It is professional other folks, the Nexus line is not more, as an alternative we have now the Google Pixel phone. In fact, the Pixel identify had gave the impression already by means of Google's Pixel C convertible software and the Chromebook Pixel, however that is the primary time it is been implemented to telephones, and this coincides with the authentic retirement of the prevailing Nexus lineup; Google says it has "no plans" for to any extent further Nexus branded units and has discontinued gross sales of the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P.
Spiritually, then again, the Nexus line continues to be alive and smartly inside the Pixel logo. The Pixel telephones appear to include the similar ethos of in moderation curated hardware and optimised Android tool, with a couple of further tweaks distinctive to those specific units, all produced underneath a partnership between Google and its selected Android OEM (on this case HTC) the place Google is concerned very intently in deciding what is what.
Google's largest competitor within the Android area is identical OEM who takes gross sales from everybody else; Samsung. Whilst the Korean producer may well be lately experiencing a PR crisis (and a few really extensive monetary injury in addition) with the Galaxy Notice 7 explosion fiasco, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 EDGE have already secured a name as implausible Android smartphones. Certainly, thus far they're in our view the most productive handsets produced this yr, Android or differently, and that is the reason slightly spectacular bearing in mind they got here out the gate first in February 2016.
So how does the Pixel phone examine to Samsung's absolute best? We goal to determine. Oh, and as an aspect word, we are speaking concerning the Galaxy S7 EDGE right here, however with the exception of the curvy show edges the Galaxy S7 is strictly the similar spec-for-spec, so we are successfully evaluating them each to the Pixel on the similar time.
Samsung Galaxy S7 EDGE vs Google Pixel: Specifications
- Dimensions: 143.8 x 69.5 x 8.6 mm
- Weight: 143g
- Show: 5in AMOLED capacitive touchscreen 1920 x 1080 pixels (441ppi)
- Processor: MSM8996 Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 quad-core CPU "Kryo" 2.1GHz
- GPU: Adreno 530 GPU
- RAM: 4GB
- Garage: 32GB or 128GB
- Rear Digital camera: 12MP, f/2.0 aperture, segment detection & laser autofocus, two-tone dual-LED flash, 1/2.3" sensor measurement, 1.55µm pixel measurement, HDR, geo-tagging, contact center of attention, face detection, panoramic seize, video at 2160p; 1080p; 720p
- Entrance Digital camera: 8MP, f/2.4 aperture, 1/3.2" sensor measurement, 1.4 µm pixel measurement, video at 1080p
- Device: Android 7.1 Nougat
- Battery: 2770mAh Fast Price
- Colors: Silver, Black, Blue (make a selection areas; NOT UK)
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2 (LE), GPS/A-GPS/GLONASS, NFC, USB Sort-C 3.0
- Different Harware: Fingerprint scanner, IP53 splash resistant
Samsung Galaxy S7 EDGE
- Dimensions: 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm
- Weight: 157g
- Show: 5.5in Tremendous AMOLED capacitive touchscreen 1440 x 2560 pixels (534ppi), "All the time On Show"
- Processor:[market dependent] MSM8996 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core CPU "Kryo" 2.1GHz -OR- Samsung Exynos 8890 Octa octa-core 2.3GHz
- GPU: [CPU dependent]Adreno 530 GPU -OR- Mali-T880 MP12
- RAM: 4GB
- Garage: 32GB or 64GB
- Rear Digital camera: 12MP, f/1.7 aperture, dual-pixel segment detection autofocus, two-tone dual-LED flash, optical stabilisation (OIS), 1/2.5" sensor measurement, 1.4µm pixel measurement, HDR, geo-tagging, contact center of attention, face/smile detection, panoramic seize, video at 2160p; 1080p; 720p
- Entrance Digital camera: 5MP, f/1.7 aperture, twin video name
- Device: Android 6.0 Marshmallow (deliberate improve to Android 7.0 Nougat)
- Battery: 3600mAh Fast Price
- Colors: Black, White, Gold, Silver, Red Gold
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2 (LE), GPS/A-GPS/GLONASS, NFC, microUSB
- Different Harware: Fingerprint scanner, IP68 water-proof
Widely talking the Pixel and Galaxy S7 telephones are slightly frivolously matched so far as processing energy, graphics, and RAM are involved. Relying on the place you purchase it, the Galaxy S7 collection has both Samsung's personal Exynos 8890 chip or Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820, however the efficiency between those chips is so shut that it in point of fact does not topic both means. In the meantime, Google's Pixel phone runs the quite up to date Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, however despite the fact that this can be a tough chip, it's an incremental update at the 820 and isn't a next-gen chip because the 830 can be. All Galaxy S7 variants and the Pixel phone have 4GB of RAM.
Samsung has made giant enhancements in recent times so far as optimising Android to its hardware and streamlining its UI overlays is worried and the Galaxy S7 is a gem of a performer. However with that stated, it is just about unimaginable to overcome an respectable Google phone at the Android revel in and clean efficiency aspect of items. Come shut? Completely, I would say in the event you use an S7 then a Pixel phone or vice versa it is fairly most probably you'll be able to be inspired with each and every.
The Galaxy S7 has a miles larger battery mobile and a few implausible battery efficiency, however it is still noticed if Google has controlled to optimise its smaller mobile to ship one thing that may compete - we would not rule it out!
Each telephones boats very spectacular digital camera setups and Google talked up the Pixel's in moderation honed hardware fairly somewhat at its release tournament. We now have had moderately just a little of revel in with Samsung's digital camera association and now not most effective is the picture high quality very good it's persistently ridiculously simple and a laugh to make use of and get just right effects from. We're going to have to attend and notice how the Pixel stacks up, however the excellent news is we are getting one in for evaluate quickly, so keep tuned for that.
Samsung Galaxy S7 EDGE vs Google Pixel: Design & Show
That is most certainly the world the place Google loses probably the most floor to Samsung. Positive, Google's Pixel handsets might be unsurpassed relating to the optimised device revel in and streamlined efficiency, there is not any doubting that, however that is the factor - Google concentrates such a lot at the engine bay, the device, and the interface, that despite the fact that it has made the outside trendy it's also fairly spartan and utilitarian.
Google describes its mixed steel and glass design as "commercial" and I would agree that is a slightly correct moniker; commercial design normally seems objectively just right, however it ceaselessly appeals to a selected style and it is not everybody's cup of tea, being extremely understated and prioritising serve as over anything. The half-and-half, dual-tone, glass and steel again panel, whilst distinctive taking a look, could also be relatively daring and I have already noticed some hotly divided opinion on-line; some folks completely hate it whilst others like it. I am not precisely willing myself, however I doubt it might prevent me purchasing the phone if the whole thing else covered up well.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 EDGE, then again (and extra so the EDGE than the common version) is a factor of good looks with its streamlined chassis, sweeping curves, and a normally extra "top class" aesthetic. It simply oozes elegance.
Except for the cultured, the Galaxy S7 collection additionally has a significant merit within the type of IP68 water resistance, that means it is protected to drop in a pool, puddle, or sink, whilst such an aquatic journey might be deadly for the Pixel.
Samsung could also be the grand grasp in this day and age in terms of show generation, in particular OLED. It is nice to peer Google the use of AMOLED at the Pixel phone and it does appear to be a extremely succesful show with nice distinction, color, and brightness. I'm going to reserve ultimate judgement till I if truth be told get one in my arms, however making an allowance for simply how spectacular Samsung's Tremendous AMOLED at the S7 collection is (and I've noticed this primary hand, and towards a large number of different presentations launched this yr) I am not anticipating it to be crushed.