For those having a difficult time choosing between the latest smokin hot (not literally) smartphones from two tech giants Google and Apple, here s another set of results which will help make the purchase decision easier. The latest iPhone 7 not only outperformed Google s first smartphones but outshone them completely. Benchmark scores indicate that the Google Pixel smartphone is almost three times slower than the iPhone 7. Now that is some pace Google is intending to compete with its arch-enemy! Also Read - Meet Indian developer who wins Apple Design award for his music app NaadSadhanaAlso Read - iPad Mini for 2021 to ditch fat bezels, could bring along new Apple Pencil Mini
Even earlier benchmark tests revealed that the Pixel smartphone faired poorly against the iPhone 7. It achieved a score of 1,565 on Geekbench s single-core test while Apple s iPhone 7 Plus achieved more than double with 3,488. On Geekbench s multi-core test, the Pixel got a 4,103 while the iPhone 7 scored 5,590. ALSO READ: Ok Google, your Pixel smartphones are impressive
In a separate real-world speed test, YouTube user PhoneBuff tested the premium variants of the two smartphones , the Pixel XL and the iPhone 7 Plus and found that the Google smartphone stood no where even close to the kind of laser speed offered by the Apple iPhone.
Both the flagship smartphones offer top-of-the-line specs. The Google Pixel offers a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display with 2.5D curved glass and it is protected with Gorilla Glass 4. It is powered by Qualcomm’s 64-bit Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor clocked at 2.15GHz. It also comes with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, and storage options include 32GB and 128GB. It comes with a pair of 12.3-megapixel rear camera (for the Pixel XL model) along with an 8-megapixel front camera. The smartphone is further powered by a 3,450mAh battery. The Pixel smartphones run Android Nougat. ALSO READ: Apple iPhone 7 Plus Portrait Mode review: Adding a new dimension to your photos
In contrast, the iPhone 7 comes with a 4.7-inch HD (1334×750 pixels) LED display with 326ppi and is powered by the company s latest A10 Fusion 64-bit quad-core processor paired with M10 co-processor and 2GB of RAM. The company proudly said that its new processor is up to two times faster than the A8 chipset on the iPhone 6. The hexa-core GPU boosts graphic performance by up to three times compared to an iPhone 6. These internals helped the iPhone 7 score an impressive 178,397 on AnTuTu benchmark tests.
It further comes with a pair of 12-megapixel rear camera (for iPhone 7 Plus) that comes with a larger f/1.8 aperture for improved low-light photography. It further offers OIS, 4K video recording support, and is accompanied by a True Tone quad-LED flash. For selfie lovers, there is now a 7-megapixel front-facing HD camera with f/2.2 aperture. The battery capacity is just 1,960mAh. The iPhone 7 also gets rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack and Apple is offering a new 3.5mm jack Lightning connector for those who want to use traditional earphones. ALSO READ: Apple delays AirPod shipments; needs more time to make them consumer ready