Google Pixel is an impressive product from Google but is it better than Samsung Galaxy s7?
Both handsets are premium and they are products of giant manufacturers.
Google Pixel is the first smartphone to be designed by Google alongside Pixel XL while Galaxy s7 is a member of the Samsung S-series that has been with us for quite some time now.
They are among the best Android smartphones in the market right now.
However, there are certain tasks that Google Pixel owners can perform that Galaxy s7 users cannot.
Google Pixel users can enjoy awesome features such as the Google Assistant, Free photo, 4K UHD Vide Storage, Daydream platform, 24/7 support, and smart storage technology.
Google Assistant is perhaps the headline feature of Google Pixel.
The virtual assistant competes with similar products from Apple and Microsoft.
Nevertheless, it seems smarter since it can understand follow up questions, unlike its rivals.
The 24/7 support enables Google pixel users to conveniently chat with experts who can help solve any technical problems.
The Smart Storage feature makes your life easy. Once the handset runs out of space, this feature automatically clears out photos that have a back-up.
It saves you from the annoying pop-ups that keep interrupting you when the storage has run out.
The two handsets run on different Operating Systems.
Google Pixel runs on Nougat while Galaxy s7 runs on Marshmallow.
While Galaxy s7 users will eventually have the option of upgrading to Nougat, Google Pixels has an added advantage since it comes with the latest OS.
Galaxy s7 also comes with superior features such as the water protection technology and dual SIM slots.
With the IP68 dust and water resistance technology, the smartphone can remain in water for thirty minutes without sustaining any damages.
Below is a summary of Google Pixel and S7 specs:
|Specs||Google Pixel||Galaxy s7|
|Display||5.0-inch AMOLED screen with 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution||5.1-inch AMOLED screen with 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution|
|Processor||Quad-core 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821||Quad-core 1.6GHz Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820|
|OS||Android OS, v7.1 Nougat||Android v6.0 Marshmallow|
|Camera||12MP primary camera with f/2.0, 8MP secondary camera with f/2.4||12MP primary camera with f/1.7, 5MP f/1.7|
|Memory||4GB RAM||4GB RAM|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, NFS, USB v3.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, NFC, USB MicroUSB v2.0|
|Colors||Black, Silver, Blue||Black, White, Gold, Silver, Pink|
|Body Dimension||143.8 x 69.5 x 8.5mm, 143gm||142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm, 152g|
|IP68 water and dust resistance technology||No||Yes|
|Retail price||From Ksh. 90,000||From Ksh.53,000|
In terms of size, the two handsets have almost similar dimensions.
One can hardly notice the difference.
Both handsets also feature a 3.5mm headset jack and a speaker that can be easily muffled with hands when users are watching videos or listening to videos.
The two also come with powerful camera features; hence, a great choice for photographers and selfie lovers. You can take gorgeous photos with both.
With the information, you make an informed decision if you are debating between buying Google Pixel and Galaxy s7.