Poll: time for a showdown – Google Pixel or Apple iPhone 7?

Poll: time for a showdown – Google Pixel or Apple iPhone 7?
Well, folks, the gauntlets have been thrown and two of the hottest phones of the year (not a Note 7 pun) are here and battling for your attention — the Apple iPhone 7 and the Google Pixel with their phablet versions (Plus / XL, respectively).

Apple placed its bets on a tried and tested formula and brought no serious developments in terms of design. It did, however, upgrade its camera once again, added stereo speakers (sort of), went for a quad-core processor for the first time, and... well... removed the 3.5 mm jack. Hey, at least storage tiers are doubled and are now 32 GB / 128 GB / 256 GB.

Google's Pixel held more tricks up its sleeve, mostly because it's the new kid on the block. Surprisingly, its camera does wonders and is arguably the best one available on a smartphone right now. Its hardware is the cookie-cutter Android flagship pack – a Snapdragon 821 with 4 GB of RAM, and iPhone-esque storage tiers of 32 GB and 128 GB.

So, gun to the head, if those were the only 2 phones you could pick up — which one would you go for?

Imagine there's no other choice, which one would you go for?

Apple iPhone 7 / Plus
32.55%
Google Pixel / XL
67.45%

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55 Comments

1. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

The fanboys and haters war begins.

3. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Nah. One iPhone is better than the other. I won't buy either. The Pixel is just an iPhone with an open file system and mass storage. Those are features the iPhone really needs to have. For me Vanilla Android is just as boring as iOS. But if I had to pick one, it would certainly be he Pixel. That will insure nearly 100% compatibility with the phone I already have. I have an iPad. so that would make an iPhone utterly useless for me. I don't like to own to devices that run the same software. The Pixel is everything the iPhone should be, but isn't. The biggest downside to the Pixel is, you have to buy it outright; to get a network unlocked version if you don't want VZW. At least T-Mobile will give 50% of that money back which is a cool deal. But the phone should have been offered on all of them to begin with. Making it exclusive to VZW was stupid. ATT would have been the smarter move.

9. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

That was brief

21. sgodsell

Posts: 7212; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The Pixel is superior to the iPhone 7, especially since the IPhone 7 has a low resolution display. The Pixel has a higher Full HD display, plus a 3.5mm audio jack to go with its built in HiFi DAC. The Pixel also has super fast charging. Not to mention the camera is much better on the Pixel.

31. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

iPhone do have waterpoofing ( not thats its really matter as apple dont cover water damage anyway ) Its also has a faster soc ( not thats its really matter as nothing will use such power and the phone will lack Ram before its can fully use thats soc.)

12. AllFanboysMatter

Posts: 206; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Vanilla Android is not boring at all, and this logic makes absolutely no sense. The great thing about Android is that you can fully customize it. How in the hell can you call a phone you can fully customize boring? You're trying to act as if the Note 7 is a damn computer, but too bad it isn't. Someone get Steve Jobs so he can tell you that you're using it wrong. How are you even a true Android fan saying stupid stuff like that? Google made a phone the way android was intended to be used. It doesn't get any better than that. Let me guess, you use Samsung products? Every person that gets on other people about using 'boring old stock' usually is always a Samsung fan, acting as if Samsung doesn't use android. It makes literally no sense to me that you'd think anything made by google could possibly be boring. What doesn't surprise me is the nonsense you talk about in every post. You complain about the cost of the Pixel yet you were open to buying Note 7s which are very similar in price. How does this make sense? Here is what you're buying with the Note 7 - - Touchwiz - Pen support - Gimmicky curved edges that provide zero value - A free explosion feature - A not so free hosiptal visit - Awful real world performance thanks to lagwiz Here is what you're buying with the pixel - Amazing performance - Great battery life - Best Camera - Google support and constant updates - Google Assistant - No explosions - Amazing build quality - Everything works the way Google intends How the hell are you, a huge tech enthusiast, going to sit here and act like the pixel isn't that great of a smartphone. It is easily the number 1 phone out right now, and it isn't surprising to me that someone as unintelligent as you are thinks otherwise. I for one am growing increasingly tired of your stupid posts. You make no sense whenever you open your mouth and everything you say is incredibly biased. Do you even know how technology works? Do you know the generalized idea of how people actually use their mobile devices? Do you realize that less than 50% of people even use the Note 7's pen input consistently? I'm sorry it has to come to this, but you must understand that every stupid little idea in your head is not everyone else's. People have different opinions, and yours are obviously flawed. Next time you post something, please reread what you say, because it's obvious to anyone who reads the garbage you spit that you simply don't have a solid grasp of the key features most people love in their mobile phones.

13. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1318; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

I'm sorry but the Note 7 can now only be purchased in Hong Kong stores, "black" markets or secondhand. It WAS, when available a great phone. Since it has been officially recalled the comparison is no longer valid.

30. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Butthurt Sammy hater delivers - what seems like a Elocution competition.

32. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

agreed 95% of all those features on Samsung phone you can download as app on others android anyway. Otherwise agreed Pixel is currently the best android phone on the market and in my eye superior to ios device as well. What its lack are minimal ( waterproofing and maybe different design ) otherwise its pretty damn near perfection ( beside price.. but at least you get more than with iPhone for thats price )

49. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I'm lost, when was the Note 7 mentioned in the original comment? I guess it's fitting that it is Halloween and I'm trying to read through a comment to find the phantom mention of "Note 7". Also, I know I tend to write some big comments but I think you should start to learn to condense your comments so that everyone isn't reading an entirely new article to figure out your point.

27. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

at this price, iphone 7, just for the fact that you will be the first to get the latest mobile games and the fact that if your phone ever gets greasy and dirty, you can give it a quick rinse.

34. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

95% oh the best game come out on both platform at same time. IPhone has some exclusive like android has. Sometime a game will come out first on iPhone or on android. I would not recommend giving any phone a rinse even waterproof one.. Already have a few iPhone 7/7+ thats came back with water damage and know what? Apple dont cover any water damage. Basically you play russian roulette every time you put your phone in water. I personally use a wet baby cleansing wipe its magical and dont have enuf water on it to make any damage to any phone.

52. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

Name one Android exclusive? Just look up YouTube videos for iPhone 7 water test. If your phone got water damaged, you probably got a lemon, did you take it to the apple store?

56. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

bezel war! lol

2. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

I choose the Note 7........ But in lieu of that the Pixel xl would be a last chance choice.

15. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1318; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

I hear you can still but them brand new with no warranty whatsoever in Hong Kong.

35. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

with a nice update thats limit the battery to 60% so no thanks.

4. jellmoo

Posts: 2563; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Jeez, this'll end well. The only real winner here is whomever is in charge of PA pageviews.

5. Jevon5

Posts: 60; Member since: Feb 15, 2016

S7/Edge ftw

16. Creep

Posts: 193; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

The Pixel XL destroys the S7 and S7 edge.

17. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

lol, no it doesnt

22. bucky

Posts: 3778; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

It does only in speed and OS. Other than that, it loses.

36. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Its faster to open app , can keep apps open longer , has no lag like lagwiz on the ui , much cleaner and easier to use , can still have 95% of all note 7 features by using apps , directly updated by google , factory unlock , Camera is better ALL AROUND and its probably has a better quality check. So beside design and waterproofing ( wich is useless as Samsung dont cover warranty anyway if water get it ) its a better device sorry.

41. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

And yet it can't even keep up with 5he S7 Edge in a speed test? LOL...NO

25. westicktogether

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

lol, yes it does.

42. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

No, it doesn't

43. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Yes, it does... times infinity! There, that's enough of that.

44. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

No it doesnt × 1 billion. Done

47. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

umm.... I'm not sure what to say...

48. StopTalking

Posts: 69; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

Infinity is greater than a billion you idiot. Now please, take a look at my username.

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