Google recently launched its newest smartphone, the Pixel XL. With its specs and features, Google's new device is expected to rival the iPhone 7 and LG V20. Now, let's find out which is the best smartphone in the market today: Google Pixel XL, iPhone 7 or LG V20?
To begin let's start with the features of Pixel XL. Given that the smartphone is made by Google, it has deep software integration to the search giant's services, such as DayDream, Google Assistant, and Google Photos. Unlike other Android handsets, the Pixel XL comes with the latest Android Nougat operating system and will continue to receive new updates directly from Google, as per report from CNET
Design-wise, Pixel XL is a 5.5-inch smartphone that has aluminum body. It also features glass on the back that creates a two-toned look. On the bottom, it has reversible USB-C port for fast battery charging. Unlike the iPhone 7, it has a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top.
The Pixel XL is powered by industry-leading Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor and 4GB of RAM. Some tech experts say Pixel XL's processor is much better than LG V20's Snapdragon 820 chip and the iPhone's proprietary A10 chip. Qualcomm claims its new Snapdragon 821 chipset is designed to deliver a 10% performance increase over the 820, reaching speeds up to 2.4GHz.
Google proudly boasted that the Pixel's camera is the best ever. In a reported from USA Today, tech experts believe the camera of Pixel is poised to shoot images that are better than iPhone 7.
In terms of camera resolution, the Pixel sports 12.3-megapixel primary camera, which is not that far off from the iPhone 7's 12-MP snapper cameras. Furthermore, the Pixel has additional camera features like optical image stabilization (OIS) and robust 1.55μm pixel size, which help users to capture low-light images.
The Pixel may beat iPhone 7 in camera technology, but it has serious competition with LG V20. We previously reported LG's upcoming smartphone features dual-camera camera setup on the backside. Its standard 16MP snapper has f/1.8 aperture and optical image stabilization, and the much wider camera has f/2.8 aperture. Additionally, V20 offers autofocus and phase detection features for better quality images.
On the software side, the LG V20 and Google Pixel belong to an exclusive group of smartphones that have pre-installed Android 7.0 Nougat, Google's latest mobile operating system and successor of Android Marshmallow.
For prices, Google Pixel XL costs $769 and iPhone 7's price starts at $649. LG has yet not revealed the price of V20, but it might be available for around $700.