Google Pixel XL vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Which high-end smartphone should you buy?

Google recently launched the much-awaited Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones in the United States. The company announced that the handsets will be available for pre-order in India by the middle of October. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was recently launched worldwide and it turned out to be a nightmare for the company since they had to deal with explosions due to a bad battery. In this article, we will compare the specifications of Pixel XL and Galaxy Note 7 in detail.

Google Pixel XL vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Display

Google Pixel XL features a 5.5-inch AMOLED Corning Gorilla Glass 4 display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels and pixel density of 534PPI. If you look at Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the phone ships with a 5.7-inch dual-curved quad HD Super AMOLED Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protected a bezel-less display. Moreover, the Galaxy Note 7 comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5, which is very new to the market.

Google Pixel XL vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Performance

Google Pixel XL offers Snapdragon 821 processor paired with Adreno 530 graphics. The phone offers 4GB RAM and will be available in both 32GB and 128GB internal storage variants.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 features Exynos 8890 processor, Mali-T880 MP12 graphics, 4GB RAM and 64GB of UFS 2.0 internal storage. The advantage of Note 7 is its ability to expand the memory. Moreover, the storage technology used is the latest UFS that offers improved performance.

Google Pixel XL vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Camera

Google Pixel XL is equipped with a 12MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection, laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, 1.55µm pixel size, and HDR+ technology. You can shoot 2K videos at 30 fps. The phone also offers 8MP front-facing snapper with f/2.4 aperture and 1.4 µm pixel size.

On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 feature a 12MP dual-pixel rear camera with OIS, f/1.7 aperture, and dual-LED flash. The handset offers 5MP front-facing shooter with f/1.7 aperture.

Google Pixel XL vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Battery

Google Pixel gets its power from the powerful 3450mAh battery with support for fast charging technology. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 comes with a 3500mAh battery with fast charging support.

Google Pixel XL vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Operating platform

Google Pixel XL is pre-loaded with customized Android 7.1 Nougat. You will be able to experience all the latest features of the Android platform. The Galaxy Note 7 ships with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with expected upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat.

Google Pixel XL vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Features

The main attraction of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is the integration of Iris scanner. You will be able to use your eyes to perform unlocking. Meanwhile, Google Pixel XL ships with advanced camera feature like HDR+ and more. Furthermore, Note 7 is water and dust resistant.

Google Pixel XL vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Price

The initial price of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was Rs. 59,900. However, the company hasn’t released the safe units in India. It is expected that the handset will be available from October 28. While the 32GB Google Pixel XL is available at Rs. 67000, the 128GB is priced at Rs. 76000.

Google Pixel XL vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Conclusion

When you purchase a premium flagship smartphone, you should take into account the safety aspects. Hence, we are not in a position to recommend Samsung Galaxy Note 7 due to series of explosions worldwide. Even the safe Note 7 unit with black square symbol exploded inside a flight in the US. Hence, we recommend Google Pixel XL since the phone ships with plenty of camera features and Android 7.1 Nougat. Anyway, you have to wait till Flipkart open the pre-order doors by next week.

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