Poll: Pixel, Pixel XL, or the Other Flagships; Which One Do You Choose?

Omar Sohail
Posted Oct 5, 2016
17Shares
Share Tweet Submit

Yes, folks, it is that time when you get to choose which 2016 flagship smartphone would be your pick as a worthy purchase. With Pixel and Pixel XL officially announced, they are going to face an uphill battle with a wide range of phones coming from various manufacturers and to help you make a better decision on which device is going to be the ultimate flagship in your eyes, we have provided you with a detailed table highlighting the hardware specification differences as well as a poll to help voice your opinion. Let us get started.

Cast Your Vote If the Pixel, Pixel XL or Any Other Flagship Would Be Your Pick for a Worthy 2016 Flagship

One of the biggest grips of owning a stock Android device is the fact that it does not come with expandable storage, and even though running pure Android is a perk that millions of users love to experience, expandable storage is a feature that you sorely start to miss once you purchase a handset that comes without this crucial feature. With an array of handsets listed, it is honestly tough to say which device is going to be the winner, since they have all improved so much over the course of time, but we have compared the following devices:

  • Pixel
  • Pixel XL
  • Galaxy S7
  • Galaxy S7 edge
  • Galaxy Note 7
  • HTC 10
  • LG G5
  • LG V20
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus

Sometimes, the ideal way to just pick a worthy 2016 flagship is not by looking at how good these phones are, but to start nit picking them in such a manner that will make you feel like the tiny bits are missing from the smartphone. However, there are some fanboys whose decision we will not be able to revert no matter how hard we try, which is why the poll has been created specifically for you guys.

Think long and hard which phone you would love to purchase if you haven’t already, and to give you some motivation, I choose the 128GB version of iPhone 7 Plus.

 PixelPixel XLGalaxy S7Galaxy S7 edgeGalaxy Note 7HTC 10LG G5LG V20iPhone 7 iPhone 7 Plus
Screen size 5 inches 5.5 inches 5.1 inches5.5 inches 5.7 inches5.2 inches5.3 inches5.7 inches 4.7 inches 5.5 inches
Display technology AMOLEDAMOLEDSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLEDSuper LCD5IPS LCD IPS LCD LED-backlit IPS LCD LED-backlit IPS LCD
Resolution1080p with 441 PPI 1440p with 534 PPI 1440p with 577 PPI1440p with 534 PPI1440p with 515 PPI1440p with 565 PPI 1440p with 554 PPI
1440p with 401 PPI750p with 326 PPI 1080p with 401 PPI
Screen-to-body-ratio 69 percent 71.2 percent 72.1 percent76.1 percent 79.0 percent71.1 percent 70.1 percent67.7 percent65.6 percent 67.7 percent
Chipset Snapdragon 821 Snapdragon 821 Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890Snapdragon 820Snapdragon 820Snapdragon 820 Apple A10 Fusion Apple A10 Fusion
Processor2 x Kryo running at 2.4GHz

