Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Google’s Pixel: Which One Worth Your Money?


After the release in March,2016 Samsung Galaxy S7 has been Android’s best phone to compete with iPhone 7. But, it faces a new competitor from Search Engine Giant Google few months later which is known as Google Pixel. This article will help you to decide which android phone you should go for between Samsung Galaxy S7 and Google Pixel.

Device body:

Samsung Galaxy S7 is 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm (5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 in) at dimension and 152 g at weight whereas Google Pixel is 143.8 x 69.5 x 8.5 mm (5.66 x 2.74 x 0.33 in) at dimension and 143 g at weight. Galaxy S7 has 5 colors: Black, White, Gold, Silver, Pink Gold and Google Pixel has 3 colors: Quite Black, Very Silver, Really Blue. Samsung Galaxy S7 conducts Nano-SIM or Dual-SIM and it is dust and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes. On the other hand, Google Pixel conducts Nano-SIM only and it is just dust proof. Google Pixel is slimmer and lighter than Galaxy S7. Both Galaxy S7 and Google Pixel have premium designs and fingerprint censors.

Device display:

Samsung Galaxy S7’s super AMOLED capacitive touch screen display is considered as the best display tech in the market. Display size is 5.1” and resolution is 1440 x 2560 pixels. Google Pixel’s display size is slightly smaller than the other one which is 5.0” and resolution is 1080 x 1920 pixels. Both device have Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection.

Software support:

Both Galaxy S7 and Google Pixel offer great experiences in terms of software’s although Google Pixel can claim the front spot by using pure Android. Google Pixel is running ahead the race with Android Nougat 7.1 complete with Google Assistant (Currently the only handset to have it) and it offers new split-screen functionality, security and battery improvements and extended notifications.. On the contrary, Samsung Galaxy S7 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Samsung’s Touch Wiz skin. Galaxy S7 offers more choices and settings through bloatware.

Hardware capability:

Samsung Galaxy S7 offers either Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890 Octa-core whereas Google Pixel offers only Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor. Both has 4 GB RAM. Samsung Galaxy S7 has 32 or 64 GB internal storages while Google Pixel has 32 or 128 GB internal storage. Noticeably, only Galaxy S7 has dedicated slot for external storage while in Pixel you can store photos and videos online through Google Photos. .

Power of camera:

Camera is one of the most important parts of a Smartphone you would notice while buying. Both phones take great photos. Both are hardwired with 12 MP main camera while the secondary camera of Samsung Galaxy S7 is 5 MP and Pixel’s is 8 MP.  Android Central quoted that Samsung Galaxy S7 takes warmer photographs with more saturated colors whereas Pixel takes cooler and more natural looking picture. Moreover, the camera functions of Pixel are simpler than Samsung Galaxy S7. The link below will give you clear idea about camera comparison of both devices.

Battery life:

Samsung Galaxy S7 has non-removable 3000mAh battery. It serves 22 hours of talk time or 62 hours of music playback. Google Pixel has non-removable 2770mAh battery. It provides talk time of 26 hours or music playback of 110 hours. Through fast charging Galaxy S7, you can fill 60% charge in just 30 minutes based on Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology while 7 hours charge fill up in Google Pixel. Moreover, Samsung Galaxy S7 provides additional feature of wireless charging.

Final Words:

Trusted Reviews declared Samsung Galaxy S7 a ”big hitter” and it won’t disappoint you while the “Google Pixel is a fresher with new hardware, software and a svelte iPhone-like design””. Though Google Pixel is new adventure in the Android market, I would go for Galaxy S7 because considering overall it seems that Galaxy S7 offers a bit more like premium design and build, waterproof, storage (microSD) support and wireless charging etc.