Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Google Pixel 3a

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Display

Display size

5.5 inches
5.6 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 2220 pixels

Aspect Ratio

16:9
18.5:9

Pixel density

401 ppi
444 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
OLED

Screen-to-body ratio

67.58 %
73.93 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216

Peak brightness

625 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
 

Features

Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Dragontrail), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
12.2 megapixels

Hardware Features

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

12 megapixels
 

Hardware Features

Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus
 

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.8; Focal Length: 56 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.6"; Pixel size: 1 μm
 

Flash

Quad LED
Dual LED

Software Features

RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Night mode, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

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

Features

Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

7 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
 

Video capture

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

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches (158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm)
5.96 x 2.76 x 0.32 inches (151.3 x 70.1 x 8.2 mm)

Weight

6.63 oz (188 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.19 oz (147 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Plastic

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 67
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Keys

Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors

Black, Gold, Silver, Pink, Red
Black, Purple, White

Multimedia

Headphones

Lightning
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
aptX-HD

Screen mirroring

 
Wireless screen share

Music player

 
 

Filter by

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
 

Supported formats

MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI
 

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

MPEG4, H.263, H.264
 

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SDM670

Processor

Quad-core, 2340 MHz, 64-bit, 16 nm
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 360, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus
Adreno 615

RAM

3 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

256 GB, not expandable
64 GB, not expandable

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x)
Android (9.0 Pie)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0

Profiles/ Protocols

 
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

Yes
USB 2.0

Connector

Lightning
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device

Charging connector

Lightning
USB Type-C (reversible)

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Mobile Payment

Apple Pay
 

Other

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Hearing aid compatible

 
M3, T3

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 38, 40, 41

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

 
800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE-A Cat 12 (600/100 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS
EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

VoLTE

Yes
 

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Battery

Capacity

2900 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

 
USB Power Delivery

Talk time (3G)

21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
 

Stand-by time (3G)

16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 25 days (611 h)
 

Internet use

3G: 13 hours; LTE: 13 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours
 

Music playback

60.00 hours
 

Video playback

12.00 hours
 

Internet browsing

Browser

 
 

supports

HTML, HTML5
 

Built-in online services support

YouTube (upload)
 

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration

Phonebook

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer

Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer
Calendar, Alarm, Flashlight, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer

Messaging

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging

Yes
Hangouts / Google Talk

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 07, 2016
Feb 25, 2019

FCC ID value: BCG-E3087A link
FCC ID value: A4RG020G link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

1.09 W/kg
1.15 W/kg

Body

1.10 W/kg
1.13 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.52 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.13 W/kg
1.19 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

 
18W USB-C power adapter, 1M USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0), Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter, SIM tool

MSRP price

$ 969
$ 399

Availability

Officially announced

Sep 07, 2016
May 07, 2019
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