Since Pixel is the first true “phone by Google,” many consumers are hoping for the kind of unified software and hardware presentation that can be missing from Android environments, but has long been an Apple mainstay. But what about specs? Here’s a nuts-and-bolts comparison of the Pixel and iPhone 7.
Many Android manufacturers make their phones a little larger and flatter than iPhones, and Google is no exception. The Pixel is about 4-percent taller and wider than the iPhone 7, but only 0.2-millimeter thicker.
Keep in mind that each phone is the “little brother” within its lineup. The Pixel XL and the iPhone 7 Plus are both bigger phones, and we’ll take a side-by-side look at those separately.
The bigger Pixel is proportionately heavier. It weighs 3.5-percent (about the weight of a nickel) more than the iPhone.
In terms of construction, both phones play it safe with a glass front and aluminum unibody.