phones, though Apple’s new Fusion A10 chip may put Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon processor to shame. As for the design, the two devices look pretty similar upfront, but there are some big differences in back.
You’ll also want to consider software too before making any final decisions. The Pixel runs the latest version of Android Nougat, along with a few extra perks from Google, while the iPhone 7 runs Apple’s iOS 10. So if you have a strong preference between Android and iOS this is a pretty easy choice, though both operating systems have their strengths and weaknesses.
Check out the full spec-by-spec breakdown below, and stay tuned for plenty more Pixel coverage coming soon.
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|Google - Pixel||Apple - iPhone 7|
|Display Size||5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (441 ppi)||4.7-inch, 750 x 1334 pixel display (326 ppi)|
|Display Type||AMOLED QHD||Retina HD|
|Operating System||Android 7.1 (at launch)||iOS 10 (at launch)|
|Processor||Snapdragon 821; MSM8996 pro AB Quad Core 2+2 Kryo 2.15GHz / 1.6GHz||A10 Fusion chip with 64-bit architecture|
|Main Camera (Back)||12.3MP||12MP camera|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||8MP||7MP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.2||Bluetooth 4.2|
|Height||143.8 mm (5.66 inches)||5.44 inches (13.82 cm)|
|Width||69.5 mm (2.74 inches)||2.64 inches (67.1 mm)|
|Depth||8.5 mm (0.33 inches)||0.28 inches (7.1 mm)|
|Weight||143 g (5.04 oz)||4.87 oz (138 g)|
|Colors||Black, Blue, Silver||Rose Gold, Gold, Silver, Black, Jet Black|
|Supported Audio Formats||N/A||AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV|
|Supported Video Formats||N/A||H.264 video up to 4K, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC‑LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG‑4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC‑LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M‑JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format|
|In The Box||N/A||N/A|