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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)


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
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro

Processor

Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
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 17 h (1012 min)
26.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1012 min)

Stand-by time

 
21.8 days (522 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)

Talk time (3G)

36.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 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 6.4 oz (182 g)
5.93 oz (168.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (182 g)
5.04 oz (143.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (182 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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