Google Pixel XL vs iPhone 7 Plus: Specifications, features and price comparison

Apple launched the much-anticipated iPhone 7 Plus on September 7 in the US and on October 7 in India. The phone offers a 5.5-inch retina display with a new processor and improved battery life. Google Pixel XL was launched on October 4 with a 5.5-inch display and enhanced camera features. In this article, we will compare the specifications of both Google Pixel XL and iPhone 7 Plus.


The Google Pixel XL is expected to offer a 5.5-inch Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protected display with a massive resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels and pixel density of 534PPI. Meanwhile, Apple iPhone 7 Plus is equipped with a 5.5-inch retina FHD IPS LED widescreen display with a pixel density of 401 PPI and contrast ration of 1300:1.


Google Pixel XL

Google Pixel XL features a Snapdragon 821 processor, Adreno 530 graphics powered by 4GB RAM. The phone is available in both 32GB and 128GB internal storage variants. You will also find a fingerprint scanner on the rear of the handset. Apple iPhone 7 Plus is equipped with an improved Apple A10 processor paired with M10 motion coprocessor. Apple has ditched 16GB internal storage models to accommodate 32GB. You can also purchase 128GB and 256GB internal storage variants. Furthermore, Apple has integrated water and dust resistant capabilities via IP67 technology.


Google Pixel XL features a 12-megapixel rear camera paired with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus, and dual-LED (dual tone) flash. The handset will have the capability to shoot 2K videos at 30fps. Talking about front-facing snapper, the Google Pixel XL features an 8MP sensor, f/2.4 aperture and 1.4 µm pixel size. Some of the other features of Google Pixel XL are geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, and panorama.

Apple iPhone 7 Plus features a 12MP dual camera with wide angle and telephoto sensors with aperture levels of f/1.8 and f/2.8 respectively. Talking about the front-facing shooter, the iPhone 7 Plus comes with a 7MP sensor with FHD video recording.


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Google Pixel XL is expected to be powered by a 3450mAh battery with fast charging support. The integration of USB Type-C based fast charging is an added advantage in Pixel XL since you can quickly charge the handset. In the meantime, the Apple iPhone 7 Plus is designed to deliver up to one hour longer battery life than iPhone 6s Plus.

Operating Platform

Google Pixel XL ships with Android 7.1 Nougat. Hence, you will be able to take advantage of the latest features of Android platform. If you look at iPhone 7 Plus, the phone ships with the full blown iOS 10. Apple has integrated a wide range of features in iOS 10.


Apple iPhone 7 Plus is priced at Rs. 92,000 for Rose Gold, Gold and Black color variants. When it comes to Jet Black model, the handset is available for Rs. 82,000. The 32GB model of Google Pixel XL is available at Rs. 67,000. However, the 128GB model is priced at Rs. 76,000.


If you look at the pricing, iPhone 7 Plus, and Google XL Plus are premium flagship smartphones. Google Pixel XL has few advantages over iPhone 7 because of enhanced camera features and fast charging battery. If you are a big fan of Apple, you can buy iPhone 7 Plus but you have to shell out close to Rs. 1 lakh. Otherwise, Google Pixel XL is an excellent alternative.