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Google Pixel vs iPhone 7 Plus vs Xperia XZ Camera Comparison: Three-Way Battle Among The Kings Of Smartphone Shooters

By Jeff Roxas , Oct 17, 2016 06:34 PM EDT
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With a huge variety of everyday and all around gadgets, namely, the Google Pixel, Sony Xperia XZ and the iPhone 7 Plus, smartphone photography has taken off. These three handsets represent the best imaging sensors in a smart device this year, but which one of them is the best?

The Display 

The iPhone ranks the top of the list in screen size, with a 5.5-inch full HD display, next is the Xperia that has a 5.2-inch screen, and lastly the Google Pixel with a 5-inch screen display. Despite being the smaller one in the group, the Pixel has a resolution of 1440p while the other two only have 1080p. This could make a difference in both gaming and video streaming, according to News Every Day.

Megapixel Comparison

With almost similar features, most consumers look at the camera to help them decide on which everyday gadget is best for them. In terms of pixel size, the Xperia leads the pack with a whopping 23MP at the back and 13MP in the front. The Pixel and the iPhone have both 12MP rear cameras. The Pixel has an 8MP front camera and 7MP for the iPhone.

New Technologies

The iPhone 7 Plus, however, introduces new technology in smartphone cameras by putting two cameras at the back, which is designed to get better dynamic range pictures and optical zoom. The iPhones' back cameras features one 28mm f/1.8 wide-angle lens, and a narrower 56mm f/2.8 zoom camera, according to GSM Arena.

Both the Pixel and the XZ have an aperture of f/2.0, which is essential when shooting in low-light conditions. Both the iPhone and the Pixel have dual tone LED flash while the XZ only have a LED Flash, which should still be fine with its 23MP camera.

Price and Conclusion

All three phones are powerhouses when in comes to their camera and processing capabilities and does not have much difference in price. The Sony Xperia XZ is tagged at $699.99, the iPhone 7 Plus 32 GB starts at $769, and the Google Pixel 32 GB costs $649.

In conclusion, the iPhone 7 Plus works best for casual smartphone photographers due to its ease of use and the variety of shots that the camera is capable of taking. Those who would like to have powerful sensors are best off with the Pixel, which earned the highest score so far in DxOMark Mobile's camera rating. As for those who would like to have more control in their shots, the Xperia XZ, with its manual controls, are a great bet.   

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