Google Pixel XL vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs LG V20: specs comparison


Packing a Snapdragon 821 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 32 or 128 gigs of native storage, and finally, a camera that is allegedly among the best ones in the class, the Google Pixel and Pixel XL are here to wage war on the very best the Android market has to offer.

However, is this enough to shake up the high branches of the smartphone market and steal away some potential buyers from Samsung and LG, which have some pretty strong offerings in that niche, namely the Galaxy Note 7 and the LG V20

Well, this remains to be seen. Until then, we can only entertain ourselves with specs comparisons that clearly show us how the Pixel XL stacks up against the aforementioned super-sized champs. Guess what, that's exactly what we're about to do right now!  

Google Pixel XL vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs LG V20

Display

Display size

5.5 inches
5.7 inches
5.7 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Aspect Ratio

16:9
 
 

Pixel density

534 ppi
518 ppi
513 ppi

Technology

AMOLED
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

71.22 %
78.16 %
72.40 %

Additional display

 
 
1040 x 160 pixels, Color, Touch screen: Yes, Capacitive

Hardware & Performance

System chip

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

Processor

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

OS

Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), LG UX UI

Battery

Capacity

3450 mAh
3500 mAh
3200 mAh

Charging

USB Power Delivery
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Talk time

32.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1113 min)
 
14.17 hours
the average is 19 h (1113 min)

Stand-by time

21.8 days (522 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
 
17.8 days (426 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)

Internet use

LTE: 14 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours
 
 

Music playback

130.00 hours
 
 

Video playback

14.00 hours
 
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12.3 megapixels
12 megapixels
16 megapixels

Features

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

Specifications

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
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"

Second camera

 
 
8 megapixels

Features

 
 
Ultra-wide

Specifications

 
 
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 12 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling
Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
5 megapixels
5 megapixels

Video capture

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)
6.04 x 2.91 x 0.31 inches (153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm)
6.29 x 3.07 x 0.30 inches (159.7 x 78.1 x 7.6 mm)

Weight

5.93 oz (168 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (176 g)
5.96 oz (169 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (176 g)
6.14 oz (174 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (176 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum, Glass
 
Back: Aluminum

Resistance

Splash, Dust; IP 53
Water, Dust; IP 68
Shock; MIL-STD-810 certified

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Iris scanner, Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light
Stylus, Touch sensitive control keys
 

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 869
 
 



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18 Comments

1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

The shape looks iPhone-ish. I'll take V20 if I had to choose.

8. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Why did they take fingerprint reader off the bottom bezel?

12. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

COURAGE!

18. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

This time, it's "Hope".

2. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Samsung should thank Google. These pixel phones make Note7 look even more awesome.

3. dbmcelroy

Posts: 44; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

v 20 has band 66 support

4. box14380

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Nah, the Pixel's design is just an iPhone with Google's Android OS. This is not a deal breaker. My device Note7 and the S6 edge and S7 edge is a lot sexier than the Google Pixel as an iPhone-ish mock-up. Com'on Alphabet/Google, use your money to produce a phone with good design.

5. frankg

Posts: 173; Member since: May 14, 2014

OIS??? Really, I don't think so. Is PA sure that the phone has OIS? I think they are using some gimmick.

7. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

No OIS for Pixel XL

14. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

WTF!? You serious? Haven't watched their keynote yet, but the Pixel is really starting to sound like merely a pixel in the competition's rare view mirror...

15. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

it have software-based OIS (kinda like xperia's steadyshot) guess, it wont be that much shaky, and that (slightly) bigger sensor may help for low light condition... (or it will be the failest nexus ever)

6. talon95

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

It should be 0.2" shorter. It should have f1.8 lens. And it should have wireless charging under the back glass. Other than that it's really great. Although ideally I would like to see stereo speakers and more unique design language. Anything to set it apart from the bland iPhone clones.

9. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

I will rather take exploding Samsung Galaxy note 7 or the LG v20 than the ugly thing Google calls a phone.

10. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

It looks like Samsung forgot to add the bezels with the Note 7. It looks so compact next to the Pixel and V20.

11. nate358

Posts: 63; Member since: Dec 24, 2013

Add ZTE Axon 7 to the list

13. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

It's really amazing how the Note 7 packs a bigger battery, bigger screen, an S-Pen, an Iris Scanner, IP 68 Water Resistance, and even more ports/hardware, all for just 3 oz more than the pixel. Sure can't wait to get the Exynos variant.

16. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

it even has smaller body than pixel XL

17. XperiaG

Posts: 178; Member since: Jun 06, 2016

ok so I won't take the Pixel... It is not as awesome as Google promised and looks like an Iphone... now the Samsung nope, I want to survive to my phone and they are like a hand grenade... and LG... I have nothing bad to say... so among this 3 I'll take the LG... also it is prettier.

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