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)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page


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.

Google Pixel XL vs Google Pixel vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Display

Display size

5.5 inches
5.0 inches
5.5 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Aspect Ratio

16:9
16:9
 

Pixel density

534 ppi
441 ppi
534 ppi

Technology

AMOLED
AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

71.22 %
68.88 %
76.09 %

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996

Processor

Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 530
Adreno 530
Adreno 530

RAM

4 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128 GB, not expandable
128 GB, not expandable
32 GB

OS

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)
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity

3450 mAh
2770 mAh
3600 mAh

Charging

USB Power Delivery
USB Power Delivery
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Talk time

32.00 hours
the average is 18 h (1096 min)
26.00 hours
the average is 18 h (1096 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 24 h (1418 min)

Internet use

LTE: 14 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours
LTE: 13 hours; Wi-Fi: 13 hours
3G: 13 hours; LTE: 15 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours

Music playback

130.00 hours
110.00 hours
66.00 hours

Video playback

14.00 hours
13.00 hours
19.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12.3 megapixels
12.3 megapixels
12 megapixels

Features

Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

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
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording

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)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
8 megapixels
5 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
 

Design

Dimensions

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)
5.94 x 2.86 x 0.30 inches (150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm)

Weight

5.93 oz (168 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.54 oz (157 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum, Glass
Back: Aluminum, Glass
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Splash, Dust; IP 53
Splash, Dust; IP 53
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light
Notification light
Touch sensitive control keys

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 869
$ 749
$ 799

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6 Comments

1. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

A phone which is small in size yet having same display size and bigger battery and also comes equipped with the latest tech overall. Also, its 6-month old so significantly cheaper in price as well. hmmm......tough choice

3. Landon

Posts: 1247; Member since: May 07, 2015

...plus expandable storage, as well as IP 68 certified. Really tough choice. :D

4. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Apparently the trolls who think every single Samsung phone is now explosive will choose the Pixel in a heartbeat

2. splus

Posts: 166; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Pixel is important in only one way - it shows Google has really lost the plot. Releasing an average phone in every way but only with top end CPU and camera, but with maxed up price and zero brand recognition as a phone manufacturer is a sure way to failure. And to make it even more bitter - they decided to compete with iPhone by pricing it and making it look exactly like iPhone, but not offering updates for more than 2 years even though they make software from top to bottom.

5. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Pixel is expensive because of its software features. Same with the iPhone. Imagine if you have a non-optimized ios loaded into the iPhone's hardware

6. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Non optimized ios will still do good, iPhone does better because of low power hardware needed for simple os. More like my linux laptop which has pentium processor runs better than macbook with i5 and Windows laptop with i5. Its a light weight os. I am not saying that op

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