google-pixel-xl-vs-iphone-7-plus-spec-shootout

The iPhone 7 Plus is a powerhouse of technology, so it’s only fitting we compare it with Google’s impressive new Pixel XL. When you compare an iPhone, specs never matter—we already know the iPhone is extremely fast, even if it doesn’t have the specs to match. But it’s still fun to see how these two stack up on paper.

A few areas where the Pixel XL bests the iPhone 7 Plus is in battery (thanks to fast charging) and RAM. But the size of the Pixel XL is worth noting; the size to screen ratio beats out the iPhone 7 Plus, which has large top and bottom bezels.

You can see how these two stack up on paper in the table below.

Google Pixel XL Gallery

iPhone 7 Plus Gallery

Google - Pixel XL Apple - iPhone 7 Plus
Display Size 5.5-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (534 ppi) 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (401 ppi)
Resolution X 1440 1080
Resolution Y 2560 1920
Display Type AMOLED QHD Retina HD
Operating System Android 7.1 (at launch) iOS 10 (at launch)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 A10 Fusion chip with 64-bit architecture
RAM 4GB Unknown
Storage
  • 32GB
  • 128GB
  • 32GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB
External Storage No No
Main Camera (Back) 12.3MP 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras
Secondary Camera (Front) 8MP 7MP
Networks
  • CDMA: BC0/BC1/BC10
  • GSM: Quad-band GSM
  • FDD LTE: B 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/20/25/26/28/29/30
  • LTE 2xCA: B2+B2, B2+B4, B2+B5, B2+B12, B2+B13, B2+B17, B2+B29, B2+B30, B4+B4, B4+B5, B4+B7, B4+B12, B4+B13, B4+B17, B4+B29, B4+B30, B5+B30, B7+B7, B12+B30, B25+B25, B29+B30, B41+B41
  • LTE 3xCA: B2+B2+B12, B2+B2+B13, B2+B4+B4, B2+B4+B5, B2+B4+B12 B2+B4+B13, B2+B4+B29, B2+B5+B30, B2+B12+B30, B2+B29+B30, B4+B4+B12, B4+B4+B13, B4+B5+B30, B4+ B7+ B12, B4+B12+B30, B4+B29+B30, B41+B41+B41
  • TDD LTE: B 41
  • UMTS/WCDMA: B 1/2/4/5/8
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (CDMA models only)
  • TD-SCDMA (CDMA models only)
  • FDD-LTE
  • GSM/EDGE
  • TD-LTE
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2 Bluetooth 4.2
Battery 3450mAh N/A
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • USB Type C
  • Lightning port
Sensors
  • Accelerometer / Gyrometer
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Hall
  • Magnetometer
  • Proximity/ALS
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity
GPS
  • Digital compass
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • Digital compass
  • GLONASS
Height 154.72 mm (6.09 inches) 6.23 inches (15.82 cm)
Width 75.74 mm (2.98 inches) 3.07 inches (78.0 mm)
Depth 8.58 mm (0.34 inches) 0.29 inches (7.4 mm)
Weight 168 g (5.93 oz) 6.63 oz (188 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