The Google Pixel has been released back in October 2016, while the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has arrived much earlier, in March 2016. Today we will compare these two flagships and depending on your preferences, you will choose the device that’s best for you.
The Google Pixel has a two-tone glass and metal back, it measures 143.8×69.5×8.5mm and weights 143 grams. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has a shiny glass back, a metal frame, it’s slimmer and heavier, and it measures 150.9×72.6×7.7mm, resulting in a total weight of 157 grams.
The Google Pixel has an AMOLED display of 5-inch that supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 441 ppi. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge comes with a larger super AMOLED display of 5.5-inch that supports a higher resolution of 2560×1440 pixels at 534 ppi. Both displays are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM
The Google Pixel features a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 chipset, a dual-core Kryo CPU clocked at 2.15GHz and a dual-core Kryo CPU clocked at 1.6GHz, an Adreno 530 graphics card and 4GB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge comes in two variants:
– Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890 Octa
– Processor: dual-core Kryo CPU clocked at 2.15GHz and a dual-core Kryo CPU clocked at 1.6GHz or a quad-core Mongoose CPU clocked at 2.3GHz and a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.6GHz
– Graphics Card: Adreno 530 or Mali-T880 MP12
– RAM: 4GB.
The Google Pixel has been released in two internal storage variants of 32GB and 128GB, which can’t be expanded because the device doesn’t feature a microSD card slot. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge comes in two internal storage variants of 32GB and 64GB, which support expansion up to 256GB.
The Google Pixel sports a primary camera of 12.3MP that supports phase detection & laser autofocus, dual-LED flash, panorama, HDR, geo-tagging, touch focus, and a secondary camera of 8MP. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has also a primary camera that has a resolution of 12.3MP, but it offers OIS, LED flash, phase detection autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, auto HDR, panorama and the secondary camera is 5MP.
Both handsets are powered by non-removable batteries, but of different sizes: 2700 mAh (Google Pixel) and 3600 mAh (Galaxy S7 Edge).
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