2 x Kryo running at 2.0GHz

Adreno 530 running at 650+MHz
2 x Kryo running at 2.4GHz

2 x Kryo running at 2.0GHz

Adreno 530 running at 650+MHz
2 x Kryo running at 2.2GHz

2 x Kryo running at 1.60GHz

Adreno 530 running at 624MHz

or

4 x 2.3GHz Mongoose

4 x 1.60GHz Cortex-A53

ARM Mali-T880 MP12
2 x Kryo running at 2.2GHz

2 x Kryo running at 1.60GHz

Adreno 530 running at 624MHz

or

4 x 2.3GHz Mongoose

4 x 1.60GHz Cortex-A53

ARM Mali-T880 MP12
2 x Kryo running at 2.2GHz

2 x Kryo running at 1.60GHz

Adreno 530 running at 624MHz

or

4 x 2.3GHz Mongoose

4 x 1.60GHz Cortex-A53

ARM Mali-T880 MP12
2 x Kryo running at 2.2GHz

2 x Kryo running at 1.60GHz

Adreno 530 running at 624MHz
2 x Kryo running at 2.2GHz

2 x Kryo running at 1.60GHz

Adreno 530 running at 624MHz
2 x Kryo running at 2.2GHz

2 x Kryo running at 1.60GHz

Adreno 530 running at 624MHz
Quad-core CPU with six-core GPU Quad-core CPU with six-core GPU
RAM4GB 4GB 4GB 4GB 4GB 4GB 4GB 4GB 2GB3GB
Internal storage 32 or 128GB 32 or 128GB 32 or 64GB with MicroSD storage support up to 256GB (uses second SIM slot)32 or 64GB with MicroSD storage support up to 256GB (uses second SIM slot)64GB with MicroSD storage support up to 256GB (uses second SIM slot)32 or 64GB with MicroSD storage support up to 256GB (uses second SIM slot)32GB with MicroSD storage support up to 256GB64GB with MicroSD storage support up to 256GB32, 128GB or 256GB 32, 128GB or 256GB
Operating system Android Nougat 7.1 Android Nougat 7.1 Android Marshmallow 6.0Android Marshmallow 6.0Android Marshmallow 6.0Android Marshmallow 6.0.1Android Marshmallow 6.0Android Nougat 7.0iOS 10.01 iOS 10.01
Primary camera 12.3MP

F/2.0 aperture with phase detection, laser autofocus and dual-LED flash

1/2.3-inch sensor size, 1.55µm pixel size with features such as geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama

Video recording: 2160p at 30FPS, 1080p at 30, 60 and 120FPS, 720p at 240FPS (slow-mo video recording supported)
12.3MP

F/2.0 aperture with phase detection, laser autofocus and dual-LED flash

1/2.3-inch sensor size, 1.55µm pixel size with features such as geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama

Video recording: 2160p at 30FPS, 1080p at 30, 60 and 120FPS, 720p at 240FPS (slow-mo video recording supported)
12MP

F/1.7 aperture with 26mm focal length, phase detection, laser autofocus, dual-LED flash, and OIS

1/2.5-inch sensor size, 1.4µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording

Video recording: 2160p at 30FPS, 1080p at 30, and 60FPS, 720p at 120FPS (slow-mo video recording supported), HDR and dual-video recording
12MP

F/1.7 aperture with 26mm focal length, phase detection, laser autofocus, dual-LED flash, and OIS

1/2.5-inch sensor size, 1.4µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording

Video recording: 2160p at 30FPS, 1080p at 30, and 60FPS, 720p at 120FPS (slow-mo video recording supported), HDR and dual-video recording
12MP

F/1.7 aperture with 26mm focal length, phase detection, laser autofocus, dual-LED flash, and OIS

1/2.5-inch sensor size, 1.4µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording

Video recording: 2160p at 30FPS, 1080p at 30, and 60FPS, 720p at 120FPS (slow-mo video recording supported), HDR and dual-video recording
12MP

F/1.8 aperture with phase detection, laser autofocus, dual-LED flash, OIS and 28mm focal length

1/2.3-inch sensor size, 1.55µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, and panorama

Video recording: 2160p at 30FPS, 1080p at 30, and 60FPS, 720p at 120FPS (slow-mo video recording supported)
16MP with F/1.8 aperture and 8MP secondary with F/2.4 aperture

Laser and phase detection autofocus

OIS

Dual-LED flash
16MP with F/1.8 aperture and 8MP secondary with F/2.4 aperture

Laser and phase detection autofocus

OIS

Dual-LED flash
12MP

F/1.8 aperture with phase detection, laser autofocus, dual-LED flash, OIS and 28mm focal length

1/3-inch sensor size, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, and HDR

Video recording: 2160p at 30FPS, 1080p at 30, 60 and 120FPS, 720p at 240FPS (slow-mo video recording supported)
Dual 12MP

F/1.8 aperture with phase detection, laser autofocus, dual-LED flash, OIS (28mm focal length for first camera and 56mm focal length for second camera with an F/2.8 aperture), phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, quad-LED (dual tone) flash

1/3-inch sensor size at 28mm focal length, 1/3.6-inch sensor at 56mm focal length, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, and HDR

Video recording: 2160p at 30FPS, 1080p at 30, 60 and 120FPS, 720p at 240FPS (slow-mo video recording supported)
Secondary camera 8MP

F/2.4 aperture, with 1/3.2-inch sensor size, 1.4µm pixel size, and video recording support up to 1080p at 30FPS
8MP

