Samsung has cemented the success of the Galaxy S7 through its good run in the market. The array of features combined with the pleasant aesthetics make the Galaxy S7 a very popular device. While usually having to split some of the sales with the Galaxy Note flagship, the Galaxy S7 got a break when the Note 7 malfunction phenomenon happened, and so many customers that had purchased the newest Note turned to the Galaxy S7.
In this comparison, the Galaxy S7 takes on a new contender, the Google Pixel XL. The Pixel is Google’s own product, which replaced the companies former pure Android flagship series, the Nexus phones. With the Pixel, Google advertises a very high quality glass and metal casing and top tier hardware components that supplement the power demand of today. Let’s take a look at exactly what each handset offers.
The Samsung device comes with a 5.1 inch screen that uses AMOLED technology to provide sharp images. The QHD display is protected by Gorilla Glass 4, just like the Pixel XL display, which comes in a bigger size of 5.5 inches, but uses the same AMOLED technology.
While the Galaxy S7 relies on the processing power of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, the Google Pixel XL offers the next best thing in the form of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821.
As far as memory is concerned, both devices come with 32 GB of internal storage, and a RAM capacity of 4 DDR4 GB. The S7 takes the edge however through its ability to extend the storage capacity, while Pixel XL users will have to buy the 128 GB model if they want more storage.
The camera competition is a photo finish, with the Google Pixel XL’s 12.3 inch lens barely taking the edge against the 12 MP shooter on the S7. The battery is non-removable for both devices, and both offers some kind of environment protection, but the Pixel’s dust protection can’t stand up to the S7’s waterproof rating of IP68.
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