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:
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.
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Google Pixel XL