Google Pixel XL vs Google Pixel vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge: size and specs comparisons

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With the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco now seemingly over, the Galaxy S7 edge is now once again the best-spec'd and most advanced Samsung phone on the shelves. This makes it prey as well as a predator to Google's brand new Pixel XL, its large new handset that is targeted at the mainstream market, much in contrast with its geekier predecessor - the Nexus 6P.

It looks like these two devices are about to clash rather soon and so far the battle appears to be pretty much tied - the Pixel XL will likely be one step ahead in certain aspects but will be dogging the Galaxy S7 edge in several as well. For example, the Pixel XL is arguably not so impressive in terms of overall design (some even might call it an ugly duckling), but it does offer a more fluid and snappy user experience overall. 

Admittedly, we are mostly excited for comparing the cameras of the Pixel/Pixel XL and the S7 edge in a direct duel, as both devices are obviously pretty well-endowed in the camera department. Until we get the chance to show you the outcome of this exciting camera battle, we can only satiate our hunger for comparisons by putting the Pixel XL against the Galaxy S7 edge in a specs and size comparison!

First things first, let's check the size differences between the three and see how the stack up against one another. The largest among the three is the 5.5-inch Pixel XL, towering at 6.09 x 2.98 x 0.34 inches (154.72 x 75.74 x 8.6 mm) and tipping the scales at 5.93 oz (168 gr). Second comes the 5.5-inch S7 edge, which boasts a superior screen-to-body ratio and clocks in at 5.94 x 2.86 x 0.30 inches (150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm); the whole shebang weighs no more than 5.54 oz, or 157 gr. Finally, we've got the 5-inch Google Pixel, which stands at 5.66 x 2.74 x 0.34 inches (143.84 x 69.54 x 8.58 mm) and weighs 5.04 oz (143 gr). Here's how the three compare visually:

Google Pixel XL
Dimensions

6.09 x 2.98 x 0.34 inches

154.72 x 75.74 x 8.6 mm

Weight

5.93 oz (168 g)

Google Pixel
Dimensions

5.66 x 2.74 x 0.34 inches

143.84 x 69.54 x 8.58 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Dimensions

5.94 x 2.86 x 0.3 inches

150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm

Weight

5.54 oz (157 g)

Google Pixel XL
Dimensions

6.09 x 2.98 x 0.34 inches

154.72 x 75.74 x 8.6 mm

Weight

5.93 oz (168 g)

Google Pixel
Dimensions

5.66 x 2.74 x 0.34 inches

143.84 x 69.54 x 8.58 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Dimensions

5.94 x 2.86 x 0.3 inches

150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm

Weight

5.54 oz (157 g)

See the full Google Pixel XL vs Google Pixel vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge size comparison or compare them to other phones using our Size Comparison tool.

With that out of the way, we've got nothing else to do than compare the specs of the three and see how do they fare against one another. Check out the full specs of all three phones right below.

Display
Size
5.5 inches
5.5 inches
5.0 inches
Technology
Super AMOLED
AMOLED
AMOLED
Screen-to-body
76.09 %
71.22 %
68.88 %
Features
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Hardware
System chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 (14 nm)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
Processor
Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
GPU
Adreno 530
Adreno 530
Adreno 530
RAM
4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage
32GB
128GB, not expandable
128GB, not expandable
OS
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)
Battery
Capacity
3600 mAh
3450 mAh
2770 mAh
Charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
USB Power Delivery
USB Power Delivery
Talk time
 
32.00 hours
the average is 8 h (480 min)
26.00 hours
the average is 8 h (480 min)
Stand-by time
 
21.8 days (522 hours)
the average is 14 days (336 h)
19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 14 days (336 h)
Talk time (3G)
36.00 hours
the average is 0 h (0 min)
 
 
Internet use
3G: 13 hours; LTE: 15 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours
LTE: 14 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours
LTE: 13 hours; Wi-Fi: 13 hours
Music playback
66.00 hours
130.00 hours
110.00 hours
Video playback
19.00 hours
14.00 hours
13.00 hours
Camera
Rear
Single camera
Single camera
Single camera
Main camera
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12.3 MP (Laser and PDAF)
12.3 MP (Laser and PDAF)
Specifications
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm
Video recording
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
Features
HDR, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing
Front
5 MP
8 MP
8 MP
Video capture
 
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
Design
Dimensions
5.94 x 2.86 x 0.30 inches (150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm)
6.09 x 2.98 x 0.34 inches (154.72 x 75.74 x 8.6 mm)
5.66 x 2.74 x 0.34 inches (143.84 x 69.54 x 8.58 mm)
Weight
5.54 oz (157.0 g)
the average is 5.6 oz (161 g)
5.93 oz (168.0 g)
the average is 5.6 oz (161 g)
5.04 oz (143.0 g)
the average is 5.6 oz (161 g)
Materials
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum, Glass
Back: Aluminum, Glass
Resistance
Water, Dust; IP68
Splash, Dust; IP53
Splash, Dust; IP53
Biometrics
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Features
Touch sensitive control keys
Notification light
Notification light
Buyers information
Price
$ 799
$ 869
$ 749

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