So Are The Pixel and Pixel XL Google Versus The Competition

At the end has taken place the Google event, who have promised to be memorable, which have been presented more than filtered Pixel and Pixel XL. These terminals come to occupy the place of the Nexus, but with some changes that will make us to feel them really different.

With all specifications and images possible in view of everyone, we will see will look like this pair of terminals face competition in the high end of this year. Knowing that are high end and, therefore, have a good hardware, will it be attractive enough to be an alternative to its competitors?

A good hardware that hardly stands out from the rest, but wins in software

With the year so advanced it is difficult to find whether a smartphone that stands out in terms of hardware is concerned, so that, to a large extent, these terminals manufactured by HTC to Google have specifications that will sound pretty with the exception of the processor, which is something more up-to-date.

Both terminals are aimed at a kind of different, being 5 inches with FullHD resolution Pixel and the Pixel XL 5.5 inch with QuadHD resolution. We will see similarities between them, such as storage (32/128 GB) and RAM (4 GB), and other differences arising from the difference in size.

At the point in which both are, above all, is in the software, being the first which will bring 7.1 Android Nougat, which incorporates some new features with respect to Android 7.0. One of the issues which will have to compete will be the price which, although it is not known yet, that are typical of a high-end, being, at least, $650 for the smaller of the two.

The disadvantage to play Google getting their devices so advanced the year is that many of those who were looking for a high end of this year have already acquired it, and possibly at a more attractive price., so those in Mountain View will have to somehow convince the public to be considered the best alternative to any other manufacturer.

 

Google Pixel

Google Pixel XL

Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

10 HTC

Huawei P9

LG G5

LG V20

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT 143.8 x 69.5 x 8.6 mm and 143g 154.7 x 75.7 x 8.6 mm and 168g. 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm and 152g. 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm and 169 g. 145,9 x 71.9 x 9 mm and 161 g. 145 x 6.95 x 70.9 mm and 144 g. 149.4 x 73.9 7. 7 mm and 159g. 159.7 x 78.1 7.6mm x 174g.
SCREEN AMOLED of 5 inches and FullHD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) 5.5 inches and resolution QHD AMOLED (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) SuperAMOLED of 5.1 inches and resolution QHD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) SuperAMOLED ‘dual-edge’ of 5.7 inches and resolution QHD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) SUPER LCD5 of 5.2 inches and resolution QHD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) IPS of 5.2 inches and resolution FullHD (1920 x 1080 pixels) Quantum IPS 5.3 inches and resolution QHD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) Quantum IPS 5.7 inches and resolution QHD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels)
PROCESSOR Snapdragon 821 Quad-Core to 2.15 GHz Cryo and GPU Adreno 530 Snapdragon 821 Quad-Core to 2.15 GHz Cryo and GPU Adreno 530 8890 Exynos, Octa-Core 2.3 GHz and Mali GPU-T880 MP12 / / Snapdragon 820 Quad-Core to 2.15 GHz Cryo and GPU Adreno 530 8890 Exynos, Octa-Core 2.3 GHz and Mali GPU-T880 MP12 / / Snapdragon 820 Quad-Core to 2.15 GHz Cryo and GPU Adreno 530 Snapdragon 820 Quad-Core 2.2 GHz Cryo and GPU Adreno 530 HiSilicon Kirin 955, Octa.Core 2.5 GHz and Mali GPU-T880 MP4 Snapdragon 820 Quad-Core 2.2 GHz Cryo and GPU Adreno 530 Snapdragon 820 Quad-Core 2.2 GHz Cryo and GPU Adreno 530
RAM 4 GB 4 GB 4 GB 4 GB 4 GB 3 GB 4 GB 4 GB
MEMORY 32/128 GB 32/128 GB 32/64 GB + 256 GB microSD 64 GB + 256 GB microSD 32 / 64GB + 256 GB microSD 32GB + 256 GB microSD 32GB + 256 GB microSD 64GB + 256 GB microSD
SOFTWARE 7.1 Android Nougat 7.1 Android Nougat 6.0 Android Marshmallow + Touchwiz 6.0 Android Marshmallow + Touchwiz 6.0 Android Marshmallow + HTC Sense 6.0 Android Marshmallow + EMUI 6.0 Anroid Marshmallow + LG UI 7.0 Anroid Nougat + LG UI
CAMERAS Back: 12.3 MP, f/2.0, front OIS: 8 MP Back: 12.3 MP, f/2.0, front OIS: 8 MP Rear: 12MP, f/1.7, OIS, autofocus with detection of phase, 4K front video: 5 MP, f/1.7 Rear: 12MP, f/1.7, OIS, autofocus with detection of phase, 4K front video: 5 MP, f/1.7 Rear: 12MP, f/1.8, OIS, laser Illuminator, dual-tone, video 4 k. front LED flash: 5 MP, OIS. Rear: Dual 12 MP, f/2.2, laser Illuminator, dual front LED flash: 8 MP Rear: Dual 16 MP (f/1.8) and 8 MP (f/2.4), auto focus laser, OIS, color, video 4K front spectrum Sensor: 5 MP Rear: Dual 16 MP (f/1.8) and 8 MP (f/2.4), auto focus laser, OIS, color, video 4K front spectrum Sensor: 8 MP
CONNECTIVITY LTE; Bluetooth 4.2, reader traces, USB-C, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC LTE; Bluetooth 4.2, reader traces, USB-C, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, LTE, 4.2 Bluetooth, GPS, GLONASS, microUSB, fingerprint reader, NFC Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, LTE, 4.2 Bluetooth, GPS, GLONASS, USB-C, fingerprint reader, NFC LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4.2 Bluetooth, GPS, GLONASS, NFC, USB-C, fingerprint reader, NFC LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4.2 Bluetooth, GPS, GLONASS, NFC, USB-C, fingerprint reader, NFC LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4.2 Bluetooth, GPS, GLONASS, NFC, USB-C, fingerprint reader, NFC LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4.2 Bluetooth, GPS, GLONASS, NFC, USB-C, fingerprint reader, NFC
BATTERY 2.770 mAh 3.450 mAh 3,000 mAh 3500 mAh 3,000 mAh 3,000 mAh 2800 mAh 3200 mAh
PRICE €759 / €859 € 899 / €1009 €544 €850 output €559 €499 € 429 To be confirmed

Are the Google Pixel worthy rivals for other high-end terminals?

The disadvantage of leaving with specifications similar to the competitors at one wholesale price that have today may be offset by that pure Android experience that virtually no one else can offer, so those who are fans of the Nexus range surely can find solace in the arms of a Pixel or Pixel XL.

Google has the difficult task of convincing prospective buyers that its terminals are what they need, that it is worth paying a higher price by terminals whose hardware has been using since the beginning of the year (except for the processor). However, the trick of pure Android supported by Google directly is there, and it is a great advantage.