Google Pixel and Pixel XL vs Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: battery life stats comparison

Google is now officially a hardware company.

And not just any hardware company: it has just unveiled two phones, the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL, both designed and made by the company once known only for its search engine.

Should Android phone makers like Samsung, LG and others be scared of this new competition coming straight from the company that makes the operating system that these aforementioned companies rely heavily upon? While we think that if Google wants to get serious, it will inevitably threaten the success of Samsung and LG that it itself helped create, it was interesting to see that during the official Google Pixel phone presentation, it was the Apple iPhone that was ridiculed multiple times.

Naturally, we were interested to see how the new Google Pixel and Pixel XL compare against the also-new Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in one of the most important aspects for a phone: battery life. We took the official battery life numbers by Google and Apple, and put them alongside, so that you can easily see which of these phones holds the promise for longer battery life. Keep in mind that the two companies likely test their phones differently, so not all numbers are directly comparable. 

So rather than proclaim that one of the two - Pixel or iPhone - is the new battery king, use this as guidelines while you wait for the actual reviews of the phones that will give more detailed opinion on this.

Pixel XL
iPhone 7
iPhone 7 Plus
2770 mAh3450 mAh1960 mAh2900 mAh
Stand-by time19 days23 days10 days16 days
Talk time26 hours32 hours14 hours (3G)21 hours (3G)
Wi-Fi usage13 hours14 hours14 hours15 hours
LTE usage13 hours14 hours12 hours13 hours
Video playback13 hours14 hours13 hours14 hours
Audio playback110 hours130 hours40 hours60 hours
Quick chargeYes, 7 hours usage
w/ 15-minute charge
Yes, 7 hours usage
w/ 15-minute charge
*Testing methodologies of Google and Apple likely differ, so these numbers should be considered comparable only as a reference rather than truly equalized.



1. Unordinary unregistered

Extremely doubtful of that standby time. All in all, Im loving this phone

8. Scott93274

Posts: 6042; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

If Doze is implemented properly, I don't see why not.

10. Harambe unregistered

I'm pretty sure that standby time doesn't include being connected to Internet. So doze won't matter much.

11. Unordinary unregistered


2. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Why did they release this phone???

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31764; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

For the same reason you posted...they wanted to.

3. nate358

Posts: 63; Member since: Dec 24, 2013

Wireless charging? Fail

6. kiko007

Posts: 7524; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Common sense? Fail........

4. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

I want to see some real life numbers for those phones before I will believe any of these numbers. Dispite sporting larger batteries, Wifi usage, LTE usage and Video playback are extremely close....

9. Scott93274

Posts: 6042; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Higher resolutions on both Pixel phones compared to the iPhones maybe?

5. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1354; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

This is the one metric that I was waiting for on these phones. I knew they were going to be pretty much equal or comparable to other flagships in all other metrics.

7. tangbunna

Posts: 495; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

they forgot to compare charging at 1A current. normally android has around 3000mah. but druing charging using adaptor less than 2A current, it will take more than 3hr to get full but fast to deplete. iphone is ok with the 1700mah which is take only 1:30hr. it is power bank friendly.

13. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1354; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

130 hours of audio playback? I'm guessing it has a dedicated decoder to achieve that kind of longevity.

14. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

how about screen on time? Who really cares about standby/talk time? wifi/4g is about the same

15. firesoul453

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 04, 2016

Sources please.

16. smash

Posts: 15; Member since: Jan 31, 2014

My search for lg g2 replacement continues

17. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

If you want to stay with lg, wait till the g6 comes out so that you get a good discount on v20, and g5. However, if you want to move away from Tom Cruise, but stay with mission impossible, then go for the s7, p10, oneplus 3, or nexus 6p.

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