After the Galaxy Note 7 tragedy, Galaxy S7 is the current flagship smartphone from Samsung. Google, for the first time, released a smartphone with its own branding. Google added the best of hardware, processor, a camera that scored 89 on DxO Mark, and the software (Android 7.1 Nougat) which is, for now, exclusive on this smartphone only. But is it worth spending so much on this smartphone? Let’s check out.
Google Pixel vs Samsung Galaxy S7: Design
The Samsung Galaxy S7 inherited its predecessor’s design with a Gorilla Glass panel on both sides. Now you need to take care of both the sides for fingerprint and smudges. Google is half way there; Google Pixel’s back is covered half with the glass. Google said that the glass panel is helpful for better reception of wireless signals.
Both the phones come with round edges so both of the devices will give you almost the same fell. Google streamlined the camera module with the phone surface, but Samsung Galaxy S7 comes with a little bump (0.46 mm) at the back, but it’s almost negligible.
Google added the physical buttons, power and volume rocker on the right edge. Navigation bar in Google phones is software so you won’t find any more physical buttons on the phone. Samsung, on the other hand, comes with a home key on the front with a built-in fingerprint scanner and two capacitive touch reactive buttons. The power button is on the right edge, and the volume rocker is on the left side.
Google Pixel vs Samsung Galaxy S7: Display
Samsung Galaxy S7 comes with 5.1 inches display; the resolution is quad HD with 577ppi pixel density. Whereas Google Pixel comes with 5 inches, display with full HD resolution and 441 ppi pixel density. Well, you won’t be able to differentiate both the displays by pixel density because it’s high in both the smartphones but screen resolution does matter. So, having a smartphone with higher resolution is better than having a smartphone with low resolution.
Google Pixel vs Samsung Galaxy S7: Camera
These days, smartphone manufacturers are working hard to add the best camera to their smartphones. Now, came the era where high-end smartphones are coming with dual-cameras. No wonder if we will see a smartphone with three or four cameras in the near future.
Google and Samsung both are in the same lane, both of the smartphones sports a single lens camera. Samsung Galaxy S7 comes with a 12 mp shooter with f/1.7 aperture, and Google Pixel comes with a 12.3 MP with f/2.0 aperture. Even if the DxO Mark gave a score of 89 to the Google Pixel’s camera, Samsung Galaxy S7 is not far behind; DxO Mark awarded 88 points to it.
Google Pixel vs Samsung Galaxy S7: Hardware
Comparing the hardware of these smartphones is like comparing the two Italian car side by side. Samsung comes in two variants by CPU and GPU configuration; Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and Exynos 8890. Google Pixel comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor.
The clock speed of both the devices are same, but the Exynos processor is octa-core while Snapdragon processor on both smartphones is quad-core. The GPU on both the smartphones is Adreno 530, the Exynos model of Galaxy S7 comes with the Mali-T800 MP12 GPU.
Google Pixel vs Samsung Galaxy S7: Software
Both the smartphones are running Android OS; Samsung Galaxy S7 is still running the Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Touch Wiz UI. But Google Pixel is running Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box which is exclusive to this smartphone (it will soon reach other Nexus smartphones too).
The main USP of Google Pixel smartphone is the Google Assistant which you can access by holding down the home button in the navigation bar. Well, spending so much money on a smartphone with an assistant is not an intelligent move because soon the Google assistant will be on all the smartphones, by hook or by the crook.
I don’t think you should buy smartphones just because it looks like an iPhone, comes with a Google assistant which can be installed to other Android smartphone, and a camera which is not much good than Galaxy S7 (88 and 89). We have put their specs for you to decide which one is good for you.