Pixel XL vs. iPhone 7 Plus: Can Google Compete With Apple?


#GooglePixelXL #iPhone7Plus – Pixel XL vs. iPhone 7 Plus: Can Google Compete With Apple? : The launch of the Pixel XL is a landmark moment for Google, representing the first time that the software giant has fully designed every component of a smartphone. The somewhat glitzy launch that Google announced the Pixel XL with was symbolic of the seriousness with which the corporation is taking this handset, and it is hoped that the Android-driven device can rival major market players such as the iPhone 7.

Considering the size and scope of the Pixel XL, Google is effectively pitching the technology against the iiPhone 7 Plus phablet. So how do the handsets compare to one another?

Pixel XL vs iPhone 7 Plus – Size

The Pixel XL is marginally smaller than the iPhone 7 Plus, with the latter measuring 6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches, and the former 6.1 x 3.0 x 0.3 inches. Naturally, this also means that the iPhone 7 Plus is a tiny bit slimmer than the Pixel XL, something that Apple has always prided itself on.


The iPhone 7 Plus is just over 10 percent heavier than the Pixel XL. The Apple phablet weighs in at 6.63 ounces, while the new Google contender weighs just 5.90 ounces. Considering that the Apple handset is only very slightly larger, this is a good achievement from Google.


It is not hugely surprising that the display in the Pixel XL outperforms the iPhone 7 Plus, and in all honesty the resolution of the Apple smartphone is seriously due an upgrade. Google has announced that the Pixel XL offers quad HD resolution, while the iPhone 7 Plus is only full HD.

This means that the Pixel XL is capable of displaying 25 percent more pixels per inch than the iPhone 7 Plus; 543 as opposed to 401. Apple must surely upgrade the iPhone 7 Plus to quad HD when the next generation iPhone 8 is released, as quad HD is becoming an industry standard, and it is possible that its great rival Samsung will introduce 4K resolution technology in its smartphone range in 2017.