Google Pixel vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs HTC 10: three-way specs comparison

Google Pixel vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs HTC 10: three-way specs comparison
Packing a Snapdragon 821, 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. 

Indeed, we've been pretty hyped up about the small-sized Pixel - after all, what's not to like about an easily-pocketable powerhouse? However, is the announcement of the Pixel spelling bad times for the rest of fairly small flagship devices out there, like the excellent Galaxy S7 and the not-too-shabby but largely forgotten HTC 10?

Well, we are not sure how things will unravel for the Google Pixel, but what we can do is compare this trio in terms of specs. Yes, it's specs comparison time!

Google Pixel vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs HTC 10

Display

Display size

5.0 inches
5.1 inches
5.2 inches

Resolution

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

Aspect Ratio

16:9
 
 

Pixel density

441 ppi
576 ppi
565 ppi

Technology

AMOLED
Super AMOLED
S-LCD 5

Screen-to-body ratio

68.88 %
72.30 %
71.13 %

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12.3 megapixels
12 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Laser autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

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: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 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) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Features

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

Front

8 megapixels
5 megapixels
5 megapixels

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

5.66 x 2.74 x 0.34 inches (143.84 x 69.54 x 8.58 mm)
5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches (142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm)
5.74 x 2.83 x 0.35 inches (145.9 x 71.9. x 9 mm)

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.36 oz (152 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.68 oz (161 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

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

Biometrics

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

Features

Notification light
Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys

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

GPU

Adreno 530
Adreno 530
Adreno 530

RAM

4 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4

OS

Android (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
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), HTC Sense UI

Battery

Capacity

2770 mAh
3000 mAh
3000 mAh

Charging

Yes
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Talk time

26.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)
 
 

Stand-by time

19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)
 
 

Talk time (3G)

 
28.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
27.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
 
19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 25 days (611 h)

Talk time (4G)

 
 
27 hours

Stand-by time (4G)

 
 
19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 24 days (575 h)

Internet use

LTE: 13 hours; Wi-Fi: 13 hours
3G: 11 hours; LTE: 13 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours
 

Music playback

110.00 hours
55.00 hours
 

Video playback

13.00 hours
16.00 hours
 

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 749
$ 699
$ 699


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6 Comments

1. anotherfan

Posts: 62; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

I thought that the pixel will come with android 7.1 not 7.0

5. sgodsell

Posts: 7252; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Also they didn't mention that the Pixel XL comes with a QHD AMOLED display and a bigger battery.

2. parasshah100

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 01, 2016

Hey Peter, there is OIS on the Pixel phones.

3. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Specs not better than the s7 but more expensive, who would buy this crap? Not to mention the design sucks, screen to body ratio no better than an iPhone but at least the iPhone has a home button to justify it a bit. Nexus 6P is still way better than this design wise.

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7252; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The camera on the Pixels actually have a higher score, and let in more light with their bigger 1.55 um.

4. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

I like it. but price does seem rather high. I would go for the s7 anyday over anything else.

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