Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Google Pixel XL represent the very best of 2016. The two devices can be found at the top of any smartphone chart and their high end nature makes it so the abundance of features will last users for a long time before they go off wanting more.
In this article we are comparing the two devices to see how they stand against each other and as means to form a general impression about flagship devices in 2016. That being said, let’s go right into the specs and see what each device has roaring under the hood.
Pixel XL from Google comes with a 5 inch display that uses AMOLED technology and is capable of rendering at a 1920 x 1080 resolution.
The Galaxy S7 Edge screen comes with a bigger 5.5 inch display that uses Super AMOLEd tech and also features a superior max resolution of 2560 x 1440.
On Google’s side, Pixel XL is packed with a Snapdragon 821 quad core processing unit from Qualcomm, clocked at 2.1 GHz. The device also features 4 GB of RAM and the Adreno 530 graphics processor. In terms of internal storage capacity, users have 32 and 128 GB options.
On the other hand we have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, also quad core, clocked at the same 2.1 GHz. Depending on what region you’re in you could also get the Exynos 8890 2.3 GHz octa core model. The specs are rounded up for S7 Edge by the Mali-T880 MP12 GPU and a total of 4 GB of RAM. The storage space allocated for this handset is between 32 and 64 GB.
Pixel XL comes with a 12 MP rear camera that can shoot 2K videos and features dual LED flash. The front lens has only 8 MP and can shoot videos at 1080p.
The Samsung phone’s camera specs aren’t as compelling with only 5 MP on the front shooter to go with the 12 MP camera on the rear. The same shooting capabilities are still there, however, and make te S7 Edge’s camera a great tool.
Both phones have Quick Charge batteries but the Google unit comes with a 2770 mAh juicer while Samsung’s device has a 3600 mAh unit.