Google announced on October 4th, the release of two new smartphones, Pixel and Pixel XL. Pixel and Pixel XL are the first smartphones designed by Google. Not only did Google announce the release of their smartphones, Apple also announced, on September 7, the release of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus. Apple stated, “iPhone 7 will dramatically improve the most important aspects of the iPhone experience”. While Google’s Pixel and Apple’s iPhone 7’s camera and battery features appear to be similar, when closely comparing each phone individually, the camera and battery of both smartphones are uniquely different.
Google’s Pixel is releasing the highest rated smartphone camera. Pixel’s camera allows users to take clear photos in any light, low or bright. The pixel phone includes: 12.3 MP, large 1.55 μm pixels, and f/2.0 aperture (main camera). Google’s Pixel camera has a higher aperture and larger number of MP than Apple’s iPhone 7, which produces sharper, crisp images, and bright even photos.
Apple’s iPhone 7 is introducing a new advanced camera system that includes: a 12 MP camera, with optical image stabilization, 7MP HD camera, and f/1.8 aperture (main camera). Apple reengineered the iPhone 7 camera to include a six element lens to make it easier to shoot photos and videos in low light. The iPhone 7’s camera also has Quad-LED True Tone flash that adjusts based upon the color temperature of the environment which results in sharper brightly lit photos.
Both Pixel and Pixel XL have up to seven hours of use from only 15 minutes of charging, which is a lot better than Apple’s iPhone. Google’s Pixel battery has up to: 19 days of standby time (LTE), 26 hours of talk time, 13 hours of internet use, 12 hours of video playback, and 110 hours of audio playback (via headset). Google’s Pixel XL has up to: 23 days of standby time, 32 hours of talk time, 14 hours of internet use time (Wi-Fi and LTE), 14 hours of video playback, 130 hours of audio playback (via headset).
Apple states the iPhone 7 has up to: 14 hours of talk time (3G), 10 days of stand by, 12 hours of inter use (3G and LTE), 14 hours of internet (Wi-Fi), 13 hours of video playback, and 40 hours of audio playback. Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus has up to: (21 hours of talk time (3G), 16 days of standby, 13 hours of internet use (3G and LTE), 15 hours of internet use (Wi-Fi), 14 hours of video playback, and 60 hours of audio play back.
While the Google Pixel smartphone is several weeks away from hitting stores, Apple’s iPhone 7 has grown rapidly in the last two weeks. Analysts report that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus currently makes up 3.6 percent of the market share of mobile devices, which is up from the 1.2% previously reported last weekend.