Right now, the Android high-end 5.5 inch available are Google Pixel XL and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. At first glance, these phones appear to compare. Both have 12 MP cameras, Quad HD panels, and high-end processors. Price for them is also close to comparison. However, when looking at performance, software, and design, they differ. When compared to Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, we are here to tell you the Google Pixel XL pros and cons.
Similar build materials are featured with both smartphones, but the look and feel of them are quite different. The Google Pixel XL has a construction which is full metal unibody, without considering the glass window located on the back. With this great look, Pixel has the look of an iPhone.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is best in design with its sweeping curves and streamlined chassis. The aesthetics are greater with Samsung when compared to any smartphone available today.
In addition to the beauty, Samsung is water resistant, which means it will remain safe if accidently dropped in a puddle, pool, or sink. Unfortunately, in similar water accidents, the Pixel would have a fatal end.
Technology for display with the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge surpasses Google Pixel XL, particularly with AMOLED. Both smartphones have Quad HD resolutions with 5.5-inch displays and 1440 x 2560 pixels’ resolution that has a look which is both vibrant and sharp with great color, contrast, and brightness. Also, the displays on both have no issues for viewing outdoors.
The main difference when considering display is Samsung’s curved display and Googles flat screen. With AMOLED screen, Samsung comes out on top with the Always On display. This feature can display notifications, a calendar, and a clock. Although Google does not have this feature, you will receive ambient notifications.
The Samsung and Pixel both come with fingerprint scanners which are placed in different locations. Samsung is located on the front of case embedded into the home button, while the Pixel has it located on the back of the case. Depending on preferences, there are pros and cons for both placements. The fingerprint scanners for both smartphones are quick and accurate.
Batteries for both are similar with 3450 mAh and 3600 mAh, giving them the ability to last all day. Also, Galaxy allows for wireless charging while Pixel does not have this option.
Expandable storage with Samsung allows for up to an additional 256 GB via microSD while Google users must rely on the cloud or opt for a premium to get a storage option of 128 GB.
Both smartphones have 4 GB RAM. Samsung has Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor while Pixel has Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor. Pixel outdoes Samsung as well as any other Android smartphones in performance.
It is our opinion that Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has the lead due to these along with other features compared.