The Google Pixel vs. the competition: Ready to rumble

We may be saying goodbye to the Nexus name, but we’re not saying goodbye to the things we’ve come to expect from Google’s premiere phones. The new Pixel still offers everything you’d expect in a flagship, including a highly-rated camera, a fingerprint sensor and the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack. But, with so many current phones offering similar chipsets, features like Google Assistant could make all the difference. We’ll take a closer look at some of the bells and whistles in our eventual review, but for now there are specs to chew over. Check out the table below to see how the Pixel measures up on paper to some of its leading competition.

Pixel
iPhone 7
Galaxy S7
LG G5
HTC 10
Pricing
$649, $749 (off-contract)
$649, $749, $849 (off-contract)
varies by carrier, starts at $650 off-contract
varies by carrier on contract; $650 off-contract
$699 (off-contract)
Known dimensions
143.84 x 69.54 x 7.31mm (5.66 x 2.74 x 0.29 inches)
138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches)
142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm (5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches)
149.4 x 73.9 x 7.3mm (5.88 x 2.91 x 0.29 inches)
145.9 x 71.9 x 3.0-9.0mm (5.74 x 2.83 x 0.12-0.35 inches)
Weight
143g (5.04 ounces)
138g (4.87 ounces)
152g (5.36 ounces)
159g (5.61 ounces)
161g (5.68 ounces)
Screen size
5.0 inches (127mm)
4.7 inches (119.38mm)
5.1 inches (129.2mm)
5.3 inches (134.62mm)
5.2 inches (132.08mm)
Screen resolution
1,920 x 1,080 (441 ppi)
1,334 x 750 (326 ppi)
2,560 x 1,440 (577 ppi)
2,560 x 1,440 (554 ppi)
2,560 x 1,440 (564 ppi)
Screen type
Full HD AMOLED
Retina HD
Quad HD Super AMOLED
Quad HD IPS LCD Quantum
Quad HD Super LCD 5
Battery
2,770mAh
1,960mAh
3,000mAh
2,800mAh
3,000mAh
Internal storage
32/128GB
32/128/256GB
32GB
32GB
32GB
External storage
None
None
microSD
microSD
microSD
Rear camera
12.3MP, f/2.0, 1.55µm pixel size
12MP, f/1.8
12MP, f/1.7, 1.4µm pixel size
16MP, f/1.8, 1.12µm pixel size
12MP, f/1.8, 1.55µm pixel size
Front-facing cam
8MP, f/2.4, 1.4µm pixel size
7MP, f/2.2
5MP
8MP
5MP, f/1.8, 1.34µm pixel size
Video capture
4K at 30fps
4K at 30fps
4K at 30fps
4K
4K
NFC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth
v4.2
v4.2
v4.2
v4.2
v4.2
SoC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
Apple A10 Fusion
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
CPU
2.15GHz quad-core
2.23GHz dual-core
2.15GHz quad-core
2.15GHz quad-core
2.2GHz quad-core
GPU
Adreno 530
6-core
Adreno 530
Adreno 530
Adreno 530
RAM
4GB
2GB
4GB
4GB
4GB
WiFi
Dual band, 802.11ac
Dual band, 802.11ac
Dual band, 802.11ac
Dual band, 802.11ac
Dual band, 802.11ac
Operating system
Android 7.1
iOS 10
Android 6.0
Android 6.0
Android 6.0
Standout features
Fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C
Touch ID, IP67 certified, Lightning connector
Fingerprint sensor, IP68 certified
Fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C
Fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C
Accessories
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
LG Friends: Cam, Cam Plus, Hi-Fi Plus (not available in US), VR
Not applicable

* Specs in italics are unconfirmed, but we will update as more details become available.

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