F/2.4 aperture, with 1/3.2-inch sensor size, 1.4µm pixel size, and video recording support up to 1080p at 30FPS
5MP

F/1.7 aperture, 22mm focal length, with dual video call recording and auto HDR
5MP

F/1.7 aperture, 22mm focal length, with dual video call recording and auto HDR
5MP

F/1.7 aperture, 22mm focal length, with dual video call recording and auto HDR
5MP

F/1.8 aperture, 23mm focal length, with OIS, 1.34µm pixel size and video recording features ranging from 1080p at 30FPS, face detection, and HDR
8MP with F/2.0 aperture5MP with F/1.9 aperture7MP

F/2.2 aperture, 32mm focal length, with video recording features ranging from 1080p at 30FPS, 720p at 240FPS, face detection, HDR, and panorama
7MP

F/2.2 aperture, 32mm focal length, with video recording features ranging from 1080p at 30FPS, 720p at 240FPS, face detection, HDR, and panorama
Wireless connectivity features 802.11ac Wi-Fi

Bluetooth 4.2

Bluetooth LE

GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS
802.11ac Wi-Fi

Bluetooth 4.2

Bluetooth LE

GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS
802.11ac Wi-Fi

Bluetooth 4.2

GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS
802.11ac Wi-Fi

Bluetooth 4.2

GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS
802.11ac Wi-Fi

Bluetooth 4.2

GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS
802.11ac Wi-Fi

Bluetooth 4.2

GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS
802.11ac Wi-Fi

Bluetooth 4.2

Bluetooth LE

GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS
802.11ac Wi-Fi

Bluetooth 4.2

Bluetooth LE

GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS
802.11ac Wi-Fi

Bluetooth 4.2

Bluetooth LE

GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS

NFC but with Apple Pay only
802.11ac Wi-Fi

Bluetooth 4.2

Bluetooth LE

GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS

NFC but with Apple Pay only
Battery capacity with talk time details 2,770mAh

Stand-by time: Up to 456 hours while on 3G

Actual talk-time: Up to 26 hours while on 3G

Music play time: Up to 110 hours
3,450mAh

Stand-by time: Up to 552 hours while on 3G

Actual talk-time: Up to 32 hours while on 3G

Music play time: Up to 130 hours
3,000mAh3,600mAh3,500mAh3,000mAh

Stand-by time: Up to 456 hours while on 3G

Actual talk-time: Up to 27 hours while on 3G
2,800mAh

Stand-by time: Up to 400 hours while on 3G

Actual talk-time: Up to 20 hours while on 3G
3,200mAh1,960mAh

Actual talk-time: Up to 14 hours on 3G

Music playback: Up to 40 hours
2,900mAh

Stand-by time: Up to 384 hours on 3G

Actual talk-time: Up to 21 hours on 3G

Music playback: Up to 60 hours
Weight143 grams 168 grams 152 grams157 grams169 grams145 grams159 grams
174 grams 138 grams 188 grams
Dimensions5.66 x 2.74 x 0.33 inches 6.09 x 2.98 x 0.33 inches 5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches5.94 x 2.86 x 0.30 inches6.04 x 2.91 x 0.31 inches
5.74 x 2.83 x 0.35 inches5.88 x 2.91 x 0.30 inches6.29 x 3.07 x 0.30 inches5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches 6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches
Available colors Very Black

Quite Silver

Really Blue
Very Black

Quite Silver

Really Blue
Black

White

Gold

Silver

Pink Gold
Black Onyx

Silver Titanium

Gold Platinum
Blue Coral

Silver Titanium

Black Onyx
Carbon Gray

Topaz Gold

Glacier Silver

Camellia Red
Silver

Titan

Gold

Pink
Titan

Pink

Silver
Jet Black

Black

Silver

Gold

Rose Gold
Jet Black

Black

Silver

Gold

Rose Gold
Pricing$649 for 32GB model

$749 for 128GB model
$769 for 32GB model

$869 for 128GB model
$649 for 32GB model$649 for 32GB model$849$699$649$649$649 for 32GB model

$749 for 128GB model

$849 for 256GB model
$649 for 32GB model

$749 for 128GB model

$849 for 256GB model
Which phone in your opinion is the perfect upgrade for a 2016 flagship

Share Tweet Submit