Clash of Androids: Google Pixel vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S7 are two of the most top rated smartphones nowadays. Which do you think will give a more outstanding design, good camera, and video capture as well as performance?
Clash of Androids: The Design
According to Pocket-lint, both smartphones have beautiful, solid and premium designs, but it differently. The Pixel XL opts for a mostly aluminum body, with a glass panel at the top of its rear, while the Galaxy S7 edge has an aluminum frame with curved edges and an all-glass rear panel.
The Pixel is the slightly larger and heavier of the two devices, measuring 154.7 x 75.7 x 8.5mm and weighing 168g, compared to the S7 edge's 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7mm build and 157g weight. Samsung manages to be more compact.
Both have a fingerprint sensor, but Google's is mounted on the rear, with no physical buttons on the front, while Samsung chooses to place it within the main button on the front of the Galaxy S7 edge. Samsung's device is also IP68-rated for water and dust resistance, while Google's is only IP53.
Clash of Androids: The Display
The Google Pixel XL and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge both feature 5.5-inch AMOLED displays with 2560 x 1440 pixel resolutions, putting the pixel density at 534ppi. They are both protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
The S7 edge does offer a curved display, however, as we mentioned, meaning it looks more interesting from a design point of view. The curved display also offers a couple of extras when it comes to software features, though none of them is a make or break feature.
Samsung's display is a little more impactful. Both are bright and vibrant, the Pixel XL is perhaps more natural, but Samsung's is a little more vigorous.
Clash of Androids: The Camera
Galaxy S7 applies more contrast to the images it takes. The Pixel tends to follow those settings, too.
The Pixel XL tends to add a slight green tint to its images after capture, while the Galaxy S7 pumps up the deeper blues and blacks of a given scene.
The Pixel and the Galaxy S7 have a tendency to oversaturate some images when there are extremely vivid colors in the frame, but there’s no clear winner here — it varies scene by scene, but both handle color well.
The Verge said that Samsung’s front-facing camera nails the colors better than of the Google's. It also offers a suite of selfie tools that let you hide blemishes, remove distortion around your face from the wide angle, or enlarge the size of your eyes — all in the native camera app.
Clash of Androids: The Operating System
On the report of Britta O'Boyle and Chris Hall, they said that Pixel XL launches with Android 7.1 Nougat, with exclusive software features that won't be appearing on other Android handsets. Pure Nougat, enhanced with the Pixel Launcher and Google Assistant, brings a level of sophistication to this Google phone that surpasses Pixels. It has the bloat-free attitude of a pure Android handset but supercharged. It's slick, fast and powerful.
Samsung takes Android 6.0 Marshmallow, adds TouchWiz and makes the experience completely unique to Samsung. There's the addition of more options, settings, and choices galore. That brings some bloat and plenty of duplication, but there's so much on offer from Samsung and on the S7 edge it's very well executed.
HTC Will Build Another Flagship Phone, Even After Billion-Dollar Deal with Google
HTC is showing signs of revival with the announcement of $1.1 billion smartphone business deal with Google.
Google Replacing Defective Nexus 6Ps with Pixel XL for Free
Owners of defective Nexus 6P units in the US and Canada are now receiving Google Pixel XL as free replacement.
Google Pixel Users on Oreo Complain of Unexpected Mobile Data Shutdown
Google has acknowledged mobile data issues with Pixels running on Oreo update via its official product forums.
Google Announces Permanent Shut Down of Drive App for PC and Mac
Google Drive app gets its end of support date for December 11 and the end of life date for March 12, 2018.
Galaxy Note 8 Survives JerryRigEverything’s Torture Test with Aplomb
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 survives the exhaustive JerryRigEverything durability test with ease.
MORE IN ITECHPOST
Is Your Website a Legal Liability or is it ADA Compliant?
Take a minute to think about how many times a day you use the internet. Do you read email while drinking your morning coffee? Use Google Maps to check traffic on your commute? Maybe you're in the majority of people who use the internet to get the news, watch television, shop and pay bills.
Embracing Bioinformatics in Gene Banks
The preservation of plant biodiversity is the task of the roughly 1,750 gene banks that are distributed around the world. So far, they store plant samples, and sometimes additional phenotypic or genetic information, of around 7,4 million accessions of plant species in total. It is expected that with the facilitated access to improved, quicker and cheaper sequencing and other omics technologies, the number of well-characterized accessions and the amount of detailed information that needs to be stored along with the biological material will be growing rapidly and continuously.
Top 5 Video Games to Play for a Truly Unique First Date
Video games have a way of taking us outside of ourselves and live in a fantasy world. It's even better when you're playing a game with someone special!