PHONE COMPARISON Google Pixel vs iPhone 7
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Google Pixel vs iPhone 7

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If you're in the market for a smartphone, you can't go wrong with an Apple handset. On the other hand, Google has recently stepped into the ring to bring its full development might to make a competing device. Dubbed the 'Google Pixel' this nifty cell phone does pretty much everything we've come to expect from a modern phone these days. Sporting similar specs, designs, and price tags to the iPhone, it's easy to compare both devices.

If you're stuck between the iPhone 7 and the Google Pixel, read on for an overview of the strengths and weaknesses of both handsets. Be sure to check out the full review of each cell phone for more information.

Design

Apple's stuck with a fairly familiar overall aesthetic with the metal surround and back panel but has neatened things up by moving the antenna bands to a more discrete location along the upper and lower edges. On top of that, the adoption of a capacitive touch Home key also contributes to the newly smoothed exterior aesthetic.

Google's look is a little less glamorous, shunning the brushed metallic premium vibe in favor a more industrial appearance; it's still metal but incorporates a two-tone partial glass back panel design on the rear. Additionally, while Apple still incorporates its Touch ID fingerprint scanner into the front-mounted Home key, Google's fingerprint scanner is on the back of the device.

So who stands the victor? The iPhone 7. Although in desperate need of a makeover, the classic design of the iPhone is synonymous with smartphones today. It's easily identifiable, looks stylish, and is easy to hold. The Pixel is strikingly similar--likely intentionally so. The uninitiated might believe the Pixel to be a knockoff iPhone. Regardless, it certainly doesn't turn any heads when a Pixel shows